Scotland’s economy has expanded for a fourth consecutive month and is now 2.7 per cent below its pre-pandemic peak.
Figures produced by the Scottish government showed a 0.9 per cent rise in onshore GDP for May when compared with April.
The services sector recorded a 1.1 per cent month-on-month increase as restrictions began to ease in most parts of the country. May was the first full month of all retail stores being able to trade, while hospitality providers were also able to operate under looser regulations with most areas in Level 2.
Output in the production sector was up 0.7 per cent, although construction contracted by 0.8 per cent. Yet construction is the only one of the three main sectors monitored where output was greater