Confidence in an Independent Scotland

The news recently has been including a lot of talk about the possibility of Scotland becoming independent, following on in part from the victory of the Scottish National Party in the May elections.

As you may be aware, I did work for what was officially a Scottish Company, Scottish and Southern Energy, which was formed from the merger of Scottish Hydro and Southern Electric. Officially the head office is in Perth in Scotland, although if you look at this map you’ll see that they have operations all over the UK, so Scotland declaring independence could certainly cause some problems.

As a result, it was certainly interesting to hear rumours from friends still at SSE of the company considering relocating their head office back south of the border, possibly to their current London office (the old Southern Electric head office at Littlewick Green being long gone) – certainly if it happens it will be a big indicator of a lack of confidence of cross border businesses in the viability of an independent Scotland, and certainly a significant blow to the Scottish National Party.

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