Nicola Sturgeon said the detail was still being looked at
Nicola Sturgeon faced attacks from her Tory rival today as she said she does not yet know if an independent Scotland would keep the pound.
The SNP leader said the issue was still being looked at.
It came minutes after Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson claimed her rival’s failure to answer "basic questions" was "astonishing", adding: "The SNP is not Scotland".
Ms Davidson blasted Ms Sturgeon for justifying a referendum on the basis Scotland is being ignored in Brexit talks.
"If Theresa May wrapped up a pony in a big bow and gave it to Nicola Sturgeon for her birthday, for some reason that wouldn’t be enough," she said.
The power pair traded blows in rival interviews as the Scottish Parliament prepares to debate a second independence vote this Tuesday.
Ms Sturgeon wants Scotland to join the EU, whose states except Denmark and the UK are required to join the Euro once they satisfy certain criteria.
She told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “The starting point of our consideration is that Scotland would use the pound.
“It’s our currency, it’s a fully tradable international currency.
“But as I’m sure you know I have a growth commission looking… in detail at currency options for Scotland.
“That commission hasn’t concluded its work yet. I’m being perfectly frank."
Ms Davidson said on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: "We have asked basic questions on things like currency, on things like a central bank, on things like whether we would even rejoin Europe as a full member, and Nicola Sturgeon seems unable to commit to that.”
Ms Sturgeon brushed aside the difficulties of joining the EU as a full member state – which has taken other nations several years.
"There is no queue to join the EU," the Scottish First Minister said.
"We’ve had several voices saying if Scotland wanted to be in the EU there would be a very open warm reception for that.”
She said she was willing to have a "discussion within reason" about the vote’s timing after Theresa May said "now is not the time" – effectively rejecting a poll before Brexit in spring 2019.
However, she said a vote should still be held in the "sping of 2019" and there could be "some room for discussion around that".
Ms Davidson said the threat of a referendum should be called off.
She told the BBC: "She looked down a TV camera lens and said… if she hadn’t changed public opinion in Scotland she would have no right to call [a referendum].
"The SNP is not Scotland and they are acting against the majority wishes of the people of Scotland in putting forward their proposition on Monday.
"I’ve read far too many headlines saying, ‘Scotland reacts X, Scotland reacts Y’. No, it doesn’t.
"There are people right across Scotland, many, many thousands of them, that are so thankful for the Prime Minister to say let’s take a pause on this."
Meanwhile, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said Jeremy Corbyn ’s claim a Scottish second independence vote would be “absolutely fine” was “clumsy”.
Mr Corbyn blamed “mischievous reporting” after his words were accurately reported by the impartial Press Association.
But Ms Dugdale admitted: "He instantly regretted those comments. I think he understands it was a clumsy use of language.”
She told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday she was “surprised” to hear the words because she and Mr Corbyn are “absolutely united" on the damage Scottish independence will cause.