Frequently Asked Questions - What will happen to cultural items related to Scotland and held in UK national collections in an independent Scotland?
Scotland currently owns a share of all UK national collections. The national museums and galleries in both London and Scotland all hold items from different parts of the UK and collections assembled from across the world. They have longestablished arrangements for loans, exchanges and partnerships, which will be able to continue when Scotland becomes independent.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.