The number of companies in Scotland declared insolvent has risen by 46% in a year, according to new analysis.
The north needs plants to manufacture equipment for the offshore wind industry to keep the area at the forefront of the sector’s development, Global Energy Group (Geg) chairman Roy MacGregor has said.
The Craiglynne hotel, in Grantown, has been bought by the Bespoke Hotels group, after going on the market for £2 million.
Family-run tourism firm Cruise Loch Ness has invested a “six-figure sum” in developing a new booking office at its Fort Augustus base, with the company anticipating its busiest summer to date.
The head of the company behind NC500 has expressed his pride in the impact it has had on the Scottish tourism industry after its creation was voted one of the industry’s greatest moments of the past half century.
Whisky still-maker and fabrication group Forsyths has reported a drop in profits and turnover, but the boss of the family-run firm has said its overseas business “continues to flourish.”
A £37 million contract to build two community hospitals in the Highlands has been awarded to international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty.
Fish farming giant Mowi Scotland has announced plans to close and relocate two of its west coast sites that are close to sensitive wild salmon habitats.
A young Highland entrepreneur is embarking on a £64,000 expansion of his business, creating three new jobs in a Wester Ross hamlet.
The first of three Highland hotels bought and renovated at cost of more than £12 million by millionaire Indian leisure entrepreneur Sanjay Narang has opened for business.
Proposals have emerged for a £3.5 million food and drink technology centre to be developed in the Highlands.
People in the Highlands renting out space for Airbnb guests earned a total of more than £21 million last year, according to the online accommodation booking business.
German wind energy company Enercon is to open a “flagship” Scottish distribution and training facility employing 20 people at Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP) early next year.
The Highlands & islands and Moray are an “ideal living laboratory” for aviation and aerospace testing, the UK Government has been told.
The UK Government has been warned companies in the Highland and islands “will not invest” if the future of air links with “hubs” such as Heathrow, allowing daily business trips and international connections, cannot be guaranteed.
Small business owners will gather in Inverness today to discuss ways they can “harness the spending power” of NC500 road trip tourists.
A former senior executive at Global Energy Group (GEG) has joined forces with the firm again in a joint venture aimed at creating the “strongest offshore drilling inspection company in the North Sea”.
Small company support organisation Outer Hebrides Business Gateway (OHBG) has hailed a “record year” and said its recent activity in the islands is expected to result in the creation and safeguarding of up to 120 jobs.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has said an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) review of its VAT recovery practices, which has been under way for the past 20 months, will be “valuable” in updating its methods.
One of Moray’s oldest legal practices, Elgin-based Wink and Mackenzie (WM), has been acquired by Scottish law firm Harper Macleod.
Scottish Government auditors are investigating the ability of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to run the Cairngorm ski area and questioning the organisation’s valuation of the resort’s failed funicular railway.
Further details have emerged of plans to launch the world’s first electric-powered passenger flights on island-hopping routes in Orkney.
Continuing caution among businesses over starting to invest again amid the Brexit process could see inflation pressures build, one of the most senior figures in the Bank of England told The Press and Journal yesterday.
North hoteliers are hoping Theresa May’s departure from Downing Street will not stand in the way of top-level talks they have demanded on their “pressing fears” over Brexit.
Almost 500 companies in the Highlands and islands have said they believe Brexit presents a “significant risk” to their business.
Springfield Properties has claimed a UK first in the housebuilding industry by using waste plastic to build a road at one of its new developments.
Awards from the Scottish Government’s Digital Development Loan fund to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have reached a total of £1 million as the first anniversary of its launch approaches next month.
Sunshine over the Easter weekend helped bring a welcome boost to the numbers of people heading for Scotland’s high streets and retail parks, according to figures released today.
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has taken delivery of millions of tonnes of infrastructure for five major construction projects in the north and north-east.
Drinks giant Diageo has hailed reaching a “major milestone” in its plans to bring one of Scotland’s iconic “sleeping” distilleries back to life.
An international business expert who has successfully brokered multi-billion-pound deals is hosting a two-day negotiation masterclass in Inverness this week.
The founder of the world’s first 100% community-owned, fully sustainable distillery is toasting a major milestone in its development after handing over the running of the business to its manager.