Nicola Sturgeon calls for indyref2 by 2021 Holyrood elections
Nicola Sturgeon has called for a referendum on Scottish independence before the next Holyrood election in 2021.
The first minister said the Scottish government would introduce legislation to set the rules for a referendum.
Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that such a vote is the only way to preserve devolution and protect Scotland's place in Europe.
She also acknowledged that a transfer of powers from Westminster would be needed to put the bill into practice.