Scottish and UK ministers could join forces to create incentives for stimulating North Sea exploration.
Scottish affairs committee
Keeping old oil and gas platforms in place could be a “triple win” for the North Sea, creating a fresh wave of employment, according to a conservationist group.
The Scottish Affairs Committee will meet in Glasgow today to hold an evidence session as part of their inquiry Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment.
MPs have told the UK and Scottish governments to stop bickering over broadband provision and get on with delivering investment.
Onshore oil and gas production would be a “powerful addition” to Scotland’s “portfolio”, an industry veteran said yesterday.
North Sea industry needs more “transparency” on the delivery of a multi-billion pound sector deal before it can make greater strides to secure its future, oil chiefs said yesterday.
Sir Ian Wood has warned that the industry will “need to do something dramatic” if it hopes to recover the 20 billion barrels of oil remaining in the North Sea.
The Treasury is expected to sell off £3billion of RBS shares as early as this week.
RBS bosses have been accused of lying to MPs amidst claims staff at banks poised for closure have continued to be set targets on convincing customers to go digital.
The threat to thousands of rural cash machines will be investigated by MPs next week.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan will be be grilled by MPs today over the decision to close one in three of Scotland’s RBS branches.
Amanda Burgauer, chairwoman of Scottish Rural Action, claimed yesterday bad connections and a lack of affordable housing were the two major factors in stopping the likes of doctors and teachers working in rural parts of the north and north-east.
Poor broadband connections are causing major problems with tele-health care programmes and home working in rural Scotland.
It is now eight years since RBS promised not to close branches when they were “the last in town”.
RBS chiefs have revealed the bank has spent more on one year of rugby sponsorship than it hopes to save by axing 62 branches across Scotland.
RBS has slashed its network of branches by 70% in the past five years, according to new figures submitted to Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee.
Two north-east Conservative MPs have joined Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee.
An MP has quit a high-profile Westminster scrutiny role - saying it was preventing her spending sufficient time in her constituency.
A Highland family facing deportation to Australia yesterday gave a Westminster committee an insight into the human impact of the immigration system.
Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford said he was disgusted that only three of the 11 members of the influential Scottish Affairs Committee attended its meeting on Skye yesterday (Monday).
The Scottish Affairs Committee will be in Perth today Monday ( January 25) as part of their inquiry into Scotland’s Fiscal Framework.
International students in the Granite City and across Scotland need more help to stay and work in the UK, an inquiry heard yesterday.
A group of MPs has claimed that a package of new powers for Holyrood will fulfil the "vow" made to Scots before the referendum.
A new war of words has broken out over the EU membership of an independent Scotland.
Chancellor George Osborne has refused to back down from his opposition to a currency union as the Treasury's top official warned that Aberdeen would be put at risk by independence.