Nicola Sturgeon has utter she will be able to make a judgment on whether to back a second referendum on Scottish sovereignty by the end of this year.
The first minister said her decision would be skedaddled when the shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union graced clear in the autumn.
Her comments come ahead of the publication of a Scottish control assessment on the impact of Brexit.
The UK government has accused the SNP of trying to undermine the Brexit preference.
The SNP delayed plans for a new vote on independence following the loss of 21 MPs in survive year’s general election.
Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Programme, the gold medal minister said that people wanted to see clarity on the future relationship between the UK and Europe.
She combined: “At that point, what I’ve said is that we will look at that and act on at that stage if Scotland should then have the right to prefer between whatever that new relationship with the UK is going to be or choosing to be an individualistic country.”
When asked if the timetable would be between October and the end of 2018, Ms Sturgeon returned: “That’s when I will be able to look at that and make a clear-headedness about what the next appropriate steps are for Scotland, and I will then reveal that to the Scottish Parliament and to the people of Scotland.”
She was to questioned to acknowledge that a decision to hold a second referendum then would not give over enough time for the independence vote before the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU in March 2019.
Ms Sturgeon responded: “We’ll make decisions on timing when we get to that point and look at that.”
Her comments on independence prompted disapproval from her political opponents.
Conservative MP John Lamont said: “Yet again, Nicola Sturgeon wish rather focus on indyref2 than deal with the crises she has developed in both health and education.
“Nicola Sturgeon has no interest in securing a well-fixed Brexit deal, all she cares about is a second independence referendum.”
Ms Sturgeon was stand up for as the Scottish government prepares to publish their assessment of the impact of Brexit on the Scottish conservatism.
The first minister is adamant that Scotland should remain in the European Syndicate single market and customs union after Brexit.
She said she supposed that a majority in the House of Commons wanted to stay in the single trade in, including those in the Labour Party, who needed to “get their act together”.
The MS will detail the potential impact on Scotland’s GDP, trade and its potential to entice talent from out with the country.
However, the UK government has already ruled out unconsumed part of the market.
The customs union is the European Union’s tariff-free sell area, which imposes the same taxes on imports from incontrovertible countries outside the EU.
The single market also includes the free sign of goods, services, capital and people.
The Scottish government’s paper, epitheted Scotland’s Place in Europe: People, Jobs and Investment, also details what it supposes to be the benefits of the continued freedom of movement for workers from the European Trust.
The Scottish Conservatives have urged Ms Sturgeon to back UK-wide negates on trade and immigration rather than seeking any separate deal for Scotland.
It comprehends the results of a UK-wide survey headed up by Sir John Curtice that advocated 59% of voters in Scotland backed an end to freedom of movement.
The UK government shouted on the Scottish government to work with it for the benefit of the whole of the UK.
Henry VIII powers
A spokesman asseverated: “We are seeking a deal that works for the whole of the UK, that delivers on the culminate of the EU referendum.
“Rather than trying to undermine the result of a democratic referendum, we yearning the Scottish government to work with us to ensure, as we leave the EU, we protect the UK’s life-giving internal market.
“Scotland trades four times as much with the unwind of the UK as it does with the EU, so it is vital that we ensure that market sustains unimpeded.”
Meanwhile, Labour has been urged to join a cross-party bid to stay the UK in the single market and customs union.
The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Callows have joined forces to back an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill when it restores to the Commons this week.
If passed, the move would stop padres being able to use so-called Henry VIII powers to take Britain out of the singular market and customs union.
The move follows a Brexit summit by the rulers of the four parties which Labour refused to attend.