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Scots brewery opens bar in Finland


Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog has opened a bar in Finland after an online campaign by craft beer-obsessed locals in Helsinki who were keen to get a BrewDog bar on their doorstep.   The bar will be the company’s first to open in Finland and will be the sixth to open outside the UK after […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

UK’s first gluten free brewery to set up in Scotland

Photo: Arthur Maniet

The UK’s first entirely gluten free craft brewery will open in Scotland in 2015.   The Bellfield Brewery will develop craft beers that are naturally gluten free with its first products available to consumers by summer 2015.   The brewery plans to offer a wider range including a premium IPA, a stout, lager and other […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Small business bonus scheme maintenance announced

Donald Trump appeared at the Scottish Parliament's green energy targets inquiry

  Deputy First Minister John Sweeney delivered a parliamentary statement on local government finance and made a range of announcements about business rates in Scotland.   The local government finance announcements mean Scottish local authorities will receive around £10.85bn next year to run vital services.   They will have to freeze council tax for the […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Politics | Read More »

Edinburgh Airport gears up for festive season with 10 million milestone within reach

Edinburgh airport drop off charges

  EDINBURGH airport enters the festive season with increased passenger numbers and their 10 million passenger target within sight.   The airport saw a 3.1% increase in passenger traffic in November with over 700,000 people travelling through Scotland’s busiest airport.   The increase was driven by a strong performance in domestic passenger traffic, which was […]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Contractor announced for new £17m research centre in Edinburgh


The £17m contract for the building of the new Scottish headquarters for the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been announced.   Morrison Construction, part of Galliford Try plc, will build the Lyell Centre which will also serve as a major joint BGS/Heriot-Watt University research centre for geological, petroleum and marine sciences.   Under the £9.6m […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scotland urged to back Small Business Saturday

Stall holder Claudia Ulaas at the German Market, Edinburgh

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is asking Scots to back Small Business Saturday for a second year running by choosing to spend their festive pay packets with independent businesses this weekend.   Shoppers are being urged to to choose small businesses when spending their money this Saturday 6 December as part of a drive […]

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Community programme improves employment and teaches new skills

A COMMUNITY programme has helped disadvantaged communities turn their lives around and delivered financial benefits of up to £6m.   The community project, known as Link Up, helps disadvantaged communities by using activities such as: gardening, cooking, sports, music and arts to teach new skills and help secure employment.   Link Up, developed by Inspiring Scotland, […]

December 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Give kids lessons on Andrew Carnegie says Sir Tom Hunter

SCOTS schoolchildren should have lessons on Andrew Carnegie according to businessman Sir Tom Hunter. The entrepreneur and former richest man in Scotland said the life of Carnegie should be used to inspire today’s generations. Carnegie, the Fife-born industrialist and philanthropist, emigrated to the US in 1835 when he 13, amassed a huge fortune in the […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scotland’s housing needs won’t be met says top housing chief

House sales in Scotland have dipped since funding for the Help to Buy housing scheme ran out.   Scotland’s home building industry responded with caution and frustration to the latest official quarterly statistics announcing a significant increase in the number of new build completions for April-June compared to last year.   With the details published […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Edinburgh airport starting daily flights to New York


EDINBURGH AIRPORT will run a daily summer service to New York from next year.   American Airlines will fly between Edinburgh and New York’s JFK airport between May and September.   The service will offer a daily flight departing Edinburgh International Airport with the first flight of the service taking off on 7 May 2015 […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ofcom report shows Edinburgh smartphone users enjoy the fastest mobile download speeds


Ofcom’s latest report into customers’ broadband experience has found Edinburgh users enjoy the fastest download speeds.   The report researched the performance of 4G and 3G smartphones across the four main mobile operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester.   The report measured four broadband parameters such […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Edinburgh Airport reports strong growth over past 6 months


Edinburgh Airport has reported a growth in passenger numbers this year with over 6 million during the last 6 months.   A total of 6,004,557 people travelled through Scotland’s busiest airport between May and the end of October, 140,000 more than the same period last year.   The international airport’s success is a result of […]

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hairdresser holds natural beauty photoshoot

Models Lesley, Susan, Pauline, Kerry, Stephanie,  and Donna posing with the No Filter hastag

A HAIRDRESSER has persuaded six pals to pose in their underwear in a bid to challenge fashion industry stereotypes. Emma Diamond, who stripped off herself, wanted to show photographs of normal women’s bodies without any of the enhancement common in the fashion business. The 24-year-old from Paisley got her brave friends to hold up messages […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Health,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Ofcom plan auction to help meet the UK’s growing demand for mobile broadband services


  Ofcom plans to auction off valuable spectrum to help meet the UK’s demand for mobile broadband services.   The communications regulators announcement will be particularly important to the mobile phone industry, which relies on spectrum to offer internet services to consumers’ smartphones and tablets.   Potential bidders are being invited to comment on proposals […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New research reveals £1.23 billion growth potential for Scotland’s economy

Coppadom: Curry house in police box has managed to korma the market.

A major new research project has revealed how family businesses and small and medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland have the potential to boost the country’s annual economy by up to £1.23 billion.   The study, involving universities, government bodies, businesses and professional advisers, suggests that more focus needs to be placed on successful family business […]

November 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Landmark ruling for workers leaves some business angered


A ground-breaking Employment Appeal Tribunal case could mean workers’ holiday pay will include overtime.   The ruling means some people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. The current set up means only basic pay counts when holiday pay is calculated.   Workers will also be able to make backdated claims for a limited […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Plan to save Glasgow Prestwick Airport revealed


THE DOCUMENT setting out a long-term strategic vision to save Glasgow Prestwick Airport has been published today and the airport’s chief executive’s vision includes space travel.   The report outlines plans to up passenger numbers, increase freight and space-related flight testing.   The airport was taken into public ownership last year and was shortlisted in […]

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Business,Uncategorized | Read More »

Leading Scottish beer gets ready to branch out

Black T 1

TENNENT’S are about to unveil a new drink as they look to build a new range of lagers.   The new larger will be called Black T and will join a growing family of Tennent’s products which the company hopes will give drinkers greater choice.   The 4.7% ABV premium bottled larger is made with […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Business leaders believe urgent action is necessary to protect Scotland’s natural environment

River Forth Sunset

More than three quarters of Scottish business leaders believe urgent action is necessary to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural environment because of its importance to capital and business.   A recent survey of over 500 Scottish business leaders found that 78% supported measures to protect natural capital which includes forests, rivers, land, minerals, oceans and other natural […]

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Glasgow’s commercial property market sees sharp growth

JLL acquired the largest commercial property transaction of the third quarter of the year.

DEMAND for commercial office space in Glasgow has seen a sharp increase according to the latest research. Transactions for office space in Glasgow city centre  have more than doubled compared to the same period last year. Research conducted by real estate and investment management  firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) found that 220,000 sq. ft of office […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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