Every silver lining has a cloud

Dear Sir/Madam

To those for whom environment is more important than industry, it's sad that the plants at Grangemouth are to re-open. The last week of closure has seen a remarkable improvement in air quality in the area.

Surely the Green Agenda would be to move these polluting activities to poorer countries and re-use the land for building call centres – to the staffing of which Scottish workers seem particularly well suited and able to compete on price and quality with the likes of India.

In fact, why not a swap?

John Eoin Douglas
(Spey Terrace)