The old engineering economy, the Glasgow of trains and ships is long gone. The engineering future of Edinburgh is in new technologies.
I once took a boat trip down the Clyde with the sculptor George Wyllie on the paddle steamer the Waverley as part of a day of politics focussed on dreaming a new Glasgow.
As we passed the old shipyards he said to me that we should be making space rockets on the Clyde.
Well Glasgow is now a world centre of micro-satellites, dreaming works.
This report isn’t about dreaming anymore, we dreamt of a new Edinburgh tech scene and we made it happen, it can be made to happen in Glasgow too.