‘MAY you live in interesting times" is an old Chinese curse. Well, cursed or not, the Scottish property scene is going through interesting times at present.
WITH oil and gas well represented in this year’s Scotsman 250, the sector continues to be extremely important, not only to the Scottish economy but also the UK.
FINANCIAL services are a pillar of wealth creation and employment in Scotland. For many years, the financial services industry has been identified with stability and quality, through well-managed financial institutions in all segments of the sector: banking, life and general insurance, asset management and so on.
TOURISM in Scotland is surging ahead, though we are operating in one of the most competitive and unforgiving industries in the world. Worth well over £4 billion a year in revenue to the Scottish economy and a significant strategic employer, the industry is essential to the future prosperity of the nation. It is here to stay and here to grow.
THIS year, the Scotsman 250 results show a marked difference in the relative performance of the three sub-sectors that make up the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, as it has done in previous years.