• Golfers play on a lush green beside Scotland's only crude oil refinery processing 210,000 barrels a day. In 2011, Petrochina entered a 50% sharing of Grangemouth with owners Ineos. The same weekend two giant pandas were bought on loan at Edinburgh zoo, a story originally spun as a 'gift' that will cost up to £14 million in the 10 year loan and is viewed as an example of China's soft power influence in the country welcome by the First Minister Alex Salmond.

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