The question of whether the Scottish Parliament can unilaterally declare a second referendum on independence is being heard at the UK Supreme Court.

The case concerns proposed legislation at the Scottish Parliament called the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill.

Nicola Sturgeon says an independence vote could be held as soon as next October.

Judges have been asked to decide whether the Bill relates to “reserved matters” – meaning it is the responsibility of Westminster, not Holyrood.

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