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Angus Tulloch among 200 Scottish leaders to sign 'Yes' letter

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Angus Tulloch among 200 Scottish leaders to sign 'Yes' letter

The case for Scottish independence has been strengthened by 200 business leaders.  

The 200, which included former Royal Bank of Scotland chair George Matthewson and First State star manager Angus Tulloch (pictured), signed a letter showing their support for the cause.

The letter, published in The Herald, was in response to one signed by 130 Scottish business bosses who were against an independent Scotland.  

The letter adds weight to the Yes brigade, which was boosted by first minister Alex Salmond's performance against former chancellor Alistair Darling in a live TV debate earlier this week.

According to The Herald, the letter said:’ Scottish industry is often treated as a cash cow rather than a strategically important part of a more prosperous and fairer society.’

‘Scotland must look outwards to the world of opportunity that awaits us. A Yes vote is the business and jobs opportunity of a lifetime for this and future generations.’

Earlier this week more than 120 companies joined forces against the case for Scottish independence, led by Keith Cochrone, chief executive of the Weir Group.

Signatories in that letter included HSBC Group chairman Douglas Flint, Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of miner BHP Billiton and Ian Curle, chief executive of The Edrington Group, which produces Famous Grouse whisky.

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