Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has warned against pre-judging the outcome of next year's referendum on independence warning that voters had not made up their minds yet.
Asked about the bookies' odds that give only a 4/1 chance of independence, Salmond replied: ''I am a betting man and if you look at yesterday's paper, we saw many horses winning with worse odds than that.''
If you ask me where people lie [on the issue of Scottish independence] they are waiting to be convinced. If we get across the argument now accepted that Scotland can be a successful country then we will win the argument.
There's no reason why people should have already made up their mind.
Salmond: Scotland 'needs convincing' on referendum
With exactly a year to go before Scotland votes on independence, economic concerns have come to the fore and are likely to remain there.