Maclay Murray & Spens name to disappear in Dentons tie-up

Scots commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) is to merge with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm as measured by number of lawyers.

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The sale to Cairn Group has secured 125 jobs in Aberdeen. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Jobs saved as buyer found for Holiday Inn sites in Aberdeen

Administrators for two Holiday Inn hotels in Aberdeen have found a buyer for the venues, safeguarding 125 jobs.

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Sketch of the butterfly-like markings discovered by chance at the 5,000-year-old Ness of Brodgar site. PIC:UHI.

Archaeologists hit jackpot after sun uncovers neolithic markings

Neolithic butterfly-like markings have been discovered by chance in Orkney after they were illuminated by the early morning sun.

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Entier boss Peter Bruce, left, with Mike Sibson of the Business Growth Fund. Picture: Simon Price/Firstpix Photography

Catering firm Entier secures £6.5m funding boost from BGF

Entier, Scotland’s largest privately-owned catering business, is looking to grab a bigger slice of international markets after agreeing a seven-figure funding deal.

EnerMech will install hydraulic systems on the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Picture: NERC/PA Wire

EnerMech lands contract for work on polar research ship

Aberdeen-based engineering services specialist EnerMech has been awarded a contract on the £150 million polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

CV-Library found that Glasgow enjoyed the fastest jobs growth in the UK. Picture: John Devlin

Employers upbeat as job vacancies and salaries increase

Businesses in Scotland remained confident in the second quarter, with a widespread increase in job vacancies and advertised salaries, although there was less optimism among candidates, new data has revealed.

Aberdeen harbour bosses said the funding boost was 'immensely significant'. Picture: Craig Stephen

Aberdeen harbour given £350 million boost

Public cash towards the £350 million cost of harbour expansion plans in Aberdeen will help open up “significant opportunities”, Nicola Sturgeon said today.

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Kerri Imray becomes senior resource specialist at Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions has appointed Kerri Imray as senior resource specialist.

Donald Trump at Menie. Picture: PA

Donald Trump’s Aberdeen course ruled out for 2019 Scottish Open

Donald Trump’s course on the outskirts of Aberdeen will almost certainly not be hosting the 2019 Scottish Open, with Cruden Bay a more likely option.

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Nicola Coronado, marketing of Bodyform, whose firm is launching a campaign to help combat 'period poverty.'

Sanitary product manufactures must “do more” to tackle period poverty

Feminine sanitary products manufacturers need to take responsibility for tackling the growing problem of “period poverty”, the head of one of the UK’s leading brands has said.

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Video: Seoul vlogger Korean Billy explains Doric

The latest ‘explainer’ video from one of South Korea’s leading video bloggers is making waves in Scotland - because it explains Doric.

Handmade Burger Co has six Scottish branches, including one at Ocean Terminal. Picture: handmadeburgerco

Burger chain with Edinburgh branch enters administration

The future of an Edinburgh restaurant could be in doubt after the chain entered administration.

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Bristow helicopter at Aberdeen Airport. Picture: TSPL

Aberdeen helicopter firm Bristow cuts jobs due to oil and gas downturn

A leading helicopter operator is slashing more jobs as a result of “continued challenges” caused by the downturn of the oil and gas industry.

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Production from the Mariner field is expected to begin in the second half of next year. Picture: Contributed

New Shetland oilfield to support 1,500 North Sea jobs

About 1,500 jobs will be supported by the next phase of a major North Sea development by oil and gas firm Statoil.

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Ewan Alexander, partner and head of Pinsent Masons' Edinburgh office. Picture: Contributed

Fee income jumps at legal heavyweight Pinsent Masons

Legal heavyweight Pinsent Masons today reported double-digit turnover growth, though the figure was flattered by currency movements.

Opportunity North East is chaired by former Wood Group boss Sir Ian Wood. Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

Sir Ian Wood launches £4m push for Aberdeen digital economy

Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) has unveiled a £4 million initiative to accelerate the development of the digital economy in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

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AAB's Graeme Allan and Karen Stewart with the firm's Investors in People awards. Picture: Contributed

Investors in People accolades add up for accountant AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has become the only accountancy firm north of the Border to receive the highest ranking in all three Investors in People awards.

Established musician Annie Lennox performing in 2016. Picture: Getty Images

Annie Lennox ‘mistaken for new musician’ by US radio station

Annie Lennox saw the funny side when an American radio station sent her an email - assuming she was an up-and-coming musician looking for a break.

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Wood Group said the North Sea has seen a further decline in projects and modifications work. Picture: Contributed

Wood Group ‘cautious’ amid weaker North Sea activity

Energy services giant Wood Group today said it was adopting a “more cautious” outlook for the remainder of the year after seeing a weaker-than-expected performance during the first half.

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