Balfour Beatty to close seven offices across Scotland

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty is consolidating seven of its offices in Scotland in a move partly aimed at cutting costs.

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The Billy McNeil statue outside Celtic Park. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic fans plaster Billy McNeil cut-outs around Glasgow

Cut-outs of Billy McNeil holding the European Cup trophy have been plastered around Glasgow.

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Cara Therapeutics focuses on treatments for chronic pain. Picture: Johnston Press

Glasgow Uni nets $4m in sale of biotech firm’s shares

The University of Glasgow has sold $4 million (£3m) worth of shares in a US biotechnology company headed by one of its graduates.

Metix develops lightweight devices to monitor patients' vital signs before they reach hospital. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow patient tech outfit secures £1.2m injection

A Glasgow-based company specialising in patient monitoring technology has secured a £1.2 million financial injection.

The Glasgow Coat of Arms, featuring the lesser-spotted salmon.

Leader comment: New pride of the Clyde

The tree, and the bird, and the fish, and the bell. These four symbols are, of course, found on the City of Glasgow coat of arms.

Swarms of emergency services at Manchesters MEN Arena and Piccadilly Station after an explosion

Manchester attack: woman buys tickets home for Scots teens

A woman from a village in South Lanarkshire has gone viral after praising a Good Samaritan who helped her daughter return home from the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Public sector work is of 'huge importance' to Edge Testing Solutions, said founder Brian Ferrie. Picture: Chris Watt

Tech firms on cloud nine with government contracts

A number of Scottish technology companies have secured places on the latest UK government framework to provide cloud computing services to the public sector.

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Work tactics: Lorna Finlayson and Chris Gotts of Burness Paull are seeing support for start-ups coming from established financial services companies.

Start-ups the catalyst for innovation in Scottish fintech sector

There are lots of innovative products and services being developed in Scotland’s fintech sector, from the borrowing platform created by LendingCrowd to the identity and data protection provided by Payfont through to the refinement of even smarter apps by the big high street banks.

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Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are vying to secure the pilot scheme. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Edinburgh and Glasgow square up over first Low Emission Zone

GLASGOW has insisted it will beat Edinburgh to secure Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) – but the Capital isn’t going to give up that easily.

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From left: Irvine Spowart, Sandy Manson (CEO), Iain Castles, Rosalind Catto, Scott Jeffrey, Ryan Diplexcito, Gavin Young and Emma Waterman. Picture: Contributed

Johnston Carmichael lifts partner count to 57

Accountancy and advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its leadership team with a string of appointments that takes its partner count to 57.

Minoan said Morningside Travel was an 'excellent fit' for its Stewart Travel arm. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Minoan buys Edinburgh travel agent and raises £450,000

Travel group Minoan has bought an Edinburgh-based agency and also raised £450,000 to help develop its resort project in Crete.

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Change, led by managing director Mark McFall, fell into administration before its purchase by rival Head Group. Picture: Contributed

Recruiter Change in administration before takeover

Change Recruitment had racked up losses of more than £5 million in just five years before it was sold to rival Head Group after falling into administration last week.

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Hope Street in Glasgow.

Glasgow aims to beat Edinburgh in improving air quality

Glasgow has insisted that it will beat Edinburgh in the 
race to establish Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which will ban the 
most polluting vehicles from parts of the city centre in 
an attempt to improve air quality.

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Addleshaw Goddard's John Joyce, left, and Malcolm McPherson of HBJ Gateley have spent months finalising their merger plans. Picture: Chris Watt

Latest cross-border legal merger set to complete

It may not grab the headlines like Pippa Middleton’s wedding did over the weekend, but the senior partners who have thrashed out next Thursday’s official tie-up between Scotland’s HBJ Gateley and England’s Addleshaw Goddard argue it will be a good marriage for all.

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Karen Dance becomes head of the Scotland business stream at insurance and risk law specialist BLM. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Insurance and risk law specialist BLM has named Glasgow-based partner Karen Dance as head of its Scotland business stream, while partner Gillian

Rushbury, who heads up its solicitor advocacy unit, has been appointed head of office in Glasgow.

The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens Glasgow.
Picture: Allan Milligan

Glasgow botanics hosts bicentenary gala for all the family

GLASGOW’S Botanic Gardens celebrates its 200th anniversary this weekend with a packed and fun-filled schedules of family activities and events.

The purchase of Hall's Direct will boost Lomond's workforce to 160. Picture: Contributed

Wholesaler Lomond motors ahead with Hall’s Direct swoop

Foodservice wholesaler Lomond – The Wholesale Food Co has acquired Hall’s Direct wholesale business in a move that will expand Lomond’s staff numbers from 104 to 160 and its fleet of delivery vehicles from 21 to 40.

CCL director Paul Brooks. Picture: Peter Devlin

Glasgow renewable energy firm CCL in ‘major expansion’

A Glasgow-based company that ranks as one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems is set to expand its headcount after making a key acquisition.

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Anderson Strathern managing partner Murray McCall said the law firm had delivered a 'very steady set of numbers'. Picture: Jane Barlow

Anderson Strathern returns to growth after client wins

Law firm Anderson Strathern has revealed a slight dip in turnover in its latest annual results, but said it has returned to growth this year with a series of high-profile client wins.

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'If an acquisition made sense to do, we would do it', said Brewin Dolphin chief executive David Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Wealth firm Brewin Dolphin firing on all cylinders

Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager that has just snapped up private client business Duncan Lawrie Asset Management (DLAM) for £28 million, is not ruling out further acquisitions.

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