Tag: Scotland

  • International law firm appoints two senior lawyers in Scotland

    INTERNATIONAL law firm CMS has announced the appointment of two senior level disputes specialists in Scotland. Amy Cornelius and Lizzie Gray join the firm’s Disputes Resolution practice as Of Counsels Hto support its UK and international client base. Amy has extensive experience as a commercial litigator working across all levels of the Scottish court system…

  • Recycle Scotland upcycles as Boralex opens first Scottish office

    SCOTLAND’S leading workplace furniture recycling organisation has teamed up with a renewable energy firm to furnish their first Scottish office in the capital. Recycle Scotland has supplied Boralex with upcylced furniture for the renewable energy firm’s office in Edinburgh. As a global leader in renewable energy, it was essential that Boralex’s new office space showcased…

  • Historic mill visit led to £2.4m donation for National Trust for Scotland

    CONSERVATION charity the National Trust for Scotland has received a major gift of £2.4m from a donor after a visit to Barry Mill, Carnoustie.  The donor, from Fife, visited the historic B Listed mill earlier this year and was impressed by the recent restoration work already carried out to the structure of the mill. The…

  • Seafood Scotland eyes European markets with new hire 

    SEAFOOD Scotland has recruited a US Department of Agriculture official to further develop its networks in key European markets. The national trade and marketing body for Scottish seafood has appointed French national Marie-Anne Omnes as Head of Trade Marketing (Europe) based in Edinburgh. She joins from the Paris office of the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture…

  • Authentic Italian ‘pizza al taglio’ arrives in Scotland for the first time

    AUTHENTIC Italian ‘pizza al taglio’ has arrived in Scotland for the first time with the opening of Pronto Slice. The Edinburgh pizzeria is the latest venture from the city’s fast-growing catering business Belmonte Catering. Pronto Slice boss Michael Notarangelo spent months researching and perfecting pizza al taglio – inspired by his family’s Italian heritage –…

  • Police Scotland warn motorists of drink driving dangers

    SCOTS motorists are being warned of the dangers of drink driving as Police Scotland gear up their annual festive crackdown. Last year police carried out 3,049 roadside tests in December – with 722 drivers detected for drink or drug offences. The failure rate of 24% means that nearly one in four drivers were found to…

  • New report shows the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on Scotland

    SCOTTISH Federation of Housing Associations reveals tenants are facing ‘unprecedented’ levels of deprivation amid the cost-of-living crisis.  Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is today launching a report at the House of Commons that reveals the devastation caused by the cost-of-living crisis as social housing tenants face unprecedented levels of deprivation.  The report follows last…

  • Major video game exhibition to visit Scotland as it opens in Edinburgh next summer

    SCOTS gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy the world’s largest interactive exhibition surrounding the history of video . GAME ON, the culture of video games, featuring characters and games ranging from Space Invaders to Sonic the Hedgehog runs from June to November 2024 at the National Museum of Scotland. Game On, an exhibition conceived…

  • Scotland eyes global start-ups through Heriot-Watt University DeepTech LaunchPad

    EDINBURGH’s Heriot-Watt University is launching a pilot programme aimed at giving Scottish entrepreneurs access to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. The pilot programme is supported by the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme, funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.  Deep technology or “deeptech” harnesses major scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. Head of Commercialisation…

  • Scotland sees an increase in butterflies, but some species still at risk, new report reveals

    OVER the last four decades, there has been a 35% increase in the number of butterflies across Scotland – but not all species are safe. Small copper, grayling and small tortoiseshell butterflies are showing significant declines, according to a new report from NatureScot. With the small copper butterfly population almost halving in numbers, climate change…