More than 200 business figures have signed an open letter backing Scottish independence.
Stagecoach chairman Sir Brian Souter and Clyde Blowers boss Jim McColl are among signatories who say independence is in Scotland’s economic interest.
It comes a day after a similar letter from 130 pro-UK business leaders said the case for independence had not been made.
The pro-independence letter has been published in The Herald newspaper.
Other signatories include Ralph Topping, retired chief executive of William Hill, Professor Nathu Puri, founder of Purico, former Scottish Enterprise chairman Sir Donald Mackay and former RBS chairman Sir George Mathewson.
The letter stated: “An independent Scotland will recognise entrepreneurs small and large as the real wealth and job creators of the nation’s economic future.
“It will encourage a culture in which innovation, endeavour and enterprise are nurtured. It will place power in the hands of Scotland’s people to channel the huge resources of our country in the interests of those who live and work here.”
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