Scotland exports 4 times more to rUK than it does to the EU

Scotland exports by destination 2002-2015 (£ million)

Figures just released show that Scotland exports four times more to the rest of the UK than it does to the EU.

Exports to the rest of the UK are estimated at £49.8 billion (an increase of £2.1 billion) compared to exports of £12.3 billion (an increase of £520 million) to the EU.

Kevin Hague has challenged SNP MP Joanna Cherry after she was quoted telling @afneil that "for us, at the moment, the growth market is the EU"

You can download the Scottish Government report here

At the time of publishing @joannaccherry hadn't answered.

SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.