Growth across the manufacturing and service sectors led to small lift in in employment levels
Scotland's economy showed some signs of improvement last month according to latest figures from Bank of Scotland.
Its Scotland Purchasing Managers' Index shows the manufacturing and service sectors grew last month, leading to a slight improvement in employment levels.
The private sector also saw a slight increase in mew business last month compared with May figures when growth fell to a 17-month low.
Scotland's economy also grew at a faster pace than the rest of the UK in June.
Bank of Scotland's chief economist, Donald MacRae, said: "The June PMI showed a welcome pick-up in the Scottish economy with both manufacturing and services recording growth.
"Employment rose across all sectors while cost pressures continued to ease.
"However, the marginal rise in new orders overall and the fall in new export orders illustrate the challenge of maintaining growth in the face of a widespread slowdown in the UK and the Eurozone economies."