The Scottish Greens have delayed their decision on joining the Yes Campaign until the autumn.
The move comes amid concerns in the party about the organisational structure of the pro-independence campaign and the dominance the SNP has over it.
The Scottish Greens still support the notion of independence. Patrick Harvie, co-convenor of the Greens, even shared a stage with Alex Salmond at the launch of the Yes Campaign last month on May 25 but hadn’t decided to officially back it.
Since then Mr Harvie says he has developed concerns about the Greens being able to be involved in decision-making in the campaign, which is dominated by SNP leadership and financial backing.
This move will be a blow for the First Minister, who said he wants the pro-independence campaign to be a broad-based movement and not just about the SNP.
The Scottish Greens have deferred making a decision until October when they can put it to their members at conference. At that point, supporters will have the option to back a different pro-independence campaign.
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