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Tourist attraction numbers 'soar'

Tourist attraction numbers 'soar' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
New and upgraded attractions helped draw four million more visitors to Scotland's main tourist sites last year, new research finds.
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Newspaper group reports big loss

Newspaper group reports big loss | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The newspaper group, Johnston Press reports a big loss for 2011 but underlines its strategy to increase its digital offering.
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Women's Enterprise Scotland | News | Salmond announces Women's Summit

Women's Enterprise Scotland | News | Salmond announces Women's Summit | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

In an announcement yesterday at the STUC conference in Inverness, First Minister Alex Salmond recognised that supporting women into work and business will help Scotland's economy grow faster.

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MSP welcomes bottling plant expansion | Scottish National Party

MSP welcomes bottling plant expansion | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

John Wilson, SNP MSP for Central Scotland, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the opening of the Angus Dundee Distillers modernised facility in Coatbridge which has been brought back to life as a result of investment by the company and a £460,000 Regional Selective Assistance Grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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Sharp fall in profits for Scotmid

Sharp fall in profits for Scotmid | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Retail chain Scotmid reports a sharp fall in full-year profits, despite an improved performance in the second half of 2011.
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Dunfermline Press directors buy company's assets | Herald Scotland

Dunfermline Press directors buy company's assets | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ASSETS of media company The Dunfermline Press have been bought by its directors in a move backed by its main creditor.
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Western Isles SNP push for superfast broadband

Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | News Net Scotland, uniquely Scottish...
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Stuart Roebuck: Open Sourcing the Public Sector in Scotland

If there was one decision that could have the greatest positive impact on the use of ICT In the Public Sector in Scotland, it would be the wholehearted open sourcing of public sector ICT. I don’t simply mean the use of open source software: I mean taking software produced for the public sector and making it unambiguously publically owned and publically accessible by default.

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Salmon exports at record levels

Salmon exports at record levels | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Exports of fresh Scottish salmon leap to record levels for the second consecutive year, according to official figures.
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New Dundee railway station plans

New Dundee railway station plans | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Plans for a £14m railway station, hotel and office development are to be submitted to Dundee planners.
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Peter Ross: Car-boot sales are big business in hard times – and the banter is truly priceless - Scotland - Scotsman.com

GEORGE Thomson grins, shrugs and spreads his hands, palms outwards, silver earring flashing in the bright morning sun. “I’ve got OCD,” he confesses.
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Warning over 'misleading' names

Warning over 'misleading' names | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A regulator has warned businesses to avoid using "misleading or undesirable" trading names that suggest they are charities or helplines.
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North of Scotland Graduate Recruitment Fair - Wednesday 25th April 2012 | Careers | The University of Aberdeen

This fair is open to students of the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University. This event is a great way for penultimute and final year students to find out about companies, career opportunites and vacancies. To see our poster for this years event, click here.

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First Minister visits Entrepreneurial Spark - Fellow - Saltire Foundation Community

First Minister visits Entrepreneurial Spark - Fellow - Saltire Foundation Community | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Alex Salmond - the First Minister for Scotland visited Entrepreneurial Spark this week. It was a fantastic afternoon with the the First Minister taking time to sit with entrepreneurs and listen to them.
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Scotland Week delivers boost to investment

Scotland Week in North America has delivered tangible results for industry, growth and investment, with a positive impact on Scotland’s international reputation.

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An evening with John Swinney MSP | Glasgow Junior Chamber of Commerce

An evening with John Swinney MSP | Glasgow Junior Chamber of Commerce | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Join us at the Grand Central Hotel on Wednesday 2nd May for an evening with John Swinney, MSP

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Science firm in £12.5m expansion

Science firm in £12.5m expansion | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Bioscience firm Life Technologies is to invest £12.5m into its base near Glasgow helping it expand and create new jobs.
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'Spring bounce' for house sales

'Spring bounce' for house sales | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of homes sold in the UK rose sharply in March as the typical spring bounce took hold, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says.
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Stagecoach in top gear as all divisions grow | Herald Scotland

Stagecoach in top gear as all divisions grow | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
PERTH-based rail and bus group Stagecoach is continuing to negotiate a smooth route through the obstacles facing the transport sector with all of its divisions posting revenue gains.
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Renewables will ‘transform’ Scotland’s economy - Alex Salmond - Environment - Scotsman.com

Renewables will ‘transform’ Scotland’s economy - Alex Salmond - Environment - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S economy will be transformed and communities reindustrialised by offshore clean energy, First Minister Alex Salmond said today.
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Scottish SMEs cautious about zero waste plan | Dyke Yaxley | Shrewsbury

Scottish SMEs cautious about zero waste plan | Dyke Yaxley | Shrewsbury | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland have welcomed the Scottish Government's zero waste strategy but remain concerned about potential compliance costs, according to a survey conducted by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).
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Grassroots firms outshine big bets

Grassroots firms outshine big bets | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland’s fastest growing companies are traditional and unglamorous, according to a recent business magazine report, leaving in-vogue sectors, such as life s...
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Money not top priority, say Scots

Money not top priority, say Scots | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Decent housing, good health and clean neighbourhoods are more important to Scots than money, according to a leading charity.
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Argyll and Bute planning policy blamed for population decline | Herald Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council has hit out at a new survey of housing in the Highlands and Islands which blames its planners for "population decline and low housing construction."

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