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Digital academy debuts, aiming to help 10,000 Scots companies; A digital academy has launched today, committed to helping more than 10,000 Scottish businesses with their online skills. Jun 16, 2021 460
Work starts to turn former Michelin factory site in Dundee into Innovation Parc; Construction has started at Baldovie Road, Dundee, as Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) begins its [pounds sterling]20 million transformation from former factory site to "world-leading" facility. Jun 15, 2021 358
Proserv Controls boosts Middle Eastern presence with latest acquisition; Aberdeen-based Proserv Controls says it has expanded its offering in the Middle East and North Africa by snapping up the Abu Dhabi arm of Stirling-headquartered Dron & Dickson, a specialist in hazardous area and industrial electrical equipment. Jun 15, 2021 420
Edinburgh entrepreneur launching hospitality-focused recruiter; An Edinburgh-based entrepreneur has revealed the launch of her second business venture - a recruiter specialising in the venue, events, hospitality and tourism sector. Jun 14, 2021 421
Financial education textbook backed by Martin Lewis sent to hundreds of Scots schools; Nearly 30,000 copies of a financial education textbook have been delivered to secondary schools across Scotland for free - funded by Martin Lewis of, and to help students make informed decisions about managing their money. Jun 12, 2021 411
Move to home working means firms 'can hire many more execs based overseas'; The mass switch to home working caused by coronavirus is redefining Scotland's recruitment practices - with companies now enabled to hire significantly more overseas-based executives, according to a key player in the sector. Jun 12, 2021 602
Police appeal to find two missing teens in different parts of Scotland; Police have issued appeals to the public regarding two separate cases of missing teenagers who were both last seen yesterday. Jun 12, 2021 272
Clydebank man dies one week after suffering series injuries; A 26-year-old man has died a week after being found seriously injured at a home in in Clydebank. Jun 12, 2021 220
Aberdeen-headquartered engineer set to gain speed after restructure and refinancing deal; Aberdeen-headquartered specialist engineering firm Nucore Group has completed a restructure and refinancing deal that has attracted fresh investment to pursue its "ambitious" growth strategy. Jun 11, 2021 446
Edinburgh ranked 27th out of 75 global cities for entrepreneurial success; Edinburgh has ranked 27th in a list of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurial success. Jun 11, 2021 444
Taking some 'me' time: The Hoffman Essentials online workshop reviewed; Emma Newlands reaps the therapeutic rewards of a transformative online workshop. Jun 11, 2021 574
Edinburgh-based surveying firm builds up annual turnover; An Edinburgh-headquartered UK surveying firm has cheered an increase in turnover in its latest annual results unveiled today. Jun 10, 2021 410
Here are the top 10 things smaller firms are doing to make workplaces Covid-secure; Small "location-based" firms in the UK expect to each pay [pounds sterling]4,850 on average this year to ensure their workplace premises are Covid-secure, equating to just under [pounds sterling]23 billion collectively, according to new research. Jun 10, 2021 601
Hospitality group Accor checking in 300 new staff - in locations including Edinburgh and St Andrews; Global hospitality group Accor has created 300 initial roles across the UK following the May reopening of indoor hospitality, in locations including Edinburgh and St Andrews, with hundreds more hotel positions expected later this summer. Jun 10, 2021 605
'Part-time workers to suffer larger share of job losses' when UK furlough ends; Part-time workers will suffer more job losses proportionately when furlough ends, according to a report that is calling for the employment recovery to be "inclusive". Jun 9, 2021 605
UK adults spent more time online a day in 2020 than European peers, Ofcom reveals; UK adults spent more than three and a half hours a day online in 2020 on average, at least 30 minutes more than comparable European countries, according a new report from Ofcom. Jun 9, 2021 623
Edinburgh and Aberdeen show top interest in Scotland in returning to office; Edinburgh and Aberdeen have shown the greatest interest of major Scottish cities in returning to the office, with searches for such spaces up by a quarter from pre-pandemic levels, a new report has found. Jun 9, 2021 418
