Edinburgh-based firm says Scottish companies will have more opportunities as part of the union
Edinburgh-based firm says Scottish companies will have more opportunities as part of the unionJohn Menzies

Ground handling firm John Menzies has revealed that it hopes that Scots will vote against independence as domestic firms will have better opportunities as being part of the 307-year old union.

John Menzies, which handles baggage at airports as well as ticketing, check-ins and news distribution, said it is in Scotland's best interest to vote 'no' in a months' time.

"We don't actually think Scotland should be independent," said John Menzies' finance director Paula Bell to Reuters.

"We'll be so glad to get back to normal when it's all over and hopefully the voters will vote for no independence."

Scottish people will vote in an independence referendum on 18 September, 2014, and will be asked the straight "yes/no" question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

The referendum period started on 30 May.

A number of polls have showed that it is unlikely that Scotland will become independent but the gap between the 'Yes' and 'No' vote has been rapidly closing over the last few months.