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Aberdeen sole bright spot on Scotland’s hotel scene

Scottish hotels are struggling to build up enough financial reserves for the winter as a pick-up in June revenues failed to make up for a poor early season.
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Sharp rise in first-time buyers

Sharp rise in first-time buyers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of first-time buyers in Scotland rose by 20% in the second quarter, according to mortgage lenders.
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Scots hotels outperform UK sector

Scots hotels outperform UK sector | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish hotels performed better in June than the rest of the UK, according to a new report by accountants PKF.
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Threat to Scotch beef | The Scottish Farmer

TURBULENT TRADE talks involving the 'Mercosur' countries could spell trouble for Scottish beef farmers, according to Scottish Beef Cattle Association president John Cameron, who fears the dispute could lead to more South American beef imports.

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Let's network | Perth - Thursday 30 August 2012

Let's network | Perth - Thursday 30 August 2012 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Let's network | Perth provides a platform for businesses and business owners to network with the Perthshire business community.
Our events are informal and relaxed. Simply grab a tea/coffee and start networking!
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John Swinney expresses doubts over salvaging Hall’s jobs - News - Scotsman.com

John Swinney expresses doubts over salvaging Hall’s jobs - News - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Finance Secretary John Swinney has admitted it is unlikely all 1700 jobs at the threatened Hall’s meat processing plant in Broxburn can be saved.
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Scots ‘zombies’ teeter on the brink of crisis

Scots ‘zombies’ teeter on the brink of crisis | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The financial crisis and prolonged recession have left nearly one in ten Scottish businesses in a “zombie” state, unlikely ever to return to healthy profitability.
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Business Innovation in Scottish Sport

On Tuesday, I attended an amazing event in Glasgow staged by Sporting Chance Initiative. Sporting Chance Initiative (SCI) is Scotland’s hub for Business Innovation in Sport.  It is the only s...
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Scottish Power brings in RAPP Edinburgh to oversee SME B2B marketing activity

Scottish Power brings in RAPP Edinburgh to oversee SME B2B marketing activity | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
News for the marketing & media industries in the UK, with stories, job search resources, events listing, and features.
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Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance

Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish government has today issued a new set of guideline best practices for wind farm planning applications, designed to speed up the planning process and make it ...

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Tourism chiefs bid to win £80m boost for economy

Tourism chiefs bid to win £80m boost for economy | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Tourism chiefs bid to win £80m boost for economyHerald ScotlandSCOTLAND could be in line for an £80 million boost as tourism chiefs bid to attract visitors who have delayed their holidays because of the Olympics and poor summer...

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Positive action on green homes - Herald Scotland

Positive action on green homesHerald ScotlandIT'S hugely concerning to learn that only 0.04% of Scottish households have made use of the Scottish Government's green homes initiative. Tweet.
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Christine Jardine: Balance of Scottish power - News - Scotsman.com

Christine Jardine: Balance of Scottish power - News - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE rush to fulfil green energy commitments must not come at the expense of blighting our dear and green land.
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Homemovers face 'toughest market'

Homemovers face 'toughest market' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A bank survey suggests second-time homebuyers are facing the toughest market conditions for more than a generation.
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Scotland opens green energy training hub

Scotland opens green energy training hub | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Steel Engineering's Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy to train 60 apprentices...
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STV digital revenues rise 13% to £3m in first half 2012 | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

STV digital revenues rise 13% to £3m in first half 2012 | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish broadcaster STV records a 16 per cent rise in operating profit, as well as an 8 per cent rise in pre-tax profit and a 13 per cent rise in digital revenues...
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Moog acquires Scottish company for $33.4 million

Moog acquires Scottish company for $33.4 million | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Moog Inc. has acquired Tritech International, a Scotland-based company, for $33.4 million in cash.
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New affordable housing framework announced by housing organisation

Link Group Ltd has established a new Framework Agreement to support the delivery of its extensive Affordable Housing Programme across Scotland.
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Quarterly increase in Scottish house prices

Quarterly increase in Scottish house prices | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Recent data from Lloyds TSB Scotland has revealed a 7.3% increase in the average price of a house in Scotland, although on an annual, underlying basis, prices have fallen by 1.5%.
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Scottish government funds green housing fellowships

Scottish government funds green housing fellowships | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is funding the development of sustainable domestic construction by sponsoring two fellowships at the Saltire Foundation.
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Hard times put paid to the saving habit in Scottish families - Personal Finance - Scotsman.com

Families in Scotland are saving less than half of what they were a year ago as incomes decline and debts continue to rise, according to a report.
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Bright future for North Sea, says Wood Group

Bright future for North Sea, says Wood Group | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

WOOD Group, the Scottish oil services giant, has expressed confidence in the outlook for the North Sea after increasing interim profits by 56%, helped by strong activity levels off the UK.

 

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Virgin plan for Scottish flights

Virgin plan for Scottish flights | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Virgin Atlantic says the airline wants to launch two services between Scotland and London next year.
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TB confirmed in Scottish herd - Scotsman

BOVINE tuberculosis has again reared its head in Scotland, with the Scottish Government yesterday confirming that a “number of cattle” in a 340 cow herd in Upper Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire had contracted the...

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Scottish government crack down on ASB supported | News | Inside Housing

Scottish government crack down on ASB supported | News | Inside Housing | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Plans to give landlords more power to crack down on anti-social behaviour have won universal backing in a government consultation.
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