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Scottish Government confirm £5m support package for wholesalers

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Wholesale food and drink businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are to be supported through a new £5m fund.The fund will be targeted at food and drink wholesalers who sell to hospitality, on-trade...

Tourism on the agenda

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A new group has been convened to take the lead in tourism and ensure that there is a revival all across Scotland.The Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing and Business Minister Jamie Hepburn are co-chairs...

Community renewables growing all the time in Scotland

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has said that community energy projects have had a strong year, and will continue to grow.From large scale wind farms to small scale hydro projects, over £10 million was last...

Clan events planned for Scotland in 2015 get funding boost

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Local Clan events to benefit from over £26,000 in funding.Local clan events across Scotland are to received £26,000 in funding support from the Scottish Government.Applicants to the Scottish Government’s Clan Event Fund have been...

Anyone for Padel tennis?

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It seems that there is a great demand and this has allowed a Scots firm to serve up success. An East Lothian company is experiencing a surge in domestic and international manufacturing orders for its tennis...

Ewing calls for return of coal cash

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused the UK Government of showing ‘disrespect’ to coal communities across Scotland, as they fail to answer calls for £15m coal levies to be returned to Scotland – over...

New hotel opens at Haymarket

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Malaysian hotel group Tune Hotels announced today the official opening of its first ever Scottish hotel, Tune Hotel Haymarket, Edinburgh. Following the resounding success of the group’s UK entry with its four London properties, the Scottish...

Renewable Energy Investment Fund launched

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today announced a new £103 million investment fund which will drive the growth of renewable energy in Scotland for generations.The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) will initially focus on...

Council takes the covers off Tourist tax once more

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The Transient Visitor Levy (Tourist bed tax by any other name!) raised its head again at the council meeting this morning, but was rejected by the SNP/LibDem administration who refuse to take the matter...

Aquamarine Power – Making more waves in Orkney

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Scotland’s first near shore commercial wave power array, which will power more than 1,000 homes, has been approved by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing. Two new Oyster wave energy converters will be added to an existing...

Get out of Edinburgh to the Dark Sky observatory

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Not just yet, but it will be available soon. This week we have all been marvelling at the photographs of the Aurora Borealis, even one or two taken in Edinburgh itself, which is difficult...

Edinburgh Tourism Bosses announce their plans

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  At the seventh annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) conference today, the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing MSP, announced details of the Edinburgh 2020 Edinburgh Tourism Strategy and outlined the key...

Put out the Welcome to Scotland App

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 Technology Puts Scotland on the M-App Scottish tourism received a major St Andrew’s day boost today with the launch of the most technologically advanced tourism app in Europe, Welcome to Scotland. The new app uses augmented...

Leith Biomass Plant turn attention to government subsidies

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Protesters against the planned Leith Biomass Plant have turned their attention to government subsidies in the hope that they will be the key to preventing Forth Energy’s plans to build a power plant in...

Consultation on Succession Law

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Important aspects of succession law are the focus of a Scottish Government consultation that begins today.The consultation, targeted at the legal sector but open to all interested parties, will review the current financial limits...

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