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Knight Frank report highlights Edinburgh as a UK and global innovation hub

Edinburgh has been named one of the most innovative cities in the UK and among the world’s top 50 in a new report from Knight Frank.

Published 26 November 2020

Kevin Collie: Should you leave DIY to the experts?

Kevin Collie, senior paraplanner at Mearns and Company, discusses the DIY skills individuals may have learned throughout lockdown.

Published 26 November 2020

NorthEdge backs management buyout of Glasgow-based Altia-ABM

Altia-ABM, a Glasgow-based specialist in investigation and cover operation software, has announced expansion plans after private equity firm NorthEdge backed the buyout of the group.

Published 26 November 2020

Hospitality must not pay the price for Christmas, Scottish Hospitality Group warns

The Scottish Hospitality Group is calling for the Scottish Government to unequivocally promise that pubs, bars and restaurants won’t be faced with an unfair festive hangover due to the relaxation in lockdown rules.

Published 26 November 2020

Dundee and Angus residents urged to shop local this Christmas

Shoppers are being called on to support their local high streets and retailers this Christmas, keeping money in their community and giving a much-needed boost to the local economy.

Published 26 November 2020

RBS warns of increased scam threat this Black Friday

The Royal Bank of Scotland is predicting a 40% increase in the number of scams reported this Black Friday compared to the same time last year as online shopping fraud rapidly rises.

Published 26 November 2020

Scottish Borders Council local business spending increases to over £77m

More than £77 million was spent locally by Scottish Borders Council in 2019/20, according to the council's annual procurement report.

Published 26 November 2020

Olive expands its presence into Scotland

Olive, a UK-wide managed cloud communications provider, has expanded into Scotland with the launch of a hybrid business hub to scale its regional footprint and serve its local business and enterprise clients.

Published 26 November 2020

And finally… frowned upon

A man who held a cardboard sign with a smiley face on it outside of a police station has been arrested for taking part in an illegal protest.

Published 26 November 2020

Virgin Money sees pre-tax profits drop by 77%

Virgin Money, owner of Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank, has posted full-year pre-tax profits of £124 million marking a 77% decline from the £539m posted the previous year.

Published 25 November 2020

Stuart Clark: Vouchers are a potential lifeline for restaurant firms after changes in VAT

Stuart Clark, managing director at Glasgow-based Russell & Russell Business Advisers, discusses the complexities of the tax involved in using gift vouchers in the hospitality sector.

Published 25 November 2020

Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust outperforms share price benchmark

Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust, a fund managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments, has outperformed its share price and net asset value benchmark in the six months to 30 September. 

Published 25 November 2020

Half of women approaching retirement are worried about running out of money, report finds

The amount of women over the age of 55 who are worried about running out of money in retirement has increased to over a third (34%) in the last year, according to a new report by the Equity Release Council.

Published 25 November 2020

Derek Money: CBILS can help Scottish businesses thrive

Derek Money, head of sales at White Oak in Glasgow, says that now is the time for businesses in Scotland to take advantage of the coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and look towards growth in 2021.

Published 25 November 2020

Brewin Dolphin posts strong results despite challenging year

Brewin Dolphin has reported strong results this year despite challenging markets, with its profit before tax increasing by 4.3% to £78.2 million.

Published 25 November 2020