Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia did not break international law, the United Nations' highest court ruled this week.
The non-binding opinion sets the stage for Kosovo to make a renewed application for further international recognition as a nation. International Court of Justice president, Hisashi Owada, said international law contained no "prohibition on declarations of independence".
Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008, after nearly a decade of international administration since the 1998-99 war. Its statehood has been recognised by 60 countries, including the US and most EU nations. Serbia and Russia lead a handful of others in staunchly condemning it.
It's now up to Scotland to make a stance. Will the people be brave enough? I can but dream.