Oiling scepticism

James Duncan (Letters, 27 May) is right to draw our attention to former chancellor Denis Healey’s admission that UK governments misled Scots about the oil wealth in Scotland’s waters.

I remember as a teenager hearing Westminster politicians say that there was only about 15 years’ worth of oil in the North Sea – not enough to fund an independent Scotland. Forty years later, as the oil continues to gush in to the Exchequer, with at least another 40 years to go, I can’t help wondering what other lies we are being regaled with regarding independence by unionist politicians who are desperate to hang on to Scotland’s oil revenues.

Ruth Marr

Grampian Road