Businesses in the south of Scotland say they are concerned that the debate about independence is causing uncertainty and could threaten jobs.
They were speaking as the Business Secretary Vince Cable set out what he says are the risks of a 'yes' vote in next year's referendum.
The First Minister has dismissed the analysis as "seriously flawed" and the SNP has called on Vince Cable to withdraw it.
However, he insists his paper is "positive and optimistic".
Matthew Taylor reports: