"The true picture is striking: the maritime sector in Scotland is a £10bn turnover business. “That’s comparable with many of the other higher-profile sectors,” Lang says, and it is 23 per cent of the UK industry. Its economic contribution or gross value added is £3.6bn or 25 per cent of the UK industry’s GVA and between 40,000 and 50,000 jobs." https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com
"It’s in data like this, unlike the almost useless GDP figures or GERS estimates, that you see objective indicators of good health in the Scottish economy. It’s a no-brainer that increased demand for warehouse space means more economic activity, more jobs and more tax revenue. See this in Insider today: Demand for warehouses in Scotland passed 360,966 sq ft for the last six months, the strongest start since 2016 and an 180% increase on the full year figure for 2018, according to data from Savills. Take-up has mainly consisted of second-hand units which accounted for 67% of all space transacted. Of the available units on the market in Scotland, 90% is within the 100,000-200,000 sq ft size category, while just 11% of the total available space is of grade A quality." https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com
"From Insider today (22 July 2019): Growth in Scotland’s construction sector has accelerated as businesses become “fed-up” waiting for Brexit, according to new figures. The Q2 2019 RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey also shows workload and employment expectations are gathering pace for the year ahead. Workloads in public housing grew at the fastest pace, with a net balance of 52% more respondents reporting an increase in activity – up from -30% in Q1. This was closely followed by growth in private housing workloads."