1972. North Sea Oil started to flow. Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath said, “It’s Scotland’s oil and the money is theirs”. Scottish Unionists at Westminster said, “we can’t allow that they will seek independence

1972. The discovery of oil in the North Sea, stirred Prime Minister, Edward Heath’s concerns about the poor state of the Scottish economy and perceiving a need for change, he initiated a policy review. His secretary wrote to Cabinet members; “As you know, the point has recently been put to the Prime Minister that the […]