THE National's brand new bitesize podcast is back for a second week to keep you informed about all things independence.

State of the Union, hosted by Stephen Paton, was launched last week to keep Scots up to date with all the latest developments in Scotland’s campaign to be an independent country.

This week's episode brings you the latest updates from HolyroodWestminster and beyond as part of our ever-expanding digital service.

Today's episode features plans to build detention centres for asylum seekers on Scottish islands, what the passing of the Internal Market Bill means for Scotland, post-independence defence plans and controversy in the Independence for Scotland Party.

Listen to the full episode on Soundcloud below or on Spotify.

Stay tuned for future episodes every Friday at 12pm.