Scottish Government

Scottish Government launches new space strategy

A new strategy to secure a £4 billion share of the global space market for the Scottish economy has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 20 October 2021

AAI EmployAbility secures funding to help minority ethnic women in Scotland get back to work

Scottish social enterprise AAI EmployAbility has secured funding to help minority ethnic women in Scotland get back to work after career breaks.

Published 19 October 2021

Scottish Government allocates £2m to create 'resilient and sustainable' islands

People living in Scotland’s island-based communities will benefit from new Scottish Government funding for projects designed to support employment, community resilience and health and wellbeing.

Published 18 October 2021

Argyll and Bute council announces additional £98,000 to support local businesses

Argyll and Bute Council is providing an additional £98,000 to support local businesses who applied to and qualified for its Business Hardship Fund.

Published 15 October 2021

Scottish and UK Government agree first stage of the Fiscal Framework Review

Yesterday, the UK Government and Scottish Government agreed in principle the scope of the independent report that will inform the subsequent review of the Scottish Government’s Fiscal Framework.

Published 15 October 2021

Companies bidding to win public sector contracts must pay the real living wage

Companies bidding to win Scottish Government contracts will have to pay the real Living Wage.

Published 15 October 2021

Economy secretary Kate Forbes to meet with chief secretary to the Treasury

Finance and economy secretary Kate Forbes will stress the need for the forthcoming review of Scotland’s devolved fiscal arrangements to be wide-ranging when she meets the new chief secretary to the treasury Simon Clarke in London today.

Published 14 October 2021

Rural firms across Scotland encouraged to take part in new business survey

Businesses in rural areas across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a new Rural Business Panel survey which gets underway this week.

Published 13 October 2021

Funding secured from HIE to help rebuild Fair Isle Bird Observatory

A £7.4 million project to rebuild Shetland’s world-renowned bird observatory on Fair Isle takes a step forward yesterday, as Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Government announced a funding package totalling £2.35m.

Published 12 October 2021

Scottish Government announces £450,000 boost for the events sector

An additional £450,000 has been made available as part of Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund to help the return of events across the country.

Published 12 October 2021

Scottish Government announces £3.4m funding to help manufacturing industry decarbonise

The first recipients of a fund set up to help Scotland’s manufacturing industries reduce emissions have been announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 11 October 2021

Scottish Government announces over £300m health and social care funding

A substantial new investment of over £300 million in hospital and community care has been unveiled by the Scottish Government to help tackle what is anticipated to be the toughest winter the NHS and social care system has ever faced.

Published 7 October 2021

Scottish Government announces COVID-19 recovery strategy

The Scottish Government has announced that people who have suffered the most as a result of the pandemic will be at the heart of Scotland’s Covid recovery strategy.

Published 6 October 2021

Highlands and Islands to receive £1.47m of net-zero transition funding

Tourism businesses, communities and social enterprises are set to benefit from £1.47m of net-zero transition funding being distributed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 5 October 2021

Scottish companies secure contracts thanks to World Expo

Around 12 companies across Scotland are providing services worth more than £8 million to the World Expo 2020, which opened on Friday in Dubai.

Published 4 October 2021