The new Maker Space at AK Bell Library in Perth is a favourite hangout for creatives in the area

New Perthshire programme encourages careers in creative industries

A new programme which encourages careers in the creative industries and the innovation and ideas that come with that, is being launched by Culture Perth and Kinross. The aptly named Creative Pipeline, open to everyone…

Southfield Industrial Estate in Glenrothes

LCP adds Glenrothes industrial estate to Scotland portfolio

National property and investment company LCP has acquired 24 properties in an industrial estate in Scotland – its ninth acquisition in the country in the past few months. The £3.1 million investment for the multi-let…

Donald Yellowley

DM Hall appoints five new Partners

Chartered surveyor, DM Hall, has appointed five new partners. Three, Richard Clowes, at Galashiels, Graham Forbes in Inverness and Michael McDonald in Elgin, focus on the residential property market, while Ross Wilson, Head of Agency in…

Kim McAllister

Well hello there 2018 – what do you have in store for us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I’m not into predictions and I don’t like the idea of fate, because then the control isn’t in our hands. Instead, I asked some of the businesspeople who’ve featured in this column what their priorities…

Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse report reveals £11.8m economic impact

Perth Racecourse benefits the Scottish economy to the tune of £11.8m annually – with £9.9m of that impacting locally – and provides the equivalent of 130 full-time jobs, a new report reveals today. The economic…

Duncan Campbell and Mo Gill

HR professionals join forces to launch outsourced HR offering for local SMEs

Two HR experts from Kinross and Fife are combining their skills and experience to launch a new business aimed at local small and medium sized companies. Duncan Campbell and Mo Gill have launched The HR Dept…

Fife Council employability expert takes up Institute of Economic Development role

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) has added Fife Council’s business and employability specialist to its Board of Directors. Gordon Mole, who moved to Scotland two years ago from a role as Head of Culture…

Dr Colin Gray: The power of podcasting

Video, blogging and social media are all great ways to promote, but I believe that podcasting has advantages over every one of them. While blogging might be the best format for easy of entry –…

From left - Keith Winter, Executive Director of Enterprise & Environment at Fife Council and Professor Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal, International Strategy and External Relations at University of St Andrews

North-East Fife 2018 – what to expect for businesses

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to St Andrews Business Club’s event on January 24 to hear what to expect in the economy of North-East Fife in 2018. In the event, to be held…

What qualifies for research & development claims and what can be claimed under R&D tax relief?

R&D tax credits are one of the most attractive tax reliefs available at the moment, given that they can often result in significant cash repayments from HMRC. A lot more of your activities could be…

Balgove Larder

St Andrews farm shop to double in size

St Andrews farm shop Balgove Larder is to double the size of its current café on the back of strong sales that have seen customers enjoy 56,760 scones and 61,644 cups of coffee in 2017…

Castle View Directors, David Bibby, Martin Bell and Mark Drysdale

Castle View Ventures Records a further Year of Record Sales and Profits

It has been a record year for both sales and profits for Castle View Ventures, the Bridge of Allan based business with interests in sports centre management, food production, catering software and weight management.  Turnover…

Bowhouse welcomes 15,000 visitors in first six months

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food and drink hub has welcomed an impressive 15,000 visits to its three food weekends this year and announced a programme of monthly spring food weekends. Bowhouse launched its first food weekend…

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Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery toasts a trio of awards

The team at Perthshire’s Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is seeing out the year in style, after capturing three industry awards in as many weeks. The run of success kicked-off with the Scottish Thistle Awards’ regional final…

Kim McAllister

What’s in a name? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Well, if you want to come up smelling like roses, rather a lot. It generally comes down to which URL is available – though you should probably consider connotations and the way it trips off…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 ways you must sweat your startup numbers

When it comes to success or failure as a startup, it's ultimately about the people and the numbers. Or people and numbers. I've written about people challenges before and I will again - a lot of it…

Scott and Sarah Raeburn

£440k investment helps firm cement foundations in Fife

A Fife civil engineering business is investing £440k to build a new head office and four additional industrial units in Kirkcaldy. Work on the new site at Dunnikier Business Park began last month, with Raeburn…

Douglas Martin

Startup Interview: Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients…

All the winners of Scottish EDGE 11

Scottish EDGE Round 11 awards £1.1m to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Thirteen of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have pitched their way to a share in a £1.1 million prize pot in the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final. Twenty two finalists, chosen from over 242 applicants…

Iain Gulland

Industry Leaders Call on Scots Manufacturers to Embrace Circular Economy

The business of boosting Scottish manufacturing by making it more circular - unlocking the economic opportunities of maximising resource use and developing new business models – will be addressed at a series of high profile…

EXCLUSIVE – Advocate turned coder set to disrupt the courtroom – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I was a Meghan Markle fan way before Prince Harry - Suits is one of my favourite ever shows. Everyone loves the suave Harvey Spectre, but I prefer the ridiculous intelligence of Mike Ross; the…

Cloud Global Director Graeme Frater

Scottish aviation business on cloud nine following acquisition

One of Scotland’s most dynamic aviation businesses is looking to continue its rapid expansion with the purchase of Carlisle based, Border Air Training. Since its launch in 2010, Glasgow Airport based, Cloud Global Group, has…

Richard Preece Chief Training Officer OSP Cyber Academy - Aberdeen Ardoe House GDPR SUMMIT ABERDEEN

GDPR – Certified training available throughout Scotland

GDPR - Just four letters, but they could cost your business €20m, or even more. The EU General Data Protection Regulation which aimed at giving data subjects (citizens) back control over their personal information comes into…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 things about business life I wished I’d learned sooner

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction.…

Saying Thank You to Your Staff & Your Customers

Are you looking for that special something to incentivise your employees during the lead up to Christmas?   All people respond differently to motivation, according to recent research, it does start with simple and regular…