In Insider today:
‘Survey shows optimism remains high among Highlands and Islands businesses. More than half (53%) of Highlands and Islands businesses plan to take on new staff in the coming year, and most plan to recruit them from within the region, new research has revealed. Over 1,000 firms took part in the latest quarterly business panel survey carried out by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in February….The survey also found that four in five businesses in the Highlands and Islands are either very or fairly optimistic about their future prospects.’
See these from 2018, alone:
For a longer perspective, see:
As I write these, I imagine the evidence in them being used to win arguments. I hope they do.