Despite not having anything legally binding to it, I think this was hugely important in a symbolic sense.
First Minister Alex Salmond hailed the vote, by 69 to 52, as a “milestone” in the country’s history.
• Alex Salmond hails ‘milestone’ as MSPs vote in favour of independence by 69 to 52
• Pro-Union motion tabled by Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont defeated in Parliament
Although in a parliament where the SNP have the majority this result is not a surprise, it is still a victory by quite a large margin too.
While most media have reported on the importance of the jubilee, which is in nature a symbolic event, this one seems to have passed by with little or no comment.
I wonder why that might be?