Scottish Economy

A review of today’s FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, March 2021

Emma Congreve, Head of Poverty & Equalities Analysis at the Fraser of Allander Institute is joined by Mairi Spowage and Adam McGeoch of the Institute and Gavin Hood, Head of Advisory Corporate Finance at Deloitte Scotland.

The Institute sets out the key findings from the latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, including the latest analysis of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Scottish economy and will gain insight from Gavin on consumer and corporate spending in the economy.

Emma Congreve, Fraser of Allander Institute

Mairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander Institute
Adam McGeoch, Fraser of Allander Institute
Gavin Hood, Deloitte

(00:30) – Brief overview of commentary, Mairi
(7:40) – The effects of the pandemic on the hospitality sector, Adam
(10:00) – Homeworking in Scotland, Adam
(12:40) – Implications for Spending, Gavin


Adam is an Economist Fellow at the FAI who works closely with FAI partners and specialises in business analysis. Adam's research typically involves an assessment of business strategies and policies on economic, societal and environmental impacts. Adam also leads the FAI's quarterly Scottish Business Monitor.

Find out more about Adam.

Emma Congreve is a Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy.  Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.