This week the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will be travelling around Scotland, from east to west and from north to south, making the case that Scotland is better off staying in the United Kingdom. He will meet businesses and voters to hear about the issues that matter to them.
He will visit a range of companies in key sectors like life sciences, financial services, tourism, manufacturing and the creative industries.
His trip is designed to take in the very best of the Scottish economy and focus on the huge and exciting opportunities ahead for Scotland as part of the UK.
Starting at Glenshee Ski and Snowboard Centre on Monday morning, Danny Alexander will lay out the full details of his trip before heading south to Dundee.
He will spend time at Dundee University; first touring its world leading life sciences facilities and then taking part in the 5 Million Questions event hosted by the University and chaired by David Torrance.
The Chief Secretary will be on the Isle of Lewis on Tuesday.
He will visit the Hi-Scot Credit Union in Stornoway which is benefitting from the government’s commitment to support these important institutions. Credit Unions provide loans to members of their community at a fraction of the price of other lenders.
He will then visit MG Alba – short for Meadhanan Gàidhlig ALBA or Gaelic Media Scotland – to see the important role it plays in promoting Gaelic culture, providing a highly valued service for Gaelic speakers in Scotland and across the whole of the UK via online platforms.
While on Lewis he will visit Harris Tweed and see how this world famous product is produced before it is sold all over the world.
On Wednesday Danny Alexander will be in Caithness and Glasgow.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said:
Scotland’s economy is rich, diverse and prosperous and going from strength to strength as part of the UK.
We are a world leader in financial services, life sciences, the creative industries and tourism to name just a few key sectors and I am looking forward to meeting the businesses and people who are delivering this success. We should all be very proud of all of them.
But as we approach the referendum on 18 September we should all be aware that separation would thwart the recovery and weaken our economy in the long term.
I want Scotland to continue to grow and excel as we currently do, and that means sticking together in the UK.
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