Scottish Government



KPMG secures £2.32m NHS Scotland support contract

The Scottish Government has awarded a £2.32 million contract to KPMG on behalf of NHS Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

More than £55m of COVID-19 support paid to Scottish businesses

More than £55 million in coronavirus support has been paid out to businesses between October and December through Scottish Government funds.

Published 18 January 2021

Scottish business responds to further curbs on non-essential retailers

The Scottish Government has announced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit non-essential contact.

Published 14 January 2021

Finance secretary Kate Forbes calls for release of £21bn UK COVID-19 reserves

Finance secretary Kate Forbes is urging the UK Government to release £21.3 billion of reserves to help tackle the impact of coronavirus.

Published 13 January 2021

Scottish Government announced top-up funding for hospitality, retail and leisure firms

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4 restrictions will be paid following an announcement by finance secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 12 January 2021

New £1m fund available to Fife businesses to train staff

Over £1 million of funding is now available to Fife businesses to retrain and upskill their staff.

Published 12 January 2021

Finance secretary Kate Forbes 'surprised and disappointed' about Chancellor's business support

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has said that the Scottish Government is both 'surprised and disappointed' over Chancellor Rishi Sunak's business support announcement made yesterday.

Published 6 January 2021

Energy efficiency projects selected for next round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund

Projects in Scotland with a specific focus on efficiency, cutting emissions and improving environmental performance have been selected by the Scottish Government as part of the next round of the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF).

Published 6 January 2021

Scottish Government to receive £375m as chancellor announces new business support

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Scottish Government will receive a further £375m to offer direct support to Scottish businesses.

Published 5 January 2021

Highland Council to open new business grant scheme in new year

The leader of the Highland Council is encouraging all businesses to apply for a new support grant which will open for applications in the New Year.

Published 24 December 2020

Scottish Government announces extra £5m of financial support for students

The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £5 million is being made available to students who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 24 December 2020

Scotland's first gluten free oat plans launched with £2m investment

Two north-east families have invested £2 million to launch Scotland’s first dedicated gluten free oat plant in Aberdeenshire.

Published 22 December 2020

Can Do Collective celebrates resilient Scottish business pioneers

The Can Do Collective, a connected community of enterprise support organisations, is concluding the year celebrating a 25% increase in community size in Scotland.

Published 22 December 2020

Greenshoots: Amiqus wins first public sector contracts with Scottish Government and NHS

Amiqus, the Leith-headquartered software company that enables organisations to engage new clients or staff remotely, has entered the public sector after securing contracts with the Scottish Government and the NHS Business Services Authority.

Published 22 December 2020

Scottish Government announces £104m funding for tourism and hospitality

Tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support from the Scottish Government in the New Year.

Published 22 December 2020