The Scotsman cartoon: Scotland’s shale supply

SCOTLAND’S shale resources are more “modest” than originally thought, according to the British Geological Survey report published yesterday.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

The British Geological Survey estimates the Midland Valley has shale gas resources of 80 trillion cubic feet - considerably lower than the Bowland shale in northern England.

Sign up to our Opinion newsletter

The report has been welcomed environmental groups, who warn that “fracking” could have an impact on global warming.