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How Scotland erased Guyana from its past
Tue 16 Apr 2019 | News | The Guardian 06.00 BST | by Yvonne Singh.

The portrayal of Scots as abolitionists and liberal champions has hidden a long history of profiting from slavery in the Caribbean.
Caribbean  erasures  Guyana  historical_amnesia  hidden  history  invisibility  Scotland  slavery 
april 2019 by jerryking
The spreadsheet maker who created Scotland’s flying unicorn
Mure Dickie in Edinburgh and Madhumita Murgia in London NOVEMBER 25, 2016.

Entrepreneur's belief pays off with GBP1.4 bn China buyout
travel  Scotland  small_business  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  software_developers  buyouts 
may 2018 by jerryking
Referendum in Scotland, Dissected by Investor - NYTimes.com
SEPT. 12, 2014 | NYT | By JAMES B. STEWART.

"Some voters are very emotional," said Sir Tom Hunter, photographed outside Edinburgh Castle. "But I’m a businessman. I’m passionate, but I’m trying to look at the facts.”

"Scotland's Decision," online book published by the David Hume Institute
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Fortunately for anyone who cares about the issues, as opposed to the passions, of Scottish independence, Sir Tom Hunter has come to the rescue. Mr. Hunter is often described in the news media as the country’s “first homegrown billionaire,” though he told me when I reached him there this week, “I never coined that phrase.” Last month, his foundation published a book online called “Scotland’s Decision.”

“This started as a private effort to educate me and my family,” Mr. Hunter said. “This decision is too important to leave to the politicians.” So he went to an array of experts and asked them to address 16 questions, starting with what effect independence would have on the economy. He said he didn’t want to rely on people with personal stakes in the outcome or who had already chosen sides.

“The answers started coming in,” he said, “and I thought, why not make this available to everyone? I’m not trying to influence people. I’m trying to educate them. Some voters are very emotional. Everyone is different, and that’s democracy. But I’m a businessman. I’m passionate, but I’m trying to look at the facts.”...Mr. Hunter said he read everything by Mr. Carnegie, including his famous call to philanthropy, “The Gospel of Wealth.”
Scotland  United_Kingdom  independence  philanthropy  high_net_worth  moguls  entrepreneur  David_Hume 
september 2014 by jerryking
Thomas Aikenhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Aikenhead (baptised 28 March 1676 – 8 January 1697) was a
Scottish student from Edinburgh, who was prosecuted and executed on a
charge of blasphemy.
wikipedia  students  Scotland  Scottish  blasphemy 
september 2010 by jerryking

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