Senior Lecturer At Heriot-watt University

Latest articles from Robbie Mochrie

COMMENT The Scottish currency question answered in just 40 words

"SCOTLAND will continue to use the pound sterling at the point of independence, establishing an independent Scottish currency as soon as is practicably possible through a careful, managed and responsible transition when an independent Scottish Parliament chooses to do so.”

comment Independence paper is a good start – but there's a mistake we must avoid

WITH the publication of Building a New Scotland this week, we have started on the road to the referendum. The paper is very good. I have become used to hearing economists describing the Scottish Government’s approach to economic and social development as more imaginative and more persuasive than the UK Government’s – with the latter’s habit of alighting upon meaningless slogans: “Big Society”, “Strong and Stable”, “Brexit means Brexit” and “Get Brexit Done”.