1. Advice and guidance

    24 Sep 2021

    Fair Work First: guidance

    Outlines our Fair Work First approach and exemplifies the Fair Work First criteria in practice. It should be used by those involved in awarding public sector grants, sponsorship and other funding, and contracts, and those seeking to access/accessing such funding and/or contracts.

  2. Research and analysis

    05 Aug 2021

    Digital Economy Business Survey 2021: findings

    Summary of findings from the Digital Economy Business Survey (DEBS) 2021. This publication includes the high level DEBS report, accompanying data tables and the Digital Economy Maturity Index 2021.

  3. Research and analysis

    09 Jul 2021

    National Islands Plan Survey: final report

    This report presents the findings from the National Islands Plan Survey. The research explores perceptions of island life in relation to the strategic objectives set out in the National Islands Plan.

  4. Consultation analysis

    19 Mar 2021

    National Islands Plan through a COVID Lens: survey results

    Summary of key findings after the six main local authorities with islands were invited to consider the impact of the (COVID-19) pandemic on the delivery of National Island Plan commitments and how these should be prioritised going forward.

  5. Independent report

    26 Feb 2021

    Innovation data baseline: final report

    Independent consultant EKOS were commissioned to undertake a review of the methods for measuring the impacts of investments in innovation. The study is part of a wider programme of work - which primarily focuses on the innovation activities of the Enterprise and Skills agencies in Scotland.

  6. Strategy/plan

    28 Feb 2020

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  7. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rural Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  8. NEWS

    06 Apr 2018 18:38

    Young's Seafood

    New Group to explore options for retaining Annan processing jobs.

  9. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

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

  10. NEWS

    21 Jun 2017 09:30

    Tidal park approved

    Multi turbine facility near Islay will create up to 32 jobs.

  11. NEWS

    31 Mar 2017 10:10

    New roles for workers

    More than two thirds of Kwik-fit Insurance Services workers in positive destinations.

  12. Advice and guidance

    24 Mar 2017

    Age verification guidance

    A guide for retailers creating an age verification policy for their store, including what documentation to ask for and approaching customers.

  13. NEWS

    02 Feb 2017 10:00

    Green Investment Bank

    Cabinet Secretary receives confirmation on protection of Scotland interests during sale.

  14. NEWS

    19 Jan 2017 14:25

    Green Investment Bank

    Assurances received over strategic importance of Green Investment Bank.

  15. NEWS

    24 Oct 2016 00:01

    Business boost

    European funding for small and medium-sized enterprise.

  16. Map

    09 May 2016

    Enterprise Areas: maps

    Maps showing the site boundaries of the various Enterprise Areas, each focused on a different industry.