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SSE completes £1bn Caithness-Moray link

Perth-based energy giant SSE said on Friday its subsidiary Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) has completed the new £1 billion Caithness-Moray electricity transmission…



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…



STV Productions hires Mortimer from Tinopolis

Glasgow-based media firm STV said it appointed David Mortimer — the man behind hit shows including Dragons’ Den, Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends and 71 Degrees North…












Scots salmon exports up 56% to £483m

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation said latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs show continued record growth for Scottish salmon exports so far in 2017….
















Glasgow to be Scotland’s powerhouse – Savills

A report by real estate giants Savills said Glasgow had the building blocks in place to reaffirm its position as “Scotland’s powerhouse” to compete with the “Northern Powerhouses”…


Shareholders consult lawyers on RBS rejection

ShareSoc, the UK Individual Shareholders Society, said it is consulting legal advisors following the decision by Royal Bank of Scotland not to take forward a proposed AGM…



RBS shareholders push for special committee

More than 100 individual shareholders of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) — coordinated by shareholder groups ShareSoc and UKSA — have requisitioned a resolution to install a new…


Scotland’s most expensive streets named

New research from Bank of Scotland has identified Scotland’s most expensive streets, with The Scores in St Andrews — just a pitching wedge from the world famous Old…


Shetland fish landings biggest since 1987

The Shetland Fishermen group said Shetland’s whitefish market had its biggest yearly landings since 1987. More than 357,000 boxes were brought ashore and sold. Shetland is the second…


Renewable energy firms show global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are now working in more than 40 countries around the world, new research by industry body Scottish Renewables has found. Projects…




Weak pound lifts Baillie Gifford flagship fund

Baillie Gifford’s flagship £4.7 billion equity closed-end fund — the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust — said both its net asset value (NAV) and share price rose 25% on a…


Faroe Petroleum in oil and gas discovery

Aberdeen-based Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company, announced an oil and gas discovery at the Njord North Flank in the Norwegian Sea, in…


Three Scottish scientists win Nobel Prizes

Professor Fraser Stoddart, a graduate of The University of Edinburgh, was on Wednesday awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Stoddart’s award came a day after two…



£333m Aberdeen Conference Centre go-ahead

Henry Boot Developments said it concluded unconditional agreements with Aberdeen City Council for its new £333 million Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC). Boot has appointed Stirling-based…


Rugby: Townsend to succeed Cotter

Scottish Rugby has confirmed that Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend will replace Vern Cotter as Scotland head coach at the end of the 2016/17…


Aggreko 6-month revenue falls 12% to £685m

Shares of Glasgow-based international mobile power firm Aggreko fell 13% after it said its pre-tax profit fell 31% to £71 million and revenue slid 12% to £685 million in…



Ireland-Scotland business network launched

A new organisation aimed at generating even more business between Scotland and Ireland has been created. The Irish Business Network in Scotland has been set up at a time when…


Scottish Salmon Co. revenues up to £29.1m

The Scottish Salmon Company reported revenues of £29.1 million for the first quarter of 2016, up from £27.3 million in the same quarter last year. Operating profit,…


Microsoft, Facebook build transatlantic cable

Microsoft and Facebook have agreed to build the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic — from Northern Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. “The new ‘MAREA’ cable will help meet the…