Lindsay Watling, Westminster Correspondent
UK and abroad
David Mundell called on Nicola Sturgeon to rule out a second independence referendum yesterday - as he warned against the vote on Britain's membership of the EU descending into a "re-run" of the 2014 poll.
The farming sector contributes £9.9billion to the UK economy and employs almost half a million people. It matters to Britain and it matters particularly to areas like the north-east of Scotland where agriculture dominates.
David Cameron today warned against a "leap into the dark and years of uncertainty" as he urged Scotland to vote to remain in the European Union.
Armies of hydrocarbon-eating bacteria could form a key plank of oil-spill clean-up strategies within five years if industry quickly “latches onto the idea”, a microbiologist said yesterday.
Jeremy Corbyn has had a terrible 10 days - and overnight things got steadily worse for the Labour leader.
UKIP's David Coburn turned heads this evening when he turned up to the Dingwall count in the passenger seat of a plumber's van.
Amec Foster Wheeler has named Jon Lewis as its new chief executive. Jon, who is currently a senior vice president for Halliburton, will assume the role on June 1. Read the full story on our sister website Energy Voice.
Oil and gas giant Shell yesterday unveiled a dinky prototype car which is “packed with potential”, having been designed to use 34% less energy than other “city” models.
An explosion has ripped through a petrochemical plant on the Gulf of Mexico’s southern coast, killing three people, injuring dozens and sending a toxin-filled cloud into the air.
Most UK fishing fleets remained profitable in 2014 and the prosperity is likely to have continued through 2015, new industry research shows.
Former England and Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has teamed up with two other football stars in an attempt to tackle housing shortages in the UK.
Airlines and transport firms saw shares plunge into the red as European stock markets were sent reeling after the suspected terrorist bomb attacks in Brussels.
Global drink giants Pernod Ricard and Bacardi are about to lock horns in what is likely to be a bitter court battle over Havana Club rum.
Consumers are deeply distrustful about the seafood they buy as the UK food industry struggles to shake off damage caused by the horsemeat scandal of a few years ago, research has found.
Premier Oil Plc advanced the most in almost three weeks after the North Sea explorer told the Financial Times it’s planning to merge operations with some rivals to cut costs.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) yesterday called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his upcoming Budget to back enterprise, reform business rates and simplify taxes.
A Scottish businessman has been arrested by police in India on suspicion of rape.
Adventurous shoppers boosted UK sales of seafood over the festive season.
In final weeks of its BG merger, Shell revealed a massive slide in its earnings.
A Bristow Helicopter Group Ltd. craft has crashed into the Atlantic Sea, 95 miles outside of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
The average Briton can expect to become debt-free at the age of 69 - 12 years later than they hope to - a report has found.
Oil bulls distressed that last week’s rally fizzled can find some comfort in forecasts for a bigger and longer rebound by the end of the year. Analysts are projecting prices will climb more than $15 by the end of 2016. Read the full story on our sister website Energy Voice.
Jeff Immelt doesn’t want to be told the oil price, doesn’t want to be shown a fistful of charts and isn’t interested in the lasted market predictions.
Disney is the world's most powerful brand and Apple the most valuable, an annual study of some of the biggest companies on the planet has found.
Investment in commercial property in Scotland fell 11% to £2.12billion last year, hampered by a quiet fourth quarter, a new report says.
A surge in Scotch whisky sales in Great Britain over Christmas played a part in driving Diageo onto an 8.7% increase in interim profits, the world’s largest spirits maker said yesterday.
FirstGroup shares slumped nearly 12% to 90.05p yesterday after the transport giant issued a full year profits warning, pinning the blame on UK floods and a lack of US bus drivers.
Upmarket grocer Waitrose announced yesterday that all vessels supplying its seafood must be part of Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by 2017.
Forest adventure company Go Ape said it reached "new heights" in Scotland after more than 50,000 visitors swung through its trees during the 2015 season.
Investments in IT drove the employee-owned company that runs retailers John Lewis and Waitrose to an increase in sales over the Christmas period.
Scrapping the air passenger duty (APD) would bring huge benefits to Scotland’s economy, Irish budget airline Ryanair said yesterday, citing new figures.