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£7million distillery to open in Edinburgh next year

John Crabbie & Co is to build a new single malt whisky distillery in Leith, Edinburgh, reviving one of the most famous brand names in Scotch whisky. Crabbie parent company, Halewood Wines & Spirits plans…

Project to help Scotland’s creative industry up its game

A pioneering project focusing on how to use intellectual property (IP) to sustain and grow the video game industry in Scotland has been launched by the University of Glasgow. The project investigates how more Scottish…

HIE's Eilidh Ross (front left) with Alan Dickson (front right) and employees of Rural Design Architects at the site of the new premises in Portree.

Portree architect firm expands with the creation of three new jobs

Portree based architects, Rural Design, is set to create three new jobs and boost its turnover after securing a £58,000 business expansion investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Established in 2005 by Alan Dickson…

Iain McGregor

Ichor Systems appoints new sales director

Hamilton-based Ichor Systems Ltd has appointed Iain McGregor as its new sales director. His role will focus on sales of Lam Research Corporation legacy products. Ichor Systems Ltd is part of NASDAQ listed Ichor Systems…

From left Martin Leonard, Castlight COO & Phil Grady CEO

Castlight Financial assists HSBC UK to deliver bank’s first open banking loan

Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company, has partnered with HSBC UK in the delivery of the bank’s first open banking loan. Following a test and pilot programme, HSBC UK has used Castlight Financial’s powerful…

Steven Fyfe, associate director in the hotels agency at Savills

Aberdeen’s hotel industry sees positive outlook

Oil price recovery and major infrastructure projects reaching fruition are boosting Aberdeen’s hotels sector with a resurgence of investor demand and the arrival of new hotel operators, according to international real estate advisor Savills. In…

Craig Munro

Bagpipe maker relocates to assist growing export market

A Scottish bagpipe manufacturer which exports over 75% of its products has moved into a larger location that will help increase productivity to over 500 sets of pipes a year. Craig Munro, 33, from Renfrew,…

Trainee engineer Alex Brunton shows Cabinet secretary Keith Brown how to build a full fibre network

Openreach invests £400,000 to train Scotland’s digital engineers of the future

Openreach chief executive Clive Selley today announced a £400,000 investment in a fibre training school for Scotland to educate a new generation of digital engineers. More than 4,000 people have applied for 400 new trainee…

Simon Quin

£32bn tied up in Scottish business that could be used to fund growth

Businesses across Scotland have around £32 billion tied up in working capital, according to new analysis of more than 5,000 UK businesses from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking. Working capital is the amount of money…

L-R: Stuart Petrie, Tax Senior Manager at Anderson Anderson Brown, Derek Mitchell, Partner at Anderson Anderson Brown and Adrian Sangster, National Lettings Director, Aberdein Considine

Edinburgh conference to examine tax rises facing landlords

A special conference is being held in Edinburgh to help landlords deal with the biggest shake-up of Scotland's letting industry in 30 years. Tax experts from Anderson Anderson Brown LLP and letting industry specialists from…

Speyside Distillers toasting their Board of Trade Award with a wee dram (back left to right) chairman John McDonagh Snr, managing director Patricia Dillion, CEO John Harvey McDonagh and (front) artist in residence Joanna McDonagh.

Speyside Distillers receives Department for International Trade Board of Trade Award in recognition of export success

Spirit producer Speyside Distillers has been recognised by the Department for International Trade for its rapid growth in international markets. The firm, which operates Speyside Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, has received a UK Board…

L to R - Anthony Kirk and Andy Gupwell

Drone maker merger helps secure Forestry Commission order

Merging with another local business helped a drone expert successfully secure a £60k order to build a bespoke unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Forestry Commission Scotland. Air Cam Pro (ACP) joined forces with Molten…

Steve Swindell

Xodus celebrates strong twelve months with £5million in field development contracts

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has revealed it has won £5million worth of field development work over the past twelve months. The company has recently been awarded two projects by Apache for its Storr and…

The Causeway organising committee

Ireland Scotland business exchange awards now open

Entries are now invited for the annual Ireland Scotland business exchange awards organised by  Causeway. The awards are; Inspirational Business Leader of the Year, Export Irish and Scottish Business of the Year, Sustainability and Social Impact…

Walter Thain

Three60 Energy strengthens Senior Management Team with new CEO

Three60 Energy, a newly formed oil field service company backed by Simmons Private Equity, today announced the appointment of a new board member to strengthen the senior management team and drive the future growth of…

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…

EX Equipment Specialist SA Equip targets Brazilian Market with Strategic Distribution Partnership

SA Equip has entered into a distribution partnership with electrical goods specialist, Polar Components, to provide EX Certified equipment to the Brazilian Oil & Gas Market. SA Equip’s portable EX products will be available throughout Brazil…

Ian MacDonald

Brewin Dolphin makes Dundee acquisition

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin recently completed an acquisition for its Dundee office with the purchase of the financial planning and investment assets of local business Clark Thomson MortgageFinders Ltd. The purchase price is not being…

Liam Fox

Global investment drive could bring more than £30 billion to the UK

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has launched a new drive to attract more than £30 billion of investment to 68 projects across the UK while attending a meetiing of the Board of Trade in Stirling.…

Alpha Scotland wins contract for new university campus

Furniture specialists, Alpha Scotland, has won a contract to kit out key learning spaces at the University of the West of Scotland’s new £110m campus in Lanarkshire.  The new state of the art facility at…

L-R: Malcolm Thomson, Bryan Woodley, James Connelly, Ray Waite, Gillian Murray (all Scotframe) and Harvey Fremlin who is managing director of the NSBRC

Scotframe launches Swindon showroom as it aims to treble English turnover to £7.5m

Scotframe, one of Scotland’s largest offsite timber frame specialists, has launched a permanent sales office and showroom at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of…

Pufferfish targets £900,000 crowd funding raise

Technology company Pufferfish launched its £900,000 Crowdcube crowd funding campaign this week. The Edinburgh-based producer of innovative interactive spherical-display solutions is growing and expanding its international reach and is now offering the public the chance to…

Fergus Moore

Revive to recycle all coffee grounds from Glasgow Coffee Festival

On top of being the first coffee festival in the UK to ban disposable cups, the Glasgow Coffee Festival will see all of the used coffee grounds being created at the festival collected and recycled…

Cappielow Trade Park

Easdale brothers buy £3.1m Inverclyde industrial park

A multi-million deal for the purchase of a prominent Inverclyde trade park has been concluded by the property investment vehicle of James and Sandy Easdale owners of McGill's Bus Services. Sold by Legal & General…

Francois Bourienne and Mr Ruijun Jia, Vice President of Shanghai Airport Authority

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority form alliance to grow visitor numbers between China and Scotland

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two cities work together to jointly petition China's main airlines to establish a direct air link in the future between…