Aberdeen's Gilbert: 'Independent Scotland would be a success'

Anna Fedorova

Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, has given the 'yes' vote on Scottish independence a boost after claiming the country can make a great success of going it alone.

In stark opposition to the views of some other industry bosses, who have warned of the extent of the ramifications of the Scottish referendum on the UK and the rest of Europe, Gilbert, head of Scotland's largest asset manager, said it would thrive in the event it became independent. Gilbert (pictured), speaking to the BBC this morning, said: "I think an independent Scotland would be a big success, but it is a secret ballot and I will abide by that. "Most sensible people now accept that Scotland would be prosperous with either outcome in the current constitutional debate." His comme...

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