The Big Interview: Paddy Graham, head of Central Scotland and Northern Ireland at BGF; Paddy Graham is head of the Central Scotland and Northern Ireland team at BGF (formerly known as Business Growth Fund), an independent investment company with a balance sheet of more than [pounds sterling]2.5 billion that supports earlier-stage and established private businesses, and smaller listed companies. Jun 9, 2021 1477
IoD Scotland moves into new hub and welcomes national director; The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland has this week moved into its new members hub in the Royal College of Physicians on Edinburgh's Queen Street - and welcomed new national director Louise Macdonald. Jun 4, 2021 416
Scottish labour market well-positioned on back of hiring surge; The Scottish labour market saw a further rapid increase in hiring halfway through the second quarter, putting it "in good stead moving forward", according to a report out today. Jun 4, 2021 605
Morayshire craft beer firm WooHa Brewing bought out of administration; WooHa Brewing Company has been acquired by new firm North Coast Brewing Co, for an undisclosed sum, after falling into administration in March. Jun 4, 2021 608
Owner of Edinburgh-based Scotch Malt Whisky Society toasts [pounds sterling]78m stock market debut; The owner of the Edinburgh-based Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has floated on the stock market with a valuation of [pounds sterling]78 million. Jun 4, 2021 588
Competition watchdog blocks' Scots fintech FNZ's [pounds sterling]150m takeover of GBST as is; The UK's competition watchdog has ultimately decided to block Scottish fintech FNZ's [pounds sterling]150 million acquisition of rival GBST - but would allow an amended version. Jun 4, 2021 408
Shetland car hire firm looks to gain speed with seven-figure funding package; A Shetland-based car hire business has diversified its operations on the back of a [pounds sterling]1 million funding package. Jun 4, 2021 451
Highland-focused Tulloch Homes Group optimistic after drop in annual profits; Tulloch Homes Group has today unveiled a seven-figure profit for the year ended June 30, 2020, attributing the large year-on-year drop to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Financial report Jun 3, 2021 563
Aberdeen drilling and engineering firm KCA Deutag strikes contracts worth [pounds sterling]388m; Aberdeenshire-based KCA Deutag - which says it is one of the world's longest established drilling and engineering contractors - has inked platform drilling service contracts worth a collective $550 million ([pounds sterling]388m). Jun 3, 2021 593
Four in ten Scots firms 'do not feel prepared for cyber attack'; Nearly four in ten Scottish businesses do not feel prepared for a cyber attack, prompting "cause for concern", according to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). Jun 3, 2021 597
Contractor Graham nets 500-apartment built-to-rent project in Glasgow; Contractor Graham has secured what it says is a key Glasgow residential build-to-rent (BTR) project at a site on the banks of the Clyde that formerly housed newspaper offices. Jun 3, 2021 328
Scottish GDP to reach pre-Covid levels by Q1 2022, predicts KPMG; Scotland's economy is set to return to pre-Covid levels by the first quarter of next year on the back of a brighter outlook this year, although insolvencies could also pick up pace, KPMG is predicting. Jun 3, 2021 636
Spirits giant that owns Bruichladdich whisky tops up annual profits; The spirits giant that counts Bruichladdich Scotch whisky and The Botanist Gin among its brands has seen profits grow by about a fifth - while it also gave details of a share buyback plan. Jun 3, 2021 409
Scotland set for pioneering Boston Dynamics robot that can help tackle dangerous environments; A state-of-the-art robot, believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland, is to help save lives and cut carbon dioxide emissions by supporting hazardous environment research at the forthcoming National Robotarium in Edinburgh. Jun 2, 2021 604
GAP Group teams up with fellow Glasgow firm Frog Systems on new mental health offering; Glasgow-based equipment hire company GAP Group has launched what it says is the industry's first mental health and wellbeing platform. Jun 2, 2021 573
The Hunter Portfolio in Glasgow's Hillington Park sold in seven-figure deal; The Hunter Portfolio in Glasgow's Hillington Park has changed hands in a deal worth more than [pounds sterling]6 million - in what is seen as evidence of strong investor interest in premium Scottish assets. Jun 2, 2021 431
