Scotland is calling

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, VisitScotland has worked hard to ensure Scotland remains front of mind with international visitors, so we are top of their ‘must visit’ list whenever travel is possible for them.  In spite...

GlobalScot – 20 years of promoting Scotland internationally

If there’s one message that Scottish Development International (SDI) has stressed over the past year it is this: Scotland is open for business. Despite the obvious impact of COVID-19 on global trade and investment levels,...

Virgin Media paints cabinets gold in Edinburgh to celebrate ParalympicsGB

Virgin Media has painted broadband cabinets gold in Edinburgh to celebrate the achievements of ParalympicsGB at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Proud partners of ParalympicsGB, Virgin Media whipped up support in the UK with its...

SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year

Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire...

Scottish expansion for fee-sharing law firm Spencer West

Leading integrated fee-sharing law firm Spencer West LLP has launched a Scottish practice. The firm’s presence in Scotland will be spearheaded by former DLA Piper Banking and Finance Partner, David Morton, assisted by former Fenwick...

Edinburgh law firm dla piper named cop26 legal services provider

DLA Piper has been appointed by the UK government as the Provider of Legal Services for the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. The firm will provide general commercial support to COP26 including sponsorship agreements. The...

92% of hybrid workers willing to commute further to get their desired property or...

Widening commuter belts: most willing to add an extra half hour, and as many as one in three ready to commute up to 44 minutes longer 9 in 10 hybrid workers (92%), who divide their...

Six sustainable tips to save tonnes of CO2 and take your business to net...

With Glasgow set to be the host of climate conference COP26 in November there’s no better time for businesses to be thinking about more sustainable practises, as not only are there benefits for the...

Continuing a commitment to apprenticeships

Professor Steve Petrie is Business Performance Director at Balfour Beatty and new Chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s Standards and Frameworks Group. I started my career as an apprentice. It all happened quickly and...

It’s time for Scotland to focus its future on digital skills and learning, connected...

Scotland finds itself at an economic crossroads due to COVID-19. The lockdowns and restrictions imposed to suppress the pandemic over the course of the past 14 months have badly affected key sectors of the...