Scottish Government

RBS in £8.5 million Scottish windfarm funding deal

Scotland's largest community-owned wind farm, Stòras Uibhist, has secured an £8.5 million refinancing deal from Lombard and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) securing its operation and other community projects.

Published 7 October 2019

Scottish SME confidence on the slide

New figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have revealed that Scottish small business confidence slid in the third quarter of 2019, reversing the surprise resurgence seen earlier in the year.

Published 4 October 2019

PwC: Increased investment in Scottish hotel industry will stimulate future growth

A new report by PwC has indicated that increased investment means that the number of hotel rooms in Scotland's main cities is in a strong position for future growth.

Published 3 October 2019

Ferguson Marine shipyard to be bought by Scottish Government

Ferguson Marine is to be nationalised after administrators rejected three commercial bids to buy the Inverclyde-based shipyard.

Published 3 October 2019

Argyll and Bute to receive £50m Rural Growth Deal

Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed the announcement of a £50 million Rural Growth Deal as a "transformational vote of confidence" in the area.

Published 3 October 2019

Scottish Government announces the release of loans to help farmers mitigate impact of Brexit

Loans providing financial support to farmers ahead of Brexit will arrive in bank accounts from October 4th, the Scottish Government announced yesterday.

Published 2 October 2019

Highland Spring sees rising costs stunt profit flow

Highland Spring has blamed the impact of rising costs for the decrease in profits experienced by the firm in its most recent financial year.

Published 30 September 2019

Coastal communities to benefit from £7.5m generated from Scottish Crown Estate devolution

Coastal communities are to benefit from £7.5 million of revenue generated from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets in the first year of devolved management.

Published 30 September 2019

Auditor issues warning to Scottish Government as value of loans declines 'significantly'

The Scottish Government has substantially reduced the value of £140 million-worth of loans and guarantees to private companies, the Auditor General has revealed.

Published 27 September 2019

Murray Capital Group experiences loss and £1.2m tax hit

Murray Capital Group made a loss of £1.75 million before the tax year ended December 31st and has been hit with a £1.3m tax charge.

Published 27 September 2019

Scottish sea fishing value increases

The value of Scottish sea fishing has increased with 2018 landings amongst the highest on record.

Published 27 September 2019

World's first tartan celebrating sustainable development goals presented to UN

The world’s first tartan celebrating sustainable development goals (SDGs) has been created and presented to the United Nations (UN) in New York.

Published 27 September 2019

Scottish Government invests in space technology

The Scottish Government has invested £14.7 million in a Glasgow-based satellite company to help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland’s space sector.

Published 25 September 2019

Scottish entrepreneurs to head to entrepreneurial school in the USA

A group of 16 Scotland-based entrepreneurial leaders will travel to the USA next week to take part in a programme at Boston’s Babson College, the world’s number-one ranked school of entrepreneurship.

Published 25 September 2019

Scotland’s Programme for Government to invest £130m in businesses

The Programme for Government revealed by the Scottish Government yesterday promised £130 million to be made available this year to set up the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Published 4 September 2019