In a meeting of the Scottish Parliament, 24 February 2022, SNP MSP Ruth Maguire, asked the Scottish Government how Green Ports will contribute to the exporting infrastructure an Independent Scotland will need.  

Ivan McKee, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise responded:

“Our objective is to build Scotland’s economy and make it as strong as possible so that, when we become independent, we have an economy that can compete internationally. Much of that is already in place. The initiative will help to further cement that, enhance Scotland’s international competitiveness in the key sectors that were identified in my statement, in which Scotland has genuine global advantage, and build our economy to face the net zero future. As such, the initiative provides an important platform and an opportunity for an independent Scotland.”

Watch the exchange here: