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Scottish economy reports and publications

Read expert reports, studies and other publications on various aspects of Scotland's economy, including risk capital markets and the energy transition.

Scotland’s risk capital market report

This report helps us to track the flow of equity investment, setting Scotland’s performance alongside the other nations and regions of the UK. This evidence informs the support we give to ambitious early-stage companies.

Download Investing in Ambition Scotland’s Risk Capital Market in Context – 2021 report (PDF, 1.21 MB) opens in a new window

CCUS - economic impacts report

Along with the Scottish Government, we commissioned Element Energy and Vivid Economics to create a road map that projects the economic impacts of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Scotland.

Download the CCUS Economic Impacts Study report (PDF, 10.39 MB) opens in a new window

Low carbon and renewable energy report

We commissioned a research report to look at the impacts and opportunities of low carbon and renewable energy on Scotland's business landscape.

Download our 2022 Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Survey report (PDF, 14.44 MB) opens in a new window

Hydrogen economy - reports and studies

Scottish Enterprise, together with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) and Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), commissioned a report about hydrogen production opportunities in Scotland in 2021.

Download the hydrogen opportunities report (PDF, 3.44 MB)opens in a new window

Research, evaluation and insight reportrs

We produce reports on all aspects of our economic development activities, as well as a range of appraisal and evaluation guidance documents. These are all freely available to the public. 

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