Today's Sunday Post column. So what wouldn’t Scots do for £500? Eat cockroaches, swim the Atlantic or even back England in the World Cup? This weekend Scots celebrate the life of a poet who praised independent mindedness and mocked the obsession with wealth. And yet it seems the votes of modern Scots can be bought for just £500. Robert Burns must be birlin in his grave. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found a majority would vote Yes in the independence referendum if they were guaranteed to be £500 better off, but No if they’d be £500 worse off. Are Scots so fickle we’d trade freedom for the price of a new sofa? What really lies behind that embarrassing poll result? Money of course is too tight to mention. But I think that £500 is symbolic. It’s an embodiment of our hopes and fears and the deep-seated (though completely unfounded) worry that Scots coul dn’t organise the proverbial in a brewery -- without help.