Party leaders opposed to independence have told Nicola Sturgeon another referendum is not what Scotland needs.

The First Minister is due to set out her position tomorrow and speak about a possible second vote as the UK grapples with Brexit.

Ms Sturgeon will address MSPs at Holyrood in the afternoon having previously stating she would set out her next steps after the Easter recess.

Some in the independence movement are demanding a second poll and want the First Minister to set a date.

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However, Labour, Tories, and the LibDems have said Scotland doesn’t want another referendum.

While the Greens are actively urging the First Minister to “fire the starting gun” on a referendum while the Parliament has a mandate to do so.

A spokesman for the First Minister said: "It will be a detailed and substantive statement setting out a path forward for Scotland amid the ongoing confusion at Westminster."

It has led her opponents to highlight other priorities.

Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard however said: “Nicola Sturgeon can produce no evidence that the people of Scotland want another independence referendum.

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“This debate is a distraction from the real and serious problems Scotland faces, a low pay economy, exhausted public services and one in four children living in poverty.

“The mess of Brexit throws into sharp relief the challenges of leaving a political and economic union

“Leaving the UK would lead to unprecedented austerity for Scotland’s public services. Each currency option the First Minister has tried simply makes that worse.

Scottish Conservative interim leader Jackson Carlaw said: “The only reason this statement is happening at all is because Nicola Sturgeon put a second independence referendum back on the table following the EU vote. And she has obsessed about it ever since.

“All this keeps open the divisions from the 2014 referendum – and leaves us with less time spent focusing on getting Scotland’s economy growing again.”

Willie Rennie, LibDem leader said: “The First Minister should take the opportunity to tell parliament that she is ruling out another independence referendum.

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"She must tell parliament that she has learnt the lesson of Brexit, that breaking up long-term economic partnerships is damaging and divisive and that she does not want to inflict that on Scotland with independence.”

Should Ms Sturgeon press for a referendum she will find allies in the pro independence Greens

Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Greens co-leader, said: “The day after the Brexit vote the First Minister sounded like she was firing the starting gun on a referendum campaign but nearly three years on the race hasn’t started, despite Scotland having been subjected to utter contempt from Westminster all that time.

“There is a mandate to hold a second independence referendum within the current session of the Parliament and it would be hugely disappointing, as well as a dangerous precedent, to let that expire in the face of Tory obstructionism.

"Scotland needs an escape route from a Brexit it didn’t vote for and the Scottish Greens stand ready to campaign hard for an independent Scotland in the EU.”