INTERNET giant Google is using Scotland's growing Yes movement to teach users about the English language, it has emerged.

The search engine, which is one of the world's number one brands, is known for knowing everything.

Now it is using an example from contemporary Scottish politics to help users get a grip on language.

Anyone typing the word "subsequently" into the search engine is informed that the adverb means "after a particular thing has happened; afterwards."

Using the word in context, the answer continues: "many of the Scots who voted for Union subsequently changed their minds", presumably after The Vow was delivered.

According to polls, support for independence has risen since the historic 2014 vote, up from 45 per cent at the ballot box to 48 per cent earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the SNP has grown to around 120,000 members, the Greens now have 9,000 members and two new Yes parties have been formed - Rise and the Scottish Libertarian Party.

Pollsters suggest the Holyrood elections next year will lead to further electoral gains for Yes parties, with the SNP winning a historic third term as Labour and the LibDems continue to haemorrhage votes.