if you are considering major constitutional change, the onus is on those proposing the change to make a very convincing case. That is difficult to do and I don't think Salmond etc. will manage it.
The blunt truth is that they haven't, so far at least. I'm also still waiting to be convinced by the No campaigners, something else that doesn't seem to be happening. All that seems to be coming from them is a load of negative rhetoric and, if they don't get their act together soon, they'll be doing Alex Salmond a big favour, something they're already actually doing. So answering my own question, the effectiveness of both the Yes and No campaigns up till now leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm still undecided (but likely to vote no) Aileen. An acquaintance on Facebook (friend is such a devalued word!) posted a link to the Better Together campaign page on there and I was shocked at how it seemed to be almost entirely negative campaigning about the other side (if it was official it was a poor show). For some reason I find angry unionists extremely irritating!
Oddly I'm much more forgiving of nationalists. My Grandpa who passed away a few months ago was a lifelong supporter of independence so I suspect that is the main reason why. If there is a yes vote next year I will be sorry he didn't get to see his dream in his lifetime. If that is the decision of the Scottish people I will respect it and pray it works out!
Although I still intend to vote No, for the moment at least, I do agree with you - but then I find strident SNPs equally irritating!
I'm sorry to hear that your Grandpa didn't live long enough to see his wish fulfilled, if there is indeed a Yes vote. Fortunately I only have myself to think of, but I would be very concerned about a Yes vote if I had children, or more particularly grandchildren. As you say, should it happen, then I can only hope that, in the end of the day, the right decision will have been made.