Scottish voters should have the right to choose between the "significant and profound" change that Brexit will cause and independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister was reopening a debate at Holyrood over her calls for a second independence referendum.

Scotland, like the rest of the UK, stands at a crossroads.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. Credit: RUSSELL CHEYNE/PA Wire/PA Images

The debate in Holyrood is currently underway, and SNP and Green MSPs are expected to join forces to vote for a second independence referendum.

The proposal for a second referendum would then be considered by the UK government in Westminster, and Prime Minister Theresa May has already said she would not agree to a referendum before Brexit.