Scotland is home to a unique combination of assets with which to build a prosperous and wealthy nation. Medium-sized European nations such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden are among the most prosperous countries in the world, well ahead of the UK. Scotland shares many similar economic features with these countries, highlighting the immense growth potential of Scotland. There are 5 vital contributors to growth and development in a country. These include natural resources, a skilled population, access to trading markets, well-functioning products and sectors to trade with, and a supportive financial services system. Scotland possesses all of these in abundance, suggesting the country’s capability to boost its economic growth."