FOREIGN press held a news briefing today with cultural figures and European citizens asking the EU to clarify that an independent Scotland would be welcomed back into the fold.

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Lesley Riddoch, who was at the briefing, concedes that some Yessers may wonder why neighbours care so passionately about Scottish independence.

In this week's video column she explains just why making friends across Europe is so crucial to winning independence.