The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has used a leap of more than 10% in the value of international sales to press its case for a duty freeze on Scotland’s national drink in its domestic market.
Plans to close Scotland’s productivity gap, including support to help firms trade intentionally, have been set out.
The boss of the company working with airline Loganair to launch the world’s first electric-powered commercial air services in Orkney has said the project will cost around £10million to get off the ground.
A retired engineer has earned the right to weave his own Harris Tweed after undertaking a “labour of love” to restore two vintage looms to their former glory.
Scottish regional airline Loganair could be heading for a global aviation first with the introduction of electric-powered planes on its island hopping passenger services in Orkney.
Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has partnered with more businesses to expand its programme of graduate apprenticeships.
The taxpayers’ bill for developing facilities to create a North Sea decommissioning hub in Shetland could reach £100 million, the leader of the unsuccessful attempt to win the work for Dundee has claimed.
In the first environmental project of its kind attempted in Europe, divers have begun restoring Highland oyster reefs fished to extinction more than a century ago.
Northern Irish civil engineering company Graham Group has been awarded a £22 million contract to build an extension to a radioactive waste store at Dounreay.
A stillhouse dating back almost two centuries is to be dismantled and rebuilt stone-by-stone as part of drinks giant Diageo’s £35 million plans to bring two “lost” Highland malt whisky distilleries back into production.
Drinks giant Diageo has unveiled plans for a new island distillery visitor centre that will play a key role in its £150 million whisky tourism initiative.
The Highlands’ largest private sector employer, LifeScan Scotland, is under new ownership after Platinum Equity completed the £1.6 billion acquisition of its parent company from health care giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J).
Two brothers have launched a new business giving locals and visitors to the island of Scalpay, in the Outer Hebrides, the opportunity to buy live shellfish direct from their fishing boat each day.
Independent salmon farming company Loch Duart has said it invested more than £5 million in developing the business during the 12 months after an “extraordinary” year that saw its profits leap.
Turnover at the Highlands’ busiest port hit a record high last year, boosted by increasing renewable energy activity and booming cruise liner business.
A diabetes-testing company saved from the brink of closure a year ago aims to develop a new blood monitoring device in a £2.4 million project that could create more than 40 new jobs in the Highlands.
A competition has been launched for school children to create a unique Harris Tweed design for the island’s only distillery.
Whisky specialist Gordon and MacPhail (G&M) has unveiled record results for a year that saw it raise £8 million through bulk sales of single malt to help finance the building of its planned new distillery.
The managing director of Inverness-based marine equipment, technology and services firm Gael Force Group has hailed a “hugely successful” year which saw its profits almost quadruple and turnover leap by around £7 million.
The huge refurbished dry dock at Kishorn Port is the only facility of its kind in the UK ready to accept major North Sea decommissioning projects, the Oil and gas Authority’s (OGA’s) head of supply chain Bill Cattanach has said.
Lochaber outdoor sports centre Nevis Range Mountain Experience has announced a raft of changes to its senior management team, including the promotion of commercial manager Chris O’Brien to the role of chief executive.
Around 50 people from around the world are in the Outer Hebrides this week to attend the Social Enterprise Rural Symposium 2018.
Global Energy Group chairman Roy MacGregor has called for government and public sector backing to see the north designated as a specialist hub for development of the offshore renewables sector.
North Coast 500 chiefs have launched updated interactive technology to help travellers get more out of their journey on the now world-famous road trip.
The organisers of the annual Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (Hita) have joined forces with Inverness College UHI in a drive to market the region’s appeal to younger people.
The owner of Fort William aluminium smelter has said it wants to alter plans for its £120 million alloy wheel factory at the site to enable it to double its output.
Inverness Airport generates £33.3 million-a-year for the Highland and Moray economies and supports the equivalent of 748 full time jobs (FTEs), according to a new study.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) chairman, Lorne Crerar, has hailed “good progress” by the development agency in the 12 months following a Scottish Government climb down on plans to axe its board.
A huge, good-natured crowd gathered at the Northern Meeting Park to pay homage to veteran Scots rockers Simple Minds and fellow enduring 1980s stars, The Pretenders, on Saturday.
Entrepreneur Bill Robertson has said restructuring has shaped his huge construction, infrastructure and support services group for continuing success without him and his family at the helm.
One of the most famous potteries on the Outer Hebrides has reopened after being brought back to life by a family of local artists.
Nearly four out of five firms in the north have highlighted the importance of hiring and retaining young people to their future success.