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Rural firms will benefit from £100,000 of funding from the Scottish Government to expand their businesses and improve connections with customers by creating digital communities across Scotland. The funding will be provided through Smart Village Scotland.

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The Scottish Government has announced that loans have been offered to hill and upland farmers and crofters to provide them with financial support and certainty in the New Year. Under the national Less Favoured Areas Support Loan Scheme (LFASS) 2019, eligible farmers and crofters will be offered up t

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The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), has appointed two financial figures to its governance board. The appointments come after The Data Lab recently announced its selection by the Scottish Government to lead on co-ordinating a new nationw

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A total of £2 million in additional funding is now available for ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss as the Biodiversity Challenge Fund (BCF) opens its latest round. The Scottish Government announced the £2m increase earlier t

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The introduction of a tourist tax could lead to lucrative cruise liner traffic by-passing the Highlands, and even the whole of Scotland, the Chambers of Commerce for Inverness, Caithness and Lochaber and the Cairngorms Business Partnership have warned.

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UKHospitality has today published an analysis that reveals that if a tourist tax was introduced across the country it will lead to a hit to the Scottish economy of over £200 million and the loss of nearly 6,000 jobs.

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Finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed that due to the UK General Election and the cancellation of the UK Government budget, it will not be possible to publish the Scottish Budget 2020-21 until after Christmas. The Scottish Budget 2020-21 was scheduled to take place on December 12. A new date

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Ayrshire Housing has received a £3 million Scottish charitable bond from Allia C&C. The loan supports Ayrshire Housing’s latest project in Ayr which is just getting underway. The 27 flat project includes housing for clients of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership wit

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Scottish Canals today announced the results of an economic study showing £1.53 billion of investment in the canal corridors across Scotland since the re-opening of the Lowland inland waterways in 2002. The recently commissioned study by Peter Brett Associates (now part of Stantec) found that t

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