This book, originally published in 1978 concentrates on the structure and growth of the North Sea oil industry in Scotland. Drawing on relevant areas of economic theory, it examines the structure of the offshore Scottish oil industry, the employment generated by the industry, technological change created by oil and its impact on rural areas of the Highlands. For each subject discussed future developments are discussed which remain as pertinent today as when the book was first published, particularly given the issues surrounding Scotland's economic in relation to possible Scottish independence.
Table of Contents
1. The Structure of the Offshore oil Industry 2. The Impact of Oil Developments on Scottish Infrastructure 3. Employment Effects of North Sea Oil 4. North Sea Oil and Scottish Technology 5. North Sea Oil and the Impact on Rural Communities 6. The Economic Prospects for Scotland