A POLL has put support for Scottish independence ahead of support for the Union for the first time since March 2017 – but the news hasn't made it to the BBC's news website.

The study, commissioned by Lord Ashcroft, found that when undecideds were removed, 52% of Scots now back independence and 47% want indyref2 held in the next couple of years.

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The poll was called "phenomenal" by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and has been discussed in detail on social media all day, but has not appeared on the organisation's site. 

The National:

When asked why the story had not featured, a BBC spokesperson said: "The results of this poll were covered in an extensive analysis of polling trends from Professor Sir John Curtice (pictured) on Good Morning Scotland.

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"This is in keeping with our editorial guidelines which advise that the result of an individual poll in isolation should not be published as a headline story."

Appearing on Good Morning Scotland earlier, Curtice said the poll results were "encouragement" for the SNP, and equally a "warning to Unionists".

The story has been covered by The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Scotsman and an array of other organisations.