Media Release: SCDI comment – First Minister’s Programme for Government


THE Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) comments on the First Minister’s ‘Programme for Government Statement’ – delivered to the new session of the Scottish Parliament on the afternoon of 6 September 2016.

Said Claire Mack, director of Policy & Place: “SCDI welcomes the focus within the Programme for Government on economic growth and recognition of the need to support investment in Scotland, especially following on from the EU Referendum vote.

“Our policy blueprint, ‘From Fragile To Agile’, highlighted many issues which are now being proposed, and we are keen to see a strong, strategic focus on infrastructure.

“We have already identified the need for universal access to high-speed broadband connectivity and we must do more to ensure that we use that digital infrastructure to improve productivity.

“SCDI shares the objective of getting all parts of our economy working and supporting growth across all geographies in Scotland.”

Notes to editors:

SCDI (Scottish Council for Development & Industry) is Scotland’s leading independent economic development organisation working across the public, private and social economy sectors, representing 1,200 organisations including global corporate companies, SMEs, public sector bodies and educational institutions, professional associations and trade unions, faith groups, charitable and social economy sector organisations.

SCDI’s blueprint report ‘From Fragile to Agile’, can be accessed at this link:


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