Engineering consultancy Will Rudd Davidson hails growing momentum; Engineers at Scotland's Will Rudd Davidson consultancy say investment in construction projects in Glasgow has led to a very positive start to 2021 for the firm. Jun 2, 2021 598
Plans submitted for [pounds sterling]18m hotel on Glasgow's Broomielaw; A planning application has been submitted to create an [pounds sterling]18 million, five-storey bespoke hotel development in Glasgow city centre, near Central Station. Jun 2, 2021 424
Edinburgh-headquartered tech firm e.fundamentals creating 12 skilled tech jobs; Edinburgh-headquartered software firm e.fundamentals is to create 12 highly-skilled tech jobs to fuel its global expansion, particularly in the US - but has stressed that its core team will remain in the Scottish capital. Jun 2, 2021 342
Law firm Anderson Strathern scores hat trick of senior appointments; Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern has unveiled a trio of senior appointments, with Gillian Harkness-McKinlay, Chris Devlin, and James McMillan taking on director roles. Jun 2, 2021 412
Anderson Anderson & Brown unveils merger with fellow accountancy firm Hardie Caldwell; Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has announced a merger with a Glasgow-based accountancy firm, a move it says will speed up its aim to be a "leading Scottish regional player" across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Jun 1, 2021 573
Scotland's equity investment market remained robust in 2020; Scotland retained its strong position as one of the most active equity investment markets in the UK last year, with a record number of deals completed, according to a report published today. Jun 1, 2021 430
Brothers behind Borders vermouth product officially debut crowdfunder; A [pounds sterling]100,000 crowdfunding bid has launched today to help catalyse the growth of a new vermouth product - including a dedicated facility in the Borders. Jun 1, 2021 576
Call centre firm dials up eco-friendly tech upgrade with funding package; A call centre firm based in Motherwell says it has "future-proofed" its business with a green tech investment thanks to a [pounds sterling]500,000 funding package. Jun 1, 2021 466
Ardoe House Hotel & Spa reopening imminently under new ownership; Aberdeen's Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, which went into administration late last year, is set to re-open its doors this month - and it is going on a hiring spree. Jun 1, 2021 433
Chemistry-focused tech specialist DeepMatter Group sees revenues jump; DeepMatter Group, which is behind a cloud-based platform to record and share the results of chemistry experiments, has flagged an "increased pipeline of opportunities" after growing revenues in 2020. Jun 1, 2021 326
Legal firm DWF moving to new Glasgow site to accommodate hybrid working; Legal firm DWF is moving to new premises in Glasgow city centre on the back of staff saying they are keen to pursue hybrid working. Jun 1, 2021 445
Scottish Building Society bucks trend with opening of [pounds sterling]500k Aberdeen branch; Scottish Building Society - which says it is the world's oldest such organisation - is boosting its bricks-and-mortar presence with the opening of a [pounds sterling]500,000 branch in Aberdeen. May 31, 2021 454
Edinburgh's Ten Hill Place hotel hails good occupancy vitals; A charitable hotel and events business tied to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is flagging a good prognosis, with strong occupancy and projections well above expectations. May 31, 2021 440
TAC Healthcare injecting seven-figure sum into occupational health facility; Aberdeen-based TAC Healthcare Group has announced a [pounds sterling]2 million investment in scaling up its occupational health centre and expanding its team, helping meet an expected increase in demand this year. May 31, 2021 442
Hosiery and clothing retailer Snag hails latest achievement; Livingston-based retailer Snag has been honoured at the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) awards - coming as the hosiery firm has also just debuted its first clothing line. May 29, 2021 313
The Big Interview: Jacqueline Dobson, president of Barrhead Travel; Jacqueline Dobson is the president of Barrhead Travel, which was founded in 1975 by Bill Munro, and started out as a "traditional 'bucket and spade' travel agent". May 29, 2021 1554
UK oil and gas sector cautiously optimistic and 'on cusp of dramatic transformation'; Newly-revealed data on the UK oil and gas industry shows it is "on the cusp of dramatic transformation" as it both rebounds from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and positions itself for a greener future. May 28, 2021 590
