David Carr: Beyond the McCrone report - changing Scotland’s cultural dependence on oil
CommonSpace columnist David Carr explains why oil is so over - and why that might not matter
EARLIER in the year, the discovery of new offshore oil reserves west of Shetland was greeted with celebration.
For some, this bolsters the case for wealthy future, harking back to Professor Gavin McCrone’s suppressed 1974 Scottish Office report which stated that an independent Scotland would have a "chronic surplus to a quite embarrassing degree". Here is evidence that Scotland is big, rich and clever enough to stand on its own.