Of course, BBC Scotland don’t want anyone getting too excited so they’ve covered, smothered, the story, behind a big one calling for more Covid infection via the airports please and offered an accurate, if a tad understated, title: ‘Business output grows further as restrictions ease.’
Insider has gone for the not much better: ‘Scottish private sector ends second quarter with further rapid expansion‘
Rapid eh? That’s good?
The seasonally adjusted headline Business Activity Index – a measure of combined manufacturing and service sector output – posted 58.4 in June, falling from May’s survey record of 61.5, to signal the second-quickest increase in output since data collection began in 1998.
A third straight monthly increase in the level of new business at Scottish companies was recorded during June.
So, three in a row and the biggest since 1998? A bigger headlined merited? Nope?