Scottish Government



Wylie & Bisset unveils road map to hybrid working model

Noting that the Scottish Government’s road map to recovery means it can re-open its office on Monday 26 April, chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset has unveiled its own road map to the adoption of new hybrid working practices.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish farm incomes dropped by 36% in 2020

Scottish farm incomes dropped by more than a third last year (36%) while the average farm business would have made a loss of £17,100 without support payments, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish businesses received over £1.94bn in grants throughout pandemic

Scottish businesses have benefited from more than £1.94 billion in grants paid directly to businesses since March 2020.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Government announces £25m funding for tourism recovery

Holiday vouchers, discounts for days out and a marketing fund are included in a new £25 million tourism recovery programme announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Government announces new £5m plan for social enterprises

A new Social Enterprise Action Plan will offer increased support to the sector, including £5 million of funding to boost its potential for growth and put the social enterprise model at the heart of Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2021

Mark Logan to oversee Scotland's £7m tech-led recovery

Mark Logan, a leading expert in scaling digital businesses, has been appointed to oversee work, which is backed by £7 million of funding, to establish Scotland as a world-class technology hub.

Published 24 March 2021

Scottish Government announces £1m funding for armed forces charities

Armed forces charities across Scotland will benefit from a new £1 million support fund.

Published 24 March 2021

Scottish Government launches £1m digital support programme

A new £1 million digital support programme for creative and cultural businesses has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 23 March 2021

Over 2,800 Scottish businesses in the wedding sector supported by £25m fund

More than 2,800 businesses that operate within the Scottish wedding industry have been supported by £25.9 million worth of funding to help survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 March 2021

Scotland's employment rate fell to 74.3% from November to January

For November to January 2021, Scotland’s employment rate estimate fell over the quarter to 74.3%, according to the latest Labour Market Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 23 March 2021

Scottish Government establishes £30m third sector growth fund

A new £30 million fund is being established by the Scottish Government to support small businesses within the third sector, helping them to grow as Scotland recovers from the impacts of coronavirus.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish economy grew 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020

Scotland's Chief Statistician has released statistics showing that the economy grew by 2.0% during the fourth quarter of 2020, covering the period October to December.

Published 19 March 2021

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop announces £70m funding for jobs

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced that a further £70 million will be made available by the Scottish Government to provide more jobs, internships, apprenticeships, training and volunteering opportunities for young people in Scotland. 

Published 19 March 2021

Scottish Government announces £40m additional funding for councils

Local authorities in Scotland will receive an additional £40 million to support local communities, public finance minister Ivan McKee has confirmed.

Published 19 March 2021

Trade minister Ivan McKee calls for clarity over future of Scottish green ports

Trade minister Ivan McKee has urged the UK Government to provide clarity over the future of green ports in Scotland.

Published 19 March 2021