Manufacturing is hugely important to Scotland’s economy. We’ve made relentless efforts to protect manufacturing jobs, notably saving Scotland’s remaining steel works from closure.
We will continue to support our manufacturing industry to grow, innovate and compete internationally with the completion of our £75 million investment in the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Our Low Carbon Infrastructure Challenge Fund will invest £26 million to support the development of robust supply chains in low carbon industries.
The £34 million Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund will support the decarbonisation of heavy industry in Scotland.
With Glasgow a world centre for satellite manufacture, and with five of the UK’s seven planned spaceports based here, Scotland is well placed to secure a significant share of the global space industry by 2030. With our focus on ‘space for good’ – using space data to tackle climate and environmental challenges – we will work with the sector to develop launch sites, grow manufacturing jobs.
We are tackling skills shortages by promoting STEM subjects throughout the school curriculum and improving engagement between industry and education.