DEAN Lockhart MSP has called on businesses, individuals and community groups in Stirling to share their views on the Scottish Economy as the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee launches its enquiry into the performance of Scotland’s economy since 2007.

This year marks the anniversary of devolution and the tenth anniversary of SNP Government and the review will look into issues such as the main drivers of growth and challenges to future growth; as well as average disposable income, and average weekly pay in Scotland.

Stirling is a particular focus of Mr Lockhart’s as negotiations are ongoing regarding the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.

Dean Lockhart MSP said: "I encourage all people and businesses across Stirling to contribute their thoughts on the Scottish economy to the committee. These views will be vital as we assess the challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish economy over the next 10 years.

"As the Scottish Parliament gets to grips with the new powers at its disposal, it becomes even more important that the voice of hard-working taxpayers is heard just as loudly as the experts and economists.

"Stirling is presented with a huge opportunity with the Stirling City Region deal and if you would like to share your experience of how Scotland’s economy impacts on you, the Committee would welcome your views.”