People and Business: Scottish vote

THE TWO Ians who run Scottish Power - Robinson and Russell - were out of their native land yesterday as Scotland went to the polls to elect its first Parliament in nearly 300 years.

Instead, they were in London presenting the company's annual results. So did they miss out on this historic opportunity to help shape the future of their country? Not a bit of it. Both had already requested a postal vote. And how did they vote?

"Positively", is the diplomatic response.