Scotland's leader wants to hold another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Monday she will ask Scotland's parliament for permission to hold a second independence vote.
"It is important that Scotland is able to exercise the right to choose our own future at a time when the options are clearer than they are now, but before it is too late to decide our own path," Sturgeon said at a press conference.
Scotland's first referendum on the issue took place in 2014. Back then, voters decided 55 percent to 45 percent to stay a part of the U.K.
But ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union last year, Sturgeon has reiterated that a new independence referendum is "highly likely."
In the Brexit vote, 62 percent of Scots wanted to stay in the EU. But 52 percent of the U.K. as a whole voted to leave.
Sturgeon said the new referendum could take place as early as next year, once the terms of Britain's exit from the EU become clearer.