17:54 Jul. 17, 2016
UK voted to leave EU in historic referendum
Nicola Sturgeon has said she would consider a second referendum on Scottish independence as early as next year if necessary.
The first minister told the BBC that could happen if the UK government started the formal process of leaving the EU without Scotland's position being safeguarded.
She has also suggested that Scotland could stay in the UK and the EU.
The UK minister responsible for Brexit said he did not think this would work.
But earlier, the prime minister Theresa May said she would listen to any options brought forward by the Scottish government.
Following a meeting with Ms Sturgeon on Friday, July 15, Mrs May appeared unwilling to consider a second referendum on Scottish independence, saying people in Scotland sent a "very clear message" in 2014.
Mrs May also said she would not trigger article 50 - the formal process of the UK leaving the EU - until there was a "UK approach and objectives". Full story