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Latest Report on Scotland’s Economy from Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie

Scottish Government - The latest assessment of Scotland’s economic performance has been published in Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie’s State of the Economy report.This report outlines recent developments in the global, UK and Scottish economies. The report is published ahead of Wednesday’s d...


Call Out To Businesses! New Scottish Tourism Alliance Research Project Seeks Participants

Tourism & Hospitality: The Growing Cost of Doing BusinessSTA - Earlier this year, the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) announced that we would be conducting a piece of research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland’s tourism sector. We have now commi...


Job Opportunity - Senior Development Manager with Opportunity North East (ONE)

The Organisation Opportunity North East (ONE) is the private sector’s response to the long-term economic challenges facing North East Scotland. ONE is industry-led, privately funded, region-specific and focuses on action to achieve growth and safeguard or create employment, which gives it a unique...


Job Opportunity - Development Officer with Falkland Islands Development Corporation

FIDC has a vacancy for the post of Development Officer.We are looking for a motivated individual with an entrepreneurial background to help us support local companies start and grow their businesses. The successful candidate will be supporting our Development Manager with the provision of sound busi...


Scottish Business Output Hits Three-Month High while Confidence in North Sea Industry Rises

BBC News - Scotland's private sector grew last month, with output reaching the highest level since February, according to a new report.Businesses put the growth down to expansion in the services sector, while manufacturing production also remained strong.Meanwhile, cost pressures eased marginally, r...


Event Report on 'Workplace Innovation in Scotland' Now Available

A report from last week's EDAS / SUII event on 'Workplace Innovation in Scotland', including presentations for download, is now available. Please read here: https://storify.com/edas_scotland/workplace-innovation-in-scotland-may-2017...


FAI: is Scotland on the Brink of Recession?

Fraser of Allander Institute - Official data published in April showed that the Scottish economy contracted in the final 3-months of 2016. That means that we’re just one data release away from ‘technical recession’ – that is, two consecutive quarters of falling GDP.In this blog, we review th...


Explore Quality Co-Working Workshop, 22-23 June, Melting Pot, Edinburgh

An energising two-day workshop exploring key insights and strategies for building your quality co-working business.Are you planning to launch, or have you recently launched, a quality co-working space? Then this event is for you!Receive critical insights that will shape your business model and...


Scotland’s Social Enterprise Awards 2017 Now Live! – Deadline 10th July

Scotland’s annual awards for achievement in social enterprise are now open for entries!Social Enterprise Scotland is calling on all social enterprises to step up and demonstrate how they’re helping people or the environment – gaining real recognition for their many achievements.This year there...


Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland to be Expanded

Scottish Government - Hundreds of people will have the opportunity to study for degree-level courses while in employment thanks to a significant expansion of Graduate Level Apprenticeships.A total of 379 places will be made available for individuals to study for a degree, up to Masters level, while...


Building a Local Government Associates Framework – Improvement Service Information Events

The Improvement Service is commissioning an Associates Framework to support change programmes in councils and community planning partnerships (CPPs).We are now planning two information events to give out more information about the framework and the types of skills, knowledge and experience we'll be...


Record High for Foreign Investment in Scotland

BBC News - Scotland won a record number of investments from overseas in 2016, although growth was substantially lower than the previous year.There were 122 foreign direct investment deals done over the course of last year, up from 119 in 2015.The EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey showed Scotland was...


UK Social Enterprises Post Almost £1bn in Profits

Third Force News - UK social enterprises made almost £1 billion in profit last year.The latest NatWest SE100 data report for UK social enterprises has revealed 57% of social enterprises reported growth in their turnover last year.It suggests the sector is undergoing a period of impre...


Newsflash! Strathclyde Business School and Melting Pot Edinburgh Speakers to Present Workplace Innovation Case Studies, 30/5 - Book Today!

Expert Seminar to Demonstrate 'What Works' in Workplace Innovation and How to Support New Workplace Practices A learning workshop from the Economic Development Association Scotland and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, 2pm - .4.30pm, 30 May 2017, SUII Centre, University of Strathclyd...


Scottish Unemployment Falls Below UK Rate

BBC - Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 14,000 in the three months to March to reach 120,000, official figures have shown.It takes the jobless rate to 4.4% - below the rate of 4.6% for the whole of the UK.The labour market statistics also show that employment in Scotland increased by 5,000...


Scottish Chambers of Commerce Opens Trade Office in China

BBC - Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has officially opened a new international trade office in Yantai, China.The announcement came during a trade mission to China involving business leaders from across Scotland.SCC said a recent Chinese policy of opening up to new overseas alliances presented "...


Newsflash! The Scottish Economy's Workplace Innovation Opportunity

The Opportunities of Workplace Innovation for the Scottish Economy A learning workshop from the Economic Development Association Scotland and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, 2pm - .4.30pm, 30 May 2017, SUII Centre, University of Strathclyde. Book your place today! The Hea...


£43m announced for low-carbon infrastructure projects

Scottish Government - Details of how more than £43 million is being invested in low-carbon infrastructure were announced today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.Shared across 13 projects throughout Scotland, this investment represents one of the largest direct energy investments in the last 10 year...


Report of EDAS & SDI's Internationalisation Learning Workshop on Exporting Now Available

On Friday 31st March 2017, internationalisation experts from the Scottish Government, local authorities, academia, social enterprise and the private sector gathered to discuss strategies and support for growing the global aspirations of businesses and organisations in Scotland.This report gives the...


EDAS / SUII Event: Workplace Innovation in Scotland, 30 May 2017

A learning workshop from the Economic Development Association Scotland and the Scottish Universities Insight InstituteTuesday 30 May, 2.30 – 4pmSUII Centre, University of Strathclyde, GlasgowRefreshments provided£25 + VAT EDAS Member / £50 + VAT Non-Members [Join to gain member rate]Book your pl...


SCVO Local Funding Survey Highlights Long-Term Funding Issues for Third Sector

SCVO - In this report, we demonstrate the many difficulties and intricacies of local funding for much of the third sector. Most of the funding issues faced by the sector arise whatever type of funding the organisation is seeking: grant funding, a service level agreement, or a contract. Similarly, th...


£8.35 million to support urban regeneration in centre of Glasgow

Scottish Government - Housing Minister Kevin Stewart today announced investment of £8.35 million from its SPRUCE fund to support the refurbishment of vacant office space in central Glasgow.It’s a move that will deliver around 71,000 ft2 of much needed new high quality Grade “A” office space f...


Brexit Skills and Labour Gap Risk for Scottish Firms, Says FSB

FSB Scotland - Two thirds of Scottish small employers with EU workers are concerned about future skills shortages, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).FSB’s new study shows one quarter (26%) of Scottish small employers currently have a member of staff from elsew...


One Week to the IED North Conference, 10 May, Manchester

IED - Don't forget to book your place at the IED North Conference being held in central Manchester on the 10th May. Taking place at the Lowry Hotel and featuring a keynote speech from Lord Heseltine, the IED North Conference will be bringing together economic development, regener...


Exciting Opportunity for a Senior Consultant with ekosgen – Glasgow

Application deadline: 10 May 2017Are you committed to a career in economic development? Do you want to become part of an exciting business and help us to achieve our growth plans? ekosgen is one of the UK’s leading independent economic consultancy firms providing advice to public and private secto...


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