Almost six in 10 Scots would vote for independence if asked again, a Sunday newspaper’s poll has found.
The Dundee-based Sunday Post commissioned its survey just hours after the EU referendum result was confirmed on Friday morning.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says a second referendum on Scottish independence is “highly likely” following the vote for Brexit.
Despite almost 52pc of voters backing leaving the EU overall, 55pc of those in Scotland voted to stay.
The online survey, carried out by research firm ScotPulse, took place on Friday and was sent to a representative sample of 1600 adults across Scotland.
Elsewhere, the editor of a regional daily which unsuccessfully urged readers to vote Remain says there is “no arguing” with the result.
The Birmingham Mail campaigned for a Remain vote, but the city’s voters narrowly backed Leave.
In an editorial, Mail editor Marc Reeves wrote: “Let’s hope the Brexit campaigners were right. Let’s hope Britain is stronger outside of the EU. Let’s hope the economy can flourish free from the shackles of European bureaucracy.
“This paper argued over the past week that Birmingham would be better off if the UK remained part of the European Union. But the majority didn’t agree – although it was always going to be close.
“The democratic process has delivered the result the majority wanted and the West Midlands and the UK are on a path to leave the EU. There is no arguing with that result.
“Now, we all have a role in making this path as safe as possible, and with the markets in meltdown this morning, we need our politicians to show the kind of calm leadership that has been so lacking for the past three months of this divisive campaign.”