Dundee and Perth are in for long-term jobs pain as the brakes slam hard on the Scottish economy.
INEOS has welcomed its first shipment of ethane from US shale gas at its Grangemouth terminal.
Loganair intends operating a direct Dundee to London flight for the next four years after confirming it is to take to the skies again as an independent airline.
Online retail giant Amazon has offered permanent jobs to more than 300 seasonal staff at its Fife fulfilment centre.
Dundee University is an economic powerhouse that supports more than 8,000 jobs and generates £740 million for Scotland on an annual basis.