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Scottish start-up loan provider marks record year despite pandemic

Glasgow-based not-for-profit lender DSL Business Finance Ltd provided over £5.6 million to Scottish SMEs and social enterprises in a record year despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 6 September 2021

Signs of economic recovery in Highlands and Islands

There are signs of emerging economic recovery and renewed optimism in the Highlands and Islands, according to the latest Business Panel survey undertaken in the region.

Published 6 September 2021

Scottish fintech Origo to deliver digital architecture for Pensions Dashboards

Scottish fintech Origo has been appointed to deliver parts of the central digital architecture for the UK government's Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP).

Published 6 September 2021

ICO fines Glasgow company for making half a million nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Glasgow-based company DialADeal Scotland Ltd (DDSL) £150,000 for making more than half a million nuisance marketing calls.

Published 6 September 2021

Stores closing faster in Scotland than in Britain as a whole

Retail stores in Scotland are closing at a faster rate than Great Britain as a whole, largely because it spent longer in lockdown, according to new research by PwC and the Local Data Company (LDC).

Published 6 September 2021

Stuart MacPherson: VAT next for the beleaguered hospitality sector?

Stuart MacPherson, business services manager at Meston Reid & Co, considers the tax challenges for hospitality businesses emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 6 September 2021

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador

Bitcoin has controversially become legal tender in El Salvador, the Central American country which gave up its own currency in favour of the US dollar two decades ago.

Published 6 September 2021

And finally... scratch that!

A shopkeeper has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a customer's winning lottery ticket and then attempting to flee the country.

Published 6 September 2021

N4 Partners bolsters advisory board with former KPMG senior partner Phil Charles

Glasgow-based venture capital and private equity firm N4 Partners (N4) has announced that it has appointed former KPMG partner, Phil Charles to its advisory board.

Published 3 September 2021

Diageo opens landmark global Johnnie Walker visitor experience

Drinks giant Diageo has launched its landmark Johnnie Walker Princes Street visitor experience store.

Published 3 September 2021

CryptoDramz launches NFT Scotch whisky collection

Aberdeen tech start-up CryptoDramz is set to be the first in the world to sell limited-edition Scotch whisky collections using digital Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to verify the provenance and future history of each example.

Published 3 September 2021

Windswept and Interesting Ltd secures £40,000 from HIE

Rod Read, a Lewis man who recently moved to Shetland and set up Windswept and Interesting Ltd, has been awarded £40,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help make kite energy a reality.

Published 3 September 2021

Lismore advises JV on £6.5m purchase of Dundee industrial estate

Lismore Real Estate Advisors (Lismore) have advised joint venture partners, Chancerygate and JR Capital on the £6.5 million acquisition of G3 Arrol Road in Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate, Dundee from West Ranga Property Group.

Published 3 September 2021

HIE appoints Joanna Peteranna as interim area manager for Outer Hebrides

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed Joanna Peteranna as interim area manager for the Outer Hebrides.

Published 3 September 2021

CBI Scotland calls on Scottish Government to make good on promise to prioritise economy

After eighteen torrid months for Scottish business, where jobs and livelihoods have hung in the balance, CBI Scotland is calling on the SNP to use the forthcoming Programme for Government to make good on their election promise to "put the economy first".

Published 3 September 2021