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Glasgow-based watchmaker anOrdain is set for growth after sealing a loan deal with UMi Debt Finance Scotland, a £12 million fund that forms part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme.

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Scotland’s labour productivity, as measured by output per hour worked, has increased by 0.8% over the year to the third quarter of 2019, according to statistics announced today.

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Jon Pickstone, deputy director of regional economic development at the Scottish Government, has been elected to the board of the Institute of Economic Development (IED). The EID is the UK’s leading independent professional body for economic development and regeneration practitioners working fo

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Businesses can now apply for interest-free loans of between £5,000 to £100,000 to help invest in digital technologies and skills. Kate Forbes, digital economy minister, officially opened the second phase of the Digital Development Loan for applications as she visited a previous recipient

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Engineering design and manufacturing firm Albacom is set to expand after raising £500,000 to develop its business in new markets. Albacom secured a £400,000 loan from the Scottish Loan Scheme (SLS), part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme, which is administered by

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Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals through the Cashback for Communities programme run by the Scottish Government. The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests criminal assets into community projects which support young people into positive des

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Opportunity North East (ONE) has announced that the Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK Government and the Scottish Government. The food and drink development hub secured the funding through the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

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The Scottish Government has announced that it will redouble its efforts to support sustainable economic growth this week, with a number of key commitments helping the transition toward a low carbon economy taking a significant step forward. This focus on green energy comes ahead of the UK's imm

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Three-quarters of Scottish firms believe that giving councils additional powers over non-domestic rates would be bad for business, according to a new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The poll - conducted over the last month - also shows that seven in 10 businesses are opposed to

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Loan payments are now being issued to provide financial support to hill farmers and crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginalised areas, the Scottish Government has announced. Under the first tranche of the Less Favoured Area Support Loan Scheme payments, more than 7,500 eligible

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