Businessmen take different tacks over separation

By Caroline Brodie

Published: 10/02/2014

An independent Scotland would pay proper attention to the interests of the nation’s oil and gas sector, a leading industry executive has said.

Hugh Fraser, an Aberdeen businessman based in Dubai for 10 years, insisted the position would be in stark contrast to the “disgraceful and destabilising treatment of the industry by successive Westminster governments”.

However, as he was making a stand for Scotland going it alone, a Scottish-based company that employs 3,500 people around the world was threatening to move its HQ elsewhere in the event of a Yes vote.

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