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Sneak peak at Queen’s private room at Balmoral Castle

The rare insight to the monarch’s living arrangements was given when Julie Payette, the Governor General Designate of Canada, was welcomed into the Queen’s Deeside residence.

People & Places
Kier Construction Scotland employs about 200 people. Picture: Chris Biele

Construction group Kier hails ‘exciting’ Scottish workload

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, today hailed its “exciting” workload north of the Border as it revealed higher annual profits.

Companies
The can exploded and blasted Bud Kane's fridge door open. Picture: John Devlin

Irn-Bru makers launch probe after exploding can frightens dog

The makers of Scotland’s favourite fizzy drink have launched an investigation after a can of Irn-Bru exploded in a man’s fridge and terrified his dog.

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Tems International MD Bill Walkingshaw, left, with international business development manager Colin Bruce. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen oil and gas firm Tems strikes key African deal

An independent Aberdeen-based oil and gas service firm that launched earlier this year has secured its first major contract, believed to be worth in excess of £1 million, as it targets further work overseas.

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Aberdeen Harbour. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Crew of Indian ship detained in Aberdeen set for home

The crew of an Indian ship whose boat has been detained in Aberdeen Harbour for more than a year look set to finally return home.

News
Cammach managing director Susan Duguid, left, with Brenda Bryant. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Aberdeen’s Cammach takes over rival recruiter Bryant

An Aberdeen recruitment specialist has acquired a city rival in a deal that is expected to create a business with combined headline revenues of more than £14 million.

Companies

Wood Group gets green light for £2.2bn Amec takeover

Wood Group’s £2.2 billion swoop on Amec Foster Wheeler has been given the green light from Britain’s competition regulator.

News
Passenger numbers hit new heights at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish airports flying high with record-breaking traffic

Passenger numbers at Scottish airports have continued to soar with records broken for August.

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185,000 people have lost their jobs in the North Sea Oil sector

Bob Ruddiman: North Sea energy prospects brightening again

They came, they saw, and they learned that the North Sea is in better shape than it has been for many years and is ripe for renewed investment which will reap significant returns.

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Kim Kjaerside, left, and Gayle McGuinn join the associations team at the EICC. Picture: Stewart Attwood

EICC looks to build on international events success

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has unveiled two senior appointments to reflect an increase in UK and international conferences heading for the capital.

Management
Scotland's first low emission zone is due to be launched by the end of 2018. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Drivers face penalties in Scotland's first low emission zone

Motorists would be penalised for driving into Scotland's cities unless their vehicles have the cleanest engines, plans for the first low emission zones (LEZ) today showed.
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Oil & Gas UK says takeover deals could fuel 'badly needed' investment. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Merger activity could be shot in the arm for North Sea

Nearly $6 billion (£4.6bn) of takeover action flared in the UK oil and gas sector in the first half of 2017 against the uncertain backdrop of a continuing low oil price.

News
Bruce Edmond, guest speaker and CHAS bereaved parent of Jack, event host Michelle McManus, Nicola Edmond, Bruces wife and Jacks mum, Michelle Milne, CHAS key-worker for the Edmonds. Picture: Contribued

Aberdeen Ladies Lunch raises £57k for children’s hospices

LADIES of Aberdeen dug deep to raise an incredible £56,971 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) at the city’s annual Ladies Lunch.

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LJ Jackson was on his bike when he suffered facial and leg injuries in the collision with a moped. Picture: Contributed

Two arrested after Aberdeen boy, 8, hurt in hit-and-run

Two men have been arrested after an eight-year-old boy was left badly injured in a hit-and-run in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen & North East
LJ Jackson was on his bike when he suffered facial and leg injuries in the collision on Cornhill Terrace, Aberdeen.

Boy, 8, hurt in hit-and-run by ‘heartless’ moped rider

The family of an eight-year-old boy left seriously injured in a hit-and-run d has called for the “heartless” moped rider to be brought to justice.

Aberdeen
From left: Wired Studio marketing chief Claire Hamilton, creative boss Alana McConnachie and MD Lee Brandie. Picture: Daniel McAvoy

Aberdeen digital agency Wired strengthens London links

Aberdeen-based digital marketing agency Wired Studio has opened a London office as it looks to grab a greater slice of the lucrative market in the UK capital.

Media & Leisure
Petrofac chief Ayman Asfari. Picture: Andrew Shaw

Petrofac slashes dividend in bid to reduce debt pile

Oil services firm Petrofac has slashed its dividend as debts rose by $400 million (£309m) to $1 billion, despite reporting an increase in first-half profits.

News
Senior partner Steve Williams hailed a 'transformative' year for Deloitte in Scotland. Picture: Chris Watt

Deloitte sees revenues lift for seventh year running

Accountancy major Deloitte has boosted its revenues by £340 million – or 11 per cent – to £3.38 billion, the seventh successive year of growth, as it today hailed a “transformative” period in Scotland.

Financial
'I don't see Brexit being a massive challenge for us,' says Activpayroll founder and chief executive Alison Sellar. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Activpayroll founder looks to build on global expansion

It has worked with companies including travel search engine Skyscanner as well as defence, aerospace and security specialist BAE Systems.

Management
Donald Sutherland with Melt employees in Aberdeen. Picture: Melt Facebook

Hollywood great Donald Sutherland enjoys toastie in Aberdeen takeaway

Employees of an Aberdeen sandwich shop were surprised when a Hollywood great dropped.

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