THE SNP have revealed members won't "officially decide" their independence strategy at the upcoming Independence Convention.

In an email signed off by depute leader Keith Brown MSP, the party said the event is “the first fresh opportunity” for members to gather and discuss the route to independence – but delegates won’t "officially decide" the strategy until October.

The convention is to be held at Caird Hall in Dundee on Saturday, June 24 after being previously scheduled for March 19. It was postponed due to Nicola Sturgeon's resignation.

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It was also previously referred to as a "special democracy conference".

It is understood the event will be the start of the SNP summer programme for independence campaigning.

Brown wrote: "This exciting event kick-starts a summer programme of independence campaigning activity, including leafleting, canvassing, and regional assemblies; all culminating in our Annual Conference in October, where delegates will officially decide our independence strategy."

The First Minister will open the conversation at the convention, setting out his preferred option for the people of Scotland to democratically express a clear view on their future.

Brown added: “The event is divided into two packed sessions where members' contributions are at its heart.

"The first, on the path to independence, will include speakers from the SNP, the wider independence movement, and contributions from the floor.

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"The second will focus on General Election strategy.

"Members will have the chance to take part in 'a number of interactive activist workshops'."

The convention is open to only SNP members.

A set number of tickets will be allocated to each region to “ensure a balanced participation from across the nation”.

Various ideas on how to move the independence movement forward have been proposed and would likely be discussed at the convention.

These include former first minister Sturgeon's proposal of using the next Westminster election as a "de facto" referendum on independence.