Tourism and conference-hosting is arguably one of the key industries most crucial to sustainable economic growth in Scotland and the north-east. It is a notoriously volatile trade, demanding constant innovation. If this key sector is to be successfully grown it will require long-term strategic thinking.
The average nurse, teacher, paramedic, police officer or firefighter can only afford to own a home in 8% of towns across Britain, a report has found.
Public spending cuts may be needed to help deal with a possible Scottish budget shortfall of more than £1 billion, the Finance Secretary has warned MSPs.
Scotland’s tourism, food and drink, and creative industries have all grown over the last year, figures show.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing a grilling from MSPs over how the Scottish Government plans to meet a possible budget shortfall of more than £1 billion.
There was a mixed picture for Scotland’s jobs market last month, according to a new survey.
A Holyrood committee wants to change the law to prevent ministers from getting early sight of key economic information.
The Scottish Government’s latest financial strategy is lacking “analytical assessment” and contains only “limited information” on spending plans, economic experts have said.
A new department should be created to help businesses sell online as part of a new economic model to boost skills and growth, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
The number of projects involving foreign firms investing in Scotland fell by almost a fifth last year, a new report has revealed.
Brexit uncertainty and greater devolution of welfare to Holyrood are two of the key risks to Scotland’s economy next year, according to experts.
The level of mortgage lending in the UK rose last month in a sign that the passing of the original Brexit deadline in March has eased fears, according to the Bank of England.
Confidence among businesses in Scotland has fallen as a number of firms said they feel Brexit is having a negative effect on their prospects, according to a new report.
Aberdeen Harbour Board is famously Britain’s oldest company.
Northern Ireland is the most pessimistic part of the UK when it comes to the economy, a new report has found.
Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) has appointed Philip Grant of Lloyds Bank as its new chairman.
UK economic growth accelerated in the first quarter of this year, driven by the highest quarterly pick-up in manufacturing since the 1980s as the original Brexit deadline loomed.
The rate of growth in the Scottish economy has overtaken that of the UK, according to official statistics.
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has taken its toll on the confidence of Scottish businesses, a report has warned.
Economists have predicted the impact of a no-deal Brexit could cause a “significant contraction” in the Scottish economy.
Working people in Scotland are being failed by the economy after a near decade of austerity under the UK Government, Scottish Labour has claimed.
The British economy grew marginally ahead of expectations over the three months to February, helped by businesses stockpiling ahead of Brexit.
Brexit could spark a “new era of economic and industrial decline” in Scotland that the country would take a generation to recover from, a union has warned.
People in Scotland are more pessimistic about the economy than any other part of the UK, mainly due to anxiety over Brexit, research suggests.
A West Highland businessman has put a trio of north hotels up for sale, seeking offers in the region of £6.85 million for all three.
A new rural enterprise university could be the catalyst for a £4.5 billion boost to the Scottish economy, according to a new report.
North-east unemployment continues to fall as the region’s economy picks up and the job market in the Highlands is “buoyant”, Jobcentre staff in Aberdeen and Inverness said yesterday.
Orkney, Shetland, Moray and Aberdeenshire have some of the worst broadband connections in the UK, according to new research.
As the hapless former US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld once said about predicting the future, there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns.
With a focus on accelerating growth and diversification across the region, companies of all sizes are being encouraged to explore their options to diversify, innovate, invest in their businesses and expand.
As Scotland’s energy sector transitions to a lower-carbon future, diversification has become a buzzword for businesses looking to take advantage of new opportunities.
A three-month consultation into the impact of Brexit on rural Scotland has been extended to the end of November due to “overwhelming demand” from rural communities.