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Innovation woven into fabric of Scottish firm’s workforce

Employees and their ideas are placed firmly at the centre of Johnstons of Elgin’s international success.

Management
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

Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured supermarket shelf space for its latest product, a protein-packed snack aimed at health-conscious consumers.

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

Fashionable figures as Burberry cashes in on slump in pound

Luxury fashion label Burberry has hailed an “exceptional” festive performance in the UK as booming tourist trade helped send sales surging by around 40 per cent.

Retail
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

The boss of an Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency has hit out at overseas companies that he claims are “distorting” online competition for local tradespeople.

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

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

If a quick and comprehensive trade deal giving UK farmers continued access to their European markets cannot be achieved, transition arrangements that avoid the Brexit “cliff edge” will be vital to allow the industry time to adapt, farming leaders have argued.

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

Chief vet defends new cattle movements reporting system

ScotMoves, the new online system for reporting cattle movements between units owned by the same business, has now gone live.

Farming
EE users calling its customer service number from the EU were charged as if they had called the US. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Mobile giant EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

EE has been fined £2.7 million by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of its mobile phone customers.

Tech
Vert Rotors founder Olly Dmitriev says the Scottish Government should learn from the history books to help boost Scotland's start-up sector. Picture: Contributed

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

When it comes to investing in start-ups, Scotland could learn a lesson from history.

Tech
MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

Tech
EnerMech boss Doug Duguid said the purchase of EPS widens the group's exposure to the defence, infrastructure and power markets. Picture: Contributed

Australian deal paves way to new markets for EnerMech

Engineering services group EnerMech has acquired an Australian-based business in a move which takes it into the global electrical and instrumentation sector for the first time.

Companies
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

Oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy is eyeing an eventful year as it looks to start production in the North Sea and plans more drilling off the coast of west Africa.

News
Sales grew at their fastest pace in almost three years, but experts warned over the impact of rising inflation. Picture: Jon Savage

Scots retailers boosted by 4.3% rise in festive sales

Retail sales north of the Border increased 4.3 per cent in December, providing a boost for businesses over the vital Christmas period.

Markets Economy
London traders keep an eye on the markets. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday market close: May’s Brexit speech sees Footsie falter

The Footsie fell after the pound surged in reaction to prime minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit negotiations.

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Even tech-savy Gmail users are falling foul of phishing techniques. Picture: John Devlin

Gmail users being tricked by sophisticated phishing scams

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

News

Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

Edinburgh Airport has broken a new annual record for passengers at any Scottish airport after it confirmed 12,366,498 flew through the airport in 2016.

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The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

The operator of some of Scotland’s smallest airports has reported its passenger numbers rose to a new record level in 2016.

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

Social beer brand gets funding injection

Brewgooder, the not-for-profit craft beer brand, is looking to get into more pubs and off licences after benefiting from a new funding package.

Retail
Craneware chief Keith Neilson said the Edinburgh software firm has built up a 'healthy' sales pipeline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh tech firm Craneware eyes healthy rise in earnings

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based software company, today said it was on track to deliver a 15 per cent rise in revenues and underlying earnings for the first six months of its financial year.

Tech
CityFibre said most of Stirling's 3,000 businesses will benefit from its fourth 'gigabit city' project in Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Stirling in line for superfast broadband network

The bulk of Stirling’s business community is poised to benefit from superfast broadband speeds following a deal between the city council and network specialist CityFibre.

Tech
Greggs boss Roger Whiteside will be adding vanilla latte and green tea to the chain's menu. Picture: Contributed

Greggs sales boosted by demand for healthier snacks

Sausage roll maker Greggs has reported stellar fourth-quarter trading as it prepares to refresh its drinks menu with the likes of vanilla latte and green tea.

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