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Study names Edinburgh as ‘easiest city in UK to travel in’

Published: Friday, 27 July 2018

Edinburgh has been named the easiest city in the UK to travel in for the third year running in a new survey.

Scotland’s biggest fish and chips restaurant set for Victoria Street site

Published: Friday, 27 July 2018

One of city’s best known buildings, unoccupied since it was ravaged by fire, is set to be transformed into Scotland’s biggest chippy on Victoria Street.

Leith coffee shop opens in Waverley Mall

Published: Friday, 27 July 2018

Independent Leith coffee connoisseurs Williams & Johnson have ventured into the city centre bringing a fresh roast flavour to Waverley Mall.

Thousands of visitors expected at social enterprise festival

Published: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Organisers are expecting thousands of visitors amid the final countdown to Edinburgh’s social enterprise festival.

Emirates launch cabin crew drive for new Edinburgh-Dubai route

Published: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Dubai-based airline Emirates are on the hunt for cabin crew ahead of the launch of their daily Edinburgh-Dubai service.

Edinburgh Airport announces new winter flights to Munich

Published: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

A new route between Edinburgh and the German city of Munich will take-off this winter.

Chinese visitors to Edinburgh soar by 40 per cent

Published: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

An unprecedented boom has struck Edinburgh as it welcomes thousands of visitors from China following successful social media campaigns and the launch of a direct flight from Beijing.

TEDSummit picks Edinburgh as 2019 destination

Published: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Scotland has fought off stiff competition from around the globe to play host to the next TEDSummit.

Tech transforms traditional tastes

Published: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Edinburgh has a tech sector worth £1.14bn which has seen jobs increase over three times the UK average between 2014 and 2017.

Edinburgh rated one of Europe’s best cruise destinations for 2018

Published: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Edinburgh is renowned for its medieval Old Town, historic castle and playing host to world famous events such as the Fringe and Tattoo.

Work underway on £1.3m regeneration project in Leith

Published: Monday, 23 July 2018

Work has begun on site to breathe new life into the old tram depot on Leith Walk.

Glasgow Angling Centre buys its own retail park in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 23 July 2018

Glasgow Angling Centre has purchased Granton Retail Park with help from Clydesdale Bank

Luxury London operator buys Edinburgh serviced apartments

Published: Friday, 20 July 2018

Mansley Group buys Fountain Court Apartments on Edinburgh's Thistle Street

Octopus Property funds Edinburgh Marina site acquisitions

Published: Thursday, 19 July 2018

Funding will be used to acquire six plots

Edinburgh home to 50,000 companies for first time

Published: Thursday, 19 July 2018

At the end of June, 50,143 companies were registered in the city according to research based on Companies House and Office of national Statistics figures

International architect practice opens new Princes Street office

Published: Thursday, 19 July 2018

An ambitious architectural and masterplanning firm has ramped up its Edinburgh footprint by relocating to newly refurbished office space with views overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

LBA secures planning permission for five star capsule hotel

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

LBA has partnered with Code, a unique hotel brand, to secure planning permission to convert 1A Parliament Square from a former courthouse building into 5 Star Capsule Hotel accommodation.

South side of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Sq hits milestone

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Aberdeen Standard Investments has declared the regeneration of the south side of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square a success after striking a deal for the remaining office space.

Google opens Edinburgh training centre

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Google has opened Scotland’s first ‘Digital Garage’ today and launched a new training programme in Glasgow.

Edinburgh east end office development sells for £4.5m

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Edinburgh based Thistle Property Group has bought Forth House and Playfair House for £4.50m reflecting a net initial yield of 6.56%.

Craigmillar student flats proposal doubles in scope

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Rooms to increase from 83 to 158.

Turner & Townsend take space at Edinburgh's Atria

Published: Monday, 16 July 2018

The capital project management specialists will take occupation of 5,800 sq ft of Grade A space on a ten-year lease

Luxury £1.7m wine and food venue to open in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 16 July 2018

One20 Wine Café will serve patisserie from renowned Italian pâtissier Luigi Biasetto and luxury Italian-roasted coffee.

Paddy Power Betfair completes FanDuel merger

Published: Friday, 13 July 2018

Gambling giant Paddy ­Power Betfair said it had completed the merger of its US business with FanDuel, the US fantasy sports betting site founded in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport records busiest June on record

Published: Thursday, 12 July 2018

Almost 1.4m passengers in June, up 6.7% on last year

Steak restaurant Hawksmoor opens in former RBS base

Published: Thursday, 12 July 2018

A high-end steak restaurant is officially opening on 12 July in the Scottish capital, on the back of a seven-figure investment and marking the brand’s first site north of the Border.

A new incubator for fledgling firms has opened in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of Heriot-Watt University, has launched its first business incubator.

Redevelopment plans submitted for Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The owner of Waverley Mall in Edinburgh has submitted redevelopment proposals to revitalise the mall to “maximise” its retail and leisure potential.

37% rise in new build hotels boosts the UK hotels sector

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Inverness, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool are the UK’s five most attractive cities for hotel investment and development, driving growth across the sector.

Developer sells 38,000sq ft Greenside office building

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Chris Stewart Group has sold to Leading Cities Invest.

Plans to transform Haymarket office block into hotel

Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Plans to transform an office block in the West End of the Capital into a new 157-room hotel complex have been submitted to city chiefs.

Glasgow and Edinburgh tied as third most attractive UK city for investment

Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Glasgow and Edinburgh have tied as the third most attractive city in the UK for foreign direct investment in financial services.

Edinburgh office sector in Q2 rebound

Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Edinburgh’s office market is in rude health but property experts have reiterated their warning of a “critical” shortage of supply in the city centre.

Morgan McDonnell mount Old Town reprise

Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

14 serviced apartments to be created on Market Street.

PMI: Scottish firms report jobs boost in June

Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Scottish firms took on staff at the fastest rate for nearly four-and-a-half years last month to cope with a rise in new orders, according to a survey.

Edinburgh’s House of Fraser building to be turned into offices

Published: Monday, 09 July 2018

Redevelopment is expected to cost £10m

Edinburgh Castle nominated for UK’s best heritage attraction award

Published: Monday, 09 July 2018

Edinburgh Castle is in the running to claim the top title in a prestigious awards contest.

New Waverley marks topping out of new UK government hub

Published: Thursday, 05 July 2018

The new UK government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town reached a significant milestone yesterday with the official ‘topping out’ of the office scheme set to be home to some 2,900 government workers.

Scotmid submits Edinburgh retail and student accommodation plans

Published: Thursday, 05 July 2018

Scotmid Co-operative has teamed up with developer and operator Structured House Group to jointly submit a planning application for a mixed-use proposal on the site of the existing Scotmid store at 236 Gorgie Road in Edinburgh.

Cyber security company expands into bigger offices and appoints new chairman

Published: Thursday, 05 July 2018

Scottish IT cyber security and performance solutions company Assure APM has relocated to a larger office in Rutland Square in Edinburgh to accommodate their growing business.

Last orders called for Water of Leith pub

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Former pub to make way for 25 flats.

Construction milestone reached at Edinburgh House office development

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Directors from Knight Property Group joined representatives from Computershare on top of the 4North office development in Edinburgh to celebrate constructing the building’s highest point of 24.4m.

