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  • Fat Chance calorie tallies will work out

    Fat Chance calorie tallies will work out

    Monday 15th April 2024

    Call me childish, but I still get very excited about going out for a nice meal.

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  • Tartan week great for our check books

    Tartan week great for our check books

    Monday 8th April 2024

    The 26th New York Tartan Parade was celebrated this month in The Big Apple. The annual week-long celebration of Scottish heritage sees a host of themed events and activities organised throughout New York city.

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  • Crudely put the future for oil jobs is not looking slick

    Crudely put the future for oil jobs is not looking slick

    Monday 1st April 2024

    When it comes to exports, I could go on endlessly about the many fantastic reasons that Scotland is one of the world’s leading nations. 

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  • Breathe new life into our ghost towns

    Breathe new life into our ghost towns

    Monday 25th March 2024

    There is nothing sadder than seeing a derelict or vacant high street. However, this time it isn’t retail spaces which are attracting negative attention, but the number of empty homes.

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  • Lets Power ahead with renewables

    Lets Power ahead with renewables

    Monday 18th March 2024

    Last week I wrote of my dismay at the National Grid paying a record £275.3million in subsidies to Scots wind energy generators last year to purposefully reduce the amount of energy they produced when supply outstripped demand.

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  • Will parking charges drive away custom?

    Will parking charges drive away custom?

    Monday 11th March 2024

    Just as things were starting to look like they were kicking into gear again for Scotland’s hospitality industry, I’m worried the wheels are going to come off in our biggest city thanks to a new policy.

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  • Staycation sector boom is set to stay

    Staycation sector boom is set to stay

    Monday 4th March 2024

    With the cold Scottish winter coming to a close and spring just around the corner, it’s warming to see that Scotland is continuing to put the nation in ‘destination’, as the country continues to enjoy the ongoing staycation boom that’s been blossoming over the past ten...

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  • Our conference venue success can inspire ALL scots business

    Our conference venue success can inspire ALL scots business

    Monday 26th February 2024

    I was delighted to read that The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) reported a record revenue and profit for last year, solidifying its status as a key player in Scotland’s event industry.

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  • and the winner is Likely to be firm with most cash

    and the winner is Likely to be firm with most cash

    Monday 19th February 2024

    As an entrepreneur, I have always found the term “award winning” very interesting. What does being an “award winning” business actually mean?

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  • Cutting fund poses threat to innovation and opportunity

    Cutting fund poses threat to innovation and opportunity

    Monday 12th February 2024

    It was interesting to see the recent backlash from Scottish businesses following on from the potential cull of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) by SNP ministers.

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