I do hope that those eligible to vote are as well read and informed as you, Aileen, so they make a wise decision on the day.
I wish I was as well informed about the present situation, but the issues involved here are different and more complex than they were 300 years ago. What I'm basically trying to get across is that Scotland already enjoys a good degree of independence, more so since we got our own parliament. Whilst full independence might seem the next logical step, I don't see it that way. Breaking three centuries of unity with England isn't in the best interests of either Scotland or the UK. It would be a very long and painful divorce with no certainty whatsoever about its ultimate outcome and its effect on Scotland as well as the rest of the UK. I have no real argument with maintaining the status quo anyway, and truly don't see why some people are getting so hot under the collar about it, although had it been permitted on the ballot paper I would have gone for a few more powers being devolved to the Scottish parliament. However I think that could happen anyway if there is a No vote in the referendum.