Scotland's Economy

  • Parcel delivery charges

    6th December 2017 by

    With the busy Christmas period fast-approaching, many of us take for granted the convenience of being able to shop online. But for many people in certain parts of Scotland, it brings into particular focus an issue with which they are all-too-familiar – having to pay through the nose to get packages delivered. I understand their...

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  • Scotland can benefit from lucrative decommissioning market – Paul Wheelhouse

    1st December 2017 by

    Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy “The North Sea’s oil and gas reserves remain significant – even after decades of production and prosperity. “There are up to 20 billion barrels of reserves still to be recovered and production is likely to continue for at least another 20 years.  “While maximising economic...

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  • An enduring friendship between Scotland & Canada

    16th October 2017 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown writes ahead of his visit this week to Canada and the US: Nearly 250 years ago, a group of Scots stood nervously on the shores of Loch Broom looking up at the ship that would carry them to their new lives across the Atlantic, in...

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  • Filling the mobile gap

    7th August 2017 by

    Connectivity Secretary Fergus Ewing highlights the launch of the Scottish Government’s 4G Infill Programme, which aims to deliver 4G mobile services to Scotland’s ‘notspots’.

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  • Collaborate And Celebrate All Scotland Has To Offer

    7th July 2017 by

    Helen Goulden from Nesta, and Chair of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy, gives an update on progress made on bringing together “new economy” service providers to look at how they can improve the experience of Scotland’s tourists. On 21 June, the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy met in Glasgow to...

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  • Scotland’s economy bounces back

    5th July 2017 by

    Today’s GDP figures show that the Scottish economy has bounced back.  These figures are very welcome. After a weak final quarter at the end of 2016, our economy has grown 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 0.2% for the UK as a whole. Expansion in the manufacturing sector, among others, has helped...

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  • How can we improve our energy?

    28th April 2017 by

    How can we improve our energy? What difference will it make? This is my second blog in a series covering the draft Energy Strategy while it’s out to consultation, and today I’m looking at our current use of energy and how our planned changes might affect our day to day lives and how changes might...

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  • The future of energy in Scotland

    6th April 2017 by

    Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse with the first in a series of four blogs on the draft Energy Strategy, currently in consultation.

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  • Taking a fairer approach to employability

    4th April 2017 by

    Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn discusses Scotland's new and different approach to helping people with health conditions and disabilities into work.

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  • Achieving Scotland’s full potential in a digital world

    22nd March 2017 by

    Scotland must seek and seize every opportunity to ensure it continues to have a thriving, open, digital economy. That is why, I visited Tontine House in Glasgow today to launch our refreshed digital strategy and outline the Scottish Government’s vision of Scotland as a vibrant, inclusive, open and outward looking digital nation, and to see first-hand how young aspiring digital businesses are being supported in Glasgow.

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