Published Saturday, 08 September 2012
Mr Robinson predicts the outcome of the poll. (© Pacemaker)
Speaking at the British-Irish Association Conference in Oxford, the DUP leader added that Northern Ireland would still "desire to maintain the link with England and Wales" in the event of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom.
"Having cautioned against making predictions, I can't resist making just one: I don't believe Scotland will vote for independence," said Mr Robinson.
"Polling - which I recognise is not an exact science - is presently showing a clear majority of people in Scotland wish to remain within the Union.
"This will be put to the test after a two year debate and who can with certainty say how the campaign may impact on peoples' opinions."
The Stormont leader said many people in NI have greater "social and historic bonds" with Scotland than they do with England.
However he continued: "I am confident that even if Scotland were to vote for independence it would not alter Northern Ireland's desire to maintain the link with England and Wales.
"After all, if the exodus of the twenty six counties to our south and west in the early part of the last century did not alter our desire to be a part of the United Kingdom, then I doubt that Scotland's departure would do so today.
"I admire the electoral success of the SNP, but I do not believe that this support will translate into support for an independent Scotland anymore than support for an Irish nationalist or republican party automatically means support for a united Ireland.
"An SNP Government of an independent Scotland would face very different challenges than it does running a devolved administration."
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has previously said local politicians should "stay clear" of the debate over Scottish independence.