Freeports: A good thing? Or a pirate’s dream come true?

We examine the evidence with the help of Professor of Maritime Business Dr Alf Baird and Geordie Sandison and Mike Robertson from Yes Orkney. We also hear from Commonweal’s Dr Craig Dalzell and Prof Richard Murphy and answer some questions from Yes Glasgow Southside!

Freeports or Green Freeports?

Also, we take a look at the thinking behind Scottish Green Freeports – what are the practical differences and can we enforce them? Are the SNP conference’s 6 tests the right ones? Have these tests been met in the planning so far? What differences of opinion are there at Holyrood and is there an impact on the Bute House agreement? All that plus pirate music!!

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“Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod

“The Buccaneer’s haul” by Silverman Sound Studios

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