Manufacturing in Scotland

The Scottish Government sent out a clear and strong commitment to manufacturing when they chose Falkirk-based bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis as the venue to launch the paper “Scotland’s economy: the case for independence”. Alexander Dennis produces around half of the UK’s buses, in addition to sending vehicles around the world. It is a high-skilled operation, which employs a number of west Fifers.

Manufacturing is key to a successful and sustainable Scottish economy right now and in the future.  We already have a strong manufacturing sector supporting the prosperous oil, gas and renewable energies industries. These areas are all of great importance to Dunfermline and nearby Rosyth, through, for example, FMC Technologies and Babcock Engineering. Carnegie College, in addition, provides first-class manufacturing and energy training. Read more of this post

Fife is Evidence of New Report on Scotland’s Attractiveness to Investors

SNP MSP Bill Walker has welcomed a report that shows Scotland is the most attractive location for foreign companies to invest, ahead of every region in the UK outside London. Read more of this post

Spring Budget Revision Supports Economic Recovery

The Scottish Government’s announcement of further investment to support economic recovery has been welcomed by Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker. Read more of this post