Edinburgh ranks third in UK as a tech hotspot; Edinburgh has been ranked third and Glasgow ninth in new research revealing the top UK tech hotspots. May 28, 2021 597
The Big Interview: The Glenmorangie Company president and CEO Thomas Moradpour; Thomas Moradpour is the president and chief executive of The Glenmorangie Company - which since 2004 has been part of luxury consumer goods group Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, known as LVMH. May 16, 2021 1568
Scots consumers embracing advantages of technology in hospitality; Nearly half of Scottish consumers welcome the technological evolution of the hospitality industry - and in fact think the sector must adapt to survive, according to new research. May 15, 2021 411
McGhee's Bakery secures new 'roll' supplying Asda; Family-owned McGhee's Bakery has secured a contract to supply five new bread lines to more than 50 Asda stores across Scotland. May 15, 2021 340
Aberdeen Harbour looks to reel in opportunities amid expansion; Aberdeen Harbour - one of the oldest companies in Britain - has unveiled a drop in turnover, but said it is "poised" to harness opportunities that will help foster economic prosperity. May 14, 2021 459
Laptop screen and sunscreen?: How the 'workation' is gaining momentum in Scotland; Switching off your laptop at the end of the working day - then heading outside for a dip in the pool on a balmy summer evening under a cloudless blue sky. May 13, 2021 604
Ski instructor marketplace in 'pole' position for growth after raising [pounds sterling]1.3m; Maison Sport, a ski instructor marketplace founded by former members of the British Ski Team, has raised [pounds sterling]1.25 million - and added Skyscanner co-founder Gareth Williams to its list of investors. May 13, 2021 433
'Scottish Cluster' group launches to accelerate decarbonisation; A campaign has been launched to help decarbonise Scottish and UK industry, with a cross-sector group having been created focused on delivering carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and other low-carbon technologies. May 13, 2021 416
Whisky giant Diageo resumes plan to return up to [pounds sterling]4.5bn to investors; Scotland's biggest whisky producer Diageo has restarted its plan to return up to [pounds sterling]4.5 billion of cash to investors as it continues its bounce-back from the pandemic. May 12, 2021 408
Care provider nets [pounds sterling]10.2m loan to help expand portfolio; Avondale Care Scotland has agreed a [pounds sterling]10.2 million loan with Barclays to accelerate its long-term growth plans and expand its portfolio. May 12, 2021 315
Grain supplier Alexander Inglis & Son falls into administration; Alexander Inglis & Son, a major supplier of grain and cereals to the whisky and distilling industries, has gone into administration. May 12, 2021 337
Tech investor conference EIE21 unveils revamped pitch process; Tech investor conference EIE21 has revamped its pitch process for this year's event, which takes place next month, as it harnesses a more virtual offering. Conference news May 12, 2021 595
Mental wellbeing advocate Katie Piper urges people to allocate time for themselves every day; People are being urged to allocate time for themselves every day to practice "TOYO" (Time On Your Own) to help their mental wellbeing as lockdown lifts. May 11, 2021 934
Electric alternative to jet engine among Converge semi-finalists; An electric alternative to the jet engine and a novel vaccine production platform tackling Streptococcus are among the revolutionary ideas that have made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious Converge company-creation programme for the university sector. May 11, 2021 559
Average UK house price reaches [pounds sterling]258,204 - up by [pounds sterling]20k in a year; The average price of a home in the UK reached a new record high of [pounds sterling]258,204 last month, up by about [pounds sterling]20,000 from April 2020, according to new data - and the property market deemed "glowing white hot". May 10, 2021 608
Dundee start-up fires up production of Rwanda-focused solar power device; A Dundee-based start-up is aiming to provide cheaper access to hot water in Rwanda after beginning production of a pioneering kit. May 10, 2021 412
The Big Interview: Stephen Leckie, CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels; Stephen Leckie is the chief executive of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels. May 9, 2021 1367
