For several reasons, the Scottish independence debate is an especially interesting thing from the perspective of the education sector and, likewise, the education sector is, I reckon, a particularly interesting thing from the perspective of the Nationalist Government in Scotland. Before proceeding with bloggy offerings on this gambit I want to register a phenomenon expressed well by Natalie McGarry in today’s The Scotsman (‘Constitution a new nation can be proud of’, The Scotsman, Thursday 27 June 2013). From one outlook from the education sector it is not difficult to agree with McGarry when, firstly, she offers comments on what she calls a vacuum of input from civic Scotland in terms of constructive scrutiny of the powers of the Scottish Parliament and, secondly, when she…