The Tory leader is thought to have dominated the conversation by discussing the triggering of the Brexit process and a policing exercise – and did not allow Mrs Sturgeon to get a word in edgeways when it came to a Scottish vote for independence.
While the SNP leader managed to sneak in a few words on Scotland leaving the UK, insiders claim there was no “substantive” discussion on the matter, because Mrs May had told the Scottish leader yet again “now is not the time”.
Instead the Prime Minister told Mrs Sturgeon to give voters a chance to see how Brexit is working “in the real world”, sources told the Telegraph.
Sturgeon claimed afterwards she was “frustrated by a process that does not appear to be listening” and was disappointed extra powers for Holyrood were not on the table during the talks.
Sturgeon claimed afterwards she was 'frustrated by a process that does not appear to be listening'
She went on to claim she had forced the Prime Minister to reveal her Brexit deal within 18 months – but No 10 hit back saying the idea negotiations would be wrapped up in one and a half years was “for the birds”.
Mrs Sturgeon said: “I have said that I want people in Scotland to have an informed choice when the terms of Brexit are clear.
"She has confirmed to me today that that will be in a period from autumn next year to the spring of 2019.
“That would underline my view that is the right timescale.”
The SNP leader managed to sneak in a few words on Scotland leaving the UK Live pictures: May meets Sturgeon during visit to Scotland Mon, March 27, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May met Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow, following the announcement that Scotland is to hold a second Independence Referendum
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British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow, following the announcement that Scotland is to hold a second Independence Referendum
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An 18 month timetable would fit into Sturgeon’s suggested timetable – and potentially give Scotland the ability to hold a second referendum before Britain leaves the EU.
The Prime Minster’s office quickly hit out at the claims, saying Mrs May "discussed the two year timetable we have always set out".
It comes after Labour’s leader in Scotland claimed Mrs Sturgeon’s thirst for a second independence referendum will not be quashed regardless of what deal Theresa May offers her.
Kezia Dugdale hit out against the First Minister for continuing to push for a second vote, despite opinion polls showing the majority of Scots do not want to return to the ballot boxes.
May told Mrs Sturgeon to give voters a chance to see how Brexit is working 'in the real world'
An 18 month timetable could give Scotland the ability to hold a second referendum before Brexit
Asked on BBC on Monday if she believed gaining access to the single market would be enough for the Scottish people, Ms Dugdale said: “Well I don’t think it would be enough for Nicola Sturgeon.
“And that is ultimately what this is about because the people of Scotland don’t want another referendum.
“All of the recent opinion polls very clearly state that people who voted to both Yes and No are opposed to a second independence referendum.
“It’s Nicola Sturgeon that’s determined to pursue that second independence referendum and I’m not sure anything the Prime Minister would say will ever be quite enough for her.”