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Left to right are Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland; Paul Reynolds, Saltire Fellow and creator of Cup Tea Rooms and Gin 71; and Mark Baird. Picture: Robert Perry

Entrepreneurial Scotland opens to new intake

Companies
The Cromarty Firth has long been used for anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Tech
RSBi is the manufacturing division of City Building. Picture: Contributed

Welfare fund deal gives lift to RSBi workforce

Companies 1

10 of the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh

News 3

Robroyston station opening will be Glasgow’s 60th

Transport 2

Royal Mail hit by slump in Christmas letter volumes

Companies

Katy Wedderburn: The year ahead for employment law

Law 1
FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

Tech 1
FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

Tech 1
79 Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank branches are set to close. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Clydesdale reveals list of 40 Scottish branches set to close

Financial 20
Airdrie Savings Bank. Picture: Alan Watson

Airdrie Savings Bank to close its doors with 70 jobs lost

News 11
Royal Bank of Scotland's Gogarburn HQ will host the Boost launch event on Thursday. Picture: Greg Macvean

RBS aims to help small firms build more connections

Financial
Lord Smith of Kelvin urged Alliance Trust shareholders to approve its new investment approach. Picture: Neil Hanna

Alliance Trust reveals list of new investment managers

Financial 2
'Some selective profit-taking may now be in order,' writes Bill Jamieson. Picture: Picture: Sang Tan/AP

Bill Jamieson: Time to cash in after the market surge?

Financial 4
Chancellor Philip Hammond said Funding Circle was a 'real success story' in the fintech sector. Picture: Neil Hanna

Chancellor hails £82m ‘vote of confidence’ in Funding Circle

Financial 1

LendingCrowd launches first tax-free savings account

Financial

Martin Flanagan: Aberdeen opens the London stock market

Financial 4

Martin Flanagan: City bigwigs prepare for grilling by MPs

Financial 2
The Cromarty Firth has long been used for anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Tech
FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

Tech 1
Vice chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-Yong leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court. Picture: Getty Images

Court to decide on arrest of Samsung boss over bribery charges

World
Tradespeople such as locksmiths are being muscled out of Google's search results, said Craig Sibbald. Picture: Rob McDougall

Offshore firms ‘lock out’ local traders from Google ads

Tech

Mobile giant EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Tech

Olly Dmitriev: Scotland must help start-ups sail to success

Tech

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

Tech

Gmail users being tricked by sophisticated phishing scams

News
The Cromarty Firth has long been used for anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Tech
Cairn is on track for first oil from its North Sea Catcher and Kraken projects this year. Picture: Contributed

Cairn Energy gears up for ‘eventful’ year of drilling

News
From left: ESS operations director Mo Petrie, managing director Mike Wilson and Handelsbanken corporate account manager Steven Rae. Picture: Simon Price

Aberdeenshire subsea group taps bank for growth drive

News 1
Tim Cornelius, chief executive of Atlantis Resources. Picture: Ian Georgeson

New Edinburgh arm to open more markets for tidal developer

News 3
Centrica, led by chief executive Iain Conn, is cutting roles in its exploration and production team. Picture: Contributed

Energy giant Centrica to cut 25 jobs in Aberdeen

News 2
The cost of scrapping redundant oil rigs could wipe out future North Sea tax revenues.

Scott Macnab: SNP faces a ‘post-oil’ financial dilemma

Opinion 62
Nicoletta Giadrossi will also serve on Cairn Energy's remuneration committee. Picture: Contributed

Cairn appoints oil sector veteran as non-executive

News 1

Comment: Floating wind farm key to Scots sustainable energy

Opinion 14

Plexus inks four-year wells agreement with Centrica

News

Pentland Firth power project secures €20.3m EU grant

News 5

Aberdeen’s Plexus secures fresh Oman wellhead contract

News
Dairy farm numbers have fallen to their lowest level since records began more than a century ago. Picture: John Devlin

Fewer dairy herds than ever before, but they are larger

Farming
Dr Stuart Wale of SRUC said reducing time between potato crops would increase the risk of infestations. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Scotland’s potato industry ‘must not expand acreage’

Farming
NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker hit out at Theresa May's plans. Picture: Contributed

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

Farming 14
The ScotMoves system for recording cattle movements has come under fire. Picture: John Devlin

Chief vet defends new cattle movements reporting system

Farming

Defra ‘doesn’t have a clue about post-Brexit world’

Farming 6

Strathclyde Uni chosen for high-tech farming initiative

Tech 1

Let’s be Candide: our farmers are optimists at heart

Farming

Grain of hope for arable farm sector over Brexit future

Farming 5
Halfords has bought a minority stake in a mobile tyre-fitting business. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Halfords drives into mobile tyre-fitting market

Retail
Esther Binnie joined Edinburgh-based Innis & Gunn seven years ago. Picture: Contributed

Brewer Innis & Gunn promotes Esther Binnie to finance chief

Retail 1
Moneysupermarket.com advert complained about by viewers

Adverts showing twerking men top list of complaints

Retail 2
Graham's managing director Robert Graham said its new product was 'perfect' for health-conscious consumers. Picture: Chris Watt

Graham’s targets fitness fans with protein-packed snack

Retail
Burberry has had a boost from tourists travelling to the UK. Picture: PA

Fashionable figures as Burberry cashes in on slump in pound

Retail
Brewgooder donates all of its profits to clean water projects. Picture: Nick Ponty

Social beer brand gets funding injection

Retail

Greggs sales boosted by demand for healthier snacks

Retail 1

East Kilbride shopping centre hails record festive footfall

Retail

Edinburgh hotel changes hands in £18m deal

Companies
JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin is keeping a cautious eye on trading. Picture: Graham Jepson

Wetherspoon boss ‘cautious’ after sales and costs warning

Media & Leisure

Hospitality sector’s hangover adds to economic concerns

Media & Leisure

Number of European tourists to Scotland plummets after Brexit

Politics 15

Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

News 16
MacRoberts partner Katy Wedderburn examines the legal issues facing employers in the year ahead. Picture: Contributed

Katy Wedderburn: The year ahead for employment law

Law 1
Colin Graham says the Thorntons chairman role comes at 'absolutely the right time'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Monday interview: Thorntons Solicitors chairman Colin Graham

Law
MacRoberts partner Katy Wedderburn says any attempts to erode employee rights are 'likely to gain little public support'. Picture: Contributed

Katy Wedderburn: How will Brexit affect employment law?

Law 8
Managing partner Murray McCall says Anderson Strathern is in talks to boost its diversity and geographic footprint. Picture: Jane Barlow

Murray McCall: Legal mergers remain an opportunity

Law 1
Julie Hamilton urges caution when supervising children on your property. Picture: Contributed

Julie Hamilton: Occupiers’ liability and child safety

Law
ASAM chief John Brett, left, with senior private wealth manager Shane Presley. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Anderson Strathern assets boss aims for ‘top spot’

Financial
MBM Veritas will hold a seminar next week for firms affected by RBS's GRG arm. Picture: John Devlin

New fight for Scots firms hit by RBS restructuring unit

Financial 7

Employers and employees are key players in a responsible business

Companies

Top law firm’s tie-up with social enterprise works both ways

Business

Catriona Munro: New rules let small firms sue cartels

Law

First female head for law firm Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen

Law