The goal of Scotland’s Economy Blog and Twitter is to inform and engage members of the public about the Scottish Government’s work to make Scotland’s business environment the most competitive in the UK, and a more successful country through increasing sustainable economic growth.
All opinions and contributions are welcome, and we pre-moderate all comments submitted to this site. ‘Pre-moderation’ means that comments will not be published instantly; they will first be checked by moderators.
This is not about censoring your views. The aim is to ensure the discussion is fair, inclusive, relevant and constructive.
We will normally approve comments for publication as long as they:
- respect other people. Comments should not be malicious or offensive in nature, and should not constitute a personal attack on a person’s character
- don’t incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic
- don’t include swearing, hate-speech or obscenity
- don’t reveal personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details
- don’t break the law – this includes libel, condoning illegal activity, and breaking copyright
- are reasonably concise, and don’t constitute spamming of the site
- don’t advertise commercial products and services – you can mention relevant products and services as long as they support your comment
- don’t impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation
- are on-topic. Please don’t post messages that are unrelated to this channel
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We reserve the right to suspend comments at any time.
The views and opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of information posted by external parties.
The Scottish Government Scotland’s Economy Twitter account @scotgoveconomy is managed by the Wealthier and Fairer Communications team.
If you follow us, you can expect between two to five tweets a day providing alerts about new content on our other digital channels (news, publications, videos on YouTube, ministerial speeches, publicity campaigns etc).
If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by @scotgoveconomy does not imply endorsement of any kind.
We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday.
Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
The SG Wealthier and Fairer Team reads all Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the Scottish Government. We will also keep an eye on @replies and respond if we feel it would be appropriate to do so.
The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Contacts