In Insider today:
The latest manufacturing and engineering survey by Henderson Loggie found 59% felt positive but 57% – up from 22% in 2017 – of Scottish firms acknowledged uncertainty over trading tariffs could restrict growth. The survey, in conjunction with MHA and Bank of Scotland, also reported that 36% of Scottish manufacturers (49% UK) expect staff numbers to increase in the next 12 months, yet 55% (75% UK) of respondents report having difficulty recruiting employees with the relevant skills.
Earlier reports of a robust Scottish economy under the SNP:
*Using Reporting Scotland editorial guidelines on rounding of numbers for headline purposes as passed to me, on tablet of stone, by Graham Stewart at RS.