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Details unveiled for Scotland’s biggest tech event

ScotSoft has announced its “biggest speaker line-up yet” ahead of the technology extravaganza in October.

Tech
Kraken is estimated to contain about 140 million barrels of oil. Picture: Contributed

‘Landmark’ as first oil flows from North Sea’s Kraken

The Kraken project, one of the largest developments in the North Sea has delivered its first oil in a move hailed as a “landmark” by the UK government.

News
The job cuts were attacked by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Unite union. Picture: John Devlin

Royal Bank of Scotland axes more than 400 jobs in India move

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans, with many roles set to be transferred to India.

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Bancon Group has appointed Allan Clow as managing director of its homes business. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Bancon Group has appointed Allan Clow as managing director of its homes business.

Management
Peter Russian says the rebrand indicates that the accreditation organisation  formerly Investors in People Scotland  is broadening 
its remit

The Big Interview: Peter Russian of Re:markable

Peter Russian is the first to admit that for many employees in Scottish business the nine to five is not a “fulfilling part of life” .

Companies
Shona Priestly was last seen at an address in Craigentinny Road . Picture: Police Scotland

Police appeal for help in tracking missing Edinburgh woman

POLICE in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a vulnerable woman missing from the Craigentinny area of the city.

News
Premier Punt is also revamping its website for the new football season. Picture: Scott Louden

Fantasy sports firm Premier Punt secures casino licence

Premier Punt, the Edinburgh-based fantasy sports operator, has been awarded a remote casino licence from the Gambling Commission.

Media & Leisure
Housing minister Kevin Stewart said small-scale developers are 'essential'. Picture: Jon Savage

LendInvest launches academy for budding property tycoons

Online mortgage specialist LendInvest has kicked off a non-profit initiative in Scotland aimed at helping budding housebuilders and property developers to secure finance for their plans.

Financial
'By investing now, farmers can make their businesses more resilient,' says Bank of Scotland's Sandy Hay. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sandy Hay: Funding for the future of Scottish farming

The Royal Highland Show is one of those special events that can set Scottish pulses racing.

Farming

Watchdog clears Standard Life’s £11bn Aberdeen Asset deal

The UK competition watchdog has given the green light to the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).

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Preparations taking place for the Royal Highland Show, which runs from today until Sunday. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Highland Show prepares to open under shadow of Brexit

As the gates of Scotland’s biggest farming event are thrown open today, the fog of uncertainty – which has hung over the agricultural industry since the momentous news that the UK had voted to leave the EU became evident during last year’s Royal Highland Show – has shown little sign of lifting.

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Napier's James O'Kane, left, with EICC boss Marshall Dallas. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Napier and EICC team up for degree in business events

Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have teamed up to offer what they say is the first course of its kind in the UK.

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Peace Recruitment boss Chris Peace said the firm's consultants are 'up for the challenge'. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Peace Recruitment Group embarks on digital overhaul

Peace Recruitment, the construction jobs specialist, has overhauled its online presence by introducing audio job adverts and TripAdvisor-style reviews for its consultants.

Companies 2
Skyscanner is led by CEO and co-founder Gareth Williams. Picture:Skyscanner/PA Wire

TrustedHousesitters purring after tie-up with Skyscanner

A company that lays claim to being the world’s largest house and pet sitting business has struck a partnership agreement with Scots tech titan Skyscanner.

Tech
'Farming is vital to the Scottish economy,' said Alison Rose of Royal Bank of Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Royal Bank of Scotland unveils farming support scheme

A new scheme to support new entrants to Scottish farming is being launched by Royal Bank of Scotland, the lender announced today.

Farming
Hampden & Co chief executive Graeme Hartop. Picture: Ian Jacobs

Private bank Hampden & Co hits £200m deposits milestone

Hampden & Co, the Edinburgh-headquartered private bank, has hit £200 million in client deposits within days of its second anniversary.

Financial
The recruitment drive will take HSBC's headcount in Scotland to 4,500. Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

HSBC creating 500 jobs, but Lloyds to axe 250 posts

Banking giant HSBC has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs amid a “significant expansion” of its operations in Scotland.

Financial 4
National Library will celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter

National Library will celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter

A pop up exhibition at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter Book.

News 4
Neighbours told of their shock as officers raided the Duddingston house. Picture: Jon Savage

Armed police raid family home in connection with shooting

SHOCKED neighbours have told how armed police raided a family home in their quiet residential street in the middle of the night.

Edinburgh
'This will be a major project as we continue our diversification strategy,' said Atlantis Resources chief Tim Cornelius. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Atlantis Resources looks to dive into Wyre Valley

Atlantis Resources, the Edinburgh-based company behind the ground-breaking MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, is looking to develop a major tidal barrage and flood protection scheme south of the Border.

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