Alex Salmond believes new Scottish independence vote will take place in autumn 2018

Alex Salmond believes there will be a second Scotland independence vote

Alex Salmond believes a second Scottish referendum may take place in two years' time (Getty)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Alex Salmond has predicted that Nicola Sturgeon will hold a second independence referendum in Scotland in the autumn of 2018.

Salmond's prediction comes two years after Scottish independence campaigners lost a referendum on secession from Britain. That year Salmond suggested a rerun of the vote would not take place for at least a generation.

Salmond believes the government won't be "flexible or wise enough” to protect Scotland’s membership of the EU single market, The Telegraph reported.

He also claimed Theresa May is doing the opposite of what needs to be done to be successful in Brexit negotiations.

However, earlier this week Scotland's First Minister Sturgeon claimed a second referendum is not certain, whilst a number of opinion polls suggest the Scottish public do not want another vote.