CONTINUED support should be given to ‘selling brand Scotland’ as Brexit uncertainty looms over Scottish businesses, MSP Gil Paterson has said.
It comes as the Clydebank and Milngavie MSP’s committee at the Scottish Parliament, the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, publishes a report on the impact of the decision to leave the EU on the Scottish economy.
In particular, the report looks at exports, inward investment and labour and employment rights.
The committee is now asking the Scottish Government to continue its support for businesses in Scotland.
Mr Paterson said: “Scotland’s economy is under threat from the instability the departure from the European Union is causing – so we really have to encourage brand Scotland.
“This report sets out what we can do to shield Scotland from the ever-growing shambles the Tory government in Westminster is creating on a daily basis.
“It includes suggestions that will help promote small and medium enterprises in Clydebank, Milngavie and Bearsden – as well as the whole of Scotland.
“The promotion of brand Scotland needs to be at the front and centre of our economy policy in Scotland, because we have so much to offer, and so much to lose from the UK Government’s chaotic departure from our European allies.”