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Dunnottar Castle set to welcome visitor 100,000

STAFF are in celebration mode as historic Dunnottar Castle prepares to welcome its 100,000th visitor of the year.

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Maven's Julie Glenny with, from left, Stuart Kerr, Neil Logan and Craig Donnelly of newly-launched Incremental. Picture: Mark Gibson

Tech services outfit launches with North-east takeover

A former Lockheed Martin executive has launched a new digital services business with the acquisition of an Aberdeenshire company.

Tech
Brad Stevens is the founder and chief executive of Bar Soba. Picture: Contributed

Growth on menu as Bar Soba lands £3m funding deal

A bar and restaurant chain that began life as a pop-up venture at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is embarking on a major expansion after securing a multi-million-pound investment.

Companies
A number of distilleries were shut down following World War I - but the Lost Distillery Company are recreating some of the lost whiskies. File picture: Getty Images

Whisky firm reviving malts from Scotland’s lost distilleries

The First World War was ultimately responsible for the loss of a number of Scottish whisky distilleries, according to a leading whisky entrepreneur.

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Kenneth McEwen has been made a partner at Henderson Loggie's Glasgow office. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Chartered accountant and business adviser Henderson Loggie has strengthened its senior tax team with the appointment of Kenneth McEwen as partner based out of the firm’s Glasgow office.

Companies
Senior partner Kevin Reynard said the new office 'reinforces' PwC's commitment to Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

PwC moves into Aberdeen’s landmark Capitol building

Accountancy and advisory giant PwC has moved into the £30 million transformed Aberdeen landmark building The Capitol, pledging it is a sign of its commitment to the region that is Scotland’s energy hub.

Companies
Katie Williams is the new head of Pinsent Masons' Aberdeen office. Picture: Simon Price

First female head for law firm Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen

Pinsent Masons has announced that employment law specialist Katie Williams is set to become the first female in the legal firm’s history to head up its Aberdeen office.

Law
Tyler Rust, 8, has been found after being reported missing on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Police Scotland

Second eight-year-old missing in Aberdeen as boy is found

Police are appealing for information after an eight-year-old girl was reported missing in Aberdeen - just hours after an eight-year-old boy was found safe and well.

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Fierce Beer was set up by David McHardy, left, and Dave Grant. Picture: Contributed

Fierce Beer doubling up after early sales surge

Aberdeen’s only micro-brewery has doubled its projected start-up figures within the first six months of operations.

Retail
Overhauling the LBTT system could help stimulate the wider economy, argues John Boyle. Picture: Emma Mitchell

John Boyle: Time to change Scotland’s property tax

Land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT), the system that replaced stamp duty on all property transactions in Scotland in April 2015, has now been in place for a sufficient amount of time to crunch some of the key numbers and assess what kind of impact it is having on the property market and the economy as a whole.

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Revolution Bars Group currently has 65 venues across its estate. Picture: Greg Macvean

Revolution Bars grows in size north of the Border

The company behind the the Revolución de Cuba brand has opened four bars as part of its plans to launch five new sites per financial year.

Media & Leisure
Aberdeen was the only Scottish city to make the list of top start-up locations. Picture: Robert Perry

Granite City ranked among UK’s top start-up hotspots

Aberdeen has been named in a list of the top ten locations in the UK to start up a small ­business.

Companies
Brewin Dolphin said the uncertain landscape was driving demand for wealth advice. Picture: John Devlin

Wealth firm Brewin upbeat as clients seek timely advice

The head of Brewin Dolphin has said that economic uncertainty is helping to drive organic growth at the wealth management firm as savers increasingly seek advice in unsettled times.

Financial
Shepherd & Wedderburn
 chief Stephen Gibb said Aberdeen remains a 'cornerstone' of the Scottish economy. Picture: Contributed

Shepherd & Wedderburn acquires Aberdeen law firm CLP

Law firm Shepherd & Wedderburn is expanding its presence in Aberdeen with the acquisition of the city’s Commercial Law Practice (CLP).

Law
The study shows firms around the Aberdeen area fared best at growing their revenues above three million pounds. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish firms struggling to break £1m revenue mark

Scotland tops the UK league table for small firms creating new jobs, but the time taken to scale-up to critical mass is slower than elsewhere, according to new research.

Companies
Kinmore Station has been closed since 1964 but could reopen within the next 3 years. Picture: Contributed.

Aberdeenshire railway station requires £3m to reopen

AN ABERDEENSHIRE railway station which closed over 50 years ago will be revived - if authorities can plug a £2.9m funding gap.

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Ikea has a presence in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Straiton near Edinburgh. Picture: Esme Allen

Ikea vows to build more UK stores amid rising sales

Swedish flat pack furniture giant Ikea has reiterated its commitment to investing in Britain following the Brexit vote, as its sales continue their upward trajectory.

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There are signs of confidence improving across the oil and gas sector. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

More jobs pain for oil sector but signs of optimism ahead

The embattled UK oil and gas sector faces further cuts after two-thirds of businesses have already shed staff this year but signs are starting to emerge of improving confidence, a report today suggests.

News
Chris Gotts, partner and head of corporate finance at Burness Paull. Picture: Contributed

Burness Paull hails strong deal-making activity

Law firm Burness Paull said confidence in the deal-making community was strong after completing close to 50 agreements in the past quarter.

Law
Aberdeen Asset Management said Donald Trump's presidency will contribute to ongoing market volatility. Picture: Evan Vucci/AP

Aberdeen warns of ongoing market volatility as profits drop

Aberdeen Asset Management today warned that Brexit negotiations and the start of Donald Trump’s term as US president will contribute to “ongoing volatility in global markets in the short term”.

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