Freedom of Information documents published by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed the impact on key domestic issues as part of SNP plans for a second independence referendum.
Responding to the revelations, Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“These bombshell documents reveal the devastating impact of a divisive and unwanted second independence referendum on vital public services in Scotland.
“Another referendum would be a huge distraction for the civil service, meaning services such as schools and hospitals would be neglected.
“That’s why barely a quarter of people in Scotland support another contest before 2021 as threatened by Nicola Sturgeon.
“We don’t need another Scexit referendum, we need a government that focuses on the day job it was elected to do.”