Frequently Asked Questions - Will the rest of the UK and Ireland want to remain in the Common Travel Area with Scotland?
It will be in their overriding interests to do so. Erecting border controls with Scotland would be inconvenient for all Common Travel Area partners, including Scotland and the rest of the UK, and would not be in the interests of any party. Our shared history, culture and borders make the Common Travel Area of benefit to all of the territories within it.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.