The news that Scottish companies have secured contracts worth over £30 million as a result of the London 2012 Olympic Games was welcomed by the Secretary of State for Scotland today.
The latest figures from the UK Government show thirty firms have won business worth £30,843,048 as a result of the Olympics coming to the UK.
Michael Moore said the news showed Scotland was set to benefit economically from the Games as companies and suppliers provided goods and services across a range of sectors.
Speaking after visits to businesses in and around Glasgow, the Minister said:
“As we get ever closer to the spectacle of the Games, it is good to see that Scotland’s economy is also benefitting as a result of firms winning contracts. Although the Olympics are being hosted in London, we are determined that Scotland does not miss out.
“There are many benefits to Scotland which come from the Games, and related activity such as tourism will help boost the economy further.
“The reception across the UK has been incredible so far and next week I will meet the Olympic flame as it arrives in Scotland before making its way around the country..
“Scotland is also playing a key role in the sporting arena, hosting football at Hampden and providing training camps in Glasgow and Aberdeen.”