Scottish Government



Scottish government announce help for high growth start-ups

High growth start-up companies and university spinout projects will receive grants from the Scottish government to help them grow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 18 September 2020

Scottish government report says extending furlough scheme could save thousands of jobs

A Scottish government report has estimated that extending the furlough scheme by eight months could save 61,000 jobs in Scotland.

Published 16 September 2020

Scottish Government launches Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme

The Scottish Government has launched a Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) with the stated aim of protecting and improving the natural environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting sustainable farming and land use.

Published 15 September 2020

Economy secretary writes to UK Government over Internal Markets Bill

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has written to the UK Government voicing concern at its plans for a post-Brexit internal market, saying it represents a threat to the Scottish economy.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Borders businesses receive almost £40m of support in COVID-19 funding

Businesses in the Scottish Borders have benefitted from almost £40 million of support through the Team South of Scotland partnership of Scottish Borders Council and South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

Published 14 September 2020

Island communities receive £2m funding to aid green recovery

Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects funded by the Scottish Government which are designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Government provides Scottish town centres £700,000 to boost COVID-19 recovery

A total of £700,000 is being made available to help Scotland’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) support their communities in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 14 September 2020

Councils and community groups to benefit from £9m active travel fund

The Scottish Government has awarded £9.46 million to 10 active travel and low carbon projects across Scotland through the Scottish Government Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Published 11 September 2020

Scottish Government announces £30m of funding to regenerate communities

All of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and more than 25 individual community regeneration projects will receive a share of £30 million of new investment for regeneration and town centres.

Published 10 September 2020

SBRC to lead National Cyber Security Centre programme in Scotland

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has won a tender from the Scottish Government to launch and deliver the National Cyber Security Centre’s Exercise in a Box to businesses in Scotland.

Published 10 September 2020

Scottish Government launches £1bn green investment portfolio

The Scottish Government has launched its Green Investment Portfolio inviting investors to get behind more than £1 billion of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling opportunities.

Published 9 September 2020

'Thousands of Scottish businesses' threatened by non-domestic rates appeals backlog

The Scottish Government's postponement of non-domestic rates revaluation by a year to April 2023 will push more businesses over the edge in the absence of urgent measures to tackle the appeals backlog, property experts are warning.

Published 4 September 2020

Youth Guarantee to focus on delivering new jobs in financial services sector

Scotland's Youth Guarantee will focus on identifying youth employment opportunities with employers in the financial services sector.

Published 3 September 2020

Scottish Government announces £4m funding for technology sector

The Scottish Government has announced that five technology hubs will be established with £4 million to support the next generation of Scottish start-ups.

Published 3 September 2020

Job creation and investment at the core of Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Government is to set up a national training fund and jobs investment plan to support people at risk of redundancy or unemployment and create new jobs as part of Scotland's coronavirus recovery plan.

Published 2 September 2020