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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-10332
Asked by: Maurice Golden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 16 August 2022


To ask the Scottish Government how it will support training in traditional textile manufacturing skills, in light of its commitment to extended producer responsibility.

Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 13 September 2022


In December 2020 the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland published the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP) setting out the actions required to ensure Scotland’s workforce are equipped with the skills to support the transition to net zero.

The Scottish Government and its skills agencies will continue to work with the manufacturing sector, including traditional textile manufacturing, to ensure that employers and workers have the skills needed to address the challenges and benefit from the opportunities of a low carbon and circular economy.

In June 2022 we launched our £2m Circular Textiles Fund to improve the circularity of textiles in Scotland through innovation, and implementation, to help tackle the environmental impacts that textiles have.