Business for Scotland Comment on Stagecoach Report

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For Immediate Release Wednesday 25th June 2014


Business for Scotland comment on Stagecoach report and Ian Murray MP’s comments

Responding to the Stagecoach report – and the comments of Ian Murray MP for the No campaign – Business for Scotland member David Cairns, Executive Chairman and major shareholder of Prismtech, said:

“This is a nonsensical interpretation by the No campaign. Brian Souter is on the record as a business leader who will vote Yes in September so that we can build a more prosperous economy and fairer society, so we should be grateful to the No campaign for drawing attention to his strong pro-independence views. The report discusses the UK General Election in exactly the same context as the referendum, and is therefore not about an independent Scotland – just as it doesn’t specify any particular outcome of the 2015 general election.

“This is just a standard part of company reporting, the risk isn’t in Yes or No winning this year just as it isn’t in Cameron, Miliband, Clegg or Farage winning next year.”


NOTE – David Cairns is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a director and past Chairman of ScotlandIS, the trade body for the information and communications technologies industry in Scotland, a member of the advisory board for Edinburgh Napier’s Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation and a Founder of the National Museum of Scotland

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