Scotland the Brief – Background

Scotland the Brief began as a collection of illustrated Scottish economic facts published by Business for Scotland. Over two years, those blue graphics generated more than four million views and shares on our website and via social media. From that foundation, we’ve produced our new books.

Here is a collection of the early illustrated fact images shared by Business for Scotland, all of which have been updated and expanded upon for the book. 

Thank you to our crowdfunder supporters, who donated generously to ensure our Scotland the Brief project and research is a success.

Alistair Warwick, The Art of Music
George Wilson, Online HR
Roger Houston
Chris Yacomini
Kate McManus
Steve and Clare Smart
Stewart Wright, DoricMor
Rachel McNeill, Whisky for Girls (& Guys)
Janet Innes, Blueprint Planning & Development Ltd
Bibbit Blair
James Tweedle
Kenneth McNeil, McNeil Stevens Financial Planning
Scott Wilson, Scots Outdoors Ltd
Alison Barclay
Drew Lesserpawn
Alasdair Neil
Scott Mackay
Brian Mackay
William Maxwell
Barbara Reid
Iain Nicol
Daniel Rafferty
Dan Macaulay
Olli Blair
Robert Thomas
Joy McNaughton
David Brook
Stevie Andrews
Dale Hunter
David Gordon
Tom Forbes
Rachel Laburn
Karis Beattie
Andrew Reid
Kay MacKenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Paul Shearer
Neil Paterson
Steven Duncan
Andrew Pearson
Doug Adie
Diane McWade
Mairi Henderson
Caroline Magoha
Georgy Baliuag
Janice Weir
Fiona Middler

To read our Scotland the Brief articles, click here.