1. Consultation paper

    20 Aug 2021

    Local food for everyone – a discussion: consultation

    Everyone, from private individuals to businesses and organisations are invited to help shape a local food strategy for Scotland. This consultation is the first stage in a strategy to make high quality food accessible to all and promote the benefits of local food.

  2. Consultation paper

    02 Aug 2021

    Islands bond: consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to developing an Islands Bond - offering 100 bonds of up to £50,000 to young people and families to stay in or to move to islands currently threatened by depopulation. This consultation is inviting comments to inform the development of this policy.

  3. Progress report

    28 Jul 2021

    Young Person's Guarantee - implementation: progress report

    Report highlighting the progress made against the initial recommendations contained within the Youth Guarantee - No-one Left Behind: initial report, as well as outlining the next steps against the commitments made in the supporting activity plan.

  4. Consultation paper

    15 Jun 2021

    New Year's Day trading for large retailers: consultation

    Large retail businesses are currently able to open on New Year’s Day. This consultation is being held to seek the views of shop workers, retail businesses and others on whether the current law should change so that large retail businesses must close on New Year’s Day.

  5. Research and analysis

    01 Mar 2021

    Financing Scotland's recovery: analysis

    The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture has been working closely with the banks in Scotland since the start of the COVID-19 crisis to better understand how we can facilitate economic recovery.

  6. Research and analysis

    30 Oct 2020

    Monthly economic brief: October 2020

    The monthly economic brief provides a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy.

  7. Consultation paper

    28 Aug 2020

    Scottish National Investment Bank missions: consultation

    Proposed missions for the Scottish National Investment Bank. It explains the Bank’s mission-oriented approach and why these are the right missions for the Bank to adopt. This document will be laid in the Scottish Parliament for consultation.

  8. Research and analysis

    10 Jul 2020

    Monthly Economic Brief: July 2020

    The Monthly Economic Brief provides a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy.

  9. NEWS

    11 Mar 2020 10:31

    Tourism drive

    Funding to develop tourism in North Ayrshire.

  10. Research and analysis

    20 Sep 2019

    State of the economy: September 2019

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economic Adviser to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context.

  11. Research and analysis

    21 Jun 2019

    State of the Economy: June 2019

    Recent developments in the global, UK and Scottish economies, and analysis of the performance of, and outlook for, the Scottish economy.

  12. Research and analysis

    21 Feb 2019

    No-deal Brexit: economic implications for Scotland

    Illustration of the potential impact that a no-deal Brexit - leaving the EU on the 29th March 2019 without a transition period or agreement on any future trade deal and wider economic relationship - could have on the Scottish economy over the next 12-24 months.

  13. Research and analysis

    13 Feb 2019

    State of the economy: February 2019

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economic Adviser to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context, including Brexit impact analysis.

  14. Research and analysis

    17 Jan 2019

    Planning, economy, place: literature review

    Review of the publications and case studies regarding how planning can support the economy, and how the economy can support creating great places.

  15. NEWS

    04 Dec 2018 16:34

    Fisheries Bill

    Scotland must have say in determining quota and effort limits.

  16. Progress report

    23 Oct 2018

    State of the economy: October 2018

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economic Adviser to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context.

  17. NEWS

    09 Jul 2018 00:01

    Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  18. NEWS

    06 Jul 2018 11:00

    ShareLab Scotland

    FM announces £172,000 fund to promote collaborative working.

  19. NEWS

    31 Jan 2018 15:14

    Budget stage 1

    NHS, economy and the low paid to benefit

  20. NEWS

    22 Jan 2018 18:00

    Don’t hold us back

    Environment Secretary challenges UK Government over deposit return.

  21. Factsheet

    19 Jan 2018

    State of the economy: January 2018

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economic Adviser to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context.

  22. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  23. Factsheet

    10 Nov 2017

    State of the economy: November 2017

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economic Adviser to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context.

  24. NEWS

    13 Sep 2017 11:40

    Labour Market Stats

    Employment at record high, unemployment at joint record low.

  25. NEWS

    04 Sep 2017 12:42

    A future in food

    Funding for food and drink careers education in schools.

  26. Research and analysis

    22 Aug 2017

    Collaborative economy: evidence analysis

    Analysis of responses to the call for evidence issued by the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy in April 2017.

  27. NEWS

    27 Jun 2017 14:16

    UK Government/DUP deal

    Call for urgent meeting to discuss full implications of the funding agreement.

  28. NEWS

    18 May 2017 09:38

    Living Wage

    800th Living Wage employer accredited.

  29. NEWS

    06 Apr 2017 12:30

    Green jobs increase

    Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third.

  30. NEWS

    01 Apr 2017 00:01

    Crown Estate Scotland

    Control of multi-million pound assets will benefit local communities.

  31. Factsheet

    03 Mar 2017

    State of the economy: March 2017

    Report produced tri-annually by the Chief Economist to provide a picture of the Scottish economy in an international context.

  32. NEWS

    30 Jan 2017 12:30

    Sealing the deal

    Inverness and Highland City Region Deal is signed.

  33. NEWS

    18 Jan 2017 11:29

    GDP statistics

    Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, comments on GDP statistics.

  34. NEWS

    02 Nov 2016 20:00

    Clarity on quotas

    Stability over quota allocations for fisheries industry.

  35. NEWS

    02 Nov 2016 14:40

    EU funds guaranteed

    Certainty for over £700m of farming, fishing and structural funds projects

  36. NEWS

    24 Oct 2016 00:01

    Business boost

    European funding for small and medium-sized enterprise.