By email from David Roberts:
Earlier this week we enacted a progressive piece of legislation on Domestic Abuse, it was reported that re-offending rates fell to a 19 year low and today we learn young women – having taken preventative action have all but wiped out a very cruel cancer. There is no shortage of things to talk up Scotland about. I attach a note based on press coverage of business investment in Scotland, primarily reported in late 2018. I don’t know if it is of value, it interests me as retired economist, that I have to search to find such news – back page of The Herald excepted . I’ve not mentioned the vital third sector – I live in rural Argyll and with it we would be missing c £20 million of investment raking place right now.
Half the countries in the world have fewer than 5 million people. We sit in the north of a small island off continental Europe and ….
News in Autumn 2018 all tracked from The Herald’s Business Section and other press:
- Attract £98 million (in two separate projects) in Montrose from GSK – latest at £54 m opened by FM in October 2018 – extensive coverage in the P&J/Courier
- North Sea companies may spend another £330bn by 2050 – a further 17 billion barrels of oil and gas could be recovered from UK oilfields – Aberdeen University : October 2018
- Norboard expansion at Dalcross – £95 million leading European facility.
- Graham Group reach £200 m+ turnover
- Castle Precision – £80 million contract from Rolls Royce for engine parts
- Family firms profits rise 26% in 2017/18 up to £1.4 bn revenues to ££17.2 bn employment up 9% to 111.700 from 103.000
- Loch Fyne Oysters became the first blue mussel producer worldwide to receive certication againstthe Aquaculture Stewardship Council's bivalve standard.
- £10 m raised for Leith distillery project
- Cromarty Firth £20 m expansion 140 jobs cruise ships and offshore
- Natural Colourant £2m expansion
- Walker Engineering BGF support
- Aggreko wins $200 mn contract to provide energy to Olympics in Japan 2020
- Clair field opens after 7 years of exploration
- DC Thomson – DC Thomson’s overall revenues for the year ending 31st March 2018 did, however, rise 2.7% to £207.3m Pre-tax profits were up from £54m to £71.4m but profit for the year fell to £26.3m from £31.6m
- BSW UK’s largest sawmilling company based in the Borders t/o up from £286 to £304 m profit £2.6m v previous year loss
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