Scottish Government

Scottish Government announces grants for crofters' homes

Grants to improve housing or build new homes in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities have been awarded to 13 crofters.

Published 19 July 2021

Scottish and Welsh Governments call for fair funding

The UK government will undermine devolution if they establish freeports in Scotland and Wales without reaching agreement with devolved governments, according to Scottish and Welsh ministers.

Published 16 July 2021

Scottish Government announces £200,000 funding for food and drink sector recovery

A fund to help regional food and drink ventures recover from the impact of Covid-19 has awarded £200,000 to a range of projects across Scotland.

Published 16 July 2021

Economy secretary Kate Forbes shows support for Scotland Loves Local gift card

Scotland's economy secretary Kate Forbes has said that the new Scotland Loves Local Gift Card will provide a boost for businesses as they recover from coronavirus.

Published 13 July 2021

Scottish Government releases £12 million of additional funding to Scottish health boards

The Scottish Government has released £12 million in additional funding to health boards across Scotland to support non-Covid emergency care.

Published 13 July 2021

Scottish Government announces funding for fishing sector training and equipment

The Scottish Government has announced a further £140,000 of funding for training and equipment in Scotland's fishing sector.

Published 12 July 2021

Scottish Government announces new ten-year economic national strategy

The Scottish Government has announced a new ten-year National Strategy which it said will drive Scotland’s economic transformation as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and transitions to a net-zero economy.

Published 9 July 2021

Scottish Government announces £10m to restore nature and tackle biodiversity loss

Projects that restore nature, safeguard wildlife and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss and climate change will get a share of £10 million through a new Scottish Government fund.

Published 7 July 2021

Scottish Government launches new recruitment drive for tourism and hospitality sectors

The Scottish Government has launched a campaign encouraging people to choose a career in Scotland’s valued tourism and hospitality industry.

Published 6 July 2021

Scottish Government allocates £100,000 to support the Global Climate Assembly

The Scottish Government has announced it will allocate £100,000 of funding to support the Global Climate Assembly, an initiative which will bring together 100 participants from the global north and south to learn from each other, and to make recommendations which will feed into COP26 discussions.

Published 2 July 2021

Scottish Government awards £1 million funding to support Edinburgh's festivals

Producers and venues have been awarded £1 million by the Scottish Government to support the safe return of live events at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.

Published 30 June 2021

Scotland's tourism hotspots boosted by £5.8 million recovery funding from STERG

More than £5.8 million in recovery funding from the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) is to be spent improving infrastructure and creating jobs at a number of Scotland’s popular visitor destinations and nature hotspots.

Published 25 June 2021

New Scottish Government paper highlights the 'damaging' legacy of Brexit

The harm done to Scotland’s economy, trade, population, education and governance by Brexit is becoming increasingly clear, a new paper released by the Scottish Government has found.

Published 25 June 2021

Scottish Government announces £190,000 funding for convenience stores to stock local produce

A £190,000 funding programme to promote the sale of local produce in convenience stores across Scotland is underway.

Published 25 June 2021

Scotland's GDP increased by 2.0% in April

Scotland’s onshore GDP is estimated to have increased by 2.0% in April, as the stay at home restriction in place since the beginning of the year was lifted and consumer-facing services began to re-open during the month.

Published 23 June 2021