SCOTS are evenly split on whether Scotland should be an independent country, according to a new survey. 

A poll for Survation found 50 per cent would vote Yes and 50% No.

However, the SNP enjoy a healthy lead when it comes to voting intentions for the 2021 Holyrood election. 

When it comes to the constituency vote, Survation found 51% of Scots plan to vote SNP, 23% Conservative, 17% Labour, 7% Scottish LibDems and 1% for another party. 

Survation conducted an online poll of 1,019 people aged 16 or over living in Scotland on behalf of Progress Scotland.

Respondents were asked how they would vote on independence if there is a referendum tomorrow.

It comes after a YouGov poll on Scottish independence put Yes ahead for the first time since 2015. 

The shock survey found 51% believe Scotland should be an independent country, with 49% saying No. 

SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said: “This is another fantastic poll for the Yes movement – showing without doubt that the momentum is behind independence.

“Scotland has been dragged out of the EU against our will by a Tory government and Prime Minister that we didn’t vote for – and who are undemocratically trying to block the people of Scotland having their say in a referendum.

“But that position is unsustainable – ultimately the people of Scotland will have the chance to escape Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain and choose a better future as an independent European nation.

“The case for independence grows stronger by the day. The longer Boris Johnson tries to ignore the SNP’s democratic mandate the more support for independence will continue to grow.”

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said: “With one-in-ten Scots undecided, this poll is a reminder to those of us who believe in solidarity and oppose division that we must continue to make the positive case for remaining in the UK every day.

“We know the overwhelming majority of people in Scotland don’t want a divisive second independence referendum this year, but Nicola Sturgeon is ramping up her campaign in a desperate bid to deflect from the SNP’s failings in office.

“She should stop trying to divide Scotland and focus on fixing the public services her government has run into the ground. Scotland deserves better.”