Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set for Brussels talks with Euro. Parliament President Martin Schulz

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:24 GMT, Jun 29, 2016 |

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party, is to head to Brussels on Wednesday (June 29) for talks with European Parliament President Martin Schulz as she attempts to maintain Scotland’s place in the EU.

Her diplomatic mission will also see the First Minister meet with Guy Verhofstadt, the former Prime Minister of Belgium who leads the Liberal group at the parliament.

Mr Verhofstadt said that if Scots ‘choose the European Union over the United Kingdom’ – that is, vote for independence in a second referendum – then Scotland should be able to stay in the EU.

“This is all about finding what solutions might be available in completely uncharted territory in a situation which is not of our making,” Ms Sturgeon’s spokesman said.