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FirstGroup to Operate Great Western Rail Network Until 2019

Transport operator FirstGroup has extended its deal to run services on the Great Western rail network until 2019. ...Read More

Scottish Exports Expected to Hit 2017 Goal

Rising demand saw a record high of £27.9billion worth of Scottish goods and services exported in 2013, according to the latest figures. ...Read More

New solar trade body launched in Scotland

The STA Scotland has been set up by a number of leading members of the Solar Trade Association (STA), which speaks on behalf of the UK solar energy industry. ...Read More

First plastic banknotes issued by Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank has entered the UK’s first plastic banknotes into circulation. ...Read More

Heathrow expansion could boost Scotland’s economy by £14billion

Adding a third runway at Heathrow could boost Scotland’s economy by £14billion and generate 16,000 new jobs across the country. ...Read More

NB Gin crowned as World’s Best London Dry Gin

NB Gin has won the ‘Best London Dry Gin’ category at The World Drinks Awards 2015, the results of which were announced during lunch at the Whiskies and Spirits Conference in London on Thursday 19th March. ...Read More

Scottish Business in the Community launches nationwide search for the most responsible businesses

Scottish Business in the Community [SBC] is launching a nationwide search for private sector businesses, small and large, to enter the SBC Awards. ...Read More

Brodies - The Legal View - Oil price fall puts investors in prime position to seize M&A opportunities

Welcome to Brodies - The Legal View, a regular column by Brodies LLP provided exclusively for Aberdeen Business News readers. While the debate on when and how far the oil price will recover continues, the pressures and uncertainties in the market will act as a driver for M&A activity and present opportunities for those individuals and organisations that are positioned to take advantage. ...Read More

Scottish sub £35 million law firms see revenue increase for first time in three years

Scottish law firms achieved a 5% increase in revenue last year according to the latest Financial Benchmarking Report from RBS – the largest free report of its kind. ...Read More

Good VIBES for 2015 as Sponsorship Opportunities Launched

Scottish businesses are being invited to show real vision in business by getting behind this year’s Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. ...Read More

Brodies named Scotland’s top IP firm for second year running

Brodies LLP was last night named Scotland IP Firm of the Year at the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in London for the second consecutive time. ...Read More

New technologies drive new jobs in Scotland and UK regions

PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO) says that around 6% of the UK workforce now work in jobs which didn’t exist in 1990. These range from software engineers and database administrators to programmers and IT support workers. ...Read More

130 BrewDog jobs boost for the north east

BrewDog has received a £1.5 million Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) award which will result in investment of over £20 million and the creation of 130 new jobs at Ellon. ...Read More

Is there a place for the e-cigarette in the workplace?

Ahead of National No Smoking Day on Thursday 11 March, Donald MacKinnon, director of legal services at Law At Work looks at how e-cigarettes are changing the face of smoking in the workplace. ...Read More

Scottish cities perform strongly in 2015/2016 European and UK cities hotel forecast

Edinburgh is the only UK city outside London to be named among the top eight European cities expected to achieve strong growth in 2015 and 2016 according to PwC’s latest European hotel forecast. ...Read More

RBS named Property Funding Team of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards 2015

RBS Real Estate Finance Scotland was named Property Funding Team of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards 2015. ...Read More

Law firm Pinsent Masons to launch in Australia

International law firm Pinsent Masons is to launch an infrastructure sector-focused practice in Melbourne and Sydney later this year. ...Read More

Brodies planning expert calls for culture change to tackle shortage of new homes

One of the country’s leading planning experts has warned that more must be done to meet rising demand for new homes in Scotland. ...Read More

Scotland’s first Crowdlending platform nears the £1m mark

Scottish peer-to-business crowdfunding platform, LendingCrowd has seen an encouraging start to 2015 attracting investors to invest almost £1m into Scotland and UK-wide SMEs. ...Read More

Ryden wins top property award

Property advisor Ryden has been awarded the coveted ‘Property Agency Team of the Year’ title at the annual Scottish Property Awards. ...Read More


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