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12 Jun 2015 09:30

City lights: Clydeside Hydro View, Glasgow

GLASGOW has never looked so good. If you’re looking for a room with a view, this is it.

8 Jun 2015 09:30

Solicitors highlight the downside of Twitter

FOLLOWING a high profile court case for Diageo’s Guinness ® UK brand, a Scottish legal firm is warning businesses to make sure they aren’t breaching advertising regulations when they update their social media feeds.

4 Jun 2015 06:30

More than 800 charities benefit from Bank of Scotland Foundation

THE Bank of Scotland Foundation welcomed more than 150 guests, including MSPs and 80 charities, to its fourth annual reception at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

3 Jun 2015 09:30

Reduction in bus lane hours blasted by charity

A Scottish charity has slammed The City of Edinburgh Council's decision to reduce bus lane hours in the city.

3 Jun 2015 09:30

Scottish accountancy firm scoops top award for services to small businesses

BAKER Tilly has landed a national award for services to small businesses.

3 Jun 2015 09:30

Taxman gets tougher on those who default

MORE than 6,000 tax defaulters were referred to a special HMRC monitoring unit in the tax year 2014/15 – signalling an increase of 30 per cent and that the taxman is getting tougher on those who deliberately default on their liabilities.

2 Jun 2015 09:30

Scots entrepreneurs set to pocket prize fund of up to £100k

TWENTY-SIX Scottish entrepreneurs will go head to head at the Scottish EDGE Awards on June 12 to battle it out for a share in a £1 million cash prize pot.

2 Jun 2015 09:30

Scottish employers top UK poll of health and wellbeing providers

SCOTTISH employers have been revealed as the best bosses in the UK when it comes to looking after the health and wellbeing of their staff.

2 Jun 2015 09:30

Rebrand for Fife nursery group following name confusion

AN independent nursery group which operates five childcare facilities across Fife and Angus has been forced to rebrand following confusion over its name.

26 May 2015 09:30

Britons warned not to become over-confident in their spending

TRUST Deed Scotland is warning Britons not to grow over-confident or complacent with their borrowing or spending despite a new survey suggesting improvements in consumer finances.

25 May 2015 09:30

Social WiFi service from Fife firm creating rich data for those in hospitality

A Fife firm’s award-winning Social WiFi service is helping the hotel and hospitality sector unlock huge marketing and customer interaction potential.

25 May 2015 09:30

Fife tourism businesses urged to promote accessibility

FIFE tourism businesses which cater for disabled visitors are being urged to promote their accessibility.

25 May 2015 09:30

Goodbye Hello Chocolate! Hello Stuart & Swan – the new name in bespoke confectionery

SOMETIMES it pays to stop trying to do it all and just focus on what you’re good at – and, most importantly, what you enjoy.

25 May 2015 09:30

Third sector tax relief fund to offer social and financial return

BRITONS are set to benefit from a social – as well as financial – return on their investments thanks to a new tax relief fund being rolled out this month.

25 May 2015 09:30

Refresh for Dynamic Earth

DYNAMIC Earth has appointed a design and digital agency to refresh the brand and promote its fun and interactive features.

25 May 2015 09:30

Largest ever arena set for St Andrews

THE Old Course is set to host the largest ever arena to be constructed at St Andrews.

25 May 2015 09:30

The Bitcoin Legacy

VERY simply, bitcoin is the worlds first decentralised digital currency created by a pseudonymous character known as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ in 2008.

21 May 2015 06:30

Training provider calls on Fife hospitality sector to help boost employability

AS Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2015 draws to a close, training provider Xtra-Mile.com is calling on Fife employers to do their bit to boost employability.

18 May 2015 09:30

Motorists warned to expect long delays on Forth Road Bridge

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect long delays at the Forth Road Bridge on the morning of Sunday, May 24.

14 May 2015 00:01

Business community set to inspire Fife school pupils

BUSINESSES from across Fife and Edinburgh are set to pull together this Friday (May 15) to introduce pupils at Kirkcaldy West Primary School to the world of work and entrepreneurship.

11 May 2015 09:30

Travellers urged to prepare for security at Edinburgh Airport

EDINBURGH Airport is urging travellers to be prepared following a surge in passenger numbers.

11 May 2015 09:30

Disruption ahead for Fife trains

SCOTRAIL says Fife passengers should expect changes to scheduled train services this summer.

11 May 2015 09:30

Tax devolution: Fiscal independence comes at a price and should not be rushed

IN the final few days of last year’s referendum campaign promises of further fiscal powers were offered by the ‘Better Together’ campaign. While they may have fallen short – or well short if you believe the SNP claims – of full fiscal devolution, they do give Scotland more power over their income than is currently enjoyed by the Welsh or Northern Ireland Assembly, however, as is always the case, there is a cost involved.

10 May 2015 09:30

New York, New York

WITH 6,700 flights now operating each day to 339 destinations across 54 different countries from its nine USA hubs, things are moving at top speed for American Airlines following its merger with US Airways. Its new direct service between JFK and Edinburgh Airports has barely left the tarmac and we’ve decided to grill top man Martin McGillion, regional airports manager for the UK & Ireland, on why Scotland to New York is such a key route.

9 May 2015 09:30

In the dark over VAT?

MORE than a third of small firms in the UK could be unintentionally falling short of what they should be paying HM Revenue & Customs because they’re unaware of the VAT registration threshold, a new survey claims.

8 May 2015 09:30

Security: Terror attacks underline employer travel safety obligations

WHILE Scotland has experienced and remains exposed to the threat of terror attacks, we are fortunate to live in what is undoubtedly a relatively safe environment most of the time. Not all nations enjoy our level of security. Many countries have the potential to be particularly volatile and can pose a very real threat to any travellers but, at the same time, they can also be important destinations for Scottish and UK business as they have strong or emerging economies.

5 May 2015 09:30

Balbirnie - the benchmark of good service?

BALBIRNIE House Hotel has been attracting guests from around the world for 25 years.

5 May 2015 09:30

Why Modern Apprenticeships rank highly among Scotland’s senior decision makers

APPRENTICESHIPS are growing in popularity, according to new research, in which 81 per cent of Scottish business leaders say they develop skills which can only be gained through employment.

5 May 2015 09:30

Knowing the difference between apprentices and employees

WHILE politicians debate the theories around increasing youth employment, the practicalities of meeting these targets fall on the shoulders of individual employers. And with more young people rejecting further education because of concerns around rising debts, apprenticeships are increasing in popularity. Yet when it comes to employing apprentices, interns or taking on work experience students, employers should be aware that different legal obligations apply.

5 May 2015 09:30

Duke of Edinburgh's Award tops CIPD poll of UK employers

THE Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has come out top in a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) survey of the most recognised volunteering programmes among UK employers.