This is old news. Nicola Sturgeon gave this evidence to a Parliamentary committee last week and it was widely reported, by the BBC and others.
As fm says, this is pie in the sky anyway.
Another Daily Mail mare's nest.
What intrigues me is the petty mindedness of the UK Government.
"Home Secretary Theresa May said that if Scotland were to become a separate state it would not be guaranteed to have access to intelligence on terrorism and organised crime from the UK.
She warned that as a new country, Scotland would have to gain trust before it could expect to share sensitive information."
So on the day before independence all the politicians, police chiefs and civil servants in Scotland have normal access to the security information available in the UK, but on day one all of these people suddenly become untrustworthy.
Withdraw the facility by all means, after all, the UK Government is paying for the information to be gathered, but don't say it has been withdrawn because Scotland has suddenly become untrustworthy.
"Scotland would have to gain trust before it could expect to share sensitive information"
One must be careful of sensitive information getting into the rebel Jacobite camp. The English army will be quite vulnerable to insurgent action until the Scottish regiments are frogmarched safely north and the wall is rebuilt.
The nationality of Berwick may be in the news, again, but this time for a good reason. Scotrail has a discount card for over 55s that used to be valid throughout Scotland and for travel from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
It has just announced that this will no longer be the case and many people in the Borders for whom Berwick is the closest station are unhappy about it.