John Bryden & Lesley Riddoch
Fri 18 Aug 10:00am - 11:00am
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Checking Out the ‘Nordic Model’
Petroleum activities have played a key role in the development of today’s welfare state in Norway. When the first production licences were awarded in the mid-1960s, hardly anyone realised what a huge impact the industry would have on the Norwegian economy. Fifty years later, it is more important than ever. But what lessons does it have for Scotland? In Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway Since 1800 editors John Bryden and Lesley Riddoch draw historical comparisons between the two countries on a whole range of subjects, many of which might well inform another independence debate.