The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has warned that an independent Scotland COULD be forced to introduce border controls with England.
The SNP dismissed the claim as scaremongering and said it would be 'common sense' to keep the arrangements for free movement and asked him to 'drop the scaremongering'.
– Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's Deputy First Minister
"This is utter nonsense from Alistair Carmichael he must think people in Scotland button up the back .
"People are not daft there will be no border controls between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK, how do we know that because there are no border controls between England, the UK and independent Ireland because that's in the best intereset of their economies and the societies of both the UK and Ireland."
Deputy Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined Alex Salmond on stage to launch the SNP's White Paper.
She envisages 24th March 2016 as the date, should Scotland vote yes, for the country to become an independent country.
Sturgeon's particular focus within this white paper addresses the topics of women and child, the bedroom tax and welfare reform, and pensions.
The SNP has set out shop with a proposal that Scotland become independent, it intends to provide free child care for all pre-school children.
This is a policy, they say, that is dual purpose; good for the youngest children and their parents.
It would also mean that by supporting more women to go into the workplace, it would generate more tax revenues.
The Scottish government says it will give pensioners £160 a week from 2016 if independence goes ahead.
The SNP published a pensions paper today, outlining their plans.
The figure for new pensioners would at least match any by the UK government and the paper also suggests that Scotland may not raise the pension age to 67.
The UK government plans to do so by 2026.
The Scottish Government has promised the people of Stranraer that it is committed to regenerating the town.
The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Stranraer today to talk about the redevelopment of the old Stena port.
However, critics say not enough is being done.
You can watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.
Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been in Stranraer for talks about the regeneration of the town.
She was also there for the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Council and Stena over the future development of the old ferry terminal.
Nicola Sturgeon said investment in to the town's marina and west pier was a fraction of what was being planned.
– Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
"The £2.4 million being spent in the west pier is a fraction of the investment that's going in to making sure Stranraer has the modern up to date infrastructure, digital infrastructure that it needs to thrive as a town in the future. So this is an ongoing process"
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown warned Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon not to come to Stranraer "empty handed".
Mr Brown wrote to Ms Sturgeon asking her to use the visit to announce significant Scottish Government investment, to help boost the regeneration of the town.
– Russell Brown MP, Dumfries and Galloway, Labour
"It has taken Nicola Sturgeon seven months to visit Stranraer, so we can only hope that when she does come to the town she isn't empty handed. More than ever Stranraer needs a major injection of Government funding to really kick start the regeneration of the town.
"She could go a long way to showing a commitment to Stranraer by re-instating the £8 million Scottish Enterprise originally promised for regeneration but failed to deliver on".
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to visit Stranraer today.
It will be her first visit to the town, since being appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.
There are calls for Ms Sturgeon to announce substantial Scottish Government funding.
She will chair the meeting of the Stranraer Taskforce, before attending the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the council and Stena Line, in relation to the future development of the East Pier.
The visit also marks the beginning of restoration work on the West Pier.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been reacting to David Cameron's views on Trident and has said the Prime Minister is 'out of touch':