This was announced on BBC Scotland News this morning but then quickly buried under a foul-smelling heap of reservations. In contrast, balanced and better written, from Insider today:
Business confidence among firms in Scotland has remained steady for a second month in a row, a survey suggests. Economic optimism stood at 9% in August, an increase of seven points on the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland’s Business Barometer.
Bank of Scotland’s regional director also said:
‘To see overall confidence holding firm demonstrates the continued resilience of Scottish businesses during uncertain times.’
Reporting Scotland prefers you to think of these as free-standing events unlinked to any wider trends of positivity about the Scottish economy, so, for your own contentment, see these: