Nicola Douglas and Ian Mackenzie Scottish electric vehicle (EV) charging company Trojan Energy has announced plans to expand its operations and workforce after securing £9 million in funding from the Scottish National Investment Bank. The Aberdeen-based company specializes in flat, flush vehicle charging stations that remove the requirement for anyRead More →

Scottish Tenants’ Rights Minister Patrick Harvie will deliver the keynote address at Propertymark’s Scottish National Conference to be held at the Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel on September 15, 2022. Mr Harvie is expected to give an update on the Scottish Government’s rental sector strategy, as well as the promised national rentRead More →

Scottish Tenants’ Rights Minister Patrick Harvie will deliver the keynote address at Propertymark’s Scottish National Conference to be held at the Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel on September 15, 2022. patrick harvie Harvie is expected to give an update on the Scottish Government’s rental sector strategy, as well as the promised nationalRead More →

Wireless communications experts pureLiFi will target a global rollout of their game-changing technology after securing £10 million in backing from the Scottish National Investment Bank. The Edinburgh-based company uses light to transmit data rather than conventional radio frequency systems such as WiFi and 5G. By harnessing the light spectrum, LiFiRead More →

More than two-thirds of Scottish businesses are struggling to recruit workers with the right skills amid a national shortage, according to a new report. A study by the Open University found that 70% of respondents said their organizations are currently facing skills shortages, with 77% seeing reduced production, profitability orRead More →

A new system for handling sexual harassment complaints within the Scottish National Party could become party policy within weeks, the Guardian has learned, after escalating criticism from activists over a lack of openness and accountability. Revelations last week about the extent of failures to deal with a sexual harassment complaintRead More →

New research reveals Scotland far outperforms the UK as a whole in attracting foreign direct investment. Foreign direct investment refers to a business or institution headquartered outside Scotland that establishes a base of operations in Scotland, creating jobs, economic opportunities and community investment. According to Ernst & Young’s latest annualRead More →

TWITTER is rarely the place for a nuanced statement, which is why Nicole Yeargin recently felt the need to add a second explanatory tweet following the reaction she received to the first. “Scottish National Record: 50.71,” she innocently writes. Congratulations, likes and retweets quickly followed, forcing the Maryland-born 400m athleteRead More →

Elasmogen – a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops new therapies using technology based on molecules found in the immune system of sharks – has secured an additional £8m investment. Elasmogen’s pipeline is focused on treatments for solid tumor cancers, systemic inflammatory diseases and inflammatory bowel conditions. The funding roundRead More →

BGF, Scottish National Investment Bank and Scottish Enterprise join forces to invest £8m in Aberdeen biologics company Elasmogen Details Category: More news Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 9:37 AM Hits: 304 ABERDEEN, United Kingdom I May 18, 2022 I Elasmogen – a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing new therapiesRead More →

The Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) has called on the Scottish Government to prioritize revisions to building regulations in a bid to avoid ‘expensive’ renovations. A new report from the Development Bank, focusing on how the nation can achieve net zero by 2045, highlights that £33billion is needed by 2045Read More →

According to the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB), the Scottish government-owned bank’s first full year of operation has seen significant progress. According to the lender, the bank’s team has been recruited significantly, many of its operational systems have been put in place and, since launch, £194.4 million of investment hasRead More →

Travel technology company Travelnest has received seed funding of £3 million from the Scottish National Investment Bank. The growth capital, alongside new funds from existing investors, should allow the Edinburgh-based company to target new markets and increase its service offering. Travelnest enables vacation home owners to reach a wider audienceRead More →

Thirteen towers were shot down at Glen Falloch Picturesque Glen Falloch is located within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and the removal of the 13 transmission towers originally installed in the 1950s reduces the visual impact in the area. The towers have been knocked down for SSEN Transmission’sRead More →

Willie Watt writes to Holyrood Committee The chairman of the £2billion Scottish bank has refused to explain why its former chief executive quit with a six-figure exit payout. Eilidh Mactaggart left her post at the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) in January. She walked out immediately without meeting her six-monthRead More →

Scotland’s top jazz ensemble will work with leading folk musicians for a special series of concerts in May The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) announced that he was working with the best traditional musicians Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis, John McCuskerand Michael McGoldrick in an exciting collaborative project bringing theRead More →

The Scottish Surfing Federation’s three-day event takes place April 15-17 in Thurso. The Scottish National Surfing Championships return to Thurso this weekend for what Visit Scotland called an “excitement weekend” to find Scotland’s newest surfing champions. The Scottish Surfing Federation’s three-day event takes place from April 15-17 in Thurso, whereRead More →

Craig Mclachlan competes in the Scottish National Surfing Championships in Thurso. Photo: James Gunn Scotland’s premier surfing tournament, the Scottish National Surfing Championships, returns to Thurso this week. The Scottish Surfing Federation’s three-day event runs from Friday to Sunday, April 15-17, and takes place at its usual home of Caithness,Read More →

John Grossick ( ” title=”Win My Wings: A Dominant Scottish Grand National Winner” class=”js-imageLoader” data-at-xn=” 02/107336-medium.jpeg” data-br-n=”” data-br-m=”” data-br-w=” /2022/04/02/107336-large.jpeg” data-br-xw=”” onclick= “return false;”> Win My Wings: a dominant Scottish Grand National winner John Grossick ( By David Carr UPDATED AT 6:42 PM, APRIL 2, 2022 Saturday: Ayr HeRead More →

Alan Crowhurst (Getty Images) ” title=”Major Dundee: Now 10-1 for Scottish National” class=”js-imageLoader” data-at-xn=” 29/90387-medium.jpeg” data-br-n=”” data-br-m=”” data-br-w=” /2021/03/29/90387-large.jpeg” data-br-xw=”” onclick= “return false;”> Major Dundee: Now 10-1 for Scottish National Alan Crowhurst (Getty Images) Alan King won the Coral Scottish Grand National (3.35) with an improving seven in 2013Read More →

On Friday, May 27, 2022, the Royal National Orchestra of Scotland will release their new album, William Grant Still on Naxos. This album, the newest addition to Naxos’ American Classics series, features world premiere recordings of 13 works by the 20th-century composer William Grant Still and features solo violinist ZinaRead More →

The former chief executive of the Scottish National Investment Bank has not received a payment after leaving, officials said. Eilidh Mactaggart alerted the bank’s chairman, Willie Watt, that she would step down on January 27, with the Scottish government and the bank’s board subsequently told on January 31, the economyRead More →


Working capital loans and capital expenditures growth financing expansion into international markets, and marketing investment. How do I know what the Scottish Loan Scheme is? Scottish Loan Scheme will provide loans of up or PS2 million to grow-focused Scottish businesses that have an effective business plan and the capability toRead More →

Information available on the CBN website shows that there are approximately 916 licensed microfinance banks in Nigeria. These banks provide essential financial services (such as savings, loans, domestic remittances, etc.) to low-income, unbanked and underserved groups like market women and unemployed youth. For a highly populated country like Nigeria whereRead More →

the Global online payday loan market overview was recently published and covers the following data: growth rate, size, analysis by type, market segment by application, market competition by manufacturers, share by region, manufacturing cost analysis, etc. A market breakdown, competitive landscape, and trends, along with crucial raw material analysis, dynamics,Read More →

Any financial strategy is built on the basis of a well-executed budget. Whether you’re on a tight budget or earning thousands of dollars a year, knowing how your money is being spent is essential to getting your financial situation under control and avoiding financial disaster. Contrary to popular belief, makingRead More →

Google profits from ads promoting ‘instant’ money and loans delivered ‘faster than pizza’ despite pledging to protect users from ‘deceptive and harmful’ financial products. The adverts were shown to people in the UK who searched for terms such as “quick money now” and “need financial help” and directed users toRead More →

To illustrate the history of racism in banking, here’s a look at the rise and fall of Freedman’s Savings Bank, according to information from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In 1865 the Civil War ended and the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. At that time, Congress recognized thatRead More →

Child tax credit expiration likely pushes 97,000 New Jersey children back into poverty For immediate release On the one-year anniversary of the US bailout taking effect, new state-level data released by the Economic Security Project highlights how nearly 100,000 New Jersey children were likely pushed into poverty when the expandedRead More →

The Scottish National Investment Bank has partnered with Black Professionals Scotland (BPS) to support black ethnic minority professionals across Scotland. The Bank will strive to provide greater professional opportunities to members of the black community through its partnership with BPS, including an internship program. BPS, founded by Enoch Adeyemi, equipsRead More →

The former Scottish National Investment Bank chief executive has released a statement explaining why she abruptly quit the job. Throughout the week, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes and Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon faced questions about why Eilidh Mactaggart left office. During Prime Minister’s Questions, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross (below) claimedRead More →