Nicola Sturgeon has stated that Scotland and London have more to gain by “working together as partners (“Scotland and London have more to gain from being partners, claims Sturgeon”, The Herald, November 4). If only Scotland was already in some sort of longstanding, political, economic and social union, based in the British Isles, where nations could share resources, technology and talent, but with enough flexibility to reflect cultural and geographical differences. Oh well. David Bone, Girvan.