Clock ticks closer to second referendum vote call
The clock ticks closer to MSPs backing a bid to ask Westminster to hold a second Scottish independence referendum.
Politicians held their first day of debate at Holyrood into whether the Scottish government should request a Section 30 order.
It is likely to win backing from a majority of MSPs. However, Theresa May's Conservative government has to approve the order. If it does not win her support then an officially binding vote cannot take place.
Here, BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor sums up the first day of the two-day debate.
- From the section Scotland politics