AS Nicola Sturgeon announces the start of a second independence campaign, questions about what an independent Scotland will look like must be answered comprehensively and compellingly.

Questions such as: will people’s current pensions be honoured? What currency will an independent Scotland use? What amount of debt (if any) will an independent Scotland inherit? Will an independent Scotland be able to rejoin the European Union quickly?

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We must learn the lessons from the 2014 independence campaign, when we came agonisingly close to winning independence. As well as preaching to the converted, the undecided and the waverers must be targeted with hard, verifiable facts.

We must arrive at a situation where when the people of Scotland enter the polling booth, there should be no doubt in their minds about what they are voting for.

Sandy Gordon