The closest parallel between Scotland and anywhere else is not Quebec, Ireland, Iceland, or Norway, but Canada.
The independence debate is breathing new life into Scottish socialism.
One in four supporters have deserted the nationalist cause in 2012.
Blow for Alex Salmond as John Finnie and Jean Urquhart leave in protest at change of defence policy.
Alex Salmond on the "nonsense" of the UK.
A dispute over Scottish membership of NATO will raise questions about the party’s strategy and values at its conference in Perth this weekend.
The polling evidence suggests not.
Johann Lamont's echo of Conservative rhetoric - "something for nothing" - was a disastrous way to begin the debate.
How would Scotland combine monetary union with fiscal independence? Don't ask the SNP.