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Fife firm making a splash with lobster pod storage system

A Fife firm is aiming to double sales over the next two years as it rolls out a shellfish storage system that it believes will revolutionise the fishing industry.

Farming
Chris Harte has stressed the importance of investing in people as the growth continues. Picture: Contributed

Revenues top £20m for law firm Morton Fraser

Staff at Morton Fraser LLP are set to cash in after revenues at the Scottish law firm pushed through £20 million for the first time in its history.

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Jade Holland Cooper. Picture: submitted

Fashion entrepreneur Jade Holland Cooper on her Scottish influences

Jade Holland Cooper, founder of luxury British lifestyle brand Holland Cooper, talks about her new store in Edinburgh, plans for expansion and her love of Scottish materials.
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Catherine Stihler MEP is worried that the doll could let hackers communicate with children. Picture: Rob Stothard/Getty

Call for ban on ‘talking, listening’ Cayla

A Scots MEP has called for the UK to take action over the sale of a talking doll banned in other European countries amid fears that its smart technology can reveal personal data.

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Mark Pryce, a Glasgow-based partner at Campbell Dallas, said research and development tax relief consultants are not subject to any form of regulation or governance.

Alarm sounded on R&D tax relief cowboys

Rules governing advice on claiming research and development tax relief should be tightened to better protect companies from the risk of falling foul of the taxman, according to a business adviser.

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A protester outside the SNP's Aberdeen conference. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Jock Lowe: Support Heathrow – vote against the third runway

Why should anyone in Scotland care about expansion at Heathrow Airport? There are two reasons. First, it has the potential to bring economic benefits through greater connectivity for Scottish airports to one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs. And second, because Scottish passengers will end up footing part of the cost.

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Ritari-Stewart believes the secrets of success are hard work and the constant pursuit of incremental gains. Picture: Neil Hanna

The Big Interview: Anneli Ritari-Stewart, MD of iProspect

Earlier this year, Anneli Ritari-Stewart celebrated a new personal best – powerlifting more than 300 kilograms via a combination of squat, bench and deadlift.

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Katie Corrigan becomes firm's head of real estate. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh-based Vialex in growth mode

Vialex, the Edinburgh-based legal services firm, is expanding its range of services alongside new key appointments.

Companies
Andy McGowan, chief executive of Scottish Pig Producers, said a shortage of bottled gas meant that production at the plant ' which normally handles more than 6,000 pigs a week ' could be halted early next week. Picture: contributed

Scottish pig sector at risk from shortage of CO2

While talk of the introduction of measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions dominated much of the political chatter at the Royal Highland Show yesterday, in an ironic twist, it emerged that a shortage of the gas could be set to affect several sectors.

Farming
Left to right: Wendy Davidson, Lisa Thomson and Sara Ferreira of Edinburgh-based Purpose HR. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Capital’s HR Purpose doubling up on growth

An Edinburgh-based venture which provides “HR as a service” to high-growth companies is flagging further growth after doubling revenues over the last 12 months.

Companies

House of Fraser to close stores and slash 6,000 jobs

House of Fraser has staved off the risk of administration as the green light was given by creditors to axe more than half of its store estate, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses, while additional cost cutting plans could also see it relocate its Granite House office in Glasgow.

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Video: how companies can win back trust with data

In the fintech world, customers demand that a business looks after their data and their financial affairs securely.

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Edrington owns Famous Grouse. Picture: Fraser Band

Edrington looks to sell Cutty Sark and Glenturret as sales rise

Spirits group Edrington – behind The Macallan and Famous Grouse names – has announced plans to sell two non-core brands as it unveiled a strong rise in sales last year.

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Ruth Davidson was speaking at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh

Ruth Davidson vows to protect needs of Scottish farmers post-Brexit

Ruth Davidson has told farmers she is “pressing the case” on the need to respect Scotland’s distinct needs after Brexit.

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Banking on the move has been a major factor in the number of branches being shut, with the Royal Bank of Scotland responsible for 350 closures since 2015. Picture: Getty

Gareth Shaw: We’re not ready for a world without bank branches

It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about the closure of bank branches, and my first-hand experience of seeing the impact of closures in rural areas.

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Julie Hesketh-Laird  has taken the helm at the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

Scottish salmon 'a worldwide success story'

Julie Hesketh-Laird, the new head of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation hopes to help the industry increase production to 300,000 tonnes a year by 2030.
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Aerial photography at Scottish Game Fair July 1st 2017, Scone Palace, Scotland. Copyright Airborne Lens.

Scottish Game Fair 30th anniversary celebrations

From shooting in the rolling hills of the Highlands to fishing on the banks of scenic rivers and lochs, Scotland’s rich rural landscape is the perfect setting for a variety of country sports.

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Sir Ian Wood. Picture: Jon Savage

Wood Group launches nuclear fund initiative

Wood Group has unveiled a new fund that will invest in technologies for nuclear decommissioning developed by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Rocketing demand for data science skills by students and firms

Scotland is flourishing in the field of data science, according to experts, with a specialist course seeing intake rocket amid increasing cross-sector demand.

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