First Minister's speech at the National Economic Forum

It’s fantastic to be here in Dumfries today. It’s really important that forums like this one don’t just take place

FM announces boost to entrepreneurial potential

New funding to support entrepreneurs has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The £650,000 investment into Entrepreneurial Scotland will help

NnG - EDF Group acquires 450 MW offshore wind project in the Firth of Forth

EDF Group acquires a 450 MW offshore wind project in Scotland from Mainstream Renewable Power

The EDF Group, via EDF Renewables

Meeting with Home Secretary requested to discuss Scotland’s unique migration needs

Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Fiona Hyslop has written to Sajid Javid on his appointment as Home Secretary.

Ms Hyslop highlighted

BiFab - New investment secured for fabrication firm

New investment has been secured for fabrication firm BiFab and its yards at Methil and Burntisland in Fife and Arnish

Technology and the labour market

Impact of technological changes on Scottish jobs.

A new publication sets out how digitisation, automation and other innovations will affect the

Fintech has attracted nearly £37 million in investments

Fintech in Scotland has attracted nearly £37 million investment over the last 10 years with an emerging ‘ecosystem’ which brings

AWPR is now expected to open in Autumn 2018

Economy Secretary Keith Brown has provided an update on the opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).   The project had

South of Scotland Economic Partnership

People in the South of Scotland can help shape the agency being established to reinvigorate the area’s economy.

A Scottish Government

Workers’ rights during extreme weather warnings

The impact of the recent severe weather on businesses and workers was discussed at the First Minister’s six monthly meeting

National Investment Bank is one step closer

A publicly-owned investment bank for Scotland

A Scottish National Investment Bank is one step closer, following the publication of the implementation

UBS Wealth plans to double employees in Scotland

Wealth manager UBS plans to increase the number of staff in Edinburgh to 30 people, over the next two years


Scotland’s economy continues to grow

GDP grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017.

Scotland’s economy has remained resilient going into the second half of

Scotland’s Place in Europe: People, Jobs and Investment

A Scottish Government study has warned that leaving the European Union with no deal could leave the country’s economy £12.7bn

Speaking to representatives of the National Grid and Ofgem.

Eilidh Whiteford, SNP member for Banff and Buchan, is speaking to representatives of the National Grid and Ofgem.

Uncertainty has dogged

EU immigration policy for Scotland

A different EU immigration policy for Scotland would not result in a hard border with the rest of the UK,

Saipem and Siemens,new subsea control system

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem and technology giant Siemens are to work together on new subsea systems.

Siemens, through its

Delivering innovation. FM @NicolaSturgeon opens the Oil and Gas Technology Centre Innovation Hub

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP was in Aberdeen today to unveil a new state-of-the-art facility to drive innovation in the

Royal Bank of Scotland is closing 158 branches across the UK

Royal Bank of Scotland is closing 158 branches, putting 472 jobs at risk.

The bank will be closing both RBS and Natwest branches

Oil find ‘could be biggest of the century’

Hurricane Energy is set to announce, at the end of March, that surveys of its Halifax well in an area

First Salvo: LSE and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU

The EU commission has blocked a £21bn merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, halting plans for a tie-up


Gibraltar's passporting rights

Fund managers and insurers have been drawn to Gibraltar because of corporation tax of 10 percent and easy-to-access regulators.

Financial services

Bank of Scotland branches in the Lothians to be closed

Bank of Scotland management have confirmed that branches in Goldenacre and North Morningside in Edinburgh, and in Gorebridge and Gullane,

London centre for Scottish businesses

Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened a new London centre for Scottish businesses looking to expand internationally.

Branded as Scotland House, the

Two hundred jobs are to be created at Kishorn’s dry dock

Two hundred jobs are to be created at Kishorn’s dry dock in Wester Ross during the construction of the world’s