Business confidence high across Scotland. 80% of Highlands and Islands businesses optimistic about future


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:

Scottish business confidence higher than in any other region of UK

Scottish businesses more likely to be stable than those in rest of UK: News from a parallel universe unknown to our mainstream media

Scottish business confidence soars above UK level as sales increase

Business growth in Scotland well ahead of UK average

Scottish business confidence soars to three and a half-year high

And another: Scottish business community ‘increasingly confident.’

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

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

For a longer perspective, see:

Business booms in Scotland under SNP-rule

As I write these, I imagine the evidence in them being used to win arguments. I hope they do.



4 thoughts on “Business confidence high across Scotland. 80% of Highlands and Islands businesses optimistic about future

  1. Robert Graham May 17, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Not so quick you Jocks Mrs Mayhem will soon put a bloody brake on that little party , If it aint theirs they will stamp on it , dont be getting above yourselfs or Else Fluffy will be taking a close interest , This if it is not ignored by the BBC in Scotland , will have the usual note of caution added ” BUT ” their favourite .


    • johnrobertson834 May 18, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Yes, like Douglas Fraser’s bit but yesterday on oil prices rising.


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