The UK Government refused calls to give extra cash to Aberdeen and Inverness during behind-the-scenes talks that led to City Region Deals, it has been claimed.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown
Public inquiries are not expected to hold up the long awaited completion of the A9 and A96 dualling projects, a Scottish Government minister has said.
A proposed new £2 billion Scottish National Investment Bank could become the “cornerstone” of the economy after it gets up and running next year, it has been claimed.
Keith Brown has hinted that two new contracts could be secured for BiFab as he admitted that the shock over fresh job losses was “understandable”.
The Scottish Government was a “breathtaking” £80 billion away from achieving its top five economic targets, the Tories have claimed.
BiFab has announced a fresh wave of redundancies just weeks after a Scottish Government-backed rescue package was unveiled for the troubled firm.
A mothballed fabrication yard on the Western Isles was on the brink of being reborn last night after a landmark deal was struck to take over troubled firm BiFab.
Plans for a major event are being drawn up to mark the official opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route when the road is finally completed.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has hinted that the Scottish Government would consider splashing the cash to try to speed-up the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
Transport chiefs have officially pushed back the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass – revealing the road is not now due to be open until late autumn.
Transport chiefs were under fire last night after it was finally confirmed that Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass would not be completed on time this spring.
Archaeologists have been left stunned after unearthing new evidence of Roman army activity in the north-east and an “unprecedented” collection of ancient artefacts and structures dating back to 13,000BC.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has raised hopes that major contracts and new investment could soon revive the near-deserted Arnish yard on Lewis.
Scottish ministers have been urged to travel to the north-east “as a matter of urgency” to reassure local workers from collapsed construction giant Carillion.
Workers on Aberdeen’s long-awaited western bypass were left “dazed and confused” last night amid reports that several had been made redundant.
The headquarters of the north’s economic development agency could be impacted by the collapse of construction giant Carillion, it has emerged.
AWPR sections could be opened early – but drivers may have to wait longer for completion of the full road
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has revealed that sections of Aberdeen’s new bypass could be opened earlier than planned – but he was unable to confirm whether the full road would be completed on schedule.
The Scottish Government has raised hopes that there will be no further delay to the completion of Aberdeen’s bypass following the collapse of Carillion – and that 260 affected jobs could be saved.
Campaigners battling to protect a north-east landmark from a multimillion pound dual carriageway project have taken their fight to the heart of Holyrood.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has urged the Scottish and UK governments to work together on a lucrative growth deal for the region.
The Scottish Government has signalled that it may have to go it alone to deliver lucrative growth deals for Moray, Argyll and the islands if Westminster does not commit soon.
An Orkney councillor and the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been appointed to a controversial new board that will oversee several agencies.
A controversial new board that will oversee Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and other agencies will meet for the first time next month.
An MSP has cast doubt on claims that the opening of a newly dualled section of the north’s busiest road is being held up by a “technical issue”.
The next phase of work on dualling the A9 Inverness to Perth road is due to get under way next month.
Over the last few months we have listened closely to a wide range of views, including those of the Press and Journal and others in the Highlands and Islands, and have heard that more can be done within the existing HIE board structure to drive forward positive change.
The fate of local decision-making at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is due to be revealed by Scottish ministers next week.
The boss of the north's business agency has unveiled a blueprint to try to end a bitter row over its future - but the plan was branded "worse" than the original.
Work is finally poised to get under way on a project to build a flyover at one of the most notorious traffic bottlenecks in the Highlands.
A contract will be signed today to allow the phased release of £315million from the Inverness City Region Deal.
A major new research and business campus is to be built in Orkney - paving the way for a jobs and investment boom on the isles.
An SNP MP has moved to defuse the bitter row over the future of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) by proposing a compromise deal.