Three decades and a £10m legacy to the city as EDI ends

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

They count the regeneration of Craigmillar and investment in communities across South Gyle and Leith as success stories in a £10 million legacy starting 30 years ago.

Retail deals fuel Scottish property investment

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Total investment value is almost double the five-year average for the quarter

‘Upside down’ Juniper Green townhouses win planning approval

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Homes will overlook Baberton Golf Course.

Edinburgh emerges as hotspot for office rental

Published: Monday, 02 July 2018

Edinburgh has emerged as Britain’s hotspot for office rental growth, thanks to a lack of new developments.

Major conference win for Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 02 July 2018

Edinburgh has attracted a sought-after conference of tourism leaders to Scotland, with the city’s marketing body describing the win as a sign of the capital’s status as a world-class destination.

Dynamic Edinburgh ranked 12th in investment index of European cities

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Edinburgh ranks as the 12th most dynamic city in Europe, according to a new investment index.

New Town hotel conversion lined up

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Ashford Property Group and Morgan McDonnell Architects are pushing a hotel conversion and new build extension of a former office block at Edinburgh’s Thistle Street North West Lane.

200 events to be held in Princes Street Gardens each year under 'arms-length' operator bid

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Up to 200 events will be staged in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens each year under plans to hand over the running of the park to an arms-length operator, city council officials have admitted.

Scottish economy grows by 0.2% at the start of 2018

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Official figures indicate the Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2018.

Scottish Business Optimism Highest Since 2015

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Scottish small business confidence is at its highest since 2015, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Edinburgh reported as the ‘best’ place for tech in UK

Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Scotland’s capital city is the best place for tech companies looking to scale up, access funding, and do business in, according to a new Government backed report examining the UK’s tech landscape.

Buzzworks Holdings step closer to opening new Scotts restaurant

Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Work has begun on the family hospitality group's first venture in the east of Scotland as it prepares to open in Port Edgar Marina, South Queenferry, later this summer

Plan to knock down former Woolies site for new shops and flats

Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Much-needed regeneration of a strip of shops in Corstorphine could soon get underway if plans for new shops and flats on the former Woolworths site are approved.

Historic Edinburgh hospital nursed back to health

Published: Monday, 25 June 2018

Development will include flats and student housing.

Craigmillar town centre homes bring increased density

Published: Monday, 25 June 2018

Five blocks of flats totalling 136 units will be developed.

Baillie Gifford to take over office space at The Registers in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 25 June 2018

The independent global investment management firm signs pre-let agreement with Chris Stewart Group

New tourism pass launched to encourage visitors to explore Edinburgh attractions

Published: Friday, 22 June 2018

Touring the Capital is about to get even easier with the launch of a brand new city pass that will afford discounted entry to visitors of some of the city’s most loved tourist attractions.

Iconic Edinburgh venue, The Grand Cafe, set to reopen

Published: Friday, 22 June 2018

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic Old Town venues will re-open to the public next week after a six month restoration.

Edinburgh’s The Mint Building swallowed before completion

Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018

A major office building in the centre of Edinburgh has been sold months before it is due to be completed.

Local businesses and residents back office and hotel plan at Haymarket gap site

Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018

It’s been a railway goods yard, a car park and for decades nothing but a vacant gap site.

First phase of Edinburgh’s latest urban quarter gets green light from planners

Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Redevelopment of the former Fountain Brewery site in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh has moved a step closer after council planners approved the first phase yesterday.

Ratho canal corridor to provide waterfront housing

Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

EMA architects and planners are leading proposals for 11 new homes at West Croft, Ratho, on vacant ground overlooking the Union Canal.

Edinburgh Marina development to feature luxury hotel

Published: Tuesday, 19 June 2018

187-room hotel will form part of the £500m complex

Award-winning hair experts Charlie Miller to open Stockbridge salon

Published: Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Award-winning Edinburgh hair experts Charlie Miller has designs on a new city-centre salon – after announcing plans to expand.

Edinburgh named 'Airport of the Year'

Published: Monday, 18 June 2018

Accolade follows the busiest-ever year for a Scottish airport

Upmarket revamp set for Waverley Mall

Published: Monday, 18 June 2018

It’s had more name changes than Puff Daddy. But a new vision for Waverley Mall hopes to transform the “gateway to Edinburgh” with plans for a new entrance, rooftop gardens & European piazza-style area

Construction comes out on top in new apprenticeship figures

Published: Friday, 15 June 2018

New figures published by Skills Development Scotland show the number of Modern Apprentice (MA) starts in 2017/18 has increased to 27,145.

Platform Fundment to expand into Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 15 June 2018

Investment platform Fundment is preparing to expand into Edinburgh later this year with a new office and dedicated team in Scotland's capital.

Anderson Anderson & Brown plans to create 100 jobs in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 14 June 2018

The announcement comes after the Aberdeen-based firm moves to new offices at 1 Lochrin Square in the Scottish capital

Hundreds of jobs in pipeline as button pressed on capital AI hub

Published: Thursday, 14 June 2018

Scotland’s first artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain accelerator is to be launched in Edinburgh in a move expected to create almost 400 jobs.

Record May for Edinburgh Airport

Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

More than 1.3 million passengers went through terminal during the month

Artisan to begin construction of new Edinburgh residential project

Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mix of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments to be constructed on the former B&Q warehouse site.

Fort Kinnaird centre in Edinburgh supports thousands of jobs

Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Shopping centre estimated to contribute £90m to the economy.

Scottish unemployment rate unchanged

Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The number of people in Scotland seeking work between February and April remained unchanged on the three previous months, figures have shown.

Edinburgh wants to oust Sydney as best place to see in New Year

Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

As the first major city to welcome in the New Year, Sydney proudly boasts that it is hosts the most talked about party in the world.

First direct flight from China lands at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The first direct flight from China to Scotland has landed at Edinburgh Airport.

Donaldson’s College site sales over £7m - 6 months before buyers can get on site

Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Crescent at Donaldson's will see 11 homes built.

New Edinburgh marketing drive to target locals not tourists

Published: Monday, 11 June 2018

A £1 million campaign will be launched to encourage people who live in and around the Capital to spend a day out in the city centre.

Young influencers in first Edinburgh digital tourism push of its kind

Published: Monday, 11 June 2018

Online influencers are being recruited to help boost young traveller numbers to Edinburgh.

Record foreign investment in Scotland, research shows

Published: Monday, 11 June 2018

Foreign investment projects in Scotland have risen by 7% in the past year, according to business consultancy EY.

Edinburgh villa in the firing line for apartment project

Published: Monday, 11 June 2018

Morgan McDonnell Architecture have teamed up with Square and Crescent to propose the demolition of an existing villa on Edinburgh’s Corstorphine Road, for replacement with 20 apartments.

£500m Edinburgh Marina development ups affordable housing quotient

Published: Thursday, 07 June 2018

Developer promises over a quarter of homes will be affordable

Fund manager buys stake in Edinburgh's Fort Kinnaird retail park

Published: Thursday, 07 June 2018

£167m deal will see M&G Real Estate partner with British Land

Hundreds of family homes proposed for West Craigs site

Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2018

The first piece of the new housing jigsaw in west Edinburgh will be decided today with plans for 250 new family homes.

