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A new Vision for Scotland – Vote YES and our economy will thrive

Vision for ScotlandThere is a new Vision for Scotland that says that an independent Scotland can have faster, more sustainable economic growth whilst also becoming a wealthier society.  Written by leading academics and business people with the intention of opening a conversation about Scotland’s future, it aims to create a suite of policies that can significantly increase Scotland’s economic growth up to 5% per year.

Business for Scotland’s report Vision for Scotland covers the opportunities for Scotland ranging from boosting R&D, maximising oil and gas, ports and immigration, EU membership, Scotland’s renewables opportunities and creating an improved tax system.

The report highlights how independence can help Scotland create economic growth, generate new jobs and increased tax revenues, while promoting localism, self determination, sustainability and co-operation.

You can download the Vision for Scotland report: Click here to view the report.

The Vision for Scotland Conference

Last month an audience of 130 influential business people, trade unionists and academics gathered at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh to listen to eighteen speakers from business and academia, the NHS and Scotland’s First Minister as we start the process of building a better more prosperous and successful Scotland.

Although our “sold out” event was almost completely ignored by the mainstream media over 15,000 copies of our Vision for Scotland report have been downloaded already.  Please download the report and consider that whereas the NO campaign have no Vision for Scotland, just unrealistic and often frankly laughable desperate prophesies of doom, we at Business for Scotland have been laying the foundations upon which we can build a successful, thriving dynamic economy and society.

Watch this short video to give you an idea of what our conference looked like and why it it so important to share our vision.

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Join Business for Scotland – Sign the business declaration

About the author

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is the Founder and Chief Executive of Business for Scotland. Before becoming CEO of Business for Scotland Gordon ran a business strategy and social media, sales & marketing consultancy.

With a degree in business, marketing and economics, Gordon has worked as an economic development planning professional, and in marketing roles specialising in pricing modelling and promotional evaluation for global companies (including P&G).

Gordon benefits (not suffers) from dyslexia, and is a proponent of the emerging New Economics School. Gordon contributes articles to Business for Scotland, The National and Believe in Scotland.


  • I think the extra visibility of Brand Scotland after independence will provide a major boost to tourism and export together with more direct flight.

  • I think the extra visibility of ‘Brand Scotland’ after independence will provide a MAJOR boost to tourism and exports, together with more direct flights.

    From the Olympic Games to Eurovision, the extra visibility is sure to give the country a huge boost in trade.

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