Scotland's Economy

  • 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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  • Taking action on pregnancy discrimination

    8th March 2017 by

    Rosalind Bragg, director of Maternity Action discusses pregnancy discrimination and the importance of removing any barriers to work.

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  • Employability discussions in Brussels

    6th February 2017 by

    Last month I spent time in Brussels to talk about the challenges and solutions of employability across the EU and how the Scottish Government might continue to contribute. We discussed employment support services for disabled people and the long-term unemployed and the new, fairer approach we will be taking.

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  • Supporting woodlands

    1st February 2017 by

    Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing discusses forestry and the need for our woodlands to be a share national endeavour.

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