ONE in five Scots says their loyalty to Britain has increased as a result of the Olympic Games and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Just more than half of Scots questioned, 51%, said they "feel a loyalty to Great Britain" compared with 28% who "don't feel any loyalty".

Nineteen per cent said their loyalty "has risen in the past year".

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The survey, for mobile phone provider 02, showed Scots were less loyal to Great Britain than the English and Welsh but more loyal than people in Northern Ireland.

A spokesman for the pro-UK Better Together campaign said: "The separatists would have you believe that we are all desperate to break up Britain, to ditch our shared history and to cut ties with a country that we are an integral part of. We all know that this is utter nonsense."

A spokesman for the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign said: "People can still feel British while wanting an independent Scotland.

"Becoming independent will allow us to choose a different economic and social path while keeping the links of culture, family and history."