More than $13bn of proposed schemes could be could be halted if Scotland votes to leave the UK
According to industry analyst Barbour ABI in its report Scottish Construction: A Bright Future? It suggested the future of these schemes would “hang in the balance” if there was a yes vote.
It said projects linked to the renewable energy sector, which benefits from a UK-wide subsidy, would be “particularly at risk”.
Michael Dall, a lead economist at Barbour ABI, said: “If Scotland does choose independence, it’s likely that negotiations between UK and Scottish Governments will be prolonged and complex, posing a potential risk to both public and private sector contracts and with the lion’s share of planned works being funded by non-Scottish businesses, the currency question will also have a direct impact.”