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From Insider today:

‘Employment in Scotland’s life sciences sector increased by 20% over seven years, according to new figures published by the Scottish Government. That represents a 2.6% year-on-year increase, with turnover growing by 90% in the same period to reach £6.5 billion in 2017. This news puts the sector on track to exceed its strategic target of £8 billion by 2025. From 2010 to 2017, company turnover increased by 90% and gross value added (GVA) by 48%.  This represents a year-on-year growth of 9.6% for company turnover and 5.7% for GVA.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/employment-scottish-life-sciences-grows-21574515

Earlier reports here:

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?