On Thursday, Scotland goes to vote on independence (yes or no). It's too close to call in advance, but, if it is a yes vote, what domain is Scotland likely to choose. It looks to me as if the options are very limited, and the .scot domain is rather cumbersome.
.ab for Alba (the name of Scotland in Scots Gaelic). If the vote is for independence, the .SCOT gTLD is going to be one of the luckiest of the new gTLDs because it will take the best part of a year to get the legislative framework and tendering process for the registry contract completed before the Scottish ccTLD can get up and running. The .SCOT gTLD goes into general availability on 23rd September so it has the capability to build a good registration base.