The Shetland Dividend
Shetland has no intention of playing its oil card and pushing for its own independence, the council leader has told me.
Gary Robinson says that would be too greedy. It would mean far more wealth than Shetland could possibly use.
Whether in Edinburgh or London, others should be grateful - because Shetland has already had around a third of the UK's offshore oil from waters around it. And with the big new developments to its easy and west, it could expect to have roughly half.
I've been making a BBC Radio Scotland programme looking at "The Shetland Dividend" - about how it got some of the oil wealth for itself, and has put it aside into two funds which have been invested and grown to more than £200m each.
Not greedy, perhaps, but very significant for a population of 22,000. I've been looking at how the islanders are using that wealth, and what leverage its given the islands in the independence debate.
Growth, insecurity and change
For most of these downturn years, the Scottish economy has behaved rather like that of the UK as a whole.
As I've noted before, Scotland may be the outlier in its geography and constitution, but it's far more like the UK average than, say, London.
Sanpower buys House of Fraser in £480m deal
From Mohamed al Fayed to Iceland's business buccaneers, the House of Fraser portfolio has secured its owners many of Britain's most prestigious retail locations.
And at a time of unprecedented change for the industry, that is testament to the vision of the Fraser family, and to the endurance of the department store format.
Whisky joins the slowdown in luxury goods growth
BenRiach whisky has strong distribution in Africa, where two of its three owners live.
In the Angolan capital, Luanda, oil-rich Chinese executives come through duty free sales at the airport, and when the senior guy picks up a £300 bottle of single malt, then others in his party are honour-bound to do the same.
Scotch whisky exports remain flat
We've heard from individual distillers that the fall-off in the Chinese market has a lot to do with official government disapproval of conspicuous consumption, and a crackdown on the culture of business gifts, as they easily cross the line into corruption.
It's a challenge that has hit the premium and luxury goods market in quite a big way.
Scottish independence: Complex energy choices, and in whose interests?
You could view the independence debate as a binary, static choice; "Yes" or "No"? But it's worth remembering that it takes place amidst immense change.
Forgive me if this seems a bit obvious. It's simply to point out that there are numerous dynamic elements which make the choice of constitutional future all the more complex.
Shared debt and common currency
Whether it's 'Yes' or 'No', we're burdened with a whole lot of government debt.
That's at least one conclusion of a report from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.
The very slow slaying of Sir David's Goliath
It was Rangers that brought Sir David Murray fame. His fortune had more to do with metal and property.
The connection with the Ibrox club probably brings more notoriety than fame these days, given the way in which he sold it on, disastrously, to Craig Whyte.
Shetland sets sail for new horizons
Shetland's tourism sector is rather niche. It's for people who like going a long way off the beaten track, and don't mind uncertain weather or the risk of being fogbound.
There's another problem this year. Shetland's very busy. I've just been there, and a hotel room costs much the same as a rather more modern room in central London.
Cupid's arrow changes target
At Cupid, the online dating company, chief executive Phil Gripton says the past year has seen "an inflection point". That's some euphemism.
The Edinburgh-based firm was badly knocked off course by investigations for BBC programmes, finding what appeared to be fake profiles being set up, to draw customers into subscriptions.