The oil is ours

So, a new oil discovery of at least 300 million barrels has been made in the North Sea directly east of Aberdeen (your report, 28 June).

On top of our oil, Scotland probably has better renewable energy resources than anywhere in Europe. Of course, we're all too feart to stand on our own two feet; we need the scraps from Westminster's table.

Maybe the hard-of thinking feel that way. Count me out.

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BARRY LEES

Denholm Street

Greenock