Stock markets rose, with shares in Scottish companies doing particularly well. The FTSE 100 index gained 0.7% in morning trading.”The risk of huge disruption from Scottish independence is gone. Not for good … but for a considerable time,” noted Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg bank. “For now markets can return to normal. The pound got an early bounce before slipping back against the U.S. dollar. It was steady against the euro. The U.K. currency had already rallied this week, recovering much of the ground lost in early September when surveys suggested Scotland was on the brink of ending its 307-year union with England.