William Houstoun, chief executive of the fruit producing body Angus Growers this week said soft fruit growers were ‘just scraping by’ this season […]. But he said next year could be a different story as the pound continues to slump and workers are put off coming to Scotland by negative press in their own countries.
A quarterly report from the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde said Scotland’s economy shrank by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2016 and warned that further negative quarters are “highly possible.”
LESS than 48 hours after the UK began negotiations with the EU over Brexit, The National can today reveal proof positive that Brexit is already seriously damaging Scotland’s health and social care sector.
The latest Brexit survey by ScotlandIS – which represents around 300 software, telecoms, IT and digital agency businesses throughout Scotland – advises digital tech companies to openly address the issue of Brexit and the uncertainties facing EU workers and their ability to keep working in the UK.
At the Scottish Land and Estates’ annual conference in Edinburgh, the landowner organisation’s chairman David Johnstone said that rural businesses would have to demonstrate “unprecedented creativity” to adapt if they are to survive and thrive in the turmoil ahead.
Every time a UK minister says no [Brexit trade] deal is better than a bad deal, alarm bells ring in the food industry,” says James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, the sector’s trade body.
Given 10 per cent of research funding for Scotland’s higher education institutions comes from the EU, along with 17 per cent of academic staff and almost a quarter of research-only staff, it is perhaps not surprising that the heads of some of Scotland’s leading universities have pulled no punches over the threat Brexit poses to...