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Plan to save Glasgow Prestwick Airport revealed

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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

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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

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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 »

Scottish PR Agency Enjoys Success at UK Awards Ceremony

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SCOTTISH PR AGENCY scoops multiple gold and silver awards at top UK PR award ceremony.   Holyrood Partnership bagged five awards at the PR industry’s version of the Oscars in Edinburgh last night.   The Edinburgh based PR company was nominated seven times in the Pride Scotland Awards.   The team of ten scooped a […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fans booked B&B near new home of T in Park before 2014 event started

MUSIC lovers booked up accommodation near the new home of T in the Park before the first note of the 2014 festival was played. Some B&Bs near Strathallan, Perthshire, are already sold out for the weekend in July 2015. After 18 years at Balado, festival organisers announced they were moving because of safety concerns over […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Community,In Brief,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Scottish Business Resilience Centre warn businesses to step up their cyber security

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FOUR out of five Scottish businesses have had online security breaches so far this year, new figures show. A report from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) found 81% of large organisations and 60% of small businesses in the UK have fallen victim to hackers. And experts from the Cyber Security Consultant at SBRC warned […]

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Direct Savings to give staff Referendum day off

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A SCOTTISH company is giving its staff the day off on September 18 to vote in the independence referendum. Direct Savings, an energy efficiency company based in Bathgate, West Lothian, is believed to be the first business in the country to make the move. All 55 staff have been given a holiday to encourage them […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs

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A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs. The Care Inspectorate had previously criticised the home for its quality of services. The daughter of a current resident at the Pentland Hill Care Home, in Edinburgh said she is relieved by the transformation at the home. […]

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

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire to ensure that they can continue to breed safely. The move comes after ecology experts raised fears that the creatures, including the protected great crested newt, could be at risk from traffic as they moved to near by ponds to mate. The […]

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

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year in a bid to become more eco-friendly. Eagle Couriers, who are based in Bathgate, West Lothian,  are also set to hit a series of other targets by annually recycling 650 used tyres, 1100 pallets and 1500 litres of oil -all of which […]

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

Scotland’s first Indian restaurant are looking to hunt down original customers

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An appeal has been launched for Scotland’s curry-loving pioneers to help celebrate a keynote anniversary at one of the country’s best know Indian restaurants.   Khushi’s – famed as the first Indian restaurant in Scotland when it was launched in 1947 – is looking to track down original customers from the time of its opening to […]

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

‘Package for Nicole Kidman’ – Courier firm reveals 10 strangest deliveries

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A GIANT model giraffe, rugby’s Heineken Cup and a cat who travelled nearly 500 miles are among a top courier firm’s strangest deliveries. Eagle Couriers, which celebrates 25 years of operating in Glasgow this month, also helped save a bride’s wedding day by delivering a vital part of her dress on time. The firm has […]

January 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

School piping championship comes to the capital

Scots turning up at rugby games in New Zealand will be faced with a bagpipe ban

A SCHOOL bagpiping championship will take place in Edinburgh next year – despite the council not funding bagpipe tuition for secondary pupils. More than 60 schools will gather in the capital in March for the 2014 Scottish School Pipe Band Championships in a bid to be crowned the best. But the organisers are hoping that […]

December 5th, 2013 | Posted in Business,In Brief,News | Read More »

Support to make the golden eagle Scotland’s national animal gathers momentum

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SUPPORT to make the golden eagle Scotland’s national animal is steadily growing after receiving support from a rather unexpected source. Bosses at Eagle Couriers, one of the country’s biggest delivery companies, have pledged the support of their 100 plus staff saying the bird is a symbol of “strength and pride”. Further attempts to help campaign […]

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Business,Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Good vibrations: New study into how offshore wind affects marine mammals

The clicks the mammals make are different on the east and west coasts of the country

GROUND-breaking new research on the effect of offshore wind turbines on whales and dolphins has been carried out which could give the green light to the industry expanding. Scientists at a Scottish firm have been able to model the effects of vibrations from wind farms and tidal power sources on marine mammals such as whales […]

November 17th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

Global consternation as Facebook goes face down

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MILLIONS of Facebook users across the globe were plunged into near panic yesterday after the social media network crashed for more than an hour. At around 3pm, users attempting to access their personal profiles were instead shown an error message. Furious users took to another social media site, Twitter, to try to find out what […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Delivery driver for hospital seething after being hit with traffic fines

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A COURIER delivering medical supplies to hospitals is fuming after being hit four times in a week with £60 bus lane fines – despite driving at midnight. Dave Durnan is seething over the £240 of fines which he picked up on journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow’s Gartnavel General Hospital. Dave, a driver with Eagle Couriers, […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

IT merger “putting North Sea oil platforms at risk from cyber terror”

NORTH Sea oil platforms could be shut down by cyber terrorists because cost-cutting measures have left them vulnerable, experts have warned. Auditors KPMG said a decision by many firms  to merge computer systems had left the system potentially open to hackers. The industry has been using separate IT systems for production and general use. The […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A Scots courier company has been praised for setting a new record for delivery

A COURIER firm has been praised for setting a new record for delivery. Delivery company, Shutl, praised Bathgate based company Eagle Couriers for delivering a package in just 14 minutes. Eagle Couriers had been delivering a package on behalf of Shutl from Argos in Aberdeen, and had the product with it’s new owner in just […]

November 5th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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