A DOCUMENT outlining a vision for an independent Scotland will be published early next week, according to reports.

The papers are expected to be the first in a series compiled by the team of civil servants working on a "detailed prospectus" for independence.

Nicola Sturgeon's spokesperson said a "scene setter" for an independent Scotland would be published, with at least one other publication expected, before the end of this parliamentary session on July 1.

Reports say the first document is expected as soon as early next week.

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The spokesperson remained tight-lipped, and declined to say if a bill for a referendum - which has been pledged before the end of 2023 - would also be published soon.

The Scottish Government has allocated £20 million for the holding of the vote, for which it has faced criticism from Unionist parties and claims it is not focusing on the cost-of-living crisis.

In late March, Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson confirmed that the Government had one senior civil servant and 14 other officials working on the white paper for independence in the Constitutional Futures Division of the Constitution and Cabinet Directorate.

The SNP MSP said the work of these 15 people would be aided by other civil servants "across a range of portfolios who will contribute to varying extents as part of their wider responsibilities in supporting the Scottish Government".

Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published extracts from the legal advice it had received in relation to holding a second independence referendum.

Published after a battle with the Scotsman newspaper over Freedom of Information laws, the two-page document revealed the SNP had been told they could legally prepare for independence

Whether the Scottish Parliament has the power to hold a binding referendum on independence has been a subject of a legal debate which could end up in court, according to House of Commons researchers.

In 2014, the Scottish Government was given a "Section 30" order by Westminster, allowing it to legally legislate in areas which may otherwise be outwith its competency.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has so far refused to grant another. Asked if there might be a better chance of securing one if Johnson was ousted, the First Minister told this paper that indyref2 would happen in 2023 with or without him.

“People in Scotland will have the ability to make their views known on independence whether Boris Johnson is Prime Minister or not because that is democracy and that’s what I’m focused on," she said.

“I have a mandate to give people the choice within the first half of this parliament and I intend to honour that mandate and I will set out more details on that shortly.”