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Chief Secretary visits Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Peterhead

Posted on 26 September 2018

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has visited Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Peterhead to meet businesses and discuss Scotland’s economy.

Her visit to Scotland started with a tour of Codebase in Edinburgh, the UK’s largest technology incubator, which hosts 100 tech firms.

In Aberdeen she met businesses from diverse industries such as food and drink and energy logistics, including Torry Marine Base, Peterson (UK) Ltd and Seafood Ecosse.

The Chief Secretary also visited Moray, meeting local businesses and visiting the new Macallan distillery and visitor centre, where she outlined the next steps in the Moray Growth Deal. There she invited local councils and businesses the chance to submit plans to government on their priorities for boosting economic growth and productivity. This deal forms part of the UK Government’s City and Growth Deals, through which more than £1 billion has been invested directly into Scotland.