An end to free movement post-Brexit heralds the most significant change to immigration law in a generation and will present new challenges to businesses that have relied on EU workers. Few businesses are likely to be immune, given the prevalence of EU workers across all economic sectors.
Throughout the world millions of people are being pushed further into poverty by extreme weather caused by climate change. It is an injustice that those who have done least to cause the problem are suffering the most.
Kirsty McLuckie on the burgeoning global appetite for Scottish salmon – and why farmers are frustrated that demand continues to exceed supply for this premium product in an industry that still offers huge potential
I have the privilege of travelling across the UK and seeing how Government attitudes to forestry are developing and playing out – and it is clear to me that Scotland is well ahead. Scotland leads in its understanding of how important forestry and wood processing is to the economy and to the environment and it leads in implementing policies to deliver more forestry and the greater use of wood.
We often talk about the successes of the Royal Highland Show, but a value often overlooked is the social benefit. As I walk around the show, it is always very apparent that this is very much a social event.
The Scottish Government recently released its latest statistics on Scottish agriculture, and the headline figures reveal that in 2017 it contributed 0.9 per cent of gross value added and 2.6 per cent of total Scottish employment.
“Ultimately, this is about the sort of country – society and economy – we want to become and believe that we can become.” It is a point well-made in the Sustainable Growth Commission report and one that resonates for Scotland’s future irrespective of politics or sovereign destiny.