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Bonding the Chemical Sciences sector in Scotland

CSS unites the industry, government and the education system to secure the sector’s future by allowing the industry to speak with one voice.

Scotland’s chemical sector is a hugely powerful industry and one that helps drive the entire country’s economy. Not only does it provide essential products like antibiotics but essential building block materials for manufacturers across the country.

Back in 2007 a group of people and organisations had a vision to unite and rejuvenate the growing chemicals industry in Scotland. The group’s goal then was the same that it is today – to nurture manufacturing, research and investment across the whole sector including industrial biotechnology. Now, nearly a decade later The Scottish Government recognises CSS as the voice of the entire industry in Scotland.

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Chemical Sciences Scotland Strategic Plan 2025

At Chemical Sciences Scotland our aim is to sustain a vibrant and competitive Scottish chemicals industry driving growth in the Scottish economy. Our ambitious strategy will look attract new investment through innovative new models and inspire more businesses to develop innovative new products, processes and services.” –  Tom Shields, acting chair of the Chemical Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group.

Read our Strategic Plan for 2025 here – our goals for the next eight years.

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