NICOLA Sturgeon has said she would not ditch the pound for the Euro if an independent Scotland were to become a member of the EU.

The First Minister, who took part in an hour of political debate on was quizzed on a number of subjects over her attitude to Trump, to what her main priority is outside of Scottish independence.

Asked if Scotland would replace the pound with the euro one day, she said: "No, I don't think it would."

Pushed on whether Scotland would be forced to take the Euro if allowed membership of the European Union, she said: "No we wouldn't and there are examples in the European Union today that prove that's not the case. Sweden, for example joined the EU after the so called requirements to join the Euro were in place.

""Jean-Claude Juncker [president of the European Commission] I think has gone on record saying the EU cannot force any country into the Euro against its will."

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In March, a new policy set to be introduced by the SNP stated that an independent Scotland would look to introduce its own currency within the first few years of leaving the UK under a new policy set to be introduced by the SNP.

The Herald:

Under the proposals, Scotland would initially keep the pound during a "transition period" after independence.

But the Scottish Parliament would decide within its first term when to introduce a separate Scottish currency.

Asked whether President Trump would be welcome in an independent Scotland, Ms Sturgeon said: "I cant stop him coming. I am no fan. I am no fan of President Trump. As first minister I would not refuse to meet with him, but I would be pretty clear with him about our disagreements."

She said a hard border between Scotland and England "is not my policy, not my objective, not my desire". She added: "It is the policy of Brexit that threatens borders.

And she said that her number one priority aside from independence has been education but during this election it was climate change.

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Speaking to ITV from Edinburgh, Nicola Ms Sturgeon said Jeremy Corbyn's position on a second Scottish independence referendum "does change almost every day".

But added: "There is an issue of principle at stake and any Westminster leader looking to the SNP for support has to accept that."

The Labour leader said last week that a second independence referendum in Scotland would not happen in the first two years of his party winning power, but a day earlier he initially told journalists that one would not happen in the first five-year term of a Labour government.

Ms Sturgeon says she will "drive a hard bargain" after any election result, because "first and foremost I want to make sure Scotland's voice is heard and protected."

While she said that no deal has been done with Labour, she was also "very clear" she will "never put any Tory into Downing Street".

She said would be happy to be part of a "progressive alternative to the Conservatives" and that if Labour were in a position to form a minority government there would be no coalition "but a more informal arrangement is something I wouldn't rule out".