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These are the Scottish regions with the highest and lowest average weekly earnings

New data has been published this week revealing which Scottish regions have the highest and lowest average weekly earnings.

The figures, from the Scottish Government statistics website, show the gross mean average weekly earnings (in GBP) for full time workers based at a workplace by council area. In other words, the rankings are based on the pay at the workplace in a given area as opposed to where people live. Here is a list of Scotland’s council areas, ranked from highest to lowest, in terms of the workplace-based earnings. No earnings data is available for East Dunbartonshire.

Earnings: �714.10/week. The Capital thrives on tourism, is the nation's political centre and employs a lot of people in the insurance sector. Pic: Shutterstock

5. Edinburgh

Earnings: �714.10/week. The Capital thrives on tourism, is the nation's political centre and employs a lot of people in the insurance sector. Pic: Shutterstock
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Earnings: �686.70/week. The islands enjoy an above average employment rate and industry has developed from agriculture and fishing towards manufacturing, tourism, food processing and reneweables. Pictured is Kirkwall. Pic: pixabay.com

6. Orkney

Earnings: �686.70/week. The islands enjoy an above average employment rate and industry has developed from agriculture and fishing towards manufacturing, tourism, food processing and reneweables. Pictured is Kirkwall. Pic: pixabay.com
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Earnings: �684.90/week. Farming and fishing are the two big players in this part of Scotland. Pic: Shutterstock

7. Aberdeenshire

Earnings: �684.90/week. Farming and fishing are the two big players in this part of Scotland. Pic: Shutterstock
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Earnings: �679.50/week. Primary industries are retail trade and motor repair, as well as the professional, scientific and technical sectors. Pic: Shutterstock

8. Falkirk

Earnings: �679.50/week. Primary industries are retail trade and motor repair, as well as the professional, scientific and technical sectors. Pic: Shutterstock
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