Scotland’s big cities boom

Yes, from Insider again, today:

‘Edinburgh’s office market has enjoyed a strong second quarter after a slow start to the year, according to new figures. Office lettings between the first and second quarter rose 150 per cent to 351,916 sq ft, making just under half a million sq ft (491,885 sq ft) for the first six months of 2018.’

As always here, this news represents evidence of a longer and wider trend in a strengthening Scottish economy:


Edinburgh best place for technology in UK?

Edinburgh poised to make significant advances in mental health research based upon data science ‘unparalleled in UK’.

Glasgow and Edinburgh push London into third place in tourism hotspots survey

‘Edinburgh tops list of most influential small cities in Europe’

‘Edinburgh among the best for equality’

Value of top Edinburgh hotels grows significantly faster than rest of Europe

Best UK city for inward investment is Edinburgh

Massive increase in Chinese visitors to Edinburgh NOT attributed to weak pound and attracted by ‘Strongman skirt parties’



More real economic strength revealed as demand for Glasgow office space increases dramatically

‘Glasgow named top convention spot for a record 12th year in a row’

Glasgow’s lower costs and supply of technology graduates tempting financial services firms away from London

One more indicator of economic well-being as Investment in Glasgow office property surges four-fold and Scotland ‘very much on the wish list’

Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris



Is Dundee ‘punchin’? The only UK location in Lonely Planet’s top ten

Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris

It’s Dundee hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and not for the first time this year

Dundee second-best city in UK to start a new business is first with bear protection. No not against some Rangers fans, the Polar ones

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.

‘University of Dundee is UK’s highest ranked institution for influencing innovation’



As Scottish oil industry booms, Aberdeen contractors more confident but Scottish media pay little attention.

Aberdeen 20: Dundee 12? The competition for Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses

Aberdeen University makes ‘step-change’ advance in MRI scanning

Aberdeen’s National Hyperbaric Centre to double income in one year as Scottish Government invests £1 million in a second facility

Scotland’s economic growth evident in increased passenger numbers at Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports

Is Aberdeen booming again?

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4 thoughts on “Scotland’s big cities boom

  1. John July 12, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Keep it comming Prof , it warms the heart , thank you for your dedication and hard work , much appreciated , good to know we can still lead the way ! .

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