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Scotland: hidden depths

16 November 2007 / Richard Curtis
Want to keep working with exciting clients, but could do with some fresh air? You and your career should consider 'northern Britain', says RICHARD CURTIS

I used to deal with the tax affairs of several divers working out of Aberdeen. I wrote to one asking for a schedule of where he had been working that year. What days had been spent in the Scottish part of the North Sea and which in the Norwegian sector?

I still remember his reply explaining that as a saturation diver he spent lengthy periods in a pressure chamber which was moved with him in it from site to site on a ship and the only time he got out was when it was several hundred feet below the surface.

Apparently the Scottish seabed looks remarkably like the Norwegian seabed! Not like Scotland of course which has its own distinct image.

An overview

That image seems to be changing fast.

Clare Keniry of Hays Taxation explained that there are two particularly vibrant centres in Scotland — Glasgow...

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