As an English guy, you really have little idea (it seems) of the reasons why Scotland might wish to go independent.
I agree on that, mainly because I don't think there are any good ones.
* getting rid of the tories (Scotland has not voted for a Tory government in the last 20 years but has suffered many years of their policies)
Well they don't just afflict Scotland and it's not fair to judge the entire rest of the UK as if we all support the Tories, but whatever, I'm done arguing about this. I would just make a passing comment, though. Without one of those evil Tories, David Cameron, Scotland wouldn't be having an independence referendum. No, really - he had absolutely no requirement to hold one. Really quite ironic. He should probably be on the new Scottish flag.