How will the borders of Scotland operate?

Answer:
It is likely that free movement of people between rUK and Scotland will be like that between Ireland and UK. Customs and Excise will need to be strengthened, but this does not require border posts. The borders will be determined by agreement with England initially.  There remains a hard border between Scotland and the EU.  If Scotland were to join the EU, there will be a hard border between Scotland and England, although it to be hoped there will be an agreement as with Ireland for free movement of people.

Full answer here: How to manage Scotland's borders



Answer:
The borders will be determined by agreement with England initially.  There remains a hard border between Scotland and the EU.  If Scotland were to join the EU, there will be a hard border between Scotland and England, although it to be hoped there will be an agreement as with Ireland for free movement of people between the countries.

Full answer here: How will borders with England be determined?



Our shared border, our shared future

Author / Creator: Our shared border, our shared future

Media type: Website

Date published: 2019-

This website looks at what borders between England and Scotland may be like, and from the view point of those living in southern Scotland


Shared Border Shared Future

Author / Creator: Scotland's Gateways

Media type: website

Date published:

Whatever form our border between Scotland and England takes in the future, it will bring opportunities for all. Shared Border, Shared Future is a resource for the many aspects of the Scotland/England Border, with a view to Scotland being a normal, independent country.


Scottish independence: Here's the truth about borders after a Yes vote. Open minds on independence #22

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: News Media

Date published:

Scottish independence borders and trade.

Trading in sterling for a transitional period would mean goods from Scotland will avoid currency exchange issues.  If the UK doesn’t sort its borders with the EU, the resulting fall in the value of sterling will mean that trade with the rest of the UK increases, not decreases. Scotland will be the only nation from which rUK can afford to import. Where else would the rUK get the oil, electricity and food it needs from? It will be cheaper and just as easy to import from Scotland.


The Economics of Scotland-rUK Border

Author / Creator: David Bell

Media type: Assessment report

Date published:

An independent Scotland within the EU would border checks of some nature.  Ireland's experience shows it is clearly possible for a small country to succeed economically in a similar situation.


Scottish independence: EU membership and the Anglo–Scottish border

Author / Creator: Institute for Government

Media type: Assessment report

Date published:

The implications of an independent Scotland joining the EU or EFTA would include a border with rUK, some interim border arrangements, and considerations about currency 

 


Scotland’s borders and independence

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Assessment report

Date published:

Scotland's trade with the rUK is greater than with all other areas. The negative effects of a border needs serious analysis by the Scottish Government.

 


Scottish independence, the EU and a ‘hard border’

Author / Creator: The Ferret

Media type: Fact check

Date published: 2021

In the early stages of independence an interim border agreement will be needed. If Scotland were to join the EU a border will be required, but it may be electronic rather than physical.  Upon joining the EU, trade would be more difficult with rUK, but easier with the rest of Europe.


Scottish independence: Here's the truth about borders after a Yes vote

Author / Creator: The National

Media type: News Item

Date published:

An independent Scotland in the EU would have the same border checks as the UK has.  Border checks can be electronic, pretty seamless, and not physical whether in or out of the EU.  


Independent Scotland’s Smart Borders

Author / Creator: W J Austin

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2020

A Customs officer at an immobile Customs Station, in an open-borders 21st Century European community, has very little impact and demonstrates how Unionists miss the point, whilst further; successfully confusing our electorate by claiming “hard borders” are a show-stopper when in fact they are very largely irrelevant.


An Independent Scotland’s borders and Customs: Principles and Approaches

Author / Creator: Bill Austin

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2018

Independent Scotland's Borders and Customs.

Customs revenue is the key issue of borders, not immigration and movement of people.