BUSINESS

Increased capacity for Northern Isles freight services

Extra vessel to start services this weekend.

A third freighter has been chartered for the Northern Isles to address the immediate

Oil and gas sales increase

Increase of 18.2% during 2017-18.

Oil and gas sales value in Scotland has risen by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18, according

Shetland identified as optimal location for large scale decommissioning

Ultra-deep water port location revealed.

Scotland’s supply chain could be set to win more large scale decommissioning projects, after Dales Voe

First Minister hails ‘ground-breaking’ Scottish offshore wind farm at official opening

Pioneering wind farm will “turbocharge” the growth of low cost sector, says CEO.

The First Minister of Scotland today (Friday, September

Energiekontor AG is granted permission for 12 wind turbines

Energiekontor is granted the planning permission for its first onshore wind project in Scotland.

The Bremen-based Energiekontor AG has obtained the

Food and drink tourism in Scotland

Plan to increase food and drink tourism.

A new plan to develop food and drink tourism in Scotland will aim to deliver an

Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal

£1.3 billion investment given the green light.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will formally sign off the Scottish Government’s investment in the

Scottish protected food names under threat

Call for the UK Government to protect famous Scottish produce.

Urgent action is needed from the UK Government in Brexit talks

Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday.

Beatrice has

Orbex will launch orbital vehicles from the newly-announced spaceport in Sutherland

Rockets to launch small satellites into orbit using renewable fuel.

Orbex has announced that it has secured £30 million in public

Cefetra to create base at Port of Rosyth

Cefetra plans Scottish expansion with Forth Ports.

Following an extensive review and consultation with its customers, leading agricultural specialist Cefetra Ltd

Pilots for inshore fisheries management

New fisheries management arrangements to help ensure that coastal communities make the most of their waters are to be trialed

Scottish National Investment Bank - Benny Higgins is appointed as strategic adviser

Former Tesco Bank CEO appointed as strategic adviser.

The First Minister has appointed Benny Higgins as the strategic adviser for the

Funding for offshore wind

£2 million grant to support offshore innovation.

Up to £2 million of funding to encourage innovation in the offshore wind sector

Speaking to representatives of the National Grid and Ofgem.

Eilidh Whiteford, SNP member for Banff and Buchan, is speaking to representatives of the National Grid and Ofgem.

Uncertainty has dogged

EU immigration policy for Scotland

A different EU immigration policy for Scotland would not result in a hard border with the rest of the UK,

Saipem and Siemens,new subsea control system

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem and technology giant Siemens are to work together on new subsea systems.

Siemens, through its

Delivering innovation. FM @NicolaSturgeon opens the Oil and Gas Technology Centre Innovation Hub

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP was in Aberdeen today to unveil a new state-of-the-art facility to drive innovation in the

Scotland’s Place in Europe: People, Jobs and Investment

A Scottish Government study has warned that leaving the European Union with no deal could leave the country’s economy £12.7bn

First Minister's speech at the National Economic Forum

It’s fantastic to be here in Dumfries today. It’s really important that forums like this one don’t just take place

Royal Bank of Scotland is closing 158 branches across the UK

Royal Bank of Scotland is closing 158 branches, putting 472 jobs at risk.

The bank will be closing both RBS and Natwest branches

Oil find ‘could be biggest of the century’

Hurricane Energy is set to announce, at the end of March, that surveys of its Halifax well in an area

First Salvo: LSE and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU

The EU commission has blocked a £21bn merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, halting plans for a tie-up

The

Gibraltar's passporting rights

Fund managers and insurers have been drawn to Gibraltar because of corporation tax of 10 percent and easy-to-access regulators.

Financial services

Bank of Scotland branches in the Lothians to be closed

Bank of Scotland management have confirmed that branches in Goldenacre and North Morningside in Edinburgh, and in Gorebridge and Gullane,