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Monday, February 19th, 2018


New OECD data

Scotland’s growth ‘lagging developed world’


Scotland’s economy continues to fall behind the rest of the developed world, according to data published by the OECD

Service to 1,800 organisations

Stronachs signs up for SCVO panel

Eric Gilligan

Stronachs has been appointed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) to its panel of legal advisers. The Aberdeen headquartered firm joins SCVO’s list of selected firms authorised to provide legal services to more than 1,800 third sector organisations.  John Downie, Director of Public Affairs for SCVO, said: “We’re delighted to be kicking off 2018 by welcoming Stronachs to our legal team.” Eric Gilligan, partner and head of the employment law team at Stronachs, will be presenting at this week’s SCVO event in Glasgow.

New role for ex-SE chief

Wilson takes up visiting role at Strathclyde

Lena Wilson

Strathclyde University has appointed former Scottish Enterprise chief executive Lena Wilson..

Agents appointed for key site

Delayed Haymarket development up for sale

Haymarket 1 birds eye

The delayed Haymarket development close to Edinburgh’s financial centre, is up for sale, it has been announced.

Senior hire for Burness Paull

Thomson heads up restructuring team

Michael Thomson

Scottish law firm Burness Paull has hired a senior figure from a rival firm to head up a strengthened restructuring and insolvency team. Michael Thomson joins as a partner in the firm’s corporate finance division. He is joining from Pinsent Masons where he was a senior associate. Burness Paull chairman Philip Rodney said: “Michael is a rising star. He has deep technical expertise, real commercial acumen and has built up a strong profile in the market, I know he will be an enormous asset to Burness Paull.” Mr Rodney saidRead More

Start-up programme shifts focus

NatWest takes control of E-Spark accelerator

NatWest bank has taken control of the Entrepreneurial Spark accelerator programme, it has been announced.

Report says 20% rise in closures

Restaurants struggling with higher costs


Insolvencies in the restaurant business rose by a fifth as some struggled to cope with added costs…


Interview: Jamie MacSween, drivenLower

Jamie MacSween

Driven to lowering motoring costs

Directors facing more questions

Scots investor in legal threat against Carillion

Keith Cochrane

A Scottish investment firm, which suffered heavy paper losses in Carillion’s collapse, considered suing the company

Expansion for agency

Muckle hires McLaughlin for new office

Nathalie Agnew, Pauline McLaughlin

Muckle Media, the PR and marketing agency, has appointed a senior figure to run a new Glasgow office..