Fact: An Independent Scotland would not have to use the euro.

Source:: Business for Scotland Fact: An Independent Scotland would not have to use the euro. With Brexit completely undermining the credibility of Westminster governance, the subject of Scottish independence is becoming news again in UK-wide news cycle. As a result, many of the issues that UK-wide news reporters didn’t understand in 2014 are starting the raise their heads again. One is the genuinely confusing question of whether an independent Scotland […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Fact: An Independent Scotland would not have to use the euro.

Brexit chaos proves Scotland should sack Westminster and govern itself (2 min read)

Source:: Business for Scotland Brexit chaos proves Scotland should sack Westminster and govern itself (2 min read) Surely no-one can possibly look at the absolute chaos, failure and incompetence of the Westminster Parliament in handling Brexit and believe that it remains fit to govern Scotland? The two main Westminster political parties are in a state of internal civil war, suffering defections and resignations and possess no ability to propose a solution that […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Brexit chaos proves Scotland should sack Westminster and govern itself (2 min read)

EU immigration is vital for Scotland’s future prosperity

Source:: Business for Scotland EU immigration is vital for Scotland’s future prosperity Since the 2016 European Referendum and the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU), the issue of EU immigration has been one of the most hotly debated topics. Ending the free movement of people was one of the main arguments of the ‘Leave’ campaign and evidently one of the main […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland EU immigration is vital for Scotland’s future prosperity

Unionist propaganda fail as poll shows 60% support for second indy ref

Source:: Business for Scotland Unionist propaganda fail as poll shows 60% support for second indy ref The Edinburgh Evening News has just published an article with the headline ‘Poll: 1 in 3 Scots say there should never be a second independence referendum’. The Dundee Evening Telegraph doesn’t do much beter telling the same story with the headline “Blow for SNP’s independence hopes despite poll lead”. Now, this is obviously supposed to […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Unionist propaganda fail as poll shows 60% support for second indy ref

Scotch Whisky export records broken

Source:: Business for Scotland Scotch Whisky export records broken In 2018 the USA became the first £1bn export market for Scotch whisky. That in itself is interesting but we thought we would put together a few more facts in infographic form, which you can see above, to demonstrate all you need to know about Scotland’s most iconic export. Scotch whisky exports to the USA […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scotch Whisky export records broken

Scottish oil production forecasts rise by nearly 50%

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish oil production forecasts rise by nearly 50% Revised production forecasts, published today by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), predict that 11.9 billion barrels of oil will be extracted by 2050 – an increase of 48.75% from the estimated 8 billion barrels predicted four years ago. These new figures from the OGA (part of the UK Government which has a political interest […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish oil production forecasts rise by nearly 50%

Pupil’s climate change strikes offer a beacon of hope for politics and sustainability

Source:: Business for Scotland Pupil’s climate change strikes offer a beacon of hope for politics and sustainability On Friday 15th February, thousands of Scottish school students took part in an international movement of school strikes demanding action from elected leaders to legislate against global warming. School students going on strike has proved controversial but it has started to gain mainstream acceptance ahead of further strikes planned for March 15th. Edinburgh City Council […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Pupil’s climate change strikes offer a beacon of hope for politics and sustainability

Scottish economy outperforms UK as Scottish unemployment hits record low

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish economy outperforms UK as Scottish unemployment hits record low Scotland’s economic growth rate increased from 1.6% to 1.7% in 2018, which is faster than any UK region outside London over the same period, according to an analysis by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). At the same time, unemployment in Scotland hit a new record low of 3.5%, according to the Office for […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish economy outperforms UK as Scottish unemployment hits record low

Community hydro schemes should be the next big thing for Scotland’s energy policy

Source:: Business for Scotland Community hydro schemes should be the next big thing for Scotland’s energy policy Scotland is already at the forefront of renewable energy. With bountiful natural resources, Scotland has 25% of Europe’s entire offshore power resources and generates enough electricity to power 87% of Scottish homes. The renewables sector also employs 16,000 people in Scotland. However, in order to achieve the goal of generating 100% of electricity from renewable […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Community hydro schemes should be the next big thing for Scotland’s energy policy

To understand Brexit see it through Theresa May’s eyes

Source:: Business for Scotland To understand Brexit see it through Theresa May’s eyes Predicting what is going to happen with Brexit is a mug’s game. There are at least half a dozen paths to making Brexit happen and a few more to stop it happening. So, let’s try a different tack and look at Brexit through the eyes of Theresa May. I think things get a lot clearer. Theresa […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland To understand Brexit see it through Theresa May’s eyes

What a Customs Union Brexit compromise could mean for Scottish Independence

Source:: Business for Scotland What a Customs Union Brexit compromise could mean for Scottish Independence Over the next few days, Westminster votes will hopefully tell us what sort of Brexit we are going to get and assuming the Government is defeated at 7pm tonight what the compromise deal to be voted on next week will be. Brexit supporters argue that for the UK to be able to do deals with […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland What a Customs Union Brexit compromise could mean for Scottish Independence

2019 will witness the beginning an official Scottish independence campaign

Source:: Business for Scotland 2019 will witness the beginning an official Scottish independence campaign It has been two and a half long years since the Brexit vote radically changed the political environment in the UK and put a second independence referendum back on the agenda. And the long wait for a second and decisive independence campaign to begin is almost over. There have been a few false starts along […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 2019 will witness the beginning an official Scottish independence campaign

Modern Monetary Theory is no panacea for the problems of our broken economic system

Source:: Business for Scotland Modern Monetary Theory is no panacea for the problems of our broken economic system Last week I wrote a column for The National newspaper which was critical of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and it caused a bit of a stushie.  There was the usual internet troll nonsense but the key complaint was that I was misrepresenting what MMT really was when I stated that: “The premise of MMT is […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Modern Monetary Theory is no panacea for the problems of our broken economic system

Almost zero chance of a People’s Vote on Brexit being decisive

Source:: Business for Scotland Almost zero chance of a People’s Vote on Brexit being decisive The result of a second EU referendum would be a foregone conclusion, right? People are turning against Brexit in their droves. That’s what the media are telling us – but this is not a fact. The truth is we just don’t know the outcome and my gut tells me that another Leave vote is likely. Let’s gloss […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Almost zero chance of a People’s Vote on Brexit being decisive

Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre

Source:: Business for Scotland Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre Calls have been made for a dedicated national women’s business centre, to deliver the specific support women need to start and grow their own businesses. Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) has said that “concerted, meaningful” action to establish a national women’s business centre is essential. WES chief executive Carolyn Currie said much has been achieved since […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre