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Archangels led £12.4m of investment in Scottish innovators in first half of 2021

Edinburgh-based investment syndicate Archangels has led investment of £12.4 million in innovative Scottish tech and life sciences companies in the first half of 2021.

Published 15 July 2021

Scottish Friendly: Nearly half of grandparents investing for their grandkids increased contributions over past year

Nearly half (47%) of all grandparents investing for their grandchildren have increased their contributions over the last 12 months, new research from Scottish Friendly reveals.

Published 15 July 2021

BRS Credit sees a sharp increase in debt collection referrals in first half of 2021

Glasgow-based credit management firm BRS Credit has recorded a sharp increase in collection referrals from insolvency practitioners UK-wide in the first six months of the year.

Published 15 July 2021

Nc'nean becomes UK's first net-zero distillery

Independent Scottish whisky distillery Nc’nean has become the first in the UK to reach net-zero emissions for production, beating the Scotch whisky industry target of 2040 by 20 years.

Published 15 July 2021

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust posts positive full-year results

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC, managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), has posted strong results for the year ended April 30 2021.

Published 15 July 2021

Demand for small business finance exceeds the level of supply across Scotland, study finds

Smaller businesses in Scotland are likely to struggle to access the level of funding and investment needed to support growth, according to a new survey published by the British Business Bank.

Published 15 July 2021

Greenshoots: Brewgooder on track to double year-on-year sales

Glasgow-based Brewgooder has secured a fresh distribution deal with Co-op which will see its Tropical Pale Ale sold in more than 350 stores across the UK and keep the firm on track to double its year-over-year (YOY) sales.

Published 15 July 2021

Half of UK employers expect more post-covid flexible working requests

A new survey from Acas has found that half of employers in Great Britain expect an increase in demand for flexible forms of working from employees following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 15 July 2021

Property prices in Scotland rise by 12%

Scotland's property prices continue to rise, with the highest annual increase in house prices recorded in over a decade.

Published 15 July 2021

Scotland's unemployment rate dropped by 0.2% in the last quarter

Scotland's unemployment rate dropped slightly in the last quarter, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 15 July 2021

FCA commits to being a more innovative, assertive and adaptive regulator

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today made a commitment to be a more, innovative, adaptive and assertive regulator.

Published 15 July 2021

New manufacturing, office and storage facility considered for Enterprise Park Forres

A new high-spec manufacturing, office and storage facility is being considered for the Enterprise Park Forres.

Published 15 July 2021

And finally… cockfight

A rooster who prevailed in a legal battle for the right to crow has become the subject of an opera celebrating rural life.

Published 15 July 2021

Carbon Financial teams up with Paul Lawrie to back Tartan Pro Tour event

Perth-based Carbon Financial Planners has teamed up with 1999 Carnoustie Open winner and former Ryder Cup star Paul Lawrie in support of a high-profile Tartan Pro Tour event teed up for Perthshire in September.

Published 14 July 2021

One in five Scottish financial services workers support fully remote working, research finds

More than one in five Scottish financial sector employees back fully remote working, according to new research by Accenture.

Published 14 July 2021