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First borders distillery for two centuries to be built following £10m cash injection

Work to build a £10 million whisky distillery in Hawick will begin next year after The Three Stills Company (TTSC) announced that it has secured the necessary £10 million funding needed to redevelop the empty Turnbull and Scott premises.

Published 20 November 2015

RBS scraps bonuses for 20,000 retail staff

Royal Bank of Scotland has said it is scrapping sales bonuses for staff working at the 73 per cent taxpayer-owned lender’s retail banks.

Published 20 November 2015

Glasgow leads the way as city level house price inflation set for 10% growth in 2015

Hometrack’s UK Cities House Price Index has recorded annual house price growth of 9.4 per cent per annum, and looks set to reach 10 per cent by the year end.

Published 20 November 2015

151 companies sign-up to ‘Scottish Business Pledge’ in six months

New figures obtained by Written Parliamentary Question have revealed that, since since its inception six months ago, the Scottish Business Pledge has welcomed 151 businesses with a total of 38,000 employees.

Published 20 November 2015

And finally...Glasgow motorists pay more in fines than anywhere else in UK

Motorists in Glasgow have paid more fines this year in traffic offences caught on CCTV than in any other council area in the UK BBC Newsreports.

Published 20 November 2015

Veteran drinks industry trio buy Broughton Ales

Three drinks industry veterans have bought Scottish Borders-based craft brewer Broughton Ales.

Published 20 November 2015

Gilbert: ‘Aberdeen’s independence is essential’

Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen Asset Management’s founder and chief executive, has spoken publicly about the asset manager’s need to remain independent as he quashed recent speculation that he was gearing-up for a sell-off.

Published 20 November 2015

HBOS report puts 10 executives in line for ban

The long-awaited PRA/FCA report into the failure of HBOS has suggested that up to 10 former executives of the lender that had to be bailed out by the UK taxpayer at a cost of £25 billion at the height of the financial crisis should be banned from working in the City.

Published 20 November 2015

FCA to probe asset management market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out the areas it will focus on in its market study into competition in the asset management industry.

Published 19 November 2015

80,000 Scots now employed in tech

A new survey has revealed that 80,000 Scots (one in 25) now work in the technology industry, with more than 1,000 works places in the sector.

Published 19 November 2015

And finally…student inventor finally cashes-in as Edinburgh firm sells for £72m

Matt McGrath, the young student who won a competition with his ground-breaking reinvention of a medical device used in every major surgical operation has finally sold the business he founded 14 years ago for a staggering £72 million.

Published 19 November 2015

RBS appoints new head of Scottish board

Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed a new head of its operations in Scotland.

Published 19 November 2015

Blog: Power of Attorney – A Power of Good

Tessa Till is a private client partner at Pagan Osborne's Edinburgh office.

Published 19 November 2015

Invest in broadband and cut tax red tape, say UK businesses ahead of budget statement

UK businesses want greater investment in superfast broadband, a cut in tax red tape and have concerns about the Apprenticeship Levy, according to accountancy firm BDO’s pre-Autumn Statement survey.

Published 19 November 2015

Aberdeen hotel trade continues on downwards trend

The downturn in the North Sea energy industry has hit Aberdeen’s hotel sector for another month, according to latest data.

Published 19 November 2015