BLACK & SCOT
Black & Scot is committed to empowering the Black* communities in Scotland.
Our goal is to ensure Black* people have the tools and skills that help them succeed not only in their career and business ambitions; but also in their day to day lives.
(*including People of Colour, BAME and Scottish Communities)
Scotland has been at the forefront of productivity, wellbeing, sustainability and equality in Europe.
The country derives majority of its economy from Oil & Gas/Energy, Financial, Technology, Tourism and Creative sectors.
According to the 2011 Scotland Census, Scotland has a population of about 4.4 Million (now predicted by ONS at 5.50 Million in 2020). Overall, 69% of the population are economically active. Of these, only 4.6% were classified as Black and Minority Ethnics.
Employment and economic exclusion for minority ethnic groups is a prevalent feature of Scotland’s society, manifested through poorer labour market outcomes (Fraser of Allander Institute, 2020)
The Scottish Government in its Race Equality Action Plan of 201/19 has committed to having a Scotland where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect, and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally by 2030.
Black & Scot fosters partnership with communities, statutory, voluntary and private organisations to address, reduce and ultimately remove the barriers that lead to unequal outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnics and their organisations in Scotland.