Left to right - Lynne Hadden, Alan Esson, Donna Chisholm, Derek Mackay MSP, Sandy Adam, Suzanne MacKintosh and Victoria Mungall

New 125 acre Elgin Business Park gets under way

Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay MSP has marked the official start of construction at Elgin Business Park, the largest new industrial park in North of Scotland. The Cabinet Secretary was joined by Sandy Adam…

The best places to live in Scotland

Scotland is well-known for its stunning landscapes, bustling cities and friendly locals. There are many reasons why you’d fall in love with the country — and many people are so enamoured that they decide to…

Robert Kay

New appointment expands Entrepreneurial Scotland’s role in Highlands and Islands

Entrepreneurial Scotland has appointed Robert Kay as regional development manager for the Highlands & Islands. Robert, from Nairn, previously worked in banking with RBS and later with Bank of Scotland, setting up their Private Banking…

The Greenhouse, Inverness

Perth tech company opens new Inverness office

Perth based technology company AgileCadence has opened a new office in Inverness. The firm specialises in offering tailored, business focused solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Microsoft Dynamics AX users, including Performance,…

Martin Leonard

Inver House Distillers posts similar sales to last year at £62.7m

Inver House Distillers Ltd, the Scotch whisky subsidiary of global drinks business International Beverage Holdings Ltd, has reported sales for the year to September 2017 at £62.7 million, a similar level to the prior period. Gross…

David Howie

HIE appoints new head of innovation and technology

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new regional head of innovation and technology. Based in An Lòchran, Inverness, David Howie is responsible for a dynamic portfolio that includes all HIE activities on innovation,…

Nicholas Cooper

New Non-executive Director appointed at Springfield Properties

Scottish listed housebuilder Springfield Properties (AIM: SPR), has appointed Nicholas Ian Cooper as a Non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.  Mr Cooper, aged 54, is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years’ board experience as…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Icelantic’s Duncan Reid and Simon Forrest with HighNet’s David Hogg (centre)

Telecoms and IT firms confirm new strategic alliance

Two Scottish telecoms and IT companies have confirmed a new strategic alliance which will see them deliver enhanced connectivity solutions for businesses in Edinburgh and the wider UK.   Icelantic, based in Edinburgh and HighNet,…

Park’s Motor Group acquires Inverness industrial unit

Park’s Motor Group has acquired a prominent standalone industrial unit in Inverness which was marketed at offers over £2m. Located on Harbour Road, the main thoroughfare within the Longman industrial estate, well known for trade…

Glenmorangie and Ardbeg strike gold at influential competitions

Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies have triumphed at two prestigious industry competitions, winning a total of 15 gold or double-gold medals. This clutch of awards from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and the…

Mike Dee

Speyside communications agency boosts digital offering with senior hire

Speyside based creative communications agency ‘Spey’, which last month was named ‘New Agency of The Year’, has bolstered its digital media offering with the appointment of a digital expert from one of the UK’s most…

Is Scotland getting smaller? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My business operates in three cities – not because I planned it that way – but because we kept moving. I set up Impact Online in Glasgow in 2010. Three years later we moved to Aberdeen and…

The Underwater Centre

New ownership secures sustainable future for The Underwater Centre

Subsea training and trials centre, The Underwater Centre, located in the Scottish Highlands, has turned a corner after receiving industry support to secure its future. Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea…

Carroll Buxton, director of regional development at HIE

Survey shows optimism remains high among Highlands and Islands businesses

More than half (53%) of Highlands and Islands businesses plan to take on new staff in the coming year, and most plan to recruit them from within the region, new research has revealed. Over 1,000…

Interview with Jill Henry of Meander Apparel – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

As someone who has only recently discovered the addictive rush of a spin class, this new company really appeals to me. I met Jill at a networking event and was very interested in her concept…

Sandy Adam

Springfield Properties buys Dawn Homes in £20.1 million deal

Scottish housebuilder, Springfield Properties,  has acquired the issued share capital of DHomes 2014 Holdings Limited (trading as Dawn Homes), a Glasgow-based housebuilder focussed on private housing in West Central Scotland and Ayrshire, for a consideration…

More speakers added to Aberdeen Leadercast Live

As the Aberdeen Leadercast Live event draws nearer, the organisers continue to add to the amazing line up for the event which takes place on the 4th of May at the Hilton Treetops with live streaming of the event from…

Jennifer Robertson and Ben Smith, Founder of PRmoment

Spey named ‘New Agency of the year’ at top UK industry awards

Even though they opened their office doors just a year ago, Speyside based creative communications agency ‘Spey’ has picked up a top UK industry award being named ‘New Agency of The Year’ in the PR…

Dr Vivienne Ming

Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

You know that new emoji with the head exploding? That was me yesterday. The Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference is always a highlight in my calendar – but this year they outdid themselves. The calibre of…

Product demand sparks expansion plans for Shetland social enterprise

A unique product developed by a community organisations in Shetland is proving so popular that the group’s trading company is launching a major expansion. Polycrub enables fruit and vegetables to be grown undercover in extreme…

Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier

Highland Chocolatier joins the ranks of British excellence

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has been invited to join Walpole, the prestigious alliance of Britain’s leading luxury brands. Walpole boasts an impressive tradition of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service,…

Aton Ben-Horin

XpoNorth unveils host of new national and international speakers for this year’s festival

Scottish Creative Industries Festival, XpoNorth, have unveiled their next wave of figures and speakers confirmed to participate at the one-of-a-kind event. Taking place across the 27th and 28th of June in Inverness, XpoNorth 2018 will see a range of…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers makes eight promotions

Ledingham Chalmers has made eight promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices. In line with its focus on steady growth, the full-service Scottish law firm said these changes reflect each individual’s valuable service to…

David Siegel. Managing Director of HighNet (pic by John Paul)

HighNet declared Constituency Responsible Business Champion

Inverness-based telecoms company, HighNet, has been declared Constituency Responsible Business Champion by an influential UK Parliament group.  The award is recognition for its work in the community, as well as its working practices which benefit…