Insight: Scotland’s economy must diversify beyond oil post-coronavirus. After such an economic tsunami, experts believe we need root and branch reconstruction to diversify beyond tourism and oil, writes Scott Macnab. That need for Scotland to “reset” after the outbreak is widely held among industry leaders. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes will this week unveil details of a new task force aimed at reviving business activity north of the border when the lockdown lifts. But the crisis does appear to have exposed the weakness of Scotland’s economy, particularly the lack of a solid manufacturing base.
Scotsman 19th April 2020 read more »