Scottish independence: Darling and Salmond clash over currency
25 August 2014 Last updated at 21:26 BST
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond insisted an independent Scotland would be able to use the pound regardless of what the government in Westminster decided.
He was speaking in a televised debate against the leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.
Mr Darling stated that for Scotland to use sterling effectively as a currency it would require an economic and political union which would be "untenable" for an independent country.