I had never intended to post anything about Scottish politics on this blog as it was always meant to be a place for me to explore some of my eclectic (possibly esoteric) interests. However, the front cover of the latest edition of the Economist has forced my hand. Would ye look at this (click to enlarge):
A to Z of Unionist myths
Wings over Scotland
If your bent is economic then I refer you to the McCrone report (note this links to a pdf) from 1975, which was an official report suppressed by successive UK governments, on how Scotland would have fared if it had had control over oil revenues (in summary - very well indeed). They were particularly worried about favourable comparisons with Norway (population 4.7m, less than Scotland).
Also here is the latest official Government and Expenditure Report Scotland (GERS), which shows that Scotland raised more in taxes (yes, we do actually have jobs and industry here) last year (based on a conservative assessment of revenues) than it received from Westminster. Which kind of indicates what a load of tripe the Economist's slant really is.