AN independent Scotland would be a "good global citizen", Angus Robertson has said ahead of the launch of the latest independence paper. 

On Monday, Robertson will launch the 11th new policy paper in the Building a New Scotland series.

Titled An independent Scotland’s place in the world, Robertson said it would set out how Scotland would be a “good global citizen” after leaving the UK.

It will include the Scottish Government’s proposals for joining the international community as a sovereign state, a full Nato member, and undertaking international development work to champion the voices of countries in the Global South.

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The Constitution Secretary described how an independent Scotland would promote peace, prosperity and climate action on the world stage.

The Scottish Government paper will cover how Scotland would represent itself on the international stage in its own right for the first time if it were to become independent.

This would include having a seat at the table at the United Nations, the European Union and other important global and regional forums.

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It will also discuss proposals for the armed forces in an independent Scotland, including the removal of nuclear weapons from the country.

Robertson said: “Independence would mean that Scotland gets to determine the type of nation it wants to be on the world stage.

“A nation that acts based on its values and principles, promotes human rights and development and builds partnerships with other countries and international organisations to address global challenges.

“As an independent country, we could renew and strengthen our existing relationships on these islands and around the world – promoting peace, prosperity and climate action, as a good global citizen committed to safeguarding human rights and upholding international law and the rules-based order.

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“Scotland has a long history of being an outward-looking nation and I look forward to setting out our proposals in detail.”

We told how a previous paper on the EU set out Scotland's "offer" to the bloc and the contributions it would seek to make.

Other policy documents published in recent months have focused on areas including migration, social security and culture. 

A UK Government spokesperson said: “People in Scotland want both their governments to be concentrating on the issues that matter most to them, like growing our economy, continuing to cut inflation and improving public services.

“We want to work constructively with the Scottish Government to tackle our shared challenges because that is what families and businesses in Scotland expect.

“This is not the time to be talking about distracting constitutional change.”