Gordon MP Richard Thomson has said the plan for a ‘roadmap’ for Scotland’s green industrial future would be crucial for the North-east.
Mr Thomson was speaking following the announcement that two independent experts, Sir Martin Donnelly, a former Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade, and Professor Dominic Houlder, an adjunct professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School, have been commissioned by Ian Blackford MP in his role as SNP Business Ambassador to identify key opportunities to boost Scotland’s economic productivity and develop a ‘roadmap’ for policymakers that can change the landscape for green industrial development in Scotland.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This will be a very useful piece of research which will be crucial to the North-east, where we are already seeing the transition of the skills we have here into renewable energy sources.
“More generally, Scotland as a nation has a number of key advantages – our internationally-recognised competitive strength in higher and further education for example – which can be further developed to boost growth.”
Launching the initiative, Ian Blackford MP said:
“Global moves towards decarbonisation give Scotland an enormous opportunity to be at the forefront of the green industrial revolution, building on our existing strengths in technological innovation, research and development.
"But in order to maximise the benefits of that unrivalled potential, we need the right infrastructure in place and we need to create the right environment for investment."