Scotland's Economy

  • Brave

    18th November 2011 by

    The full length trailer for Brave has been released, giving us a flavour of what I expect will be the biggest cinematic opportunity to showcase Scotland since Braveheart.

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  • Whisky Galore

    18th November 2011 by

    Our whisky industry is a national success story and makes a huge contribution to Scotland's economy. Today I visited the distillery and bottling plant of BenRiach – one of Scotland's leading brands of whisky. The company must be commended for its part in Scotland's whisky success story.

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  • Collaboration in the Cairngorms

    17th November 2011 by

    I attended the Cairngorms Business Partnership Conference this morning, an annual in the National Park bringing together local business people and organisations. I spoke in the morning session about the Government's work to retain Scotland's position as the most supportive environment for business in the UK, and received feedback from delegates on the GES in the Q&A session, with views on public sector secondments and the Small Business Bonus Scheme.

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