It would have been had independence preceded the collapse of the two main Scottish banks. As it is, Scotland does not have gold reserves capable of underpinning the Scottish pound which I understand is guaranteed by the Bank of England.
Scottish notes are accepted as currency in the UK under the Banknote (Scotland) Act of 1845. However, this legislation would no longer apply after independence without a currency union, thereby making Scots notes worthless.
The only reason the current SNP Scottish government wants to remain within the EU is for protection should their banks ever default after independence. Like Greece, they would seek support in the form of a bailout.
Oh I see you chose your own time in history and chose your own battle... lol
OK let's have a closer look at the allegation implied. The UK stands for United of Kingdoms ( or as my French daughter in law would say 'Unneeted condom') well we do have a lot of Prx in our government!
This means we are all seperate countries united -Scotland , England, Wales. ( Scotland and Wales dumped our kings and queens) we all had our own identities,versions of religion,superstitions, and languages,cultures, but as we were an island we stood together for the better good of our nations.
This helped our economies, security. We had national interests like rail and road links, health, Gas/elecricity all under our control ( not always better run) We also had a wee fund to help when we got into a hubble financially, our housing was improving and expanding. We the Scots and the Welsh spoke fluent English so we could communicate. All was well.
We grew and shared our own food between ourselves. So what happened? Well, we were governed by an ENGLISH establishment, had a queen to support as well, then we had the EU, then we had to support Africans ,Indians, Pakistanis,chinese and everyone else. The English government also sold our industries, removed our rights bit by bit. It was the ENGLISH governement who squandred our oil money, handed our fishing rights to other countries, gave subsidies to farmers in other countries while ours suffered.. oh I could go on, but you get the gist... that is: It was the ENGLISH Government who signed us up to the EU.
The Scots voted to stay with England because of this relationship we have, like any family we have fights and difference of opinions, but United we should stay. I will never understand why Sturgeon wanted tp leave the UK and stay in the EU which is a lot worse! I do suspect admin is correct- she wants us to be like Ireland and take all the benefits, but alas that is all gone...The SNP have in some ways improved lives in Scotland, but NS is going down that PC route which is very dangerous- she will never be queen of scotland or their hearts.
I vote to stay in UK leave EU. for the reasons above.
ps the bank scandal was more than just RBS and BOS!