Here are answers to frequently asked questions about an independent Scotland. If you do not see the information you are looking for, you can submit a question using the form on the bottom of the page.
Scotland will continue to produce oil and gas into the second half of this century. As the UK Government’s own Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy (published in March 2013) confirms - “According to Oil & Gas UK’s Activity Survey, the reality is that the UK will continue to supply oil and gas well beyond 2055” (p24).
There will be opportunities beyond this in terms of supply of our skills internationally, and in taking forward a programme for decommissioning. At the same time, new opportunities will be opening up, particularly in industries such as renewable energy.
At the moment, health services are delivered by Health Boards across Scotland and social care by local councils. There is, of course, now greater integration and co-operation between health and social care services. These arrangements will not be changed by Scotland becoming independent.