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Scottish retailing hit by 8.2% decrease in shoppers

Scottish retailing hit by 8.2% decrease in shoppers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S struggling retail sector suffered a deeply worrying start to the summer, with the number of shoppers in the three months to July down 8.2 per cent on the same time last year.
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Call centres secure £15m for expansion

ONE of Britain’s biggest call centre operators, Larbert-based HEROtsc, has received a £14.8 million funding boost from Royal Bank of Scotland.
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Scottish Life launches drawdown investment proposition - New Model Adviser®

Scottish Life launches drawdown investment proposition - New Model Adviser® | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish Life is to launch a drawdown income planning tool which incldudes a risk profiler designed for decumulating clients.
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Matchmaking to reduce empty homes

Matchmaking to reduce empty homes | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A new matchmaking service hopes to tackle Scotland's empty homes problem by introducing owners of vacant properties to would-be buyers.
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House prices pick up over summer

House prices pick up over summer | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish house prices have shown a rise over the summer but the overall trend is down from this time last year, according to a survey.
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Scottish Agriculture Lending Seen Rising for Third Straight Year

Scottish Agriculture Lending Seen Rising for Third Straight Year | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland’s agricultural debt was 1.67 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) on May 31, up 3.5 percent from the same time a year earlier and heading for a third consecutive annual gain, the region’s chief statistician said.
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Developer Plans 450MW Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

Developer Plans 450MW Scottish Offshore Wind Farm | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
 
Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power announced late July the submission of plans for a 450MW offshore wind project in Scottish territorial waters. The wind power project is named Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”).
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Moray man will highlight threat to Speyside fisheries in appeal to MSPs

Moray man will highlight threat to Speyside fisheries in appeal to MSPs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Farmed fish could pose a threat to the future health of wild trout and salmon on Moray rivers.
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Scotland more likely to award SME contracts than England - News - outsourcing - sourcingfocus.com

Figures from a consultation document published by the Scottish government have revealed that SMEs are far more likely to be awarded public contracts in Scotland than England.

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Data shows Scotland can be powered 100 per cent by renewables - Power Engineering International

Data shows Scotland can be powered 100 per cent by renewables - Power Engineering International | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland’s ambitions to generate 100 per cent of its electricity through renewable energy by 2020 could well become a reality according to a data-based report.

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New scheme to boost rural broadband in Scotland | eGov monitor | The Information Daily

Remotest areas in Scotland would have access to broadband thanks to a £5 million investment by the SNP administration.

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Scotland plans to get more SMEs working for government

Scotland plans to get more SMEs working for government | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Consultation on Scotland's procurement reform bill sets out proposals to make public sector market more diverse...
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Hospitality school welcomes first 38 students

SCOTLAND’S hospitality industry is to be given a boost with the creation of a new academy to train young staff for the country’s leading hotels and restaurants.
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Scottish newspaper circulation continues to fall

The Scottish newspaper industry has suffered a further steep decline in circulation following the publication of the latest year on year figures.
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Glasgow Business Week aims to boost start-ups | Herald Scotland

Glasgow Business Week aims to boost start-ups | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Glasgow will be the focus of business excellence from October 8 to 12 with the return of Glasgow for Business Week, a programme of free events to support start-ups and SMEs, intended to help drive the city's economy.

 

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Energy experts hook up with Korea

Energy experts hook up with Korea | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Marine energy experts in Scotland are to advise South Korea on building a tidal power testing centre.
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New Statesman - Scottish retail sales show no sign of pre-Olympic boost

New Statesman - Scottish retail sales show no sign of pre-Olympic boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine...
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Olympic 'tourism-bounce' claims challenged by businesses

Olympic 'tourism-bounce' claims challenged by businesses | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Small business owners are incensed with UK culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who has claimed that the London Olympics were “a very good period” for tourism.
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Scottish building societies merge

Scottish building societies merge | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish Building Society, one of the country's oldest mutuals, is to merge with the smallest, Edinburgh's Century.
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Scots sales figures dip in July

Scots sales figures dip in July | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Low consumer confidence and wet weather led to another poor set of trading figures from Scotland's retailers last month, a study shows.
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Scotland helps power UK economy

Scotland helps power UK economy | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
How energy firms in Scotland are helping boost their home economy and that of the wider UK.
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Scottish rail fares to increase

Scottish rail fares to increase | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Regulated train fares in Scotland are to increase by more than 4% in January, it is confirmed.
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Published

Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Published | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the consultation on proposals for the introduction of an Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, which received 1,342 responses, has been published.
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Middle-earning Scots in 'fuel poverty' thanks to bill rises - Telegraph

Middle-earning Scots in 'fuel poverty' thanks to bill rises - Telegraph | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Middle-earning Scottish household will start struggling to heat and power their homes from this year thanks to large hikes in energy costs, according to an official study.
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