Royal Highland Showground draws up plans for flexible pavilion

Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Development is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Danish furniture retailer opens first Scottish location in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Nordic Living by Biehl will open in July after moving from Copenhagen to set up business in Edinburgh having identified Bruntsfield Place as the perfect location for their inaugural premises.

CALA reduces height of former Boroughmuir High School restoration

Published: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Fresh proposals to breathe new life into one of Edinburgh’s most distinctive old school buildings have been submitted for approval.

John Donnelly: China in our hands – new flight will be a big boost to Capital

Published: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Next week Hainan Airlines launch the long-awaited direct flight between ­Beijing and Edinburgh Airport – China’s only direct route to ­Scotland, bringing with it vast economic impact for the Capital.

Major Edinburgh development site sold to UK institutional fund

Published: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Site next to Haymarket Station has permission for a mixed-use development.

Waterside Currie apartments break ground

Published: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

53 properties being developed by Dunaven Homes.

Uber and Power Design move to Silvermills Court, Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Ridesharing company, Uber, and fashion accessories designer, Powder Design have become the latest tenants to take space at Buccleuch Properties’ office development at Silvermills Court, Edinburgh.

Boutique hostels firm in hunt for Edinburgh site

Published: Monday, 04 June 2018

A South American hospitality firm is targeting Edinburgh as part of a major expansion into the UK on the back of securing £70 million in funding.

LBA lead the charge for 11 Water of Leith homes

Published: Monday, 04 June 2018

11 apartments on Warriston Road will overlook the Water of Leith.

Old Broughton school affordable luxury flats ready for first residents

Published: Friday, 01 June 2018

A £10 million transformation of the old Broughton High School is set to welcome long-term renters into a new “community” at the affordable luxury Kingsford Residence flats on McDonald Road.

Edinburgh Grand luxury venue opens its doors

Published: Friday, 01 June 2018

The Edinburgh Grand, the cornerstone of £ 85m St Andrew Square regeneration, unveils itself with a media tour and photocall

Businesses in Edinburgh back city centre improvement plan

Published: Friday, 01 June 2018

Essential Edinburgh will spend £5m over the next five years improving the area.

Insider special report on soaring demand for office space in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen

Published: Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Insider crunches the numbers and looks at the quarterly increase in office take-up city by city, which sectors are dominating and forecasts for the year ahead

Capital investment helps Edinburgh clean up in Scotland's hotels sector

Published: Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Savills find the Scottish capital takes more than four-fifths of the investment in the first quarter of this year as momentum 'continues to go from strength to strength'

Chris Stewart Group brings Tattu to Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 28 May 2018

First Tattu restaurant in Scotland to open in The Registers.

Craig & Rose confirms store roll out with Edinburgh store opening in May 2018

Published: Monday, 28 May 2018

Craig & Rose, one of the oldest established paint makers in the UK, has selected Edinburgh for its first dedicated showroom in Scotland.

Borders clothing company to open second shop in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 28 May 2018

Move comes as outdoor brand FINDRA appoints new digital director

Higgs Centre for Innovation opens for space-based start-ups

Published: Monday, 28 May 2018

A new innovation centre has opened in Edinburgh, offering start-up companies direct access to world leading scientists, engineers and big data experts.

First look at £75m redevelopment of Edinburgh’s historic tram depot

Published: Friday, 25 May 2018

Images of the planned transformation of Edinburgh’s historic tram depot into a £75 million housing development have been revealed.

Queensferry Crossing hotel completes £15m makeover

Published: Friday, 25 May 2018

New suites offer panoramic views of the Forth bridges

Edinburgh’s first direct flight to Washington DC takes off

Published: Friday, 25 May 2018

The capital cities of Scotland and the USA are now directly connected for the first time after the opening of a new air route between Edinburgh and Washington D.C.

Last orders called for Davidson’s Mains pub to homes conversion

Published: Thursday, 24 May 2018

Seven flats to be built on the site of the former MacKenzie’s pub.

Edinburgh Castle named UK’s fourth best landmark in TripAdvisor awards

Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Edinburgh Castle has been named as the fourth best-rated landmark in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Landmarks, announced by TripAdvisor.

Richard Branson: 'Edinburgh deserves Virgin Hotel'

Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Virgin founder was in Edinburgh as work began on the city's newest hotel.

Employment in Scotland hits record high in 2017

Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Figures reveal more than 2.6m people aged 16 and over were in employment in Scotland - the highest level on record and including twice as many people aged 65 and over as a decade ago

Cruise boom drives hotel chain to find port stopovers

Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A boom in cruises setting off from Scotland has prompted budget hotel chain Travelodge to look for sites for new £6 million hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace to undergo £3 million refurbishment

Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Refurb will focus on new dining and leisure areas for guests,

ISG wins two Edinburgh hotel builds worth £40m-plus

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018

ISG has checked in with a brace of hotel jobs in Edinburgh strengthening its reputation as the city’s preferred hospitality contractor.

The Stones Business Park in Edinburgh acquired by CEG

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018

Major refurbishment of buildings is now set to get under way

SMEs reveal key attraction of Scotland

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018

Scotland’s quality of life is the most appealing aspect of setting up and running a small business north of the Border, a survey has shown.

Crabbie’s to open new distillery near historic Leith home

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018

It is a drinks brand famous for its ginger beers and wines.

Vacant ground earmarked for 6 Newington homes

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018

Six flats to be erected in South Edinburgh

UK tech booming with Edinburgh scene racing ahead

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Edinburgh saw the number of jobs in digital tech grow at more than triple the UK average in the three years to 2017, as the sector proved to be one of the best-performing in the UK.

Social Bite homeless village launches in capital

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

A village providing housing for homeless people is being launched in Edinburgh.

St Andrew Square Malmaison hotel breaks ground

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Edinburgh hotel will be completed by the end of 2019

Edinburgh firms confirm strategic alliance

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Two of Scotland’s leading tech companies in the telecoms and IT sectors have confirmed a new strategic alliance.

Edinburgh thrives as it defies fallout from financial crisis

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ten years ago as the fallout from a crisis that started on Wall Street engulfed the global financial system things looked pretty bleak for Edinburgh.

Gordon Dewar: 'Spectacular growth at Edinburgh Airport has been an international success story

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The spectacular growth at Edinburgh Airport has been an international success story.

Scottish unemployment falls by 6,000

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 6,000 between January and March to 118,000, according to official figures.

Airport has record April as route wins give boost

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Edinburgh Airport has recorded its busiest-ever April, with a 5.7 per cent year-on-year rise in passenger numbers to more than 1.2 million.

Aberdeen Standard Investments strikes landmark Edinburgh and Leeds deals

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The firm beefs up its UK residential portfolio by acquiring Lochrin Quay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and Glasgow hotel rates outperforming UK

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The cost of spending the night in an Edinburgh hotel during 2017 grew three times faster than the UK average, with Glasgow rates also outpacing the UK.

Industry heavyweights lined up for Edinburgh's Property 2018 conference

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Future of the property sector to be debated at the event next month

Edinburgh Grand will open new chapter in city's hospitality offering

Published: Monday, 14 May 2018

Development is first phase of £85m regeneration project

PMI: Scottish business output at six-month high

Published: Monday, 14 May 2018

Scotland's private sector has reported its strongest rate of expansion since last October.

Drum faces the music following Leith Walk consultation

Published: Monday, 14 May 2018

Proposals will now include live music venue.

