Scotland and Israel

The online New Scientist has an article Scotland: Ape Israel to build a start-up nation, which starts like this:

“EDINBURGH, Scotland’s bustling and aspiring capital, has dubbed itself the Athens of the North. If Scotland gets independence, the new government should instead consider looking across the Mediterranean Sea, to Israel, for some high-tech inspiration.

Israel’s nickname is the Start-Up Nation, thanks to a 2009 book of the same name that explored how a small country with 7 million people became a global player in the tech scene. Today, Israel is thought to boast the highest number of start-up companies per person in the world.”

Israel’s best asset is its people. Scotland has oil, but that will not last forever. Why shouldn’t the Scots people do as well?

You can read the whole thing, here.