So let me pre-empt this by saying I dont think the scots will actually vote for independence next year however devolution-max is a distinct possibility within the next decade and that would in the long run at least potentially lead to independence.
So in the event of a yes vote to independence be it next year or some time in the future do you think a loyalist paramilitary group would emerge in opposition in a post-Independent Scotland?
Northern Ireland and Scotland have strong historical links on both side of the political divide so its not inconceivable that the UVF and other loyalist paramilitary groups would provide their arms which they have get to decommission to any potential group. Beside the hardcore sterotypical Rangers fan would opposition to an independent Scotland actually manifest itself in any sort or large scale armed resistance? Is there the capability there?