As far as I can see - although, admittedly, I have only read the synopsis - Salmond's White Paper tells us absolutely nothing we didn't already know and much of what it does say is based on supposition and conjecture. We will keep the pound .......... if the Bank of England allows us to. We will stay in the EU ............ if the member states permit us to - ditto for NATO etc. etc. We will welcome immigrants to support our ageing population - the immigrants will not, of course, age. Welcome to the promised land!
The supposition and conjecture also comes in the opposite direction and the truth is NO-ONE knows exactly what will happen. It would, however, be very inconvenient for the rest of the UK, as well as for Scotland, not to have the same currency. Why would the EU not want us? Or NATO? I've heard scare stories over the years about devolution and don't give much credence to statements from Westminster - the home of dodgy dossiers. As for the immigrants, if they listened to the spokesman from the IFS last week, they should stay away, as he said the population is ageing faster in Scotland than in the rest of the UK. Maybe if I move down south I'll be able to knock a few years off my age.