Scotland's been talking about this for a while, and in some cases, militant about it since The Act of Union with England in 1707; the failure of business attempts in Panama and crop failures at home left Scotland with little resources and nothing left to do but agree to it. But many Scots have felt it beneficial over the years, in the economic, military and social fields. Many of England's leaders have deep roots there, and the Queen maintains a residence in Braemar. But there are few ties anymore. Scotland will be energy sufficient and able to sell it to Europe next year, and its contributions to society have been porportionately huge in relation to the population, and they have strong national pride. It's probably time for one of the longest-standing continuous monarchies in Europe to be the newest autonomous country.