Scotland's exports to rest of UK is 61% - £45.8bn

Figures just released show that Scotland's exports to the rest of the UK account for 61% of its total exports.

Exports to the rest of the UK are £45.8bn. Exports to the EU are only worth £12.7bn (17%) - proving that UK market access if far more valuable to Scotland than the EU is.

Scottish exports to Non-EU countries increased by £565 million (3.4 per cent) to £17.1 billion in 2016.

Scottish exports to EU countries decreased by £105 million (0.8 per cent) to £12.7 billion in 2016.

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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.