Nurturing our passionate people

A core pillar of our approach to the recovery of Scotland’s tourism sector is ‘supporting and protecting our passionate people’; those who work in the industry and are ultimately at its heart, helping to...

Apprenticeships work for Scotland’s employers

Scotland’s employers are gaining fresh ideas and new talent through apprenticeships that is cutting costs and securing a skilled workforce for the future. Held recently, Skills Development Scotland’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards shone a spotlight on...

Skills Development Scotland outline plans in the race to Net Zero

Training for the next generation of renewable professionals, putting climate change resources into schools and harnessing apprentice talent to solve low carbon industry challenges. Just three of the actions taken under a raft of projects...

Digitisation in the workplace

Home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK, Babcock’s Rosyth facilities has seen significant investment, transforming the historic site into the UK’s most modern maritime support facility with...

Popular tourism sites receive £2.6m funding to improve visitor experience

Popular visitor destinations across the country will share just over £2.6 million in funding for projects to improve facilities as part of Scotland’s drive for sustainable tourism. Eleven projects across the country have been recommended...

Scottish Enterprise to turn up the dial on the digital economy that is worth...

Scottish Enterprise has seven national programmes, one of which is based around a digital economy, that aims to support the scale-up and growth of digital tech businesses across every region to ensure Scotland is...

Scotland is calling

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, VisitScotland has worked hard to ensure Scotland remains front of mind with international visitors, so we are top of their ‘must visit’ list whenever travel is possible for them.  In spite...

GlobalScot – 20 years of promoting Scotland internationally

By Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International If there’s one message that Scottish Development International (SDI) has stressed over the past year it is this: Scotland is open for business. Despite the obvious impact...

Virgin Media paints cabinets gold in Edinburgh to celebrate ParalympicsGB

Virgin Media has painted broadband cabinets gold in Edinburgh to celebrate the achievements of ParalympicsGB at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Proud partners of ParalympicsGB, Virgin Media whipped up support in the UK with its...

SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year

Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire...