The Scotsman cartoon: Independent Scotland’s economy

Independence could give Scotland “tremendous economic opportunities” while remaining part of the UK would “almost certainly” result in cuts to public spending, a new Scottish Government report has claimed.

The key document, published 10 months ahead of the independence referendum, sets out how SNP ministers at Holyrood believe Scotland could increase economic growth and boost jobs by leaving the United Kingdom.

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