Scotland's Economy

This week: 15/03/19

March 15, 2019 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Scotland’s space industry

Scotland’s space sector could be worth £4 billion by 2030, Innovation Minister Ivan McKee said during a space industry debate in Scottish parliament this week.

Mr McKee outlined the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to introduce at least one spaceport by the early 2020s.

Read more about Scotland’s space industry


Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson has called for the UK Government to match the Scottish Government’s funding commitment for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

The Scottish Government is prepared to invest up to £85 million over ten years to drive inclusive growth across the region.

Read more about Boderlands

Data Fest Fringe Launch

Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes visited Hello Digital in An Lochran, Inverness to launch Highland and Islands Enterprise’s Data Fest 2019.

The event was an opportunity to showcase Scotland’s leading role in data science and artificial intelligence on the international stage.


Innovation Minister Ivan McKee launched STATWARS as part of Data Fest 2019. The competition is designed to promote data and digital skills in primary and secondary schools.

Fair Start Scotland

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn addressed providers and stakeholders across Scotland at the second Fair Start Scotland Provider Forum.

A9 dualling Pass of Birnam to Tay Crossing

Community engagement events being held in Birnam at the end of this month will let local communities and road users see the work that has taken place since the co-creative process identified a community option last summer.

Read more about the A9 dualling pass

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