Independence campaigners have claimed the UK Government's "obsession" with leaving the European Union is damaging to Scottish businesses.
A north-east MSP has clashed with SNP ministers over claims they have made about the consequences of denying EU membership to an independent Scotland.
Senior business leaders have claimed an independent Scotland would not be able to join the European Union for at least three years.
Alex Salmond has rejected claims that an independent Scotland would find itself outside the European Union until 2019 at the earliest.
A new war of words has broken out over the EU membership of an independent Scotland.
Nigel Farage has claimed mainstream politicians “should be on their knees apologising” to fishermen for the way they have treated a vital economic resource.