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There are requests from all 
quarters for the SNP to decide on matters such as the future currency of Scotland (your report, 25 June).

This ignores the fact that it is not known who will govern in Holyrood, Westminster – or 
indeed Brussels after the period of the referendum.

Even more importantly, I had imagined that the whole point of independence was that the people of Scotland will be free to decide what currency to use, and indeed what international bodies to join.

This line of thought raises a further question.

What will be the policies of the pro-Union parties if they 
find themselves part of an independent Scottish Government negotiating such matters?

The dethroning of Winston Churchill after the Second World War was an example of such a sudden turn-around.

Iain WD Forde

Main Street

Scotlandwell, Kinross-shire

Peter Jones’s article, on which currency would be used in the event of a Yes vote (Perspective, 25 June), was interesting.

He made the point that a 
separate currency would be better for true independence.

I am puzzled by the fact that the article does not raise the 
spectre of the EU; have we not been promised by the SNP that Scotland will sign up to all things 
European, meaning we would have to join the euro?

This would take us back to the original problem, ie no separate currency.

William Ballantine

Dean Road

Bo’ness, West Lothian