New business learning events & experts at St Andrews Business Club

St Andrews Business Club has announced new business learning events open to all as part of the final part of its 2018 season. Anyone wishing to improve the business they work in, as well as…

V&A Dundee - designed by Kengo Kuma - photo credit Ross Fraser McLean

V&A Dundee to open in September 2018

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum and the only V&A museum outside London, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at…

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…

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…

Carnoustie Golf Links extension CGI

New jobs to the fore at Carnoustie Golf Links

Work is underway at Carnoustie Golf Links as The Open Championship course extends its offering to the public with a brand new £5m community facility, made possible with support from Royal Bank of Scotland. The…

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…

Mark Gibson and Elaine Cromwell, Partners at Thomson Cooper Accountants

Prepare your business for Making Tax Digital at The Old Course Hotel

People doing business in North-East Fife are being invited to join members and guests of St Andrews Business Club on January 10 to hear how they should start preparing their business for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme.…

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…

Best Western Queens Hotel in Dundee

Queens Hotel Dundee sold to Thai multiple operator

The Best Western Queens Hotel in Dundee has been sold to Thai based Compass Hospitality Group. The hotel was sold off an asking price of £2.75m. The firm has completed its newest hotel purchase in the…

Revolutionary overnight contact lenses launched in Aberdeen

One of Scotland’s leading eye-care providers, Black & Lizars has launched revolutionary corrective overnight lenses in its Aberdeen Belmont Street practice. The Ortho-K lenses correct your vision as you sleep, by painlessly re-shaping the surface…