New bar set for Brunsfield Place at site of Himalaya

Published: Monday, 14 May 2018

A new bar is set to open at the site of Himalaya Restaurant on Bruntsfield Place.

Edinburgh is tops in Scotland for temporary workers

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018

Sale of Aquarius Court is indicative of the attractive location, developer says.

Famous Edinburgh landmarks unite as conference venue

Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018

Two of Edinburgh’s most iconic Old Town institutions are joining forces in a move that is set to deliver a multi-million-pound boost into the heart of the city.

Edinburgh's Buchan House to become Malmaison hotel next year

Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

A historic Edinburgh building is to be transformed into a Malmaison hotel, creating 50 new jobs.

Krispy Kreme to open new store at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Krispy Kreme are to open a new store in Edinburgh Airport next month.

Plans to build 600 homes on Cammo Estate submitted

Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Plans to build more than 600 homes near the capital’s Cammo estate have been lodged with city chiefs.

Government overrules city council to approve 1400 new homes near Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Plans for a £500 million development of 1400 new homes near Edinburgh Airport could now get the green light after the Scottish Government overturned a city council decision which rejected the proposal

Emirates to launch daily flight from Edinburgh to Dubai

Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Emirates has announced it will offer a daily flight to Dubai from the Capital.

EICC lures £5m TED Summit conference to Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Thinkers and writers from all over the world are set to descend on the Capital next year after the Edinburgh International Conference Centre won a bid to host the prestigious TED Summit.

NFU Mutual begins major revamp of Edinburgh office building

Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018

NFU Mutual has commenced a major programme of works to transform a high profile office development in Edinburgh’s city centre.

University of Edinburgh innovation hub unveiled

Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018

The University of Edinburgh has unveiled a £23m animal science innovation centre and campus hub, part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Co-working firm Spaces expands Scottish sites to Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

A new creative workspace provider opened in Edinburgh yesterday.

The Register Club opens at The Edinburgh Grand next month

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018

The Edinburgh Grand will open on 1 June 2018

Property consultancy predicts increase in pre-lets for Edinburgh office market

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018

According to commercial property consultancy CBRE Scotland, the Edinburgh office market is predicted to undergo a period of transformation for the remainder of the year.

Record investment for Scottish offices of £342m

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Savills says more investors looking to buy across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

MacDonald Holyrood wins top award

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

The MacDonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh won Best Overall Hotel Accommodation in the UK in the CIE Tours Awards of Excellence.

Jet2.com add more places to go to from Edinburgh Airport

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

Jet2 announced this week that they have more destinations for you to think about when booking a holiday or flight.

Tenants line up for ‘de-furbished’ Calton Hill office space

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

38,000sq/ft of office space at Blenheim Place completed in nine months.

Danish design store Flying Tiger to open second store in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

Flying Tiger Copenhagen is set to open its second store in the Capital next month.

One Spa completes a £2 million pound refurbishment

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

One Spa, part of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh has completed a £2 million refurbishment project to transform its renowned Escape At One experience.

UK's creative and tech cities of tomorrow revealed

Published: Thursday, 26 April 2018

Edinburgh, Norwich and Nottingham top the list.

Two historic Edinburgh hotels acquired by luxury apartments firm

Published: Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Howard Hotel and the Channings Hotel have been sold by the Edinburgh Collection to luxury developers Square and Crescent who will convert them into flats.

Edinburgh and Stirling next for ultrafast broadband

Published: Thursday, 26 April 2018

Edinburgh and Stirling are to be next cities for installation of ultrafast broadband cabling into customers' homes and businesses.

Planners wave through artificial surf park

Published: Wednesday, 25 April 2018

An artificial surf park planned for a disused quarry near Ratho, Edinburgh, has been waved through by planners, enabling Tartan Leisure to proceed with delivery of the unique venue.

New homes next to Baberton golf course set to be approved

Published: Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Proposals to knock down a disused shop next to a golf course and build four houses are set to be given the green light.

‘Wacky’ Edinburgh call centre dials up quirkiness

Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Online travel agency Trip.com has unveiled its unconventional Edinburgh HQ, a 13,000sq/ft office space which seeks to upend perceptions of what a call centre should be.

Edinburgh's Social Bite Village nears completion

Published: Monday, 23 April 2018

Village aiming to alleviate homelessness in Edinburgh.

Scotland's hotels outperform rest of UK

Published: Monday, 23 April 2018

Hotels in Scotland outperformed those in the rest of the UK last year, according to a report.

Flats proposal for former New Town five star hotel

Published: Monday, 23 April 2018

A disused hotel could be given a new lease of life as plans to convert the building into nine flats are set to be approved.

New £1.5m trampoline park for Edinburgh outskirts

Published: Monday, 23 April 2018

65 jobs created at Newhailes Industrial Estate, Musselburgh.

Scottish start-up survey finds growing confidence in tech sector

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

Growing a customer base, attracting investment and hiring talent are the biggest challenges for Scotland’s fledgling tech businesses, an industry survey has found.

Hostel ‘pods’ plan for Edinburgh’s old courthouse and cells

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

Plans have been submitted to transform a former courthouse and jail building at Parliament Square into boutique pod-style accommodation.

Plan to raze Gorgie supermarket for student accommodation

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

A supermarket could be knocked down to make way for student flats and a “shiny new store”.

Survey suggests Scottish business investment is 'rising'

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

Levels of investment are rising across Scottish businesses amid growing expectations of a strong year, according to a new economic survey.

70 jobs available at new restaurant in Edinburgh's Port Edgar Marina

Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018

More than 70 staff will be recruited for a new restaurant at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry which opens this summer.

Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.

New bijou bistro to top Leith Walk

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A soupçon of French fare blended with touch of British bistro flare is set for the east end as former Castle Terrace chef Roberta Hall returns to the Capital to open a new restaurant.

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Edinburgh-based PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator.

Scottish hotels check in international interest

Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

New research from Savills shows 90.3% increase.

Expansion would be icing on the cake for Edinburgh bakery

Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Edinburgh’s only fully gluten free bakery, Sugar Daddy’s, is set to expand and is calling out for dietary challenged cake lovers across the city to rise to the occasion.

Diageo unveils new Johnnie Walker visitor centre plan for Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 16 April 2018

Drinks giant Diageo is to build a new whisky visitor centre in Edinburgh and upgrade facilities in its existing network of 12 distilleries as part of a £150 million investment.

Investors raise £5.8m for whisky distillery in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 16 April 2018

Construction work is due to start next month on Edinburgh's first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years after the company behind the development raised nearly £6m from investors.

Edinburgh named as top place to make a living and retire

Published: Monday, 16 April 2018

Edinburgh has been named as one of the best places in the UK for people to earn a living.

Scots tour guide strikes £20m China online travel firm deal

Published: Friday, 13 April 2018

A Scots tour firm has announced a deal with a Chinese online travel agent worth £20m.

Home Store + More opens first UK store in Edinburgh retail park

Published: Friday, 13 April 2018

Home Store + More has opened its first UK store at Craigleith Retail Park in Edinburgh and offers customers a range of products for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom across a new 20,000 sq.ft store.

Social Bite village site to help homeless with Scotmid help

Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018

A community hub costing tens of thousands of pounds is to help residents learn vital life skills within the Capital’s first homeless village so they can get their lives back on track.

Granton homes return for second stab at approval

Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018

11 flats previously refused permission.

International flights help Edinburgh tackle 'beast from the east'

Published: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Flight cancellations and delays caused by the “beast from the east” led to a 12.5 per cent drop in domestic passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport last month.

Royal return for Standard Life Aberdeen as princess opens new HQ

Published: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The joint chief executives of Standard Life Aberdeen are unlikely to bow to anyone in the business world.

Quotient inaugurates new campus on Edinburgh outskirts

Published: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Transfusion diagnostics company, Quotient, has official opened its state-of-the-art Allan-Robb Campus within the Scottish Enterprise Biocampus just outside of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh office space take-up in first quarter reaches 139,969 sq ft

Published: Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Edinburgh’s office market has experienced a challenging start to 2018 with over 139,969 sq ft of take-up, according to the latest research from commercial property consultancy CBRE Scotland.

Leith Fort in the running for three industry awards

Published: Tuesday, 10 April 2018

An ambitious 94 affordable homes project, which is creating a new community at Edinburgh’s Leith Fort, has been shortlisted for a trio of awards.

Moda bring forward 221 home Fountainbridge PRS development

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

Homes form part of a larger development scheduled for completion in 2023.

£30m residential development launched in Edinburgh city centre

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

A £30 million development has been launched to meet growing demand for residential space in Edinburgh city centre.

Lichfields appointed to major development at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

Planning and development consultancy Lichfields is to help deliver the masterplan and permissions for an ambitious transformation of a major area of land adjacent to Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Airport announce new direct flights to destinations in Turkey and Corfu

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

A low cost airline has announced two new destinations it will fly to from Edinburgh.

'Sharp rise' in number of Scottish tech start-ups

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

The number of new tech companies being set up in Scotland rose sharply last year, according to a new report.

Work starts to deliver new boutique hotel in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

The 150-bedroom hotel will be located on Torphichen Street.

Second Malmaison Edinburgh hotel to create 50 jobs

Published: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

A hotel group is set to build a second Edinburgh location this year, creating 50 new jobs.

Development partner sought for affordable homes and workplaces plan at Fountainbridge

Published: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

A former brewery complex in Fountainbridge is to be developed by the City of Edinburgh Council to deliver a vibrant city quarter including over 400 new homes.

New technology megastore opens at Fort Kinnaird

Published: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

A new and improved tech megastore has opened at Fort Kinnaird.

Plans for nearly 350 South Queensferry new builds granted

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Nearly 350 new homes are planned for South Queensferry after builders were given the green light to develop over 35 acres of land.

New Roux restaurant planned for Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Alain Roux, Chef Patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father, Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur, are set to launch an exciting new restaurant at The Balmoral.

Tech City UK finds Edinburgh tech talent is thriving

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

More than 80 tech meetup groups are thriving in Edinburgh, helping the Scottish capital to become one of the UK’s fastest growing centres for technology startups.

‘Game changer’ Edinburgh hotel complex gets go ahead

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Detailed proposals for a hotel and office complex next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre are expected to be submitted with weeks after the plan was approved in principle.

Proposals for 170 homes on Craigmillar brownfield site put to city council

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

A new deal between developer EDI Group and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey could regenerate a brownfield site in Craigmillar if plans for 169 new homes are approved.

Buccleuch Property in £2.1m Edinburgh investment

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

The firm, based in the Scottish capital, has acquired four industrial units in the West Telferton area.

Flats fill ‘gap site in the sky’ on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

It is likely to be the last new-build project on Scotland’s most historic street in a city where every square foot of land is at a premium.

Edinburgh breaks into global top five for property

Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Edinburgh has entered the world’s top five cities on a prestigious global property investment index

169 new homes in the pipeline at Greendykes South

Published: Friday, 23 March 2018

A new deal between developer The EDI Group and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is set to regenerate a key brownfield site in Edinburgh with 169 new homes for the capital.

Two Scots cities top list of UK's biggest tourism hotspots

Published: Friday, 23 March 2018

The pair finished above London in the table compiled by Best Western

New floating hotel will open in Leith this September

Published: Friday, 23 March 2018

Edinburgh’s latest luxury hotel will open in Leith this September.

Masterplan initiative seeks new vision for Waverley

Published: Thursday, 22 March 2018

A new Masterplan is to be developed to outline a long term vision Edinburgh’s Waverley Station.

Edinburgh's St James project 'on track to open in 2020'

Published: Thursday, 22 March 2018

Demolition of the old building in the heart of the city was completed earlier this year.

FUSE will offer high quality training for those who work at Edinburgh St James

Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

We should all expect great service at Edinburgh St James when it opens.

BT to take on 75 new tech apprentices in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The move comes as the company launches a UK-wide plan to employ more than 1,300 people in roles such as TV production, engineering and cyber security.

Airbnb launches Edinburgh experiences campaign

Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

VisitScotland has launched a new tourism initiative with Airbnb to give visitors more “authentic experiences” of Scotland.

TripAdvisor reviewers name Edinburgh among top 20 destinations in Europe

Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Edinburgh has been named the second best rated destination in the UK and among the top 20 in Europe by TripAdvisor.

Scottish digital tech firms see 'positive' year ahead

Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Most of Scotland's digital technology firms are optimistic about their prospects this year following strong sales in 2017, a survey has found.

New firm poised to control half of Princes St Gardens

Published: Monday, 19 March 2018

Control of half of Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh could be handed by the city council to a new “arms-length” company when a multi-million pound concert arena is complete.

Council provides accommodation for expanding businesses in West Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 19 March 2018

A business park built by the City of Edinburgh Council creating much-needed industrial units in West Edinburgh has now been fully let.

Study finds student rents worth £40m to Edinburgh economy

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

Edinburgh’s economy benefited from a £40 million boost in 2017 thanks to the surge in purpose-built student accommodation, new research has revealed.

Graham + Sibbald relocates its Edinburgh office

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

The independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist moves from Manor Place to modernised development in the regenerated Haymarket

Former police box-turned-cafe for sale in central Edinburgh location

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

If you’ve ever dreamed of running a cafe in the capital but didn’t think you had the budget, then this former police box is worth a look.

First direct flight from Edinburgh to China

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

Air links between Scotland and China are being boosted with the first direct scheduled flights between the two countries.

New homes to be built on Granton Waterfront site after Council confirms purchase

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

The City of Edinburgh Council has bought the former National Grid site in Granton on Edinburgh’s Waterfront after an agreement was reached with National Grid.

Edinburgh named UK’s most attractive city to live and work in by study

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

The study assessed 12 UK cities on nine categories including access to education, green space and healthcare.

Edinburgh Airport expected to announce China flights

Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A long-awaited air route to China has been secured by Edinburgh Airport, The Scotsman understands.

Edinburgh tops list of most influential small cities in Europe

Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Scottish capital scores high on economic output and the aspirations of its workforce

Government funding confirmed for Duncan Place Resource Centre

Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Scottish Government has confirmed that over £1 million will be given to revamp the Duncan Place Resource Centre in Leith.

Four bidders shortlisted to deliver Edinburgh tram extension

Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced the four bidders shortlisted for the Infrastructure and Systems work on the proposed tram line extension to Newhaven as the completion of the Final Business Case for the project edges closer.

Busiest February on record for Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

More than 846,000 people passed through Edinburgh Airport in February, making it the busiest ever February at Scotland’s busiest airport.

New flexible workspaces centre to open in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

Creative workplace provider Spaces is opening its first centre in Edinburgh.

RBS branch in central Edinburgh sold for £1.3million

Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

A branch of RBS in a prime Capital location has sold for £1.3million.

Latest phase of Edinburgh’s Muirhouse transformation delivered

Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

Springfield Properties have showcased a £23m development of 49 affordable homes in Edinburgh’s Muirhouse district, delivered in partnership with Dunedin Canmore and Muirhouse Housing Association.

The secret Edinburgh seafood restaurant opening in April

Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

Hoping to reel in fish-loving foodies and self-confessed shellfish specialists from across the city a new seafood restaurant will open at Newhaven Pier next month.

Scotland gains £5bn from key commercial property field

Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

Scotland’s commercial property sector – seen as a broader barometer of economic activity – contributes almost £5bn to the Scottish economy and supports more than 92,000 jobs, according to a new report

Health at heart of plans for new Edinburgh ‘urban quarter’

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

New football pitches and tennis courts would be built in the Capital under £500 million plans for a major urban quarter featuring 1800 homes.

Residential redevelopment on the cards for C-listed Edinburgh offices

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

Development will consist of 48 homes.

Denny’s eyeing up Edinburgh location for new restaurant

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

A popular American diner chain is eyeing up the Capital as it pushes ahead with plans to open restaurants in the UK.

Edinburgh Airport to be home to BrewDog’s first airport bar

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

BrewDog is to open the doors to its first airport bar this summer.

Edinburgh Napier entrepreneur launches alternative to popcorn brand

Published: Tuesday, 06 March 2018

An Edinburgh Napier entrepreneur is making a big bang in the healthy foods market with her new alternative to popcorn.

Scotland to train 27,000 new apprentices

Published: Tuesday, 06 March 2018

A national drive to recruit 27,000 new apprentices across Scotland by the end of the year is on track, the First Minister has said.

Edinburgh St James rises as construction gets underway

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

Four tower cranes have been erected on-site at Edinburgh’s St James Centre signifying the start of construction works at the 1.7m retail-led quarter by Laing O’Rourke.

Value of top Edinburgh hotels grows strongly in 2017

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

Popularity of the Scottish capital is highlighted in the global European Hotel Valuation Index published by hotel consultancy HVS

Glencairn revisit plans for Fountainbridge flats

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

New plan sees scale reduced

Scottish businesses plan jobs boost as confidence rises

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

Business confidence in Scotland rose 17 points during February to reach 35%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking.

Hotel complex set for go-ahead on EICC doorstep

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

A major expansion of the Capital’s financial district is set to be given the go-ahead with approval of a £150 million hotel and office complex next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Ryanair announce 11 new Edinburgh routes as services move from Glasgow

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ryanair have announced that they are to add 11 new routes to Edinburgh and will close its one aircraft Glasgow International base from November.

Nic Wood buys pub chain from brother Garreth

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

An Edinburgh-based pub group owner has bought a chain of pubs run by his brother.

Leith reaches skyward with 237 home waterfront development

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Homes set to be across four separate buildings.

Blockbuster year for Film Edinburgh with production bringing in £16.1million

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A number of feature films, including Avengers: Infinity War, contributed to the success.

New Pure Gym to open in former Scotsman offices

Published: Monday, 26 February 2018

The gym will now operate from the iconic Scotsman Hotel.

Edinburgh leads the way in hotel room revenue

Published: Monday, 26 February 2018

GVA's inaugural Hotels Economic and Property Market Review reports 'impressive' figures for the sector in Scotland in 2017 - especially in the capital

Work begins on 75 affordable homes in Craigmillar

Published: Monday, 26 February 2018

Work has begun on 75 much needed new affordable homes at Greendykes in Craigmillar.

Amendments sought for £200m Haymarket masterplan pending sale

Published: Friday, 23 February 2018

Interserve and Tiger Developments have reworked previously consented plans for The Haymarket, a mixed-use development on the site of a former railway goods yard off Morrison Street, Edinburgh, for a third time after placing the £200m brownfield development up for sale.

Railway chief targets Edinburgh-Glasgow in 39 minutes

Published: Friday, 23 February 2018

The head of Scotland’s railway wants to cut Edinburgh-Glasgow journeys to just 39 minutes as a “game- changer” to attract more passengers.

Total value of Edinburgh property revealed

Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018

The total value of Edinburgh property has been revealed in a new study.

Luxury flats in the ground’s of former Donaldson’s school now on sale

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Locals on the hunt for a swanky new pad in one of the Capital’s most hotly anticipated spots can now reserve at flat overlooking the famous Donaldson’s College for nearly £2 million.

Ryanair launches Edinburgh to Lisbon route

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Dublin-based carrier unveils new twice weekly winter route to from Scotland to Portugal

Major new art gallery for Edinburgh as Ingleby's move into A-listed former religious meeting house

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

One of Scotland's leading contemporary art galleries is to reveal its new home - the former meeting house of a small religious sect in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh named as UK’s top city for inward investment

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Ranking comes from the "Investing in Britain: Cities Built for the Future” report.

Collabor8te founder Teresa Jackson seeks co-working space in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The owner of a co-working space in Glasgow is looking to capitalise on the popularity of the flexible office industry and expand her business into Edinburgh.

‘Polite’ student flats to rise in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

BoyesRees Architects have brought forward plans to create a custom-built student accommodation block at 179 Canongate in Edinburgh’s Old Town Conservation Area.

RBS takes control of Scottish business incubator

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

RBS takes sole control after previous partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark.

Haymarket gap site for £200m scheme put up for sale

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

One of the city centre’s most prominent gap sites has been put up for sale.

Capital's £10m spending spree on cultural venues

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Three signature projects are set to share in a £10 million boost for Edinburgh’s cultural infrastructure.

Chop House to open in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The latest addition to the Chop House family will open this March in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield neighbourhood.

BT connects young workers with skills

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Choosing a vocation, let alone getting a break, can be daunting.

Ryanair launches new Edinburgh to Seville route

Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018

Ryanair has launched a new Edinburgh to Seville route to go on sale next month.

Edinburgh College students swap classrooms for construction sites

Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018

Students from Edinburgh College have taken their learning out of the classroom thanks to a partnership with one of the UK’s largest infrastructure firms.

Six by Nico to open in Edinburgh’s New Town

Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018

One of Glasgow’s most fashionable restaurants is to be become the latest new arrival to the booming culinary scene in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Social enterprise bar opening second cafe in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The UK’s first social enterprise bar group has opened its second venture in Edinburgh – with hopes high that it can serve up a success.

Hardies to oversee construction of student studios in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants will lead construction of 93 units.

EMA spearhead 800-home vision for south east Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

EMA have designed a major residential expansion around Edinburgh’s Bio Quarter and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to the south east of the city.

Edinburgh Airport records busiest ever January

Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Edinburgh Airport recorded its busiest ever January with new figures showing a 7.1% rise in passengers.

Scottish business confidence hits three-year high

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

Research by the Bank of Scotland suggests business confidence in Scotland is at its highest level in more than three year.

City seeks support to renew Edinburgh BID deal

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

It has cleared gum off the streets, introduced taxi marshals, organised crowd-pulling events, helped cut crime and attracted more people to the city centre.

Edinburgh's Garden District development to go to Scottish ministers

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

Murray Estate is seeking the go-ahead for the first phase of Redheughs Village, to the west of Edinburgh

Edinburgh student accommodation sells for £24m

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

123 Fountainbridge, an Edinburgh student accommodation hub, has been sold for £24m by Gatehouse Bank on behalf of investors.

Edinburgh's newest hotel to open its doors in June

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

One of Scotland's plushest hotels, the Edinburgh Grand, will open its doors June as part of a £60m revamp of one of the Edinburgh's famous squares.

Ocean Terminal set for comprehensive upgrade

Published: Monday, 12 February 2018

Resolution Property has secured a multi-million pound funding package to upgrade its waterfront shopping centre and leisure destination Ocean Terminal in Leith, Edinburgh.

Best business in Edinburgh revealed at Business Awards

Published: Friday, 09 February 2018

They dazzled, they shone. They oozed gravitas and confidence, as 500 of the city’s leading business owners, influencers and innovators gathered under the canopy of the EICC.

Edinburgh budget hotels could be curbed to encourage luxury chains

Published: Friday, 09 February 2018

More than half of the hotel stock in the city is made up of budget hotels.

Demand for office space in Scotland's three largest cities pushes take-up beyond 2m sq ft

Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018

Scottish Office Spotlight from Savills

Favourable market for jobseekers in Scotland, new report finds

Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation Report on Jobs for Scotland sound the number of people securing permanent posts has risen sharply

Social Bite pledges £3m to move homeless people into flats

Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018

The co-founder of a leading social enterprise has pledged £3 million of money raised from Sleep in the Park to a Housing First initiative aiming to immediately move homeless people into their own flat

Two Edinburgh cultural attractions surpass two million visitors each for the first time on record

Published: Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland benefit from the lower value of sterling

Surge in support for tourist tax in Edinburgh for 'inconvenience and disruption'

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Support for a controversial 'tourist tax' in Edinburgh is surging among residents amid growing calls for visitors to compensate for the "inconvenience and disruption" they cause.

Adagio Edinburgh Aparthotel beats own targets in debut year

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Once it was home to the Sailors’ Ark, the Canongate institution that helped Edinburgh’s Second World War homeless survive.

Finalists announced in hotly contested Scottish Property Awards

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

The ceremony will be held at the Glasgow Hilton in four weeks time.

UBS wealth managers to open flagship office in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 05 February 2018

The wealth management arm of financial services giant UBS has revealed major investment in Edinburgh as it prepares to move to a larger site in the city where it is looking to double its headcount.

Edinburgh hotel is top luxury UK hotel outside London

Published: Monday, 05 February 2018

The Chester Residence picks up TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for fifth year running.

Edinburgh property company kick-starts 2018 with £2m of acquisitions

Published: Monday, 05 February 2018

Edinburgh-based property investment specialist SRA Ventures has kicked off 2018 by announcing a raft of acquisitions totalling more than £2million.

Richard Branson hints at Virgin flights from Edinburgh to US

Published: Friday, 02 February 2018

Virgin could follow up its choice of Edinburgh as the location for its first UK hotel by launching a direct flight from the city to the United States, Sir Richard Branson has suggested.

Informatics Ventures picks early stage tech companies for EIE18

Published: Friday, 02 February 2018

Informatics Ventures, Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme, has picked 60 early stage companies for EIE18 at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 19th April.

Edinburgh earmarked as one of first cities to benefit from ultrafast broadband expansion

Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018

Openreach is accelerating plans to build Fibre to the Premises to three million premises by 2020.

Virgin to open its first UK hotel in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018

Global tycoon Sir Richard Branson today announced Edinburgh as the location for the first Virgin Hotel outside the United States.

Scotland's video games industry on the rise with huge upsurge in job numbers

Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018

More than 1,500 people now work in creative roles in Scotland’s video game industry after employment surged by 20 per cent since March 2016, with mobile games driving the growth.

Edinburgh Park office property one of three aquisitions by Regional REIT

Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Trust go ahead with deals with support from Royal Bank of Scotland's Real Estate Finance team.

Scotland firmly on international investors’ radar

Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

In the final quarter of last year we saw some significant purchases in Scottish commercial property.

Scottish EDGE round 12 opens for applications

Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Scottish EDGE, the business funding competition, has launched its next round. Applications to round 12 are now open until 7th March, 2018.

Shawfair takes important step forward as landmark development comes to market

Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Shawfair regeneration project near Edinburgh has reached another important milestone with the launch of a 13-hectare commercially allocated development.

Brazilian restaurant to open on George Street

Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The wait is nearly over if your mouth has been watering at the idea of Fazenda Bar & Grill opening on George Street. They are set to open the doors on 23 February 2018.

Edinburgh Council seek planning for New Meadowbank

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

City of Edinburgh Council has filed its plans for a long-awaited overhaul of Meadowbank Sports Centre with Holmes Miller Architects with a ‘bold, contemporary, ordered and rational design’ fronting London Road.

Waverley Mall set for transformation

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

Waverley Mall could soon be returned to its former glory as new owners vow to plough a “significant” investment into the city shopping centre.

Pennywell regeneration makes progress with planning permission granted for third phase

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

Planning permission for the next phase of regeneration at the Pennywell Living development has been granted by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Old ropeworks ties up new future with bank funding

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

Edinburgh developers Teague Homes UK have started work on an 81-apartment scheme on the site of a former rope and sail factory in Leith, after securing £9.6m from the Bank of Scotland.

Investment in Scottish commercial property hits £2.3bn in 2017

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

Overseas investors account for more than a third of the total.

Plans for run-down Woolworths site in Corstorphine unveiled

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

It was once the jewel of Corstorphine’s busy thoroughfare, but since the demise of Woolworths the vacant lot has become a high street eyesore.

ISA spearhead new Canonmills homes

Published: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Ian Springford Architects are behind plans to redevelop a former mill to create 11 apartments and ground floor commercial space on Edinburgh’s Canon Street on behalf of Thistle Property Group.

CodeClan CEO targets more women in Scottish tech

Published: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

CEO Melinda Matthews Clarkson is aiming to narrow the gender and diversity gap.

Scottish unemployment falls by 1,000

Published: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Scotland's jobless total fell by 1,000 in the autumn, according to official figures.

Luxury flats proposal mooted for Portobello seafront

Published: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Proposals for a six-storey luxury flat block on Portobello Promenade have been put to the public before final plans are presented to the city council.

Latest Picardy Place plans to go before Edinburgh councillors

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A new landscaped public space would be created in Edinburgh’s east end under revised plans going before councillors.

Scotland Revealed as Top Place in UK to Launch New Business

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The New Year brings about a time of change, sparking many to take the opportunity for a new beginning in both their personal and professional lives.

FanDuel co-founders Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones launch new venture

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The pair are involved in new video game and esports 'social streaming' platform Flick.

BrewDog eyes opening a pub at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Craft beer giant BrewDog is opening its first airport bar with Edinburgh understood to be the company’s chosen destination.

Technology and financial services sectors fuel demand for Edinburgh office space

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

DEMAND for Edinburgh office space reached a 13 year high in 2017 amid strong interest from firms in sectors such as financial services and technology while Glasgow also performed well, property specialists have said, writes Mark Williamson.

Brexit pound drives up Scots hotel deals to £200m

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

The total value of hotel deals soared to nearly £200 million in Scotland last year, as overseas investors took advantage of the weak pound to acquire prime assets at competitive prices.

Black Ivy to launch free Edinburgh co-working space

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

28-seater ‘free to use’ space launches on Thursday 25th January.

Fourth Edinburgh deal for Yorkshire developer

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

A York-based development company has expanded its presence in Edinburgh with the acquisition of an office building on Osborne Terrace.

Top city firms named at Edinburgh Business Awards

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

A wealth of prime business acumen and top city entrepreneurship has been recognised by the Chamber of Commerce in the biggest-ever Edinburgh Business Awards.

New public partnership at Edinburgh Bioquarter

Published: Monday, 22 January 2018

Four major public sector organisations have agreed a new plan to develop Edinburgh BioQuarter.

London private equity investors see potential in Edinburgh renewable energy plant

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

A plant that generates power from Edinburgh householders’ food waste has been acquired by London-based private equity investors in a move that shows confidence in the renewable energy technology.

Fit-out begins at £80m Edinburgh Airport expansion

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

BAM Construction have been appointed to deliver a £10m interior fit-out at a new terminal extension for Edinburgh Airport.

Gyle Shopping Centre to get new cinema in £25m revamp

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

A cinema is part of the £25 million plans for one of the city’s biggest shopping centres.

Gavin Barrie: Edinburgh strategy is a Capital idea

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

If you look across Edinburgh’s skyline, you can’t fail to notice the number of cranes on the horizon.

Property developers buy iconic House of Fraser Princes Street store

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Property developers have snapped up one of Scotland’s most iconic department stores.

Spaces to open co-working hub for Edinburgh's entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Edinburgh’s reputation as a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem has been given a boost with the launch of a new co-working hub in the city centre, which is set to open later this year.

Edinburgh works to manage success

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tourism leaders will be tackling key issues arising from Edinburgh’s growth as a visitor destination in February, when they attend the annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) Conference.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian sold in £85m deal

Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of Lulu Group International, has completed a £85m acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.

Plan to create ‘European boulevard’ in centre of Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Planning chiefs have a “golden opportunity” to create a European-style boulevard in the centre of Edinburgh, according to locals backing fresh plans.

Speculative Edinburgh offices grow with eleventh hour amendment

Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Addition to 2 Semple Street is due to "surging commercial demand".

German tech firm expands in to Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Berlin-headquartered tech firm KPV LAB has expanded into Scotland, acquiring the top floor of One St Andrew Square in Edinburgh.

Sneak preview as over 2000 bid for slice of Edinburgh landmark Donaldson's College

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

More than 2,000 home-hunters including hundreds of ex pats based all over the world are bidding to own a part of an A-Listed Playfair masterpiece in the Scottish capital.

Economy Strategy for Edinburgh will tackle poverty

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

An Economy Strategy to build on Edinburgh’s success to tackle inequality and poverty in the Capital, was published by the City of Edinburgh Council today.

Scotland’s first purpose-built film & TV studio wins formal government backing

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

Scottish ministers have granted planning permission in principle for the country’s first purpose-built film and TV studio following a long-running planning battle.

Multiple ‘Sleep in the Park’ events planned for Scotland to end homelessness

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

A string of “Sleep in the Park” events could be staged on the same night across Scotland in the wake of the success of the first event raising more than £4 million.

More apprentice places to be created in Scotland

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

More than 3,500 new-style apprenticeship places have been announced for Scotland.

Queensferry Hotels invests £1.4m to expand properties

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

Scottish hospitality group Queensferry Hotels is investing £1.4m in the renovation and expansion of its two four-star properties in Edinburgh and Fife, with support from the Bank of Scotland.

Stellar Year for Edinburgh’s office market

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Edinburgh’s office market was the most active it has been for 16 years in 2017, with well over 1 million sq ft of space leased by occupiers in 12 months, according to property consultancy JLL.

Record year for Edinburgh and Glasgow airports

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

More than 13 million passengers used Edinburgh Airport in 2017, while more than 9.9 million travelled through the doors at Glasgow Airport, making it the busiest ever year for both Scottish airports.

Date set for opening of Edinburgh superpub

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Craft beer giant Brewdog has confirmed its capital ‘superpub’ will open in the city on Friday, January 26.

Edinburgh named as best city to live for ‘broke millennials’

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Edinburgh has been named by Movehub as the best city to live in ‘if you’re a broke millennial in search of an adventure in 2018.’

Finnair expands Edinburgh-Helsinki flights to year round

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Finnair is to extend its Edinburgh route to Helsinki to year-round from March and increase flights, The Scotsman can reveal.

Landmark Edinburgh building bought by international investors

Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

International property investors have bought a prestigious building in Edinburgh in a £26 million deal that reflects strong confidence in the prospects for the city’s economy.

Desk space at a premium for small start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

A rise in start-up companies and the move towards a gig economy is fuelling a significant growth in demand for offices at the smaller end of the scale.

Student accommodation in Scotland reaches a record 53,360 beds

Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

The Edinburgh market remains healthy, but there is 'real cause for concern' that studios in Glasgow are reaching oversupply

‘Chill out places’ to be created in Edinburgh city centre

Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Two of Edinburgh’s main public spaces are to be turned into “chill out” spaces to herald the arrival of spring – following criticism they have been exploited for commercial uses and festival shows.

Edinburgh’s £12bn development pipeline

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

Developments worth more than £11.7 billion are underway, proposed or in the pipeline in Edinburgh, a survey of projects at the start of 2018 has found.

Edinburgh Marina retirement living earns council approval

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

Edinburgh Marina Holdings has won approval from Edinburgh City Council to build their waterside retirement living concept as part of a £500m investment for 28 hectares of former docks.

Will Scarlett: Why wise investors are looking to Edinburgh’s east

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

Edinburgh’s east-end and Leith are seeing some exciting developments, writes property consultant Will Scarlett.

easyJet announces new Edinburgh routes

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

Two new routes have been added to the summer offering at Edinburgh Airport after easyJet announced they will operate flights to Seville and Jersey from March.

Edinburgh to China flight moves one step closer

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

Hoteliers supporting Edinburgh's aims of securing flights to China.

£3m property investment loan for new mixed-use Edinburgh project

Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

AMA Homes is to deliver a residential and commercial development in Edinburgh after securing a £3 million property investment loan.

Business research and development spending tops £1bn

Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017

Figures for 2016 show Scotland's R&D spend hit £1.072bn with manufacturing making up more than half the total and the services industry another third

More Scots than ever 'want to be entrepreneurs'

Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Bank of Scotland's How Scotland Lives survey found 14% of adults questioned are looking to start up a company - up nearly a fifth on the previous year.

Skoogmusic secures £560k for scale-up strategy

Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Business helps children learn, explore and have fun with music.

Exports rise 'lifts expectations' for Scottish firms

Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Scottish business is expecting to see its fastest spell of growth in nearly four years in the first half of 2018, according to a survey.

Marketing Edinburgh end a big year

Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Marketing Edinburgh held an end of year party at Edinburgh Castle last week to end the year in style.

Commercial property: Why Edinburgh needs to expand

Published: Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Research from property consultant Savills suggests Edinburgh must expand to cope with demand.

Lorien technology recruitment specialists move into newly-refurