In 1996, I won the George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism. In Scotland, I've been named Journalist of the Year twice and columnist of the year on several occasions. I've also won a Saltire Prize and been given an Arts Council Award.
This is insightful. The institute also counsels that if you persist in spending when your income is drying up, even the relentless optimism of Wilkins Micawber won't save you.
I'm paraphrasing, just a bit. On the other hand, who knew? Scotland's oil, like everyone's oil, is going to be a memory before long. Someone should have told us. When the black stuff is gone, it's gone. Then where will we be? That might depend on where in reality, come the day, we are.