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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:51 pm 
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If the oil revenues were left out how much of a dent in that 9.6% would it make because the oil has a limited lifespan and how much of that gap could be filled by the timber and wood products industry plus expansion of whiskey sales ?


Why should we leave them out? They exist and will do so for many years to come. There is at least as much oil left as has already been extracted.

And if you think Scotland is just Oil, Whisky (not Whiskey) and forestry, you really have been reading the wrong papers.


My apologies scotch is whisky everywhere else they have to insert the (E) I was referring to your 3 largest industries of course Scotland has more BUT oil is a limited resource and once it dwindles would the likes of Grangemouth still be viable or would companies like Ineos relocate production to Holland and where would the driving force of the economy come from ?
Tourism ?
Or do you believe that Scotlands transport links are good enough to attract International investment

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:54 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
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If the oil revenues were left out how much of a dent in that 9.6% would it make because the oil has a limited lifespan and how much of that gap could be filled by the timber and wood products industry plus expansion of whiskey sales ?


Why should we leave them out? They exist and will do so for many years to come. There is at least as much oil left as has already been extracted.

And if you think Scotland is just Oil, Whisky (not Whiskey) and forestry, you really have been reading the wrong papers.


My apologies scotch is whisky everywhere else they have to insert the (E) I was referring to your 3 largest industries of course Scotland has more BUT oil is a limited resource and once it dwindles would the likes of Grangemouth still be viable or would companies like Ineos relocate production to Holland and where would the driving force of the economy come from ?
Tourism ?
Or do you believe that Scotlands transport links are good enough to attract International investment


Oil is a limited resource and that's a global problem, not just a Scottish or UK one. But it's not going to run out tomorrow, despite what you may read in your Daily Mail.
Estimates are that there's more oil still to be had than has already been produced. They've been pumping oil out of the sea near here for 40 years and they'll be doing it for another 40 years. The amount of investment here is phenominal, considering this is supposed to be the worst recession in living memory. Oil companies don't spend £billions on a resource thats about to run out.
As world demand increases and supply peaks, the price is only going one direction.
http://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/824
BTW We are also world leaders in renewable energy, which is not a limited resource. :wink:

We will use the income wisely, not as Westminster did over the last 40 years. The cash will be spent on our transport links, not channel tunnels or orbital motorways.
We won't use it as thatcher did, to dismantle our industry and pay for the dole queues.
No costly, expensive WMDs and no pretending to be a world power and pursuing illegal wars.

Grangemouth will be viable for as long as it is competitive. Our own government will help to ensure it remains competitive, where as a Westminster government will have several others to concern itself with.
Scotland already attracts lots of international investment, and will attract more when it has control of it's own finances and destiny.
The driving force of the economy? That will come from the people of Scotland.
Tourism has always been an important industry to us and will continue to be so. You should come and see for yourself sometime.

Of course you could just believe what you read in your paper or the guff coming from the BBC.
Just ask yourself, if they are right, why are they so bothered? If we are such a drag on their ailing economy, surely they'd be more than happy to see us go?

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