Scottish Government



Website for businesses released as part of refreshed plan for economic growth in Scotland

A new website which makes it easier for businesses to get information and support is one of the measures in the Scottish Government's refreshed Economic Action Plan for Scotland.

Published 22 January 2020

£19m of funding allocated to CashBack for Communities

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals through the Cashback for Communities programme run by the Scottish Government.

Published 22 January 2020

Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry secures £10m funding package

Opportunity North East (ONE) has announced that the Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK Government and the Scottish Government.

Published 21 January 2020

Scottish Government to bring forward green focus for economy

The Scottish Government has announced that it will redouble its efforts to support sustainable economic growth this week, with a number of key commitments helping the transition toward a low carbon economy taking a significant step forward.

Published 20 January 2020

FSB: Three quarters of Scottish smaller firms opposed to council rates move

Three-quarters of Scottish firms believe that giving councils additional powers over non-domestic rates would be bad for business, according to a new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Published 17 January 2020

Scottish Government announces loan fund for rural farmers and crofters

Loan payments are now being issued to provide financial support to hill farmers and crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginalised areas, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 17 January 2020

Scottish Government responds to letters from Scottish businesses regarding Uniform Business Rate

Public finance minister Kate Forbes has replied to a letter from the Scottish business community highlighting the Scottish Government’s support for maintaining the Uniform Business Rate.

Published 16 January 2020

Scotland's standards for trade must be protected, says First Minister

Standards for trade after Brexit must not be allowed to deteriorate, the First Minister has said.

Published 16 January 2020

Scottish Government launches £6m small business climate change fund

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today launched a new £6 million fund to support projects helping small and medium-sized business (SMEs) take advantage of the global transition to a low carbon economy.

Published 15 January 2020

Extinction Rebellion targets Baillie Gifford's Edinburgh office

Protest group Extinction Rebellion has targetted Baillie Gifford's Edinburgh office by barricading the entrance to the building.

Published 14 January 2020

Scottish budget date set despite finance secretary's call for flexibility

The Scottish Government has announced that its budget will be published on 6 February 2020.

Published 13 January 2020

Enterprise projects in Dumfries and Galloway to receive £500k funding

The Scottish Government has announced that enterprise projects in Dumfries and Galloway will receive a share of more than £500,000 from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP).

Published 13 January 2020

Scottish Government announces £125k fund for small bakeries

Independent bakeries are benefitting from £125,000 from the Scottish Government to help small food retailers face the challenges posed by bigger chains.

Published 10 January 2020

Professional sector urged to take account of cybersecurity to protect tendering process

Aberdeen-based IT specialist Clark Integrated Technologies has urged the Scottish professional sector to take account of cybersecurity to protect the tendering process.

Published 8 January 2020

Scottish Government supports innovation in farming with £340k investment

The Scottish Government has supported innovation in farming by providing £340,000 of funding through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF).

Published 8 January 2020