The 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (QAE) winners were unveiled yesterday and there was not a single north or north-east firm among them.
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Scottish ministers could deliver a massive economic boost to the Highlands and islands by slashing the cost of flights to the region.
An innovative whisky expert will be raising a glass after he received a prestigious award.
The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore and Tour Skye Ltd are among 37 of the region's top tourism businesses heading to Scotland's biggest travel trade event next week.
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has risen to £286million - within putting distance of reaching a target of £300million per year by 2020.
More than 60 jobs are being axed at Lifescan Scotland's Inverness facility - and most will work their last shift today.
An Aberdeen nightspot owner has teamed up with two other UK bar scene experts to launch a gin made with Darjeeling tea.
A north-east social enterprise has opened a new shop and cafe after receiving a cash boost from First Port with a £16,000 sustainability grant.
A sustainability grant scheme which offers firms up to £10,000 to promote alternative transport to work has been expanded.
A Michelin-starred chef is the guest speaker of a "dining event" for north-east food and drink producers, hoteliers and restaurateurs next week.
A new Aberdeen office market report shows the strongest quarterly take-up in and around the Granite City since 2013.
An independent Aberdeen gym will require an additional nine members to stay afloat due to business rate increases.
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) is looking for a successor to the man who has been instrumental in turning Invergordon into Scotland's busiest cruise ship destination.
The seventh annual North East Business Week (NEBW) 2017 has fired the starting gun on a range of events taking place next week.
Family-owned whisky maker William Grant & Sons has reached over the pond to acquire a distillery in New York state.
A fledgling brewery in the north-east has secured a £120,000 funding package to increase production capacity more than six fold.
A new drive to ensure online sales of fake Harris Tweed goods are "nipped in the bud" is being launched by the body that protects the brand.
A hi-tech deep sea vessel was last night berthed at a north-east harbour after paying a flying visit to the region.
The north-east's newest town will be the first community in Scotland with access to "hyperfast" broadband, its developer has announced.
A partner at north-east property giant has called for "urgent" action on business rates warning that companies could go to the wall.
A business leader in Moray has renewed hope that fortunes on the high street of the region's biggest town are on the up.
Footage has emerged online showing an offshore helicopter colliding with a rig mast as it comes in to land on a platform.
Confidence levels in the Scottish economy remain low among businesses in the Highlands and Islands, according to a new report.
Few institutions have such a strong a sense of place as Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Take a stroll up Garnethill from the Buchanan bus station and the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building looms into view, now being skilfully restored following 2014’s devastating fire in its library.
The Highlands could soon be producing a quarter of all car wheels in the UK as a new industrial revolution accelerates in the region.
There are still pink streaks of dawn bleeding out as the first catch of the day lands at Peterhead harbour, fresh from the net before it is packed into iced boxes ready to be sold at market.
Treacle-flavoured rashers are among the intriguing new food products being launched at this year's Taste of Grampian food and drink festival.
Whisky giant Diageo yesterday handed out nearly £600,000 to good causes on the island of Islay.
Scottish aquaculture companies have been urged to flag interest in attending a major international trade event in Norway to be held in August.
An Aberdeenshire couple gave up their careers to open up a new community cafe in a village's former doctors surgery.
Fish-processing firms have joined forces to warn the "vast injustice" of business rate hikes has put thousands of jobs in jeopardy.