More than half of employees see mental health worries worsen in pandemic; More than half of employees experienced an increase in worries about their mental health due to the pandemic, showing the need for employer-led financial wellbeing strategies, according to a report out today. May 8, 2021 580
Bridge of Allan-based Castle View Corporate Holdings optimistic despite expected full-year losses; Bridge of Allan-based Castle View Corporate Holdings (CVCH) has said it is optimistic about the easing of lockdown restrictions boosting its balance sheet as it forecast a major loss in its most recent financial year. Financial report May 5, 2021 585
Planning a package holiday this summer? Consumers urged to study small print before booking; Consumers are being urged to do their research before booking a package holiday after some providers were found to still be giving "misleading" information over the right to a refund and other financial protections. May 5, 2021 605
Inverclyde-based property specialist Bowman Rebecchi Letting swoops on rival; Inverclyde-based property lettings firm Bowman Rebecchi Letting, which launched in December, is eyeing further acquisitions after snapping up a local peer in a six-figure deal. May 4, 2021 437
Scots firms fear running out of cash, prompting call for more government support; Two fifths of Scottish businesses fear they will run out of cash within the next six months, according to new data - with the "really worrying" figures prompting a call for more government support. May 4, 2021 613
Arran Brewery selling St Fillans site due to 'lack of funds' - and says next owner needs to invest [pounds sterling]1.5m; Arran Brewery says it is selling its Loch Earn Brewery Hotel and Visitor Centre due to a lack of funds following a fire - adding that a new owner would need [pounds sterling]1.5 million to bring the site up to spec. May 3, 2021 547
Johnston Carmichael recruits major names in Scottish tech for 'ground-breaking' advisory board; Accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael has assembled a "ground-breaking" tech advisory board including top names in the sector in Scotland - with a view to helping clients expand globally. May 3, 2021 619
Scottish workspaces set for 'reimagining', with connectivity top priority; Strong digital connectivity is likely to be the main driver of the workspace of the future, as opposed to physical location, according to an influential study of the Scottish business sector. May 3, 2021 588
The Big Interview: Anna Stamp, interim programme director, Edinburgh BioQuarter; Anna Stamp is the interim programme director at Edinburgh BioQuarter, which says it is a major destination globally for healthcare delivery, medical research, and life sciences innovation. May 2, 2021 1565
Law firm Brodies boosts operations with nine new partners; Scottish legal heavyweight Brodies has welcomed nine new partners, including four internal promotions and five lateral hires. May 1, 2021 454
Trio of corporates put weight behind initiative to help young people in Scotland; Three major businesses in Scotland are backing a "ground-breaking" collaboration that aims to transform young lives in communities in Glasgow and Edinburgh. May 1, 2021 618
Glasgow architecture firm calls for adoption of new green housebuilding strategy; A Glasgow-based architecture firm is calling for Scotland to adopt its new housebuilding strategy that it says guarantees net-zero carbon emissions for every new home, while slashing energy bills. May 1, 2021 317
Loch Ness tops list of UK's most popular wild swimming spots; Loch Ness has been ranked the most popular wild swimming spot in the UK - although some sites outside Scotland were found to be unsafe for a dip, according to new research. Apr 30, 2021 570
RBS owner NatWest moving HQ to London in independent Scotland would be 'hammer blow'; Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) owner NatWest moving its headquarters to London in the event of Scottish independence would be a "hammer blow" to Scotland, according to a pro-Union group. Apr 29, 2021 443
'Bank of Mum and Dad' fuelling Scots property market, with wealth being passed on early to help purchases; Family money continues to fuel the Scottish property market - as parents and grandparents opt to pass on wealth early to help the younger generation get on the ladder, according to new research. Apr 29, 2021 570
Crieff Hydro boss fears staff leaving hospitality over job security concerns; The high-profile hotelier behind Crieff Hydro has expressed concern that staff could switch to other industries they perceive as more stable - and of the potential impact on his business of a lack of events. Apr 28, 2021 539
