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Glasgow Christmas Markets 2019: dates, opening times and everything you need to know

Glasgow’s Christmas markets are coming to town - here’s everything you need to know. Glasgow has two main Christmas markets as usual this year, split between George Square and St Enoch Square. These traditional European-style markets are full of...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 

Watt Brothers' iconic Sauchiehall Street to close

Administrators at KPMG have confirmed the flagship store of Scottish retailer Watt Brothers, which collapsed into administration last month, will close in mid-December. The fourth generation family-owned business operated a chain of department stores...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Around 50 workers to lose their jobs at BiFab yard on Lewis

Around 50 workers are to lose their jobs at the BiFab yard on Lewis as a contract ends. The fabrication yard at Arnish secured work to build piles for wind farms earlier this year. But the contract is now coming to an end, with no further work...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

The future of Scottish business could hinge on Scots MPs - Andrew Henderson

If recent years have taught us anything, it is that the best-laid polling predictions gang aft agley. Predicting the headline results from general elections in Scotland was once a relatively safe bet. The recurring battle for Scottish seats was...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Parkmead on hunt for deals after return to full-year profit

Parkmead, the Scottish energy firm headed by oil industry veteran Tom Cross, is actively looking at new opportunities to grow the business after hailing a return to the black fuelled by a strong performance from its Dutch gas fields. The...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Clydesdale Bank backs marine contractor Caldive as new vessel takes to water

Diving and marine contractor Caldive has “rapid” growth on the horizon after taking delivery of a state-of-the-art offshore construction vessel. Using £7.5 million in funding from Clydesdale Bank, alongside its own capital, the Invergordon-based firm...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Scotland's £10 billion maritime sector on crest of a wave

Scotland’s maritime sector directly supports 41,000 jobs and generates nearly £10 billion in annual turnover and is predicted to rise further, according to a new study. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), commissioned...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Edinburgh private security provider seals social enterprise world first

GTS Solutions, the Edinburgh private security provider that operates as a social enterprise, has claimed a world first after partnering with a global video surveillance specialist. The firm said the deal would see it become the only social enterprise...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Watches of Switzerland unveils new Goldsmiths branch in Edinburgh

Watches of Switzerland is ­bolstering its presence in ­Scotland, today unveiling a new Goldsmiths outlet in Edinburgh. The luxury retail group, which recently opened the doors to a relocated Omega store on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, is launching today...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Russian owner’s £37m Superglass investment a ‘vote of confidence’ in Stirling site

The completion of a £37 million investment in a construction materials factory by its Russian owner has been hailed as a major vote of confidence in the Scottish manufacturing sector. Capacity at the Superglass glass wool insulation production site in...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Edinburgh arm of California tech group trebles in size

A US tech group which launched its European headquarters in Edinburgh this summer has moved to larger offices after tripling in size. UserTesting has seen staff numbers surge to more than 30 at its capital base since opening in July, prompting a move...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

CodeBase brings legaltech innovation meet-up to Edinburgh

Tech incubator CodeBase is bringing its LawTech Bridge initiative to Scotland, with a launch event in Edinburgh this month. The programme, in partnership with Barclays Ventures, aims to promote collaboration between legal firms and start-ups to drive...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Aberdeen's NSPS gearing up for expansion with new MD

Electrical engineering firm NSPS has unveiled David Gray as its new managing director, following the exit of company founder Graeme Harper. The business became part of Valor Energy Group following a majority shareholding purchase at the start of this...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

New partner boosts Aberdein Considine’s private client growth ambitions

One of Scotland’s top divorce and family lawyers has switched firms to join Aberdein Considine as it ramps up its private client offering. Leonie Burke, who is a family law practitioner with almost 20 years’ experience, has left Brodies to join...

Sunday, 08:47 in Business
 

Netflix in talks on funding Skye film mentoring plan

Entertainment giant Netflix is in talks about helping to pay for Europe’s feature film, comedy and drama screenwriters of the future to hone their skills on the Isle of Skye in the wake of Brexit. The streaming service is expected to throw its weight...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 


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