Scots unemployment rises to 4.7%

Estimates sourced from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey show the unemployment rate in Scotland was 4.7%, up 0.4 percentage points, over…

























Chivas Brothers in sustainable barley venture

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard,has announced a new agriculture programme supporting sustainable farming practices among Scottish barley growers represented by Bairds…








AAB Wealth ups assets to £800m with Synergy deal

Chartered financial planning firm AAB Wealth announced the acquisition of Bishopbriggs-based Synergy Financial Planning. AAB Wealth said that following this latest acquisition, it will have assets under…




Abrdn in big executive sustainability appointments

Edinburgh investment giant Abrdn said it has “accelerated the sustainability agenda across the group” with the creation of a powerful executive sustainability committee. Chief corporate affairs…




CMA probes Nationwide-Virgin Money merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced it is investigating the anticipated acquisition by mutually-owned Nationwide Building Society of listed bank Virgin Money UK plc….