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Knight Frank: Aberdeen office take-up almost doubles in Q3 2021

Office take-up in Aberdeen almost doubled between the second and third quarters of 2021, as a sustained lift to the oil price and occupiers returning to the workplace helped buoy activity, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

Published 14 October 2021

RICS: House hunters start to return to the market but struggle to find new homes for sale

Buyers are starting to return to the UK housing market but have little choice of new properties, according to the September 2021 RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 October 2021

RBS: Pressure to save weighs heavily on mental health and wellbeing of young Scots

New research from the Royal Bank of Scotland suggests that young people know the importance of saving but the pressure to do so is taking its toll.

Published 14 October 2021

Economy secretary Kate Forbes to meet with chief secretary to the Treasury

Finance and economy secretary Kate Forbes will stress the need for the forthcoming review of Scotland’s devolved fiscal arrangements to be wide-ranging when she meets the new chief secretary to the treasury Simon Clarke in London today.

Published 14 October 2021

DM Hall relocates Inverness office to city outskirts

Independent chartered surveyors DM Hall is moving from Inverness city centre to new, open-plan offices on the city's outskirts in response to increased demand.

Published 14 October 2021

Fuel and household energy spending rises by a fifth in a fortnight

Customers of Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Bank spent a fifth more on household energy (24%) and fuel (20%) in the last fortnight, according to the latest analysis of the bank’s debit card spend.

Published 14 October 2021

And finally… banned books

A box left at the front door of a library prompted the arrival of a bomb squad – who discovered that it contained books.

Published 14 October 2021

NatWest pledges £100bn of climate and sustainable funding and financing

NatWest has announced a series of initiatives, leading with a target to provide £100 billion of Climate and Sustainable Funding and Financing (CSFF) by the end of 2025.

Published 13 October 2021

FinTech Scotland to host Glasgow conference to build UK fintech sector

Business leaders will gather tomorrow in Glasgow for the first major conference dedicated to stimulating the growth of the fintech industry across the UK.

Published 13 October 2021

Scottish firms join forces to launch eco-focused initiative ahead of COP26

Several Scottish businesses have come together to launch a climate action initiative ahead of COP26 to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future.

Published 13 October 2021

AIPUT doubles down on investment with acquisition of the Fleming Business Centre

The Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT), managed by abrdn, has completed the freehold acquisition of the multi-let Fleming Business Centre, located in the heart of Manor Royal, Crawley, to the south of Gatwick Airport.

Published 13 October 2021

Legal victory paves way for £12m Tomatin retail and leisure hub

The Tomatin Trading Company is pressing ahead with plans to deliver its £12 million retail & leisure development at the Tomatin junction on the A9 following a landmark legal battle.

Published 13 October 2021

UK financial firms increase fintech partnerships to boost capability

More UK financial institutions are targeting acquisitions and partnerships with fintech firms to boost their position in a growing market, according to a report from Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Bank.

Published 13 October 2021

The Scottish Food & Drink Net Zero Challenge Fund launches

The Scottish Food & Drink Net Zero Challenge Fund has been launched by Interface and Scotland Food & Drink to support food and drink businesses across Scotland.

Published 13 October 2021

STC INSISO enters the rail industry with two new six-figure contracts

Aberdeen-based STC INSISO has secured a six-figure contract with HS2 Euston led by principal contractor Mace Dragados JV.

Published 13 October 2021