You might have seen this yesterday:
Unemployment at record low, employment up, economy growing, youth unemployment amongst lowest in Europe, business confidence increasing, oil jobs returning, health indicators improving to world’s best: That’ll be Norway? No? Scotland!? SNP baaaad!
Now we see in the Scottish Business News Network, another clear and quite large indicator of economic growth:
‘Aberdeen office take-up for first half of 2017 exceeds entire 2016 figure. According to international real estate advisor Savills, office take-up in Aberdeen in the first half of 2017 has already reached approximately 270,000 sq ft (25,083 sq m), marking a 17% increase on total take-up for the whole of 2016 (c.231,000 sq ft / 21,469 sq m).’
Put this along with the massive discoveries west of Shetland and the growth in recruitment and the increase in business confidence and the growth in the economy and the fall in unemployment, all reported in my earlier pieces and the picture is become ever clearer – Scotland’s economy is looking good and the Unionists could not be less happy about it because the SNP government must get at least some of the credit.