Scotland has a proud history of exporting. From salmon and whisky to our world-class financial services, we have a tradition to be proud of.
However, with just seventy companies in Scotland accounting for fifty percent of our international exports, we face a challenge – and an opportunity – to become a bolder, bigger and better exporting nation.
There is no single lever that can be pulled to make the difference. Re-orientating the Scottish economy towards exporting will require a long-term commitment from government and business.
While recognising that trade policy is reserved to Westminster, Winning Worldwide Scotland looks at actions the Scottish Government can take to support businesses in Scotland to expand their international activity.