First Minister Alex Salmond said he had an "excellent meeting" with Bank of England governor Mark Carney over Scottish independence.
Mr Salmond, who wants a currency union with the UK if Scotland backs independence in a referendum in September, also reiterated that "the Bank of England is independent and doesn't intervene in politics."
More top news
A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches