The timescale for another Scottish referendum will be dictated by when David Cameron begins negotiations for Britain to withdraw from the EU, Alex Salmond has said.

The former Scottish First Minister and remain supporter told ITV News' Tom Bradby that another vote on Scottish independence could take place within two years.

From when that starting gun is fired, it's a two-year period.

Alex Salmond

Mr Salmond pointed out that the SNP's manifesto said if Scotland was "dragged out" of Europe against the will of the Scottish people, then the Scottish parliament should have the right to hold another independence referendum.