SNP: 'Scots will vote for independence'

Scotland's Deputy First Minister is set to speak at the SNP annual conference in Perth. Credit: PA Wire

Scots will vote for independence when the referendum is held in two years' time, the country's Deputy First Minister is expected to say later.

Nicola Sturgeon is due to speak out as the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference was getting under way in Perth.

It comes days after First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron signed a deal which will deliver a legally binding referendum on independence in 2014.

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Salmond at SNP conference

The four-day conference will focus on the opportunities the SNP believe independence will bring Scotland, with Nationalists seeking to contrast these with the consequences of remaining part of the UK.