First of all i wanted Scotland to stay in the union, but as time as gone along i think its best they they go independent.
No way will this go away with a vote to stay in the union all the while Alex Salmond is around. He will never except a vote to stay in the union and will just keep on and on about it.
I don't know what the long term consequences, good or bad there will be for Scotland, but I'm sure Alex Salmond will have a plan B if plan A doesn't work.
The Scots will at least be in charge of their own destiny, good or bad. I personally think they'll struggle for a few years then find their feet as a small but prosperous nation. They're already taking jobs from England from companies that recognise the flexibility of dealing with a smaller and more pragmatic government structure, I've seen more than a few London companies subtly shift support staff up north in the last year or so just in case there's a Yes vote.
The thing I see from this as a northerner is that the North of England really is in much the same situation as Scotland and has far more in common with the Scottish people than the south of England. The regional assemblies that would have allowed these areas to at least partly adjust their local government to suit local conditions were sabotaged from the very first simply because Prescott was running it against the wishes of the Blairites. If Scotland goes then the disparity of the North against the South of England will be even more apparent, even Labour largely ignore the North now as they know most of their seats there are almost bullet-proof safe seats.