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The Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran has been in Dumfries and Galloway today to launch a paper that claims independence will reduce the flow of trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK by more than 80 percent.
The 'Yes Scotland' campaign says that the paper is irrelevant as it draws on out-of-date data from Canada and the USA.
Margaret Curran toured a factory in Lockerbie to highlight the so-called border effect earlier today, as Jenny Longden reports.
Independence will create a 'border effect', reducing the flow of trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK, according to a new report by Scottish Labour.
The briefing paper claims trade will be 83% lower after 30 years in the event of independence.
Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran highlighted the so-called 'border effect' during a trip to a Lockerbie factory this afternoon, Thursday 17 July.
The Yes campaign claim the paper is based on out-of-date data that is irrelevant to Scotland.
The shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran is visiting Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders today.
With just weeks to go until the independence referendum, the Labour MP will be speaking about the potential effect that having a more formalised border could have on international trade.
The SNP are arguing any negative assertions are based on what they describe as "inaccurate data".