2nd July 2021 by Kate Forbes MSP
We know vaccination is key to moving forward from the pandemic and I am pleased to be working with Scotland’s business organisations to encourage businesses up and down the country to support their staff to attend their vaccine appointments. See our joint statement: “The COVID-19 vaccine is a vital step in Scotland’s progress towards a…
24th August 2020 by Michael Matheson
The signing of the Heads of Terms agreement for the Moray Growth Deal is an important milestone.
10th September 2019 by Jamie Hepburn MSP
Today I was delighted to visit Whitespace in Edinburgh and learn about their innovative approach within the creative industry sector and their commitment to upskilling and training their workforce. Their investment in their employees is evident in the quality of their work and the culture of their business. This type of business is central to…
1st July 2019 by kristenmcnicoll
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…
22nd March 2019 by charlottebarbour
Labour Market Statistics Scotland’s Labour Market statistics from November 2018 to January 2019 showed: Scotland’s employment rate rose by 0.3 percentage points to 75.3% Unemployment in Scotland fell to 3.4%, the lowest rate on record Unemployment rate in Scotland (3.4%) is lower than the UK (3.9%) for sixth month in a row Scotland’s youth employment…
31st December 2018 by kristenmcnicoll
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…
26th April 2012 by Crawford Gillies
This morning I spoke to around a hundred Scottish companies on the topic of leadership for growth at the B2B Scotland 2012 event. I try to highlight this topic as often as possible as I firmly believe that leadership has not received the prominence it should have.
5th March 2012 by John Swinney MSP
The Scottish Government’s Chief Economist today published the quarterly State of the Economy report, which provides further evidence that supports my calls to the Chancellor to use the Budget to invest more in capital projects, take action to boost lending to business and build consumer confidence.
2nd February 2012 by John Swinney MSP
I welcome the news that Korean company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is to base its first European offshore wind project in Fife. The investment is worth up to £100m and is expected to create more than 500 new jobs in Scotland.