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The Anholt - GFK Roper Nation Brands Index(SM): 2012 Report for Scotland

The Anholt - GFK Roper Nation Brands Index(SM): 2012 Report for Scotland

Friday, December 7, 2012

ISBN: 9781782562665

This publication reports the 2012 findings of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI) on Scotland's international reputation in terms of exports, governance, culture, people, tourism and investment and immigration.

Executive Summary

Conducted annually from 2008, the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index examines the image of 50 nations. Each year, approximately 20,000 adults aged 18 and up are interviewed online in 20 core panel nations. The Anholt - GfK Roper Nation Brands Index looks at a country’s image by examining six dimensions of national competence: Exports, Governance, Culture, People, Tourism, and Investment and Immigration. This gives an overall indication of a country’s reputation.

Scotland’s score (60.1) and rank (15th) on the index show that Scotland continues to have a strong reputation abroad. Scotland’s reputation is stable in comparison to its 2010 performance in terms of the score and rank. Scotland’s reputation also remained stable since the indicator’s baseline year (2008).

In terms of relative rankings, Scotland’s reputation has improved in five out of six dimensions of the index since 2010. Scotland’s Governance and Tourism are seen as Scotland’s strongest points. Exports remain to be perceived as its weakest point. Across all dimensions, with the exception of Exports, Scotland is ranked within the Top 20.