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Nicola Sturgeon tells MSPs a second independence referendum should be held in the next two years, if Brexit goes ahead. We debate the First Minister's statement with the South of Scotland MSPs Joan McAlpine and Michelle Ballantyne, and Peter MacMahon asks the Daily Record's Political Editor if the SNP leader's cautious approach will satisfy nationalist activists demanding Indyref 2 now. Also on the programme - after two decades of devolution a former First Minister sets out his prescription for reforming the way Scotland's governed. Peter speaks to Jack McConnell.


UK Weather Forecast: Thunderstorm warning as heavy showers approach the Border region

Although not everywhere will get one, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out across central and northern England during Wednesday afternoon, easing from the south during the evening.

These thunderstorms bring the potential for lightning strikes and hail, with sudden downpours and gusty winds.


We examine Nicola Sturgeon's referendum dilemma with the First Minster under pressure as she gets set to update MSPs on another independence vote. Also on the programme, the growing Brexit fears of farmers who rely on European workers to pick their crop. And the South West schools reducing the exam choices for pupils. Peter MacMahon asks the Education Secretary if children in state schools are missing out.


UK Weather Forecast: Cumbria and Southern Scotland are set to bask in warm sunshine over Easter

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry overnight with a little patchy cloud, but mostly clear skies with a little patchy mist or fog possible.

It will be a mild night for most but feel a little chilly in the countryside. Minimum temperature 4 °C.


A warm and dry day on Good Friday with plenty of sunshine.

The sunshine could turn hazy at times under high cloud. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Loughrigg Credit: Ross Cunningham

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Fine and dry over the next few days with lots of warm sunshine, hazy at times.

Winds will be light, but Easter Monday could be a little breezier.

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