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From Insider today:

‘Permanent staff appointments continued to rise in January at the fastest rate in the current three-month sequence of expansion, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs. The trend in Scotland was mirrored throughout the UK, where permanent replacements also rose at a faster rate than December, although the increase in Scotland outpaced the UK as a whole.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-labour-market-starts-2020-21445972

Earlier reports of the Scottish economy:

BBC Scotland expert misses positive economic trend as commercial property sales DOUBLE to exceed most of England

Number of Scottish businesses at record high.

Scotland’s labour productivity has increased

8% of the population far more of lots of other things but Scottish Government still not satisfied

Venture capital investments in Scotland up 36% in one year!

35% reduction in Scottish business insolvencies to much lower level than in rUK

Scotland strong without the oil as Treasury ‘spaffs revenues up wall’

Confidence in BBC Scotland business reporting further ‘evaporates’ as they misrepresent an already unrepresentative study

8% of the population 29% of food and drink exports: Scotland ‘dominant force behind UK international trade in agriculture and food products’

How Scotland Thrives – September 2019

Why does Fraser of Allander Institute lazily wrongly lump Scotland in with England’s tourism recession?