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Publisher suffers drop in profits

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on January 15, 2014

Losses in the book publishing side of the firm has led to a fall in profits at a Scottish publisher, with significant levels of debt and a fall (more…)

Packaging firm slices off jobs

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on January 12, 2014

A Scottish based packaging firm has made 90 redundancies in one of its operations south of the border, following the loss of a major contract. (more…)

Scottish unemployment drops below national average

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on January 9, 2014

The unemployment rate in Scotland is continuing to fall, with figures announced at the end of last year showing it is now below the UK average.

According to (more…)

Warning over independent use of the pound

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on January 6, 2014

One of the top three credit rating agencies has warned that the continued use of the pound under an independent Scotland could create an uncertain (more…)

Engineering firm ready for expansion

Category: Scottish Investment — Paul Morgan on January 3, 2014

A Scottish firm working within the oil and gas industry is set to move ahead with expansion plans, following (more…)

Parts of Scotland are high streets ahead

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on December 30, 2013

New research has indicated that there is a split of fortunes on Scotland’s high streets, with some doing much better than others.

The study, carried out by Stirling University and The Local Data Company, found that across the country there was an (more…)

Wholesaler beefs up Forth Valley job market

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on December 27, 2013

A Scottish meat wholesaler has opened 20 jobs in the Forth Valley, after it moved its production operations from Falkirk.

Malcolm Allan, which celebrates its 60th anniversary next year, is also launching a new campaign to increase sales, after (more…)

Glasgow firm to heat up sport for 2014

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on December 24, 2013

Glasgow-based energy firm Aggreko will power the Commonwealth Games in its home city next year, the company has confirmed.

It will also supply temporary power to next year’s World Cup in the ever so slightly warmer (more…)

Shopper numbers continue to fall in Scotland

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on December 21, 2013

Scottish retailers have reported further falls in the number of people visiting their stores, with November seeing another annual footfall decline.

The report from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) showed that visitor numbers from November (more…)

Scottish firms showing increased confidence

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on December 18, 2013

Businesses in Scotland are growing in confidence when it comes to the economy of the country, according to the results of two new studies.

The surveys, one by the Bank of Scotland and the other by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), were (more…)

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