Menzies Aviation deal gets provisional OK

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday it has provisionally cleared Edinburgh-based Menzies Aviation’s takeover of part of Airline Services’ business after…


Glasgow’s Aggreko wins $200m Olympic deal

Glasgow-based Aggreko, the world’s largest temporary power firm, said on Friday it has been awarded the $200m supply contract for temporary electricity generation by The Tokyo…


DNO starts clock on £610m bid for Faroe

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO on Wednesday started the clock on its £610 million hostile takeover bid for Aberdeen-based Faroe Petroleum. DNO, which already owns…



Scots wind power hits 109% of demand

WWF Scotland said wind output in Scotland in November broke through the 100% threshold for the first time, with 109% of total Scottish electricity demand…



Scots unemployment at 3.7% record low

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest rate on record and lower than the current UK rate of 4.1%, according to new figures…


Scots public sector employs 545,100

New public sector employment statistics for Scotland, released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that there were 545,100 people employed in the public sector in Scotland…





Scots film studio plan for Leith Avengers site

Screen Scotland on Friday launches a tender process inviting proposals from private developers to lease, refurbish and operate a permanent world-class film and television production…


Macallan MD to succeed Edrington CEO Curle

Glasgow-based drinks company Edrington — owner of Scotch whisky brands The Macallan, Highland Park and The Famous Grouse — said on Friday that chief executive officer Ian Curle…


Scots tourism jobs up 24,500 to 206,000

The number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector increased by 24,500 to 206,000 in the five years after the introduction of the National Tourism Strategy in…





Scots Parliament rejects Brexit deal

The Scottish Parliament has rejected the UK Government’s draft Brexit deal and has ruled out a ‘no deal’ Brexit option. Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell…




Iomart half-year revenue up 8% to £51m

Glasgow-based cloud computing firm Iomart Group plc said on Tuesday its revenue grew 8% to £50.9 million and adjusted profit before tax rose 7% to £12.4 million…


EU law boss says UK can cancel Brexit

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general said on Tuesday the UK has the legal right to unilaterally withdraw its Brexit notice from the European…


EnQuest buys Magnus oil field from BP

North Sea exploration firm EnQuest said on Monday it completed the acquisition of the remaining 75% interest in the Magnus oil field, an additional 9 % interest…



Co-op Bank poaches Clydesdale SME boss

Manchester-based Co-operative Bank announced on Wednesday the appointment of Donald Kerr to the new role of Managing Director, SME Banking, as part of its bid…



Edrington sells Cutty Sark to French firm

Glasgow-based drinks giant Edrington — owner of Scotch whisky brands The Macallan and Highland Park — said on Wednesday it sold the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand to…




Quiz first-half revenue up 19% to £67m

Glasgow-based fashion firm Quiz said on Tuesday its revenue rose 19% to £66.7 million in the six months to September 30 “despite challenging market conditions” while…









£1bn investment for Scottish schools

The Scottish Government said it will invest a further £1 billion in rebuilding and refurbishing schools. Deputy First Minister John Swinney said the new funding, which…






Ineos in $3bn talks for Conoco N Sea assets

Grangemouth refinery operator Ineos confirmed on Sunday it is in talks with ConocoPhillips to acquire its assets in the North Sea — with industry analysts saying…




Devro chairman Hoetmer to step down

Glasgow-based sausage skin and collagen products firm Devro said its chairman Gerard Hoetmer informed the board of his intention to retire as chairman at the AGM on…



Glasgow’s SEC bids for £200m expansion

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow said it has applied for planning permission in principle (PPIP) for a £200 million expansion of its facilities “with…



Russell says Brexit deal dead, Holyrood to vote

The UK Government’s proposed Brexit deal is “essentially dead” because of “self-imposed draconian red lines,” according to the Scottish Government’s Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell….