Scottish Independence: What Would Nation Name Its Currency?

So an independent Scotland won't be able to keep the pound, says George Osborne, the latest in a series of hurdles the size of Hadrian's Wall to be placed in front of Scotland's bid to breakaway.

But, like that very wall, that obstacle could crumble, with a little creative thinking.

We at HuffPost UK don't see why Alex Salmond is so keen to keep the pound anyway.

Fair enough if he doesn't want the Euro, and perish the thought of a new Scots "dollar" (although it is a town in Clackmannanshire).

In fact, when the First Minister sees what we've mocked up as an alternative currency, we're sure he won't be missing the sterling.