External Relations

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 28th November 2005.

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Photo of Linda Fabiani Linda Fabiani Scottish National Party

Question S2W-20813

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken, and intends to take, to encourage the Scottish diaspora in Canada to invest in the Scottish economy.

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

The Scottish Executive intends to engage with and mobilise the Scottish diaspora to further Scotland’s interests for the long-term benefit of our economy and society. We aim to encourage the diaspora’s active participation and engagement in promoting Scotland as a great country to visit, live, learn, work, do business and invest.

Scottish Development International (SDI) is already highly active in the North American market, with a presence which covers all the Canadian provinces and which supports both the trade and inward investment agendas in a way that is knowledge driven and highly integrated. The Executive will work closely with SDI, where appropriate, to further Scottish interests including encouraging inward investment.

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