Scotland's Economy

  • #CheersToRabbie

    21st January 2018 by

    Burns Night is celebrated by millions of people in Scotland and all around the world. It not only provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the genius of our national poet, but for us all to enjoy the essential food elements of any Burns Supper – which are available as home grown products in local supermarkets....

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  • FinTech Scotland CEO announced

    12th January 2018 by

    Stephen Ingledew has been appointed the Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland, the enterprise established by the Scottish Government, the private sector led by Scottish Financial Enterprise, and University of Edinburgh to drive sustainable economic growth in financial services through innovation, collaboration and inclusion. Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said Mr Ingledew, an...

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  • Fairer employment support

    3rd January 2018 by

    A series of events will be held in nine areas across the country, to prepare for the roll out of the new £96 million Fair Start Scotland employability service in April.

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  • Look back on Scotland’s economy, 2017

    28th December 2017 by

    Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, the Scottish economy has strengthened in 2017. The economy has grown and our labour market has performed strongly with the unemployment rate falling to a record low level and the number of people in employment reaching a record...

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  • 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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