The Big Interview: Peter Walker, MD of Maryculter House; Peter Walker is the managing director of Maryculter House, a four-star hotel on the banks of the River Dee on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Apr 25, 2021 1528
Cashmere entrepreneur eyes expansion via crowdfunder; A recently launched Edinburgh business focused on designing, curating and importing ethically-sourced cashmere garments from Mongolia is crowdfunding to help increase production. Apr 24, 2021 346
Covid-19 takes toll on Scottish family businesses' revenues; Scotland's family businesses have been among the worst-affected globally by the pandemic, according to new research out today. Apr 24, 2021 338
Lawyer warns over potential consequences of pulling a sickie this Monday; A senior employment lawyer has stressed that employees in Scotland who falsely call in sick this Monday to make the most of lockdown restrictions loosening could face disciplinary action. Apr 24, 2021 427
Scots consumers eye benefits of shops reopening, fused with online retail; Consumers are looking forward to being able to touch and try items when non-essential shops in Scotland reopen this Monday, also looking to combine in-store visits with online, according to a survey from Visa. Apr 22, 2021 427
Double-digit increase in new Scots tech firms; The number of tech companies being set up in Scotland rose by 12 per cent in 2020, eyeing the increased potential of digital services seen during the pandemic, according to new analysis from RSM. Apr 22, 2021 576
Oxfam issues urgent appeal for more shop volunteers in Scotland; Oxfam has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers to help its high-street shops deal with an anticipated "deluge" of donations as it prepares to reopen its 41 Scottish stores this Monday. Apr 21, 2021 423
UK sectors reporting output growth reaches six-month high; The number of UK sectors reporting output growth rose to a six-month high in March, with the country's recovery "clearly accelerating", according to a report published today. Apr 21, 2021 603
Vaccine rollout boosts confidence among UK SMEs - although some doubt their long-term survival; Confidence among smaller firms in the UK is being boosted by the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, but a quarter are still concerned they won't survive past 2021, according to new research. Apr 21, 2021 604
New charity harnessing NFT crypto craze to help people affected by coronavirus; A UK-wide charity looking to support those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has just debuted the auction of a non-fungible token (NFT), tapping into the cryptocurrency craze to raise funds for its launch. Apr 21, 2021 621
Young serial entrepreneur launches business to help remote workers; A serial entrepreneur aged just 23 who already has interests in sectors as diverse as IT and street food has launched another business - aimed at helping remote workers. Apr 21, 2021 429
Analysis: what is the best way to shape the workplace of the future? In pre-pandemic times, the rigid concept of the nine-to-five working day in the office was already becoming more and more outdated. Apr 20, 2021 1066
Retailers face major sales hit due to consumers' fears over visiting shops; One in ten consumers was often avoiding entering shops or walking out due to queues before the pandemic, and this has now risen - potentially costing British retailers tens of billions of pounds a year, according to a new report. Apr 20, 2021 448
Producer of gin distilled with tea brews up major US export deal; A Scottish premium gin distilled with hand-picked tea is to be stocked in shops across America after securing its first-ever export deal - with the USA's biggest independent wine retailer. Apr 19, 2021 426
The Big Interview: Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre CEO Mark Bustard; Mark Bustard is chief executive of the Glasgow-based Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). Apr 18, 2021 1519
Glasgow-based pension-focused fintech Guiide hails further funding; Glasgow-based pension advice service Guiide has received a further round of investment, saying the six-figure boost will help it to develop new features on its existing consumer platform. Apr 17, 2021 431
Analysis: what is the best age to start your own business? Life begins at 40, as the saying goes - and a new report has revealed that this is in fact the average age of a UK company founder. Apr 16, 2021 997

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