Scotland’s economy saw further expansion in the second quarter according to Gross Domestic Product figures published today (7 October).

Today’s National Statistics show that the Scottish economy has grown for twelve consecutive quarters and output is now 3% above its pre-recession peak.

Deputy first minister John Swinney said: “The Scottish economy has now seen three years of continuous expansion and has shown considerable resilience in the face of a number of external and domestic challenges. The solid performance in the construction sector highlights the success of the Scottish Government’s approach of investing in Scotland’s infrastructure. Projects like the Queensferry Crossing create public assets that will benefit long term growth as well as helping to support the economy as it continues to recover.

“There will be no let-up in the Scottish Government’s commitment to securing economic growth and promoting Scotland as the best place to do business.”