Interview: Why EDF’s Vincent De Rivaz backs Scotland

Scotland matters a lot to us, and as the First Minister put it in her speech, we matter for Scotland,” says Vincent De Rivaz.

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Braemore chief Ian Lawson hopes to capitalise on strong interest in the short-term letting market. Photograph: Lisa Ferguson

Braemore snaps up Click-Let to exploit ‘huge opportunity’

Braemore, the Edinburgh-based property firm, has sealed a deal to acquire Click-Let, pushing the business into the buoyant short-term lettings market.

Mike Welch is embarking on a global expansion drive for the Blackcircles brand. Picture: Jane Barlow

Mike Welch set to drive Blackcircles tyre firm into Asia

Mike Welch, the founder of online tyre-fitter Blackcircles.com, is expanding the Borders business into Asia following its £50 million takeover by industry giant Michelin.

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

FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based accounting software specialist, has fought off competition from more than 30 rivals to land a deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

The facility was designed to offer the public the same level of care normally available to athletes. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Clinic unwraps new rehabilitation facility

What is being billed as Scotland’s first integrated orthopaedic, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation clinic has been unveiled in Edinburgh.

The Entrepreneurial Spark awards recognised the achievements of Edinburgh's brightest start-ups. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh entrepreneurs share £24,000 to spark growth

A clutch of Edinburgh’s most promising start-ups have shared £24,000 in prize money to fuel further growth at their firms.

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

Brewer Innis & Gunn promotes Esther Binnie to finance chief

Craft beer firm Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to its board as finance director as it targets a doubling of turnover within the next three years.

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Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

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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.

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.

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.

Exterior View of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

Brain surgeons at a major hospital are suffering “plummeting morale” from having to turn patients away due to a lack of beds, MSPs have heard.

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Leith, The Shore. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Leith named top ‘hip hang-out’ spot in Scotland

Leith in Edinburgh and Finnieston and the West End in Glasgow have been named the second, sixth and fifteenth as the hippest areas in the UK to hang out.

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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.

Wesminster SNP MP  Tommy Sheppard  speaks during the SNP National Conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Independent Scotland ‘should have own currency and central bank’

A nationalist MP has said an independent Scotland should have its own currency and central bank.

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Donald Trump willbe sworn into office this Friday. Picture; Getty

Anti-Trump protest planned for Edinburgh on inauguration day

HUNDREDS of protesters are to march through the Capital’s streets to campaign against incoming US president Donald Trump.

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Hotels and offices in Edinburgh are in demand despite the uncertainties stemming from the EU vote. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Martin Flanagan: Edinburgh rides out Brexit apprehension

If there is distinct political and commercial uncertainty in the UK air in the slipstream of the Brexit vote then somebody has been remiss in failing to tell the Edinburgh property market, which seems firmly on the front foot.

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Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has described the Leith district as the “yang to stuffy, bourgeois Edinburgh’s yin.”

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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

Royal Bank of Scotland will this week kick off a new initiative aimed at boosting growth among small businesses.

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