Date lodged: 12 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what support (a) it and (b) its agencies provide to the Scottish Maritime Cluster.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 October 2017
No direct financial support has been provided to the Scottish Maritime Cluster by the Scottish Government or its agencies. Scottish Ministers recognise the importance of the maritime sector to the Scottish economy and support the aims of the Cluster to boost economic growth.
Scottish Enterprise has recently procured (September 2017) an external service provider on a 12-month contract valued at £50,000 to conduct further detailed research into sector growth opportunities and to gather supporting evidence for the potential economic benefits of addressing these opportunities. The service provider will work closely with the Scottish Maritime Cluster under direction from Scottish Enterprise.