George Kerevan: We didn’t learn our lesson with oil … now Scotland is paying the price. Imagine a tiny country that discovers great natural energy resources on its doorstep. Imagine there is a huge, pent-up global demand for these resources. Fortunately, it is a country of brilliant engineering ingenuity as well as being rich in capital. This most fortunate of nations has everything it needs to exploit the resources nature has bequeathed it. Surely there are happy times ahead for this hypothetical country.Unless you are Scotland. Last week it became known that a Scottish firm called BiFab, which has engineering yards in Fife and Stornoway, had failed to win any contracts for building a massive new offshore wind farm called Seagreen.
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