“Do you have any qualms about independence in Scotland or would you welcome it?”

Jodie Allan, James D Bilsland
“I think if Scotland was to gain independence, it would raise a lot of economic and social problems and damage the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK. The VAT rate would most probably have to change, and then you may have the issue of border controls if they joined the Schengen zone and England didn’t. This would all have an effect on the way business is conducted.”
George Shand, Highland Fuels
“Chaneil cail agam ri abair “
Jonathan Turner, Oilfast
“No one has asked the English if we’d like to break from Scotland have they?
I have often wondered why not and what the outcome of that may be….”


A fiercely debated political topic both within and outside Scotland, there is still some way to go before the outcome of the Yes and the No campaigns for and against an independent Scotland will be known; as such many distributors declined to comment at this stage of the proceedings.
At the time of going to press, there was still no decision as to the proposed television debate. Former prime minister Gordon Brown was expected play a greater role in the campaign against independence whilst the Yes campaign, which published its white paper last year, were calling for a white paper from Better Together to show its vision for Scotland’s -future within the UK.
Fuel Oil News leaves the last word to any Scottish (English, Welsh or Irish) fuel oil distributor or equipment supplier who wishes to add a comment.
Would leaving the UK be better or worse for Scotland’s fuel oil distributors?   
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