Many thanks to our sponsors, without whom the detailed research required to complete the second editions of this book could not have been carried out. Here is why they put their hands in their pockets:
WERE ARE PROUD to be associated with the second edition of Scotland the Brief. Not only because the first was such an incredible success but because it is even more vital today that the truth about Scotland’s economy and its incredible position and potential in the world is kept as up-to-date as possible.
–Karen and Jim Reid, Chimaera Bio Limited
WHEN THOSE who disproportionately benefit from maintaining the status quo feel threatened, misinformation and widespread scaremongering are rife. Scotland the Brief is the antidote to that: a fact-rich, data-based resource offering a clear explanation of how and why independence will benefit Scotland’s economy.
– Derick Turner, E-Learn Design Ltd.
SCOTLAND HAS come a long way since the first edition of Scotland the Brief was published. The book’s reliable data on the sources of Scotland’s wealth and our nation’s huge potential contributed to this.
– Françoise and Ian Henderson, Joint Managing Directors, Rubric Ltd.
BREXIT AND THE chaotic changes of Prime Ministers and Chancellors that followed have undermined all trust in the Westminster political system. Any semblance of credibility that the UK had as a safe bet for people worried about constitutional change has disappeared. Scotland the Brief demonstrates that the UK is holding back Scotland’s economy from achieving its natural prosperity and diminishing its success. Scotland’s economic future and its wellbeing will be far safer in Scotland’s hands.
– Malcolm Purves, C-Tec Scotland and NE Ltd
THIS BOOK will be an important asset to people looking to make
up their minds in the next referendum on Scottish independence, ensuring everyone has the information on the economics and Wellbeing of Scotland. The book looks towards how we will continue to lead the way and the further potential we have, which will improve with independence.
– Niall McLean, Geo-Rope Ltd
I WAS SHOCKED to discover that I had been misled, like most Scots, into believing that Scotland was too small and too poor to thrive as an independent nation. During Indyref1 I left my business in the hands of my team and devoted 18 months to setting up 13 BfS Groups all over Scotland. Those groups were able to take the message to business people that Scotland has the assets and skills to thrive as an independent country, to again take its place in the world. Scotland the Brief takes this message to a much higher level.
– Donald Maclean, Boxfish Ltd