Scotland’s coastline accounts for over half of the UK mainland and yet over half of this is owned by the Crown Estate (a property company linked to the Queen) who have complete control and final word over what can be built on any shore. Compare the shorelines of Scotland and any Scandinavian country.
An independent Scotland would be better placed to make our coastline work for us. Creating policies that make it more attractive to return large chunks of our coastline into public ownership. We could then invest in enterprises that benefit everyone for example clean energy – offshore wave and tidal power.