Scotland’s economy continues to perform well

Brexit uncertainty impacting Scotland’s economy.

Scotland’s economy continued to perform well in 2018, with growth returning across all sectors and the Read More

£2 billion additional investment in public services

Budget proposes an extra £2 billion spend.

Health services, the economy and public services will benefit from more than £2 billion Read More

3,450 new homes for West Lothian

Package of support including a Building Scotland Fund £26.8m loan.

More than 3,000 new homes are to be built in West Read More


Transitioning to carbon neutrality

Remit and initial Commission members announced.

The first members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission have been announced, alongside publication of the Read More

Landmark Scottish Crown Estate legislation passed

Local authorities and communities will have a stronger voice in the management of Scottish Crown Estate assets.

Under reforms passed by Read More

Fiona Hyslop speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.

Harpa Centre, Reykjavik

Thank you Dagfinnur [Sveinbjörnsson, CEO, Arctic Circle] for the introduction and Read More


EU exit is impacting business and investment

Economy Secretary urges businesses to prepare now.

Scotland’s Economy Secretary has warned that the UK’s departure from the European Union Read More

Economic impact of ‘No Deal’ Brexit

GDP could drop by up to 7%.

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit could have a dramatic impact on Scotland’s economy, with the Read More

Bringing the rural economy to the forefront of policy making

Delivering rural commitments.

A new group tasked with bringing the rural economy to the forefront of policy making has been announced.

The Read More


Scotland and Wales unite to voice dismay at UK Government’s approach

Joint statement by the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales - EU Exit Debate.

“Today, for the first time in the Read More


SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launches successfully

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule embarked on its first test mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket fires away from pad Read More

Atlantis: MeyGen Update


First Minister speech on Scotland, Brexit and the Future

Georgetown University speech.

It is an absolute honour to be delivering this address and to be taking part in this discussion Read More

First Minister urges UK Government to scrap settlement scheme fees

The UK Government must urgently call a halt to plans to charge EU citizens a fee for settling in the Read More

Red squirrel project wins conservation competition

Trees for Life’s red squirrel project wins global conservation competition.

Scotland’s only entry in the Forests category of a leading global Read More


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