Law firm CMS and think tank Fraser of Allander Institute team up to maximize Scotland’s economic growth potential


The International Scotland initiative begins with the re-release of a report highlighting key opportunities for Scottish business, trade and tourism to excel internationally. The two collaborating organizations will now hold a series of events across Scotland involving direct engagement with businesses, MSPs – including Richard Lochhead and Ivan McKee – and other political influencers. Participants will discuss key themes from the report with a focus on developing policy proposals and recommendations aimed at reducing economic barriers and maximizing global opportunities.

Allan Wernham, MD of CMS Scotland, said that by drawing on the expertise of the law firm (whose offices include Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen) and the Fraser of Allander Institute, “we focus on the central themes business, commerce and tourism. ; foreign investment; and the transition to net zero as well as key opportunities and challenges for Scotland in realizing its full economic potential”. He added: “We now look forward to engaging in further discussions with business, government and political groups to build consensus on the best way forward and develop innovative policy ideas that will help Scotland’s economy. to prosper.”

Professor Mairi Spowage, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, said: “We are delighted to be working with CMS on this new internationally oriented campaign. Using the evidence base highlighted in the International Scotland report, we will engage with a wider cross-section of stakeholders to explore the key barriers and enablers for the Scottish economy on the international stage.

Professor Mairi Spowage, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, with Allan Wernham, MD of CMS Scotland. Photo: Anna Moffat.

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