Aviva merges UK insurance operations in new shake-up

Life and pensions heavyweight Aviva is bringing together its UK life and general insurance businesses in a shake-up that also sees the departure of its European boss.

Charcoalblue's projects include Perth Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Design firm opens Glasgow base on back of Scottish wins

A design consultancy that specialises on projects in the theatre sector has opened a Glasgow base to support a growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

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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Which Scottish shares made the biggest gains last week?

Find out which Scottish companies were the best performers on the stock market last week.

Richmond Wight owns Moffat Manor Holiday Park. Picture: Contributed

Holiday parks firm moves into lodge manufacturing

A holiday park operator that runs three sites in Scotland and is involved in property and leisure developments in Dumfries & Galloway has acquired a lodge manufacturing business, creating its own supply chain.

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Which Scottish shares made the biggest gains last week?

Find out which Scottish companies were the best performers on the stock market last week.

Patrick Hughes joins Seafood Scotland from SAC Consulting. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up “by the industry for the industry” in 1999 to increase the value of returns to the Scottish seafood sector.

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50 firefighters attend hotel fire in Pitlochry

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a fire at a hotel in Perthshire.

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The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

�50 million was secured for Dundee waterfront investments. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish Cities Alliance hails £100m boost to economy

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) is celebrating bringing £100 million into the country’s economy in the past 18 months.

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Top five Scottish share risers last week

Which were last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market?

An additional road bridge across the Tay by Perth could ease traffic congestion in the city centre. Picture: Craig Stephen/TSPL

New Tay road bridge will ‘ease Perth traffic congestion’

A new road bridge across the river Tay has the potential to ease traffic congestion in Perth and boost employment, councillors were told yesterday.

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Conor O'Leary is the new hotel manager at Gleneagles. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Luxury hotel Gleneagles has signed up three key members of staff, amid new owner Ennismore’s multi-million-pound investment and development programme across the hotel.

Ben Carter of investment group Cartalex is targeting a jump in sales at Edwards Engineering. Picture: Contributed

Perth engineer Edwards acquired by investment group

Perth-based Edwards Engineering has been acquired as part of plans to create a “significant” company covering engineering north and south of the border.

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Martin Flanagan says Stagecoach can ride out the current disruption. Picture: Contributed

Martin Flanagan: Stagecoach resilient despite headwinds

You might say that for Scottish transport major Stagecoach and its industry peers everything that could go wrong has gone wrong in the past year.

Stagecoach chief executive Martin Griffiths. Picture: Fraser Band/Stagecoach/PA Wire

Stagecoach wheels slow amid Brexit and terrorism fears

Slowing economic growth, the Brexit vote and lower oil prices prompting people to use their cars more have seen half-time profits at train and bus giant Stagecoach fall by a fifth.

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Drugs giant Pfizer has been handed a record fine by the competition watchdog. Picture: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Scottish business wire: Pfizer | Stagecoach | Car sales

Catch up with the main breaking business stories of the day.

Cloud Global director Graeme Frater is to take charge at ACS Aviation. Picture: Contributed

Perth Airport operator takes off under new ownership

Aviation-focused group Cloud Global is pursuing its growth ambitions with a deal that has seen it acquire the operator of Perth Airport.

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Police say the man pictured above may be able to help them with their investigation. Picture: Police Scotland

Police appeal for information over bank robbery in Perthshire

POLICE Scotland have released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a bank robbery in Dunkeld, Perthshire.

T in the Park has been cancelled in 2017 after two troubled years at Strathallan.

Loss of T in the Park 'would be a victory for neds'

The permanent loss of T in the Park, Scotland’s biggest music festival, will be “a victory for neds and nimbys”, according to one of the nation’s leading promoters.
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