As of this writing, the vote for Scottish independence has been decided. It’s a no, but independence is ultimately not about freedom from but freedom to.
The fight for independence from one government should not be about dependence upon another—even if it’s a government of the people’s own making. As the people of Scotland have decided their future for themselves, the words of Publius in Federalist No. 1 come to mind:
It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.
These words were not written simply for citizens in America nearly 227 years ago. They were intended for lovers of true liberty everywhere and for all times. The Scottish people have chosen. Whether the government they've chosen is good is up to them.