Getting our sea legs: How Scotland could build a bumper economic future
CommonSpace columnist and director of Saorsa Ergonomics David Carr explores Scotland's maritime heritage and its potential to revitalise our economy
SCOTLAND has 10,250 miles of coastline. The west in particular has an abundance of islands and fjord-like sea lochs. We are easily reachable by sea from neighbouring countries. We have an abundance of natural resources, from petrochemical deposits beneath our continental shelf to Europe's strongest winds and tides. These are the geographic elements that shape how we carry ourselves.