Yes. Currently flowing into the Westminster exchequer.
It's not a bad idea. Personally I would much rather be part of a Nordic-minded society (very Social Democratic) than the current thinking pervading England (Market Liberal). Trouble is you've got to have the resources to pay for it and I am not sure Scotland does.
I fear even more that there are no political heavyweights who can debate the issue effectively with Salmond, especially not on our side of the border.
Back in the mid-1990s, when 'New' Labour was stealing Tory policy and trying to pull together as many disparate interest groups as it could to gain enough critical mass to get themselves elected, did they really think that devolution wouldn't turn around and bite them on the arse, or did they just not care? Another not-so-little piece of treason that Blair and his cohorts should be had for.
Whether an independent Scotland is a good idea or not, I think it's desperately sad that the union could potentially end all for the sake of electing some two-dimensional chancer whose only ambition was self-interest.
The oil is all owned by private companies, isn't it?
And if they say bye-bye England, do they also say bye-bye to our money as well or will they just get it through an EU back door? Will the EU even take on such a young, immature country or will they be on their own til they can govern themselves?
All this is beside the point anyway; HM Queen would still have to approve the change in the Union. And I'm not convinced she will as she's rather fond of the place apparently.
(ps The Irish had an armed struggle before they extracted - since the Scottish National Liberation Army's most decisive action to date is the graffiti of a derelict house between Peterhead and Aberdeen I'm not convinced they're up to that...)