TS — seems like the pope recognized Scotland’s independence in 1305 — when will london recognize it? :)
England recognised it in 1328, then preceded to ignore it when it suited them until 1707, when the two nation joined each other in the United Kingdom.
Unlike the Irish and Welsh, we joined, we werent coerced.
If it was up to referendum, the English people would grant the Scots immediate independence. Whether the Scots wanted it or not -- and by 2-1 they don't.