Some of Scotland's many economic strengths are listed below. And they tell us two important things. First, they confirm that we've got what it takes to prosper as an independent country. And, second, they raise the crucial question: given all this wealth, why aren't families across Scotland better off?
Scotland’s Global Reputation
Scotland has an international reputation for producing quality goods and services. Our food and drink sector has a turnover of more than £12 billion.
We have a tourism industry which employs almost 200,000 people and our country is famed across the world for its beauty and hospitality.
We are world-class at attracting inward investment and have a growing network of business ambassadors.
But, there is little doubt we could be making even more of our international reputation to create jobs and generate new economic opportunities.