Articles by Patrick James


College finances improve, but £360m due for repairs

Scotland’s Auditor General Caroline Gardner has produced her annual report on Scotland’s colleges which shows the sector reported a £300,000 surplus in its underlying financial position for 2016-17…







Edinburgh’s Sigma targets 5,000 rented homes

Edinburgh-based rented housing developer Sigma Capital Group announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with housebuilder Countryside Properties with a framework agreement targeting the delivery…


Tomatin whisky distillery turnover up 25%

Highland Scotch whisky distillery Tomatin, near Inverness, announced on Monday that its turnover increased almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year. For the period…




















Forrest Media sold to Ocean Outdoor

London-based Ocean Outdoor Limited said it acquired Glasgow-based Forrest Media, the large-format outdoor media firm founded by major Celtic shareholder Chris Trainer. Trainer is Celtic’s…
















FirstGroup CEO leaves amid £327m loss

UPDATE 2 — Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc — which recently rejected a takeover approach from US private equity firm Apollo Global Management — said…