The political situation in Quebec is a “nightmare scenario” for Scotland, experts have claimed, as Quebecois premier Francois Legault failed to broker a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon when he visited Glasgow for COP26.

Both leaders’ offices have confirmed that on Mr Legault’s visit to Scotland last week, no attempt was made to set up a meeting with Ms Sturgeon. This is despite the two governments having previously enjoyed cordial relations in the spirit of seeking independence for their territories.

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