Scotland's Economy

  • Heads of Terms signing for Borderlands

    1st July 2019 by

    Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson has signed the Heads of Terms agreement for up to £85m Scottish Government investment in the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. The signing of the agreement, which took place at the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland at Glentress in the Scottish Borders, is a major step towards the funding of projects and…

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  • This week: 18/01

    18th January 2019 by

    Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced that West Lothian is to get 3,450 new homes as part of the Winchburgh development – one of the UK’s biggest housing-linked infrastructure projects. Read more     Trade, Investment and Innovation Minister Ivan McKee met with inspiring participants of the CBI Leadership Programme at Bute House, discussing Scottish Government…

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  • This Week: 04/01/2019

    4th January 2019 by

    Infrastructure priorities for 2019 Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson has set out his priorities for 2019 in an article on our blog. Read more Return to work travel advice People are being urged to plan their return to work travel, with the trunk roads and other transport networks in Scotland expected to be busy over the…

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  • Growing our strong investment in infrastructure during 2019 – Michael Matheson

    31st December 2018 by

    Infrastructure investment is one of the four pillars of the Scottish Government’s economic strategy which is why in 2019-20 our capital programme will invest more than £5 billion across Scotland. We know the value of investing in infrastructure goes beyond the physical homes, schools, hospitals we see as the projects begin to open. It unlocks…

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  • This Week: 28/12/2018

    28th December 2018 by

    Priorities for 2019 Finance and Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has set out his priorities for 2019 in an article in The Herald. Read more Improving ferry access Further accessibility improvements will be made on Scotland’s ferries following the fourth round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund. Almost £80,000 is being awarded to Serco NorthLink…

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  • A budget for Scotland's future

    11th September 2013 by

    Today I brought to Parliament a budget for Scotland’s future. Global economic conditions continue to impact on economic confidence, I am therefore focused on boosting confidence in our economy to encourage private sector investment and growth. This budget focuses on supporting an investment led recovery and economic growth, supporting Scotland’s people and communities against the…

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