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And finally... tea-riffic

A man has found a Chinese teapot worth £100,000 in his attic after having a clear-out during lockdown. 

Published 10 September 2020

CMA stops Bank of Scotland / Lloyds bundling business accounts with COVID-19 loans

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has stopped Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group from forcing small business customers to open paid-for business current accounts when taking out emergency coronavirus Bounce Back Loans.

Published 9 September 2020

Scottish Friendly and Bank of Scotland Foundation directors win at Director of the Year Awards

Jim Galbraith, director of Scottish Friendly, and Sarah Deas, non-executive director of Bank of Scotland Foundation Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland), have won top accolades at the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards. 

Published 9 September 2020

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust NAV drops to -0.5%

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc, a trust managed by Standard Life Aberdeen, has posted its annual results revealing its net asset value (NAV) total return was -0.5%, marking the second year in a row where the company has reported negative absolute returns. 

Published 9 September 2020

New Loganair routes announced

Loganair has announced the launch of new routes with tickets on sale for travel from the end of March until the end of August next year.

Published 9 September 2020

Greenshoots: The Alternative Board launches in Edinburgh

Peer-to-peer support and advisory organisation for business leaders, The Alternative Board, is to expand into Edinburgh – with former senior executive Andy Todd at the helm.

Published 9 September 2020

Alison Bryce: Premium products face no-deal threat

Alison Bryce, partner at Dentons, writes about the uncertainty for the Scottish food and drink industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 9 September 2020

HMS Unicorn launches £30,000 crowdfunding campaign

The Unicorn Preservation Society (UPS), which operates the HMS Unicorn in Dundee, has launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign.

Published 9 September 2020

Scottish Government launches £1bn green investment portfolio

The Scottish Government has launched its Green Investment Portfolio inviting investors to get behind more than £1 billion of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling opportunities.

Published 9 September 2020

£1m investment from South of Scotland Enterprise for community moorland buyout

South of Scotland Enterprise’s board has announced up to £1 million financial support to the Langholm Initiative charity in its venture to purchase part of Langholm Moor from Buccleuch Estates.

Published 9 September 2020

Four Scottish scale-ups selected to join world-first net zero programme

Edinburgh-based Boxergy, Ember Core, Reath, and Topolytics have been selected to join Tech Nation’s Net Zero programme.

Published 9 September 2020

HIE Pathfinder accelerator programme opens for applications

A free programme developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help businesses accelerate their growth has opened for new applications, with a virtual taster session arranged for September 24.

Published 9 September 2020

And finally... finger of suspicion

Giuseppe Fanara, a Sicilian mafia boss serving a life sentence for killing a police officer, has bitten off and swallowed the little finger of a guard he attacked at a prison in Rome. 

Published 9 September 2020

AAB appoints Stuart Law as payroll director

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has appointed Stuart Law as its new director of payroll and taxes.

Published 8 September 2020

MHA Henderson Loggie solicitors survey reveals COVID-19 expected to trigger rise in commercial disputes and divorce

A new survey by MHA Henderson Loggie has revealed that solicitors in Scotland specialising in commercial dispute resolution and family law are anticipating an increase in workload due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 8 September 2020