General Election 2017: Scotland's leaders clash over Brexit and Indyref2
The leaders of the SNP, the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Green Party and UKIP clashed over the economy, Brexit and a second referendum on independence.
The BBC Scotland TV debate also saw Ms Sturgeon come under fire from the audience over the SNP's record on health and education - both of which are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
An audience member said she was a nurse and had been forced to use a foodbank and that colleagues were considering leaving the profession.
Nicola Sturgeon said that her sister, who works in the NHS, had made her aware of the issues health workers face and told her the Scottish government had a policy of no compulsory redundancies across the NHS and wider public sector.