The Asian Hercules III, one of the world’s biggest floating cranes, arrived in Peterhead Port today to begin work on Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
North of Scotland
A drop in the number of people claiming benefits in the Aberdeen area has been hailed as “heartening” as new figures revealed Scotland’s jobless total rose by 8,000 in the three months to October.
Aberdeen’s property market has suffered severe trauma in terms of falling demand and values following the oil price collapse.
Human resources teams with an exceptional use of imagination are being encouraged to compete for a prestigious annual award.
Increases in income tax rates in some existing bands are “highly likely” to be announced in today’s Scottish budget, according to an Aberdeen-based chartered accountancy firm.
Retiring Celtic rockers Runrig have teamed up with a north-east firm to produce a special dram to toast their final tour.
Inflation unexpectedly jumped to a near six-year high last month, forcing the Bank of England to explain to the chancellor how it will tackle Britain’s surging inflation.
A national recruitment firm is to open in Elgin following its recent success inhiring staff for Highland distilleries.
Ineos has said that the small crack which shut down the Forties crude pipeline has stopped widening.
Scores of north-east workers at an offshore drilling contractor are facing deep pay cuts with Christmas just around the corner.
The Forties pipeline shutdown will cause pain for oil producers, though consumers will still get their oil and gas, industry experts said yesterday
The North Sea industry faces being left short by hundreds of millions of pounds for a period due to the closure of a key pipeline, an analyst has said.
A Canadian operator with a base in Aberdeen, CNR announced earlier today that a team of workers had returned to Ninian South to return power.
Plans are progressing to create a ground-breaking £2million centre of excellence for digital agriculture and animal health in Inverness.
An ingredient checking app, designed to help people with food restrictions, has been named winner of a business pitching competition run in Aberdeen by a serviced office company.
Aberdeen-based public relations, marketing and design agency Think has reported securing new business worth over £160,000 in the second half of this year.
The managing director of Aberdeen International Airport has hailed figures showing a seventh consecutive monthly rise in passenger numbers as “extremely encouraging”.
Aberdeen-based technology company Dynamic Edge has acquired an award-winning IT firm as part of plans to expand its business in the London area.
Banchory-based Twin River Distillery has appointed a head distiller to lead the growth of its small batch spirit production.
A tourism boom in the Highlands the Islands has smashed the £1billion barrier for the first time in terms of economic impact - growing by a third in just four years.
Councillors battled over business rates in the fish processing sector in a heated meeting in Aberdeen yesterday.
The decision to send a group of oil workers ashore after they refused to get into lifeboats on a rig is “outrageous”, a union boss has said.
Offshore accommodation provider Prosafe said today that it had sent 14 workers ashore for not taking part in an emergency drill.
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Child savers in the UK are worse off than they were two years ago because pocket money rates have not increased in line with inflation, new research shows.
Pedestrian as they may appear, dividends end up doing much of the work for long-term equity investors.
Three-fifths of business owners don’t want the Scottish Government to change income tax rates, while two-thirds believe an increase would be detrimental to the economy, according to a poll by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Royal Bank of Scotland paid £16million in bonuses to executives last year – almost twice the amount it will make from selling off branches in many parts of the country.
Loganair has signalled fares will rise again on flights to Shetland from Aberdeen after rival Flybe announced it was quitting the route – ending “Air Wars” which have provided a mini tourism boost for the isles.
Scotland is set for more freezing temperatures this morning after Dalwhinnie became the coldest place in the UK when the mercury plunged to -12.4C.
A north-east oilfield service company has revealed plans to invest £5.5million on expanding its footprint and creating new jobs in the region.
The Aberdeen region has been awarded a mark of excellence in customer service in a scheme led by VisitAberdeenshire to establish the north-east as a top tourist destination.