And another one: ‘Scotland Revealed as Top Place in UK to Launch New Business’


From the Scottish Business News Network (A Douglas Fraser bookmark surely?) today:

‘MoneySuperMarket analysed and ranked 18 cities across the UK to determine where in the country best caters for new businesses. There were a number of key factors included in this ranking such as the cost per workstation, business insurance and the number of office spaces available to see which cities are deemed the most desirable places to set up shop. The research found Edinburgh to be the best city to set up a new business, due to its excellent cost per workstation, strong local broadband speed and low number of business insurance claims. Brighton and Hove, on the other hand ranked last, due to the limited and costly desk space.’

Original report at:


Scotland was the best place, over all, to start a business. The above is, of course one of many in a continuous stream of good news stories contradicting the GDP and GERS reports favoured by our ‘Scottish media.’ See these examples:

17% increase in number of Scots planning to start a new business as Scottish economy strengthens

Silver medal and second in list of best places to start a new business 2017, it’s….. Edinburgh? No, it’s Dundee. Sit down Edinburgh.

Oh no, not more good news about the Scottish economy! Quick get more tissues for Ruth and Kezia. Far Less [Fewer] businesses failing in Scotland for the second quarter in a row

Scottish businesses showing signs of greater health than those in the rest of the UK


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