A REPORT showing Scotland’s economic performance remains strong has been applauded by MSP Gil Paterson.
The Clydebank and Milngavie politician welcomed new information presented by chief economist Dr Gary Gillespie’s in the State of the Economy Report.
The researcher studied Scottish, UK and world economies and presented his findings on Wednesday June 14, ahead of the Opportunities for Growth debate in Holyrood.
The report highlights:
“London is a different animal entirely, and the world’s biggest financial sector, so we cannot compare any other area in the UK to it.
“What the report says about Scotland vindicates the hard work the SNP government has been doing to ensure growth is maintained in Scotland.
“Outside London, Scotland is the area to attract the most foreign investment which is undeniably a great achievement for the government here.
“Looking ahead, we must see an increase in economic growth but I am all too aware of the effects Brexit presents to Scotland’s economy.
“The SNP government will push ahead and battle through this uncertainty as much as we can, and continue to build our economy.”
NOTES TO REPORTERS