PRO-independence blogger Stuart Campbell plans to create his own political party in time for the next Holyrood election.

Campbell, who runs the Wings Over Scotland site, told The Times Nicola Sturgeon's party is "in a shambles".

He said he would wait until nearer the 2021 Holyrood election before deciding whether to create the party.

“I think the SNP is a shambles at the moment. It doesn’t know what it’s doing," he told the newspaper.

The 51-year-old added: “It’s conceivable that a Wings party might be able to pick up list seats that the pro-indy side otherwise might not.”

He said he would start the ball rolling “if it looked like there wasn’t going to be a pro-independence majority, which I think is a very real danger".

Wings Over Scotland is the nation’s most-read political blog, with about 250,000 unique visitors a month.

Campbell said a Wings party would be supportive of most of the SNP's policies, including tax issues.

But he said it would be "strongly against" its plans to reform gender recognition laws in Scotland.

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An SNP spokesman suggested a Wings party elected to Holyrood in 2021 would not help to promote independence because Sturgeon plans to hold indyref2 by then.

He said: “The Scottish government has a cast-iron mandate for holding an independence referendum before the 2021 election and the first minister has made clear that she believes this should take place in the second half of next year.

“The SNP will continue to set out a positive vision for Scotland’s future as an independent nation.”