A separate Scotland would be compelled to join the Euro to stand any chance of gaining entry to the European Union, it has been reported this morning.
Four separate EU sources have told The Times newspaper that any Scottish application for membership would be given short shrift without a pledge to sign up to the single currency.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“It has been made abundantly clear to the SNP on a number of occasions that the only way into the EU for an independent Scotland would be to join the Euro.
“But instead of admitting this, Nicola Sturgeon pretends she has a masterplan in relation to either keeping the pound or creating her own currency.
“It’s a nonsense and has been exposed as such yet again by these latest revelations.
“The nationalists didn’t have an answer for this crucial matter in 2014, and they don’t have one now.
“People in Scotland want to use the pound, and the best way of doing that is by remaining with our friends and family across the rest of the UK.”