If you’re depressed reading the debates around GERS over the last day and want to feel a bit more motivated and optimistic about things, read this review of the “Scottish Technology Ecosystem”.
Scotland is a country that many people from a diverse range of backgrounds call home yet economic exclusion for minority ethnic groups is a prevalent feature of our society, manifested through poorer labour market outcomes. This article looks at the evidence on this and the implications for our society.
This update provides a snapshot of new data on the Scottish economy and households. Consumer interest exceeded last year’s levels concurrently for most products and services for the first time since the start of the lockdown. Scotland has also seen a large number of businesses re-open in recent weeks and it now has the lowest share of temporarily closed businesses across the UK.