Scotland the Brief

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Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp
Business for Scotland
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All you need to know about Scotland's economy, its finances, independence and Brexit.

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Scotland the Brief began as a collection of illustrated Scottish economic facts published by Business for Scotland. Over two years, those graphics generated more than four million views and shares on our website and via social media. From that foundation, we’ve produced this book.

Scotland the Brief summarises an in-depth investigation into the breadth, structure and quality of Scotland’s economy. It is written in layman’s terms by Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp and colourfully illustrated by Stewart Bremner to make it easy to understand and absorb, as well as fun to read.

Scotland the Brief answers the burning question – would Scotland prosper as an independent nation?

We also take an in-depth look into the UK Government’s economic record, which we compare to other Western and Northern European nations – with frankly shocking results. The fact is that you cannot truly understand Scotland’s economy and its finances until you have read Scotland the Brief.

Regardless of how you feel about independence, Scotland the Brief will open your eyes, engage and educate you by supplying you with the facts you need to truly inform your opinion on Scotland’s future.

Scotland the Brief comes in two versions:

  1. The standard-sized A5 book nicknamed the Maxi contains a lot more information across 190 pages, backed up with a numbered list of 418 sources for facts throughout the book. A reference copy for anyone who wants to understand Scotland economy – The Maxi book retails at £7.50.
  2. The Mini, an A6 sized book is the quick reference copy (a 74-page abridged version of the full-sized book) it fits easily into a jacket pocket or handbag and most of the pre-orders are for people who intend to keep one to read and one give to friends and colleagues.  The Mini retails at £3.50.