SCOTLAND IS RICH, VERY RICH!

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SCOTLAND IS RICH, VERY RICH!

 

 

Despite these ever joyful politicians who spread gloom and doom about Scotland, maybe they should take a look at these percentage figures;;

 

Scotland represents just 8.3% of the UK population.

We have the following share of UK resources –

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– 32% Land area

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– 61% Sea area

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– 90% Surface fresh water

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– 65% North Sea natural gas production

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– 96.5% North Sea crude oil production

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– 47% Open cast coal production

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– 81% Coal reserves at sites not yet in production

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– 62% Timber production (green tonnes)

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– 46% Total forest area (hectares)

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– 92% Hydro electric production

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– 40% Wind, wave, solar production

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– 60% Fish Landings (total by Scottish vessels)

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– 55% Fish Landings (total from Scottish waters)

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– 30% Beef herd (breeding stock)

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– 20% Sheep herd (breeding flock)

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– 9% Dairy herd

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– 10% Pig herd

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– 15% Cereal holdings (hectares)

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– 20% potato holdings (hectares)

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All with 8.3% of the population!

With Welsh and Irish figures added, I wonder what England has to offer?
There are very few countries in the WORLD that rival Scotland’s resources per head and in such rich diversity. We absolutely, unequivocally can be an extremely successful independent country.

 
Last year Scotland generated 56.8 billion in taxes from everything that we generate in the country eg oil, gas, income tax, export tax etc yet we got 26.8 billion from Westminster to run the country for the same year.

 
Does that sound to you like we’re going to have any kind of “Black Hole” ?

And remember; Scotland represents just 8.3% of the UK population.