Analysis: Scottish big business is swinging behind May’s deal – is anyone surprised?
It was naive to think Scottish business elites would turn their back on the British state and back independence, Ben Wray finds
SIR IAN WOOD, billionaire Scottish oil tycoon, is the latest of Scotland’s corporate big-wigs to do what many Tory MPs won’t: endorse Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Iain Scott: Real entrepreneurship isn't Dragon's Den or the Apprentice - it can be a route of poverty
Iain Scott, co-founder of Can Do Places and food business entrepreneur, which helps communities open collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs in Scotland, says the popular depiction of what it means to start a business is divorced from the everyday reality
Analysis: The Retail lobby wants tax breaks - but that won't address the Scottish economy's deep structural problems
Are tax breaks really the answer to a slow-down in retail sales? CommonSpace looks at the structural issues in Scotland’s economy that need to be addressed to ensure economic prosperity
THE Scottish Retail Consortium wants the Scottish Government to deliver more tax breaks to the retail sector. The organisation, which has Scotland’s biggest retailers among its members, has said that online shopping, squeezes on household budgets and rising costs are causing it problems.
Maurice Smith: What exactly is Scottish Enterprise spending so much money on?
Former BBC Scotland business editor turned documentary producer Maurice Smith explores why Scotland's coverage of industry and economics is below par
THE chief executive of Scottish Enterprise stands down from her role this summer, with the usual fine words of ministerial gratitude and precious little explanation for the move.
Election candidates back Waspi women at Argyll and Isles rally
‘Our voices matter’: Argyll women call for pensions justice from government
WOMEN Against State Pension Inequality - known as the Waspi campaign - has been taking its message the length and breadth of Scotland and the UK during the election campaign.
Following a major demonstration in Glasgow last week, a further rally was organised by Argyll and Isles Waspi in Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Macron & Brexit: 6 quotes by the new French president on the UK & EU
CommonSpace looks at the new French president's views on Brexit and the UK “taking back control”
EMMANUEL MACRON at age 39 is the youngest French president to be elected in the Fifth republic and starts his tenure with dominant issues including French unemployment, the Franco-German relationship, social cohesion and the UK’s Brexit.
Macron was seen as the pro-European candidate in opposition to the far right Marine Le Pen of the Front National who wanted France to break relations with the EU and bring back the old currency of the franc.
Community gain historic victory in buyout of Portobello church land
Locals secure land and power for themselves in historic purchase
A COMMUNITY GROUP, called Action Porty and Save Bellfield, has won the approval from the Scottish Government to go ahead with a buyout of church premises in Portobello in Edinburgh.
The plan is to buy of the former Old Parish Church in Bellfield Street by the charity Action Porty is the first urban community buy-out under the new land reform and community empowerment legislation.
Remote Highland community gets £2m 'people's windfall' from turbine project
A remote Highland community reaps the windfall of community turbine project
A HIGHLAND COMMUNITY, in Wester Ross, has started to see the first returns of an investment in their community windfarm turbine project to the tune of almost £2m.
The Coigach Community Development Company (CCDC) expects over £2m of community funds over the 20-year life of the wind turbine, which is the first large scale community-owned turbine in the mainland Highlands.
New report: Scottish firms face "chronic skills gap" as Tory Brexit threatens EU workforce
Two thirds of Scottish small employers of EU workers are concerned about future skills shortages, according to new research from the FSB
SCOTTISH FIRMS face a “chronic skills shortage” as a result of the UK Government’s attempts to bring about hard Brexit according to a new Scottish specific study by the Federation of small businesses (FSB).
The report shows that two-thirds of small Scottish employers with EU workers are concerned that future skills shortages will force them to close operations, scale down their business or leave the country altogether.