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In Business: Start-up Scotland

Historically, Scotland has had less success than other parts of the UK at starting and growing new business. Scotland business editor Douglas Fraser asks whether that is changing.

Brexit, a global slump in oil prices, and political uncertainty around a second independence referendum; these have combined to place the Scottish business community in uncharted waters. Additionally, Scotland has longer term historical structural issues, particularly when it comes to successfully starting and growing new ventures. It is widely recognised that the Scottish economy needs to grow faster and be less dependent on both fossil fuels and inward investment. For this edition of 'In Business', the BBC's Scotland Business Editor Douglas Fraser explores what is being done to support and encourage entrepreneurship.

Producer: Dave Howard.

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28 minutes