Scottish Government

Scottish Government launches initiative to unlock £200m of low carbon investment

A new investment programme to help deliver Scotland’s just transition to a net-zero emissions economy has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 10 June 2021

Scottish Government announces £3 million research fund to strengthen links with Europe

Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to a new £3 million scheme aimed at repairing research links with the EU following the damaging impact of Brexit.

Published 9 June 2021

Scottish Government announces £26m funding to close the digital divide

Around 23,000 people in Scotland will be given new online skills and training to help improve their chances of securing a job or to reduce isolation.

Published 8 June 2021

Capital Credit Union calls for action on personal debt

Capital Credit Union is calling on the Scottish Government to appoint a financial wellbeing Tsar as part of a package of measures to help in the recovery from the Covid pandemic.

Published 7 June 2021

Scottish Government announces £1 million funding for armed forces charities

A £1 million support fund for Armed Forces charities across Scotland has opened on Friday for bids.

Published 7 June 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for financial clarity ahead of COVID recovery summit

Ahead of the rescheduled four-nations Covid recovery summit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is calling on the UK Government to extend furlough, rule out a return to austerity and prioritise a just recovery from the pandemic, ensuring that pre-existing inequalities are not further exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis.

Published 4 June 2021

Finance minister Kate Forbes to deliver ministerial address at EIE21

Finance minister Kate Forbes is to deliver a ministerial address to open tech investor conference EIE21 next Thursday 10th June.

Published 4 June 2021

Firstport and Social Enterprise Scotland launch new £50,000 fund

Firstport and Social Enterprise Scotland has launched a new Catalyst Fund offering £50,000 loans to support social enterprises to start and scale their businesses.

Published 3 June 2021

Helping businesses recover from COVID-19 should be a national endeavour, says finance secretary Kate Forbes

Seizing Scotland’s economic potential, creating secure, sustainable and satisfying jobs and supporting businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic should be a national endeavour, according to economy secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 3 June 2021

The Hunter Foundation commits £7.5 million to support educational and economic recovery in Scotland

Sir Tom Hunter has today announced a £7.5 million investment from The Hunter Foundation (THF) in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver an overall funding package of £26.9m for a Scottish Mentoring and Leadership programme for young people across Scotland.

Published 27 May 2021

Scotland's onshore GDP grew by 2.1% in March

Scotland’s onshore GDP grew by 2.1% in March, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 26 May 2021

Scottish Government announces £3.75 million funding to improve rural connectivity

Mobile coverage in some of the most rural parts of Scotland will be improved with an additional £3.75 million investment from the Scottish Government.

Published 26 May 2021

MCC Accountants: More firms than ever contemplating permanent home-working in Scotland

More Scottish firms see increased staff members working at home as a “permanent business model” now than at any other time during the pandemic, according to Glasgow-based MCC Accountants.

Published 24 May 2021

Dundee City Council asked to support City Centre Strategic Investment Plan

Work to steer the next 30 years of development and investment opportunities for Dundee city centre could be boosted on three fronts next week if a new investment plan is approved by councillors.

Published 7 May 2021

Doubt over ‘data not dates’ claim as Scotland businesses face two-tier UK approach

Scotland faces being left behind in the COVID-19 economic recovery compared with England if the incoming Scottish Government is allowed to continue with a two-tier system to emerge in the summer, according to the Scottish Hospitality Group (SHG).

Published 6 May 2021