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Scotland opens river of opportunity | European CEO

Scotland opens river of opportunity | European CEO | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership – comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire Councils – facilitates and promotes the Clyde’s regeneration from Glasgow, via Renfrew to Dumbarton, with £3.5bn already spent or committed by the public and private sectors across over 250 projects.

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Calculate your employees' holiday entitlement | business.scotland.gov.uk

Use our interactive tool to find out how much annual leave your employees are due...
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Dairy Farmers To Rally At Lanark On Monday - Scotland Food and Drink

Dairy Farmers To Rally At Lanark On Monday - Scotland Food and Drink | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Dairy farmers will rally at Lanark market on Monday, July 30 at 1.00pm as NFU Scotland keeps up the pressure on planned price cuts as well as working on longer-term solutions to the current crisis.

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Apprenticeships in Scotland: Get ready for work trainee joins Apprenticeships in Scotland

Apprenticeships in Scotland: Get ready for work trainee joins Apprenticeships in Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The get ready for work programme is a step towards becoming an apprentice or becoming employed.

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Scottish firms go bust at record rate - Management - Scotsman.com

Scottish firms are going bust at their fastest-ever rate, official figures revealed today.
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Alex Salmond meets union leaders for talks over Hall's of Broxburn

Alex Salmond meets union leaders for talks over Hall's of Broxburn | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
UNION leaders yesterday held talks with Alex Salmond over the future of the Hall’s of Broxburn meat factory.
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Bid to tackle hidden small print

A consultation is launched on changes aimed at protecting consumers from unfair terms and conditions the small print of contracts.
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Big banks prepare for extra £1bn PPI hit | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Big banks prepare for extra £1bn PPI hit | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Britain’s biggest banks are bracing themselves for a further £1bn hit for mis-selling payment protection insurance, taking the total bill to almost £8bn.
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MSP asks for lamb clarification - Community - Donside Piper and Herald

Dennis Robertson, SNP MSP and member of the Scottish Parliament’s rural affairs committee, has written to the Chief Executive of Tesco, Philip Clarke, for Tesco to explain the disparity between Tesco and other retailers in Westhill at the time the...
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Salmond says Brave boost can bring £140m to Scotland's economy

Salmond says Brave boost can bring £140m to Scotland's economy | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish Cabinet's Skye meeting ends with lessons in archery, which features in new Disney film.
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Dell becomes Commonwealth sponsor

Dell becomes Commonwealth sponsor | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Computer firm Dell is the seventh company to announce sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Backwell named new head of Scottish FDF | News | The Grocer

Backwell named new head of Scottish FDF | News | The Grocer | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Dr Colette Backwell has been named as the new director of the Scottish Food & Drink Federation.
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The First Minister embraces a PURPLE Scotland

The First Minister embraces a PURPLE Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
(By Lewis O’Connor – Trainee Resourcer at Bright Purple Resourcing) Wednesday 18th July was one of my biggest days in Bright Purple. I and the other apprentices have been given numerous opportuniti...
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Scottish land reforms a step closer | News | Farmers Guardian

Scottish land reforms a step closer | News | Farmers Guardian | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
MAJOR land reforms in Scotland have taken a step nearer with the setting up of a Land Reform Review Group.
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Scotland House to fly the saltire in London

Scotland House to fly the saltire in London | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit (BTU) is among the partners joining the Scottish Government to host a 'Scotland House' facility in London during the Olympic Games.
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Venison Advisory Service - Early stage expert advice and consultancy to prospective new deer farming businesses

Venison Advisory Service - Early stage expert advice and consultancy to prospective new deer farming businesses | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Venison Advisory Service Ltd (VAS) is a consultancy established specifically to provide support and advice to those considering commercial deer farming as a business venture or an additional revenue stream.

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Scots firms 'lower expectations'

Scots firms 'lower expectations' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish business optimism has fallen despite a rise in export orders and industrial output, according to CBI Scotland.
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First electricity flows from gas in Scots coal seams | Herald Scotland

DART Energy has produced the first electricity from natural gas recovered from within coal seams in Scotland.

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Competitors gear up for World Jampionships in Perth and Kinross

Competitors gear up for World Jampionships in Perth and Kinross | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Jams will be judged at the Dundee Food and Flower festival in September.
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Fashion workshops proving a hit with budding young designers

Fashion workshops proving a hit with budding young designers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Pop-up shop offers youngsters the chance to learn more about fashion industry.
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NewNet News - Recycling firm Viridor signs deal for £160m Scottish waste facility

NewNet News - Recycling firm Viridor signs deal for £160m Scottish waste facility | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish waste management company Viridor has secured a contract with Glasgow City Council for a £160m facility in the city.
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Skye flights 'will be considered'

Skye flights 'will be considered' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government says it will seriously consider calls for the resumption of air services to and from Skye.
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Scottish Pelagic Industry reaches finals of prestigious international award | Global Seafood Brokers

This important international annual award is made by Seafood Choices Alliance to companies, organisations and individuals ‘seeking to promote sustainable seafood and fishing practices’. The winner will be announced on 7 September at the Seafood Summit in Hong Kong.

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The search is on for Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs | Herald Scotland

The search is on for Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SCOTTISH-based entrepreneurs who have excelled in business over the past year, against a difficult economic backdrop, are being sought for recognition by a prestigious awards scheme.

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German firm in wind turbine deals

German firm in wind turbine deals | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
German firm Repower Systems says it has signed contracts to supply turbines for three onshore wind farms in Scotland.
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