Scottish independence: Sturgeon attacks 'bullying' on pound
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has described as "bullying and intimidation" an expected announcement by Chancellor George Osborne ruling out a formal currency union if Scotland votes for independence.
Mr Osborne is expected to set out further details of the UK government's position in a speech later this week.
Ms Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "We have gone in under a week from David Cameron's love-bombing to bullying and intimidation."
The Scottish government has made it clear it wants to keep the pound if voters back independence in the referendum on 18 September.
12 Feb 2014