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Scotland 'can afford independence'

Scotland can "more than afford' to be a successful independent country, its first minister has said.

Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister has said.

Alex Salmond was speaking as he launched a paper outlining the nation's key economic strengths.

He said the document offered a consolidated picture of the country's strong financial foundations, diverse economy, ingenuity and natural resources.

Brian Taylor reports.