The key issue for me though isn't Scottish independence, it's about not been governed over by a party who I have no connection too - and never have.
But you are happy to be ruled by European, including ironically English, Conservatives Parties, which you have no connection with ?
The EU, which the SNP is staking Scotland's future on, has always been under the control of Conservatives, why else do you think the EU issues directives which demand, for example, that member states privatise their postal services ?
And the power of the EU with regards to laws which deeply affect member states isn't diminishing, on the contrary, it's increasing, so it's hardly an issue which can be brushed under the carpet.
This is the political make up of the EU after the last European elections, which believe or not saw a slight swing to the left :
Pale blue is Conservative, dark blue is more right-wing anti-federalists, yellow is pro-European neoliberals, red is Social Democrats, and grey is a hung election result.
So if, quote : "Due to culture/inclination/thinking etc those north of the border are more social democratic" is the main issue, then making Scotland even more dependent on the EU and its growing power, due to cutting ties with the rest of the UK, makes little sense.
And btw the EU has a fair few far-right elected politicians, something which Scotland has also never voted for.