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Tim Rideout

Our latest look at the work of those laying out the economic case for independence.

Friday, December 22, 2023
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Tim Rideout

Dr. Tim Rideout is an economist, geographer, and cartographer. He is currently the Convener of the Scottish Currency Group, a cross-party group that is working to promote the introduction of a new Scottish currency after independence. 

Born in South Africa in 1957, he studied geography at the University of Cape Town, then went on to complete a PhD in economic geography at the University of Edinburgh in 1990. After completing his PhD, he worked as an economist for the Scottish Economic Policy Centre, then as a lecturer in geography at the University of Stirling.

Research interests include economic geography, regional development, and currency economics. He has published several books and articles on these topics, including:

  • The Scottish Economy: A Geographical Perspective (1995)
  • Economic Geography: A Modern Introduction (2000)
  • The Economic Case for Scottish Independence (2014)

Dr. Rideout is a frequent contributor to the media on issues related to the Scottish economy and currency. He is also a member of the Scottish Government's Economic Strategy Group.


Wings Over Scotland | The secret of teamwork


(277) There is no Scottish Currency Question! - YouTube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npP9WV97HsU


(277) TS101 Scottish Currency Tim Rideout - YouTube


(277) MMT SCOTLAND Dr Tim Rideout - YouTube


(277) Building the Scottish State Show - with special guest Dr Tim Rideout (S1.EP5) - YouTube


(277) CURRENCY FOR INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND DR. TIMOTHY RIDEOUT - YouTube


(277) Tim Rideout in Lockerbie 290819 - YouTube


Scottish Prism 18th Sept 2020 - Dr Tim Rideout - BarrheadBoy

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