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Demand for data science skills in Scotland continue to rise

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to grow in Scotland, underlining its strength as a global leader in the field. This has been demonstrated by the announcement of the biggest ever intake of Data Lab…

The proposed new New Fountainbridge development

First phase of Edinburgh’s latest urban quarter gets green light from planners

Redevelopment of the former Fountain Brewery site in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh has moved a step closer after council planners approved the first phase yesterday [20 June 2018]. The proposal, from Vastint Hospitality, will…

Roddy Harrison

Private client heavyweight joins Dentons as partner in Scotland

Legal firm, Dentons, has hired partner Roddy Harrison to the Firm's Private Client and Charities team within the UK Tax department. Roddy joins from BTO Solicitors where he headed the private client practice and was…

Todd Warnock

£10m Coul Links ‘world class’ golf course plans approved

Plans for a world class golf course which will give a major economic stimulus to the north of Scotland have been given the go-ahead after councillors reiterated their overwhelming support for the project today. The…

Ash Sheikh

House builder appoints new sales and marketing director

Fife-based housebuilder Muir Homes has appointed Ash Sheikh as its new sales and marketing director. Muir Homes has been building new homes across Scotland for more than 45 years, and is currently on site in eight locations across…

L-R Michelle Novenson, Jet Doran, Rachel Jones, Cecilia Lai

Scottish legal tech company snaps up international award

Edinburgh based legal tech company SnapDragon has been listed at number 55 on Disrupt 100, an influential list of the companies with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. SnapDragon uses smart software and business’ intellectual…

(L-R), Peter Milne - customer service advisor, Amy Pia - drafter, Lindsay Green - core team centre manager, Danny Ralston - retention case officer

Creditfix Ranks Among Top 20 Companies To Work For In Scotland

The UK’s biggest personal insolvency practice Creditfix has taken 15th spot in a major employee poll to uncover the best companies to work for. Headquartered in Glasgow, the firm is the only debt advice specialist…

Caledonia Competence achieves international ISO accreditation

Caledonia Competence has recently secured ISO 9001:2015 accreditation from awarding body QMS International. Based in Westpoint House in Westhill, Caledonia Competence provides specialist services in personnel assessment and development. Their core services include the creation,…

Praful Desai, Business Development Director at TVSquared

TVSquared Australia Opens as Advertiser Demand for TV Performance Analytics Grows

TVSquared, the TV performance analytics and optimisation company, has opened TVSquared Australia. The Sydney-based offices will provide ground support for Australia’s $3.1 billion TV advertising market, which represents one of TVSquared’s fastest-growing regions. TVSquared makes…

Ian McHardy

HRC Recruitment sets its sights on the city of discovery

HRC Recruitment has expanded into Dundee with the opening of a new city centre office, which will be led by Ian McHardy. Ian joins the firm as a director and has spent 16 years in…

From left - Margaret McPherson and Ben Di Rollo

Coulters expansion to North Berwick to kick start growth plans

Residential estate agency and conveyancing company, Coulters, is embarking on an expansion beyond its traditional Edinburgh base to drive growth and capture more of the East Lothian market. The agency has opened an office in…

Meldrum House Hotel

Meldrum House awarded Best Boutique Hotel in Britain

Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course has won the title of Britain’s ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ by premium publication Luxurious Lifestyle Magazine. Striving to be the best in the business, the hotel has won numerous…

Melanie Gilmour

Aberdeen-based accountant named as Accountant of the Year

An up and coming Aberdeen corporate finance specialist has been crowned Accountant of the Year in the Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards. Melanie Gilmour, assistant director of Hall Morrice Corporate Finance (HMCF), received the accolade…

Paul Wheelhouse

Scottish Government wins fracking case

The Court of Session has rejected a petition by Ineos Upstream Ltd and Reach Coal Seam Ltd that sought to challenge the Scottish Government’s actions in relation to unconventional oil and gas – which includes…

The judges for the 2018 Scottish Gin awards

Finalists Revealed in 2nd Annual Scottish Gin Awards

The finalists in the second annual Scottish Gin Awards (link opens in a new window) have been announced with 46 producers and 80 gins progressing to the final stage of the national competition which celebrates…

Hydrogen Directors Mike Scott and Daniel Rae

Subway Scotland appoints Hydrogen to take social to next level

Global sandwich brand Subway, has appointed specialist social media agency Hydrogen to handle its social media across Scotland, following an extended onboarding process. The appointment will see Hydrogen handle day-to-day content as well as campaigns…

£2 million grant to support offshore wind innovation

Up to £2 million of funding to encourage innovation in the offshore wind sector and reduce development costs has been announced by the Scottish Government. The funding is targeted at supporting innovation across the sector…

Turnover at Tomatin increases 25% to £18 million

Turnover at Highland Scotch whisky distillery, Tomatin, located in the village of Tomatin near Inverness, has increased by almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year. In the financial results released today, which covers the…

Paul Roberts (CEO) and Mike Evans (CTO)

KA Leisure invest in New Innovation to improve Customer Experience

On the eve of the ActiveUprising Conference, KA Leisure announces that it will be rolling out the MyCustomerLens platform across seven of its North Ayrshire venues. KA Leisure becomes the first Leisure Trust in the…

Private equity house invests £44 million in Global Processing Services

Dunedin, the Edinburgh-based private equity house, has invested in the £44 million funding of Global Processing Services (“GPS”), the global payments processor and tech powerhouse behind the most exciting digital banks, challenger banks, fin-techs and…

Philip Large

Brightsolid appoints new chief information officer

Brightsolid, the Scottish colocation and cloud solutions company, has appointed an interim chief information officer to lead an ongoing transformation of its technology and service delivery offerings. Philip Large, who brings over 20 years of…

Three gens of carbon dating, image credit to SUERC

New carbon dating tech in Scotland a world first

Scotland is now home to the world’s newest carbon dating system, which is twice as fast as existing technologies. Scientists at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) in East Kilbride, one of just four…

Artists’ impression of the new visitor centre.

Demolition kickstarts regeneration of Galashiels

The start of the regeneration of Galashiels is underway with the removal of a derelict town centre building. The former Poundstretcher building has been demolished, signalling the start of a major transformation of this area…

Glasgow accountancy firm named as Small Firm of the Year at 2018 Scottish Accounting & Finance awards

Glasgow accountancy firm Brett Nicholls Associates has been named a winner of the Small Firm of the Year at 2018 Scottish Accounting & Finance awards. Based in the West End of Glasgow, the family-run firm…

Steve Dunlop

£4 million Unlocking Ambition business stars announced

Twenty of Scotland’s most talented, innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs will start the first Unlocking Ambition Challenge to find Scotland’s next business success story. (List at end of story) Unlocking Ambition aims to follow the success…