SCOTS must have a say in their future with just 10 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the SNP has warned. 

The party's Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Dr Philippa Whitford, said Scotland should not pay the price of "a reckless Tory Brexit deal".

The UK is due to leave the EU on January 31 and the “Big Ben must bong for Brexit” campaign had raised £269,431  of its £500,000 target from almost 10,000 donors on the GoFundMe website on Tuesday.

Whitford added: “With just 10 days to go till Brexit day, the threat to Scotland’s economy, society, and future is on the horizon.

“January 31st will be no cause for celebration for the people of Scotland who voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, and while Downing St marks the day with a light show the reality is that the UK will be switching off the lights as it departs from the international stage and isolates itself.

“Scotland faces being dragged out of the EU off the back of a reckless Tory Brexit deal that will end freedom of movement – with damaging consequences for our key sectors, including tourism, agriculture, health & social care, and which will threaten the livelihoods of EU nationals who contribute massively to our society.

“The Brexit agreement, and pledges made by government ministers to diverge from high EU standards, put at risk our financial services, rural economy, workers’ rights, and the environmental standards needed to tackle climate change.

“In all its forms Brexit will be deeply damaging, leaving us worse off and signalling a decline in the UK’s standing on the international stage. 

“With the UK government refusing to extend the transition period beyond December there is also the growing danger of a devastating No-Deal Brexit.

“The people of Scotland must have the choice of a better future as an independent country in the EU over a broken, Brexit Britain – and that decision lies solely with the people of Scotland, not Boris Johnson.”