A group of leading property industry figures have joined over 150 other businesspeople to call on Scotland’s newly-elected SNP government not to begin another bid to gain independence from the UK.
Developers, estate agents and property consultants signing the open letter published in The Times include Mike Channing of Cardatus Real Estate, Colin Devin of Devine Property Consultants, William Frame of Braemore Estates (pictured), Sandra Hill of Manor Estate & Lettings, Chris Mackenzie of East Lothinan Property Management and property developer ML Wedell.
The have joined an illustrious list of other leading business people and local council leaders signing the letter to call on Nicola Sturgeon to focus on steering Scotland through the Covid crisis and help it recover afterwards.
“A divisive and distracting referendum on separation would put any chance of sustaining economic recovery at risk,” the letter says.
“This is not the time to be throwing into question our economic ties to the rest of the United Kingdom, which has guaranteed the survival of thousands of Scottish jobs through the pandemic and remains Scotland’s biggest market by far.
“The Scottish government should put everything else aside and remain laser-focused on the Covid-19 crisis and recovering from the economic damage it has caused.
“Doing anything else would not be in the best interests of the Scottish people and future generations.”