Scotland, to me, means wide-open country.
a lot of history, a lot of beauty,
and a lot of potential.
Scotland’s got to reinvent itself
in the 21st century,
and I think there’s still a lot of work
I think there’s a danger of it
getting left behind.
It’s got too wrapped up in independence
and not enough focus
on its real future base.
You know, the future is Dundee University
and high-ranking pharmaceuticals,
it’s Glenrothes and Livingston
and IT development,
and it’s got a focus on that.
Independence, I think,
is a hugely secondary thing
that’s taken centre stage, unfairly.
Well, I think Scotland’s got a lot
from being part of a bigger thing.
It already gets more
than the Scots realise,
through the Barnett formula,
through local investment.
No, I think Scotland’s much better
as part of a much bigger nation state.
I’m not sure it’s really got the
political clout to develop independently;
it’s just one of many small countries
at the fringes of Europe.
I can’t believe it would get
the right level of investment.