Gordon Matheson A procurement strategy has been agreed upon to take forward Glasgow’s £1.13 billion City Deal, paving the way for work to proceed on 20 ‘major infrastructure projects’ across the city region over the next 20 years.
Andrew Dunlop A former tax adviser to Margaret Thatcher who played a significant role in creating the infamous Poll Tax has been made a life peer and appointed as under secretary for the Scotland Office in a move that SNP politicians have branded “"scandalous".
Hamish Mair The University of Edinburgh has approved a £6m recapitalisation of its in house venture capital fund Old College Capital (OCC), which provides growth and development finance into companies associated with the University.
Thomas Moore Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLEIT), managed by investment director Thomas Moore, is to focus on stocks it thinks are undervalued amid a backdrop of "stretched" valuations after it provided a 12.8 per cent diluted total return on net asset value in the first half of its financial
C&C, the Irish owner of Tennent’s lager, has become the latest drinks maker to claim that its profits are being impaired due to Scotland’s new lower drink-drive limit. C&C has reported a 1.8 per cent rise in Scottish operating profits to €39.2 million (£28.3m) for the year to 28 Febru
Charlie Jeffery A group of students occupied part of Edinburgh University yesterday after it was announced that the institution had rejected a call for a moratorium on investments in the fossil fuel industry (including its pension fund).
Heather Negus New figures released on the closing of this year's Scottish ski season have shown the country’s five winter sports centres enjoyed more days open for business than the season before, generating revenue of £23.2m for the economy.