I have no opinion on this matter, as my knowledge is poor on the subject.
Why do scotland want to be an independent country and what would happen if they became one?
Pros? Cons? etc
The jocks think they can run their country on oil and whiskey.
Scotland want to be seperate for a number of reasons for example:
•the fact the Government largely neglects Scotland.
•the fact the South constantly votes for the conservatives.
•the squandering of oil money
It is very simple. Some people in Scotland have decided to believe that everything will be magically better if they get rid of those stupid English. They don't realize that everything will basically be the same as before. Independence isn't going to solve any actual problems.
A huge part of the modern non-nativist desire for independence is the way Thatcher spunked the North Sea oil money on tax cuts for the upper middle classes in the South-East.
The Scots think they could manage whatever is left much better.
The SNP leadership will have seen the numbers and will not actually want independence as they know it's unviable, but have to talk about it constantly to please the supporters, half of whom are simply dumb nationalists the same as UKIP supporters in England. Hence the England-friendly campaign and the occasional hint they might expand south of the border.