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Scottish independence: More Scots now 'living in poverty'

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people living in relative poverty in Scotland.

Scottish government figures show the income of 820,000 Scots was substantially lower than the UK average in 2012/13, an increase of 110,000 on the previous year.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said a "Yes" vote in the independence referendum could help tackle the issue while former Scottish Labour First Minister, Lord Jack McConnell, said the safety net of the UK provided the best support for the most vulnerable in society.

BBC Scotland's political correspondent Glenn Campbell reports.

  • 01 Jul 2014