AN independent Scotland should become a military medicine powerhouse to foster strong defence relationships with other nations, two SNP MPs claim.
The move would encourage cutting-edge research that would make the country an important ally for friendly nations, it is claimed.
The idea draws on Scotland’s history of innovation in healthcare that has generated advances like the hypodermic syringe, typhoid vaccine, penicillin and the x-ray.
It seeks to harness the world-leading scientific work taking place in our research centres to create new solutions for battlefield first aid, surgical treatments for complex physical injuries and equally complex mental traumas.
And it’s part of an overarching drive to map out the particulars of an independent Scotland’s defence and foreign policy strategies in advance of the fresh referendum pledged to voters in the SNP’s latest manifesto.
If successful, it would put Scotland on a par with Estonia, which is a world…