To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what overseas visits he and his predecessors have made to promote Scottish exports since 2010, and what the outcome was of those visits.
Since 2010, there have been eleven international visits to promote Scottish exports by respective Secretary of States for Scotland. Each of these visits has promoted Scotland’s businesses and exporters to overseas stakeholders. For example this year I have visited a range of countries promoting Scottish and UK trade and investment. These visits have included ministerial-level meetings, as well as engagements with Scottish and UK companies in country and companies interested in investing in Scotland and the UK.