Graeme Roy

Professor of Economics

Latest articles from Graeme Roy

Levelling-up debate has concentrated on so-called ‘left-behind’ regions

FOR decades, the Highlands were viewed as Scotland’s “left-behind” region. Indeed, throughout much of the 20th century, the prevailing consensus was of a “Highland Problem”. Willie Ross, the Secretary of State for Scotland said at the introduction of the Highlands and Islands Development (Scotland) Act in 1965: “The Highlander is the man on Scotland’s conscience.”