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Scottish hotel development receives boost ahead of sporting year

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on September 28, 2013

A global property company is reporting that the landscape for new hotel developments in Scotland is improving, fuelled in part by the sporting events taking (more…)

Scottish shops suffer decline in business

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on September 20, 2013

New official figures have shown that Scotland’s shops saw a fall in the number of visitors in the last month, but suffered less than most when compared to the UK as a whole.

According to data released by the Scottish Retail Consortium and Springboard, August’s footfall was down by 0.3 percent. Nationally, (more…)

Scotland sees best retail performance in four years

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on September 16, 2013

Official figures recently released have suggested that the country’s retail sales have hit their highest point in (more…)

Scottish economic recovery is speeding up, according to banking chief

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on September 14, 2013

Scotland’s recovery is gathering pace it has been claimed, with the latest Bank of Scotland survey showing record increases in business activity and work levels.

According to Donald MacRae, the chief economist for the national bank, the recovery rate is “clearly quickening”.

He made the claims after the bank’s latest (more…)

Scottish councils to be given new business rate powers

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on September 12, 2013

New plans announced by Holyrood will see councils in Scotland given the power to set their own business rate relief packages.

The proposal, aimed at giving councils the control over responding to local needs, is one of a number of new measures being suggested.

Following a review being (more…)

Scottish engineering orders on the rise

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on September 4, 2013

A new industry survey has revealed that the number of engineering orders being placed in Scotland is at a two-year high.

The news comes courtesy of the Scottish Engineering quarterly review.

According to 45 per cent of those completing the survey, there has been a rise in orders, whilst a further 31 per (more…)

Rail fare rise confirmed for January

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on September 2, 2013

Peak time rail fares in Scotland are to increase by more than three per cent next year, it has been confirmed by ScotRail. The rise will take effect from (more…)

Key indicator shows signs of further boost to economic recovery

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on August 28, 2013

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for July has shown that firms in Scotland are taking on more and more (more…)

Scottish exports remain strong despite minor fall

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on August 10, 2013

Overseas sales of Scottish goods have seen a further rise compared to 2012, though official figures have shown a slight drop this year.

According to the Scottish Chambers (more…)

Scotland sees significant job vacancy increase

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on August 8, 2013

Internet careers board totaljobs.com has reported a rise of almost 25% in the number of vacancies in Scotland over the last 12 months.

In further good news, which is likely to be welcomed by the (more…)

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