Scottish digital techonology industry enjoyed sustained growth in 2016

28 March 2017

Scotland's digital technology industry enjoyed "sustained growth" in 2016 and is optimistic for the future, a survey has found.

Researchers said seven out of 10 companies had reported an increase in sales - some by more than 50%.

The Scottish Technology Industry Survey also found that 82% of businesses were predicting sales to increase in 2017.

Predicted employment growth is also on the up, with 78% of firms expecting to employ more people this year.

This compares to 66% of firms that were expecting to hire more staff in 2016.

The digital technologies trade body, ScotlandIS, produced the annual survey.

Source: BBC News