A new report outlining future options for Scotland’s nascent seaweed industry has recommended ‘strong legislation’ around planning and licensing the sector, to ensure its expansion is sustainable. The global seaweed industry is currently estimated at 8.1 billion euros per year, with Asia dominating the cultured seaweed industry. Popular as aRead More →

Thirty-seven Scottish businesses have secured a place in a national energy efficiency contract that will help Scottish councils and housing associations achieve their net zero ambitions. The Scotland Excel Energy Efficiency Entrepreneur Framework has been set up to help councils and housing associations reduce carbon emissions, tackle energy poverty andRead More →

‘Scots are more welcoming’ – Motherwell ace Carroll wowed by the Scottish way of life JAKE Carroll won a League of Ireland Championship medal in 2013 with St Patrick’s Athletic and then stayed in England’s lower leagues. Fortunately, however, sandwiched between a permanent transfer to Huddersfield Town and temporary spellsRead More →

Three MPs from the Scottish National Party (SNP) have written to the UK Government and the EU Vice-President urging both sides to remove Brexit-induced barriers to the export of Scottish seed potatoes to the UK. European Union. Richard Thomson MP (Gordon), Alyn Smith MP (Stirling) and Dave Doogan MP (Angus)Read More →

The Scottish National Investment Bank is providing £4.45million in funding to Highland Coast Hotels to support the upgrade of four properties, saying it will “help support more sustainable, community-led hospitality around North Coast 500 Scenic Route”. The taxpayer-funded SNIB pointed to the potential of loan financing to enable the creationRead More →

A £4.45 million investment in Highland Coast Hotels by the Scottish National Investment Bank will help support more sustainable, community-led hospitality around the North Coast 500 tourist route. The investment will support tourism and employment opportunities in a remote region of northern Scotland, where tourism is crucial to the localRead More →

A women-led research company was launched to serve corporate clients, public sector finance functions and accounting firms. Millyard Peoples co-founders Amy Peoples and Georgie Millyard have together spent 20 years working with clients in a variety of different industries. They decided to start the company to focus on areas thatRead More →

SNIB, which was launched in November 2020 to be a development investment bank for Scotland, is lending the funds to Highland Coast Hotels, saying it will provide more sustainable, community-led hospitality throughout the journey by popular car, supporting crucial local tourism and employment. Opportunities. The loan will support the modernizationRead More →

The taxpayer-funded Scottish National Investment Bank has committed £20 million in funding to the Lothian Broadband Group, saying the money will “help tackle digital inequality in rural communities and small towns”. SNIB noted that its ‘pillar’ funding commitment is in addition to £5m of new investment from the company’s currentRead More →

The Scottish National Investment Bank has provided a £ 3million loan to finance the construction of 25 homes on an abandoned site in Nitshill in Glasgow for sale to local social housing tenants and first-time buyers. He said his loan “stipulates that the homes in Station Wynd’s development must firstRead More →

Ben Larg who qualified for the men’s final. Photo: Oscar James Scottish Surfing Federation competition director Chris Clarke praised the efforts to host this month’s championships in Thurso East. “Having participated in these events in Thurso for almost 15 years, I have been overwhelmed by the support of the communityRead More →

Professor Gordon Stobart of University College London suggested that exams were not the most effective way to assess students who would leave school at 16 and expressed concern about the “sheer volume” of exams. tests in Scottish schools. Professor Stobart, who wrote a report for the Organization for Economic Co-operationRead More →

Murrayfield Racers have withdrawn from Scottish National League 2021-22 season However, that decision has now been overturned, with the club blaming the actions of fellow SNL Dundee Comets for the decision. A statement read: ‘The Murrayfield Racers are disappointed to inform our loyal fans and sponsors that we have withdrawnRead More →

As part of its broader approach to sustainability, Nestlé UK and Ireland has partnered with a new recycling company, Yes Recycling, based in Scotland to deal with hard-to-recycle plastics, reports Neill Barston. According to the company, Fife’s multi-million-pound plastic recycling plant is expected to transform flexible plastics, typically used inRead More →

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivered the statement at Bute House, alongside Scottish Green Party co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater. Read the full shared policy agenda, Working Together To Build A Greener, Fairer, Independent Scotland, here. A deal has been reached between the SNP and the Scottish Greens – whichRead More →

A tactical investment in Scotland’s port infrastructure designed to support the rapidly growing international offshore wind industry could deliver tens of billions of pounds in economic benefits to the country over the coming decades, an independent government-backed report has calculated. The Strategic Investment Assessment (SIA), led by Professor Jim McDonald,Read More →

The body representing Scotland’s 32 local authorities has slammed the government’s plans to create a new National Care Service (NCS), saying it could mean “the end of anything other than central control in Scotland”. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) on Monday launched the attack on the Edinburgh government’sRead More →

While many people plan to witness the transition to net zero, decarbonizing transportation is one of the most important and difficult factors in achieving it. There are good incentives to encourage consumers to switch to electric vehicles and purchasing costs are plummeting, but access to charging points remains a barrierRead More →

Police Scotland have launched an investigation into the finances of the ruling Scottish National Party following allegations that it spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on a future independence referendum for other purposes. The allegations highlight tensions within the Scottish independence movement over what some supporters see as the failureRead More →

With rainy weather forecast for next week, many residents and visitors enjoying staycations will take the opportunity to revisit attractions forced to close due to the coronavirus lockdown. Here we take a look at which museums are open, what you can see and how you can book your visit. ThisRead More →

The Scottish renewable energy industry has thanked Holyrood Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, who lost his seat in parliamentary elections last week. The chief executive of the Scottish Renewables trade body, Claire Mack, said Wheelhouse had demonstrated a “deep understanding” of the renewable energy industry throughout his tenure as Minister ofRead More →