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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland, Leader, Scottish National Party

Later today, I will meet Marilyn Barnes, who is the managing director of the marketing firm Aquira, which I am delighted to announce is creating up to 200 jobs at a new facility in the city of Glasgow. After yesterday’s positive employment statistics and last week’s announcement on sparkling performance on inward investment, and despite a number of challenges in a number of areas and companies, and austerity from Westminster, this has been a good news week for the Scottish economy.