Go onto the website of Yes Scotland and you will find them promising a ‘fair and caring Scotland for all.’ This is just one example of a recurring theme of the Yes campaign: Scotland must separate itself from England because its people have more caring and progressive values.
This is mostly wishful thinking on their part. The graph below is taken from an article by Alisa Henderson in the Spectator. It shows how small the differences in political values are between Scots and the rest of the UK are on a range of different measures are.
Much the same is true of individuals issues and on many of them SNP voters actually more closely resemble Conservative than Labour ones.
Which does rather suggest independence is a solution in search of a problem. Scotland and the rest of the UK share not only values but also a language, a political system and a religion, as well as of course being geographically contiguous. What then justifies them becoming separate countries?