Not what I was expecting to find when I was reading this article on Scotland's future plans after independence. Bye, bye England? SNP plans closer Scandinavian ties after independence - UK Politics - UK - The Independent Is it just Salmond up to his usual (and sometimes, I think, a touch fanciful) promise making or could/ would an independent Scotland actually be able to claim elements of the British army as their own as well as taking ownership of Naval/ RAF bases? Apparently they "expect to be given" the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Sounds a bit grand to me but there are far more advanced minds than me on arrse so perhaps someone could shed some light on this. Can Salmond simply demand to be given elements of the British armed forces?