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Scotland Looks Outward With International Hubs

Scotland now has a network of 9 offices around the world to promote trade, investment and opportunities. The offices are located in : Brussels, London, Ireland, France, Germany, USA, Canada, China and Denmark.

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Working with  Scottish Development International – the trade and inward investment agency arm of Scottish Enterprise – and its network of trade and investment offices as part of being a ‘global citizen’ according to the Scottish Government’s External Affairs Secretary Angus Robertson.

 In addition to the international offices there is ‘Team Scotland’ with a wider range and remit to promote Scotland.

Commenting Angus Roberston said:

“This year saw the landmark opening of the Copenhagen hub.  This will enhance Scotland’s economic and cultural visibility in the Nordic region and enable us to benefit from the experience of Nordic governments in delivering our net zero transition and tackling inequality.

“We can also look forward to the opening of a further hub in Warsaw before the end of the current parliament, which will support a rich history of education, people-to-people and cultural links between Scotland and Central Europe.

“The international network is instrumental in attracting inward investment and creating domestic opportunities.  With the UK economy entering recession and the continuing impact of Brexit on the economy, jobs and trade, it is vital we continue to look outwards, learn from others and do all we can to attract investment and opportunities to Scotland and grow our economy sustainably.

“Having people working in place in a country or region is hugely beneficial to Scotland. On trade and investment, net zero transition, higher education, tourism, culture and people to people links, our international network will play a vital role next year in helping Scotland build a greener, fairer, wealthier economy and all the benefits that will bring to families, communities and businesses across the country.”

Team Scotland includes more than 1,100 GlobalScots, 11 Trade Envoys in Indonesia, UAE, Spain, Singapore, Scotland, Poland and USA, alumni and diaspora groups, public and private sector bodies (e.g. Creative Scotland, Universities Scotland) with their own international connections.

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