The country's leading sector – Oil and Gas – faced daunting challenges and forced to confront difficult questions about its long term future.
But, despite the large cloud hanging over the industry, there remains many reasons to be optimistic and positive about the Scottish economy.
For the second year in a row, Grant Thornton is publishing Scotland Ltd. The report offers detailed analysis of the top 100 limited companies north of the border, exploring the trends behind their success and what challenges or growth opportunities we can expect in the coming months and years.
While we cannot ignore the genuine economic threat of Oil and Gas uncertainty, Scotland Ltd 2015 provides some real light at the end of the tunnel.
From Food and Drink to Property and Construction, the country's economy is becoming increasingly diverse, driven by pioneering businesses focused on sustainable long-term growth, innovation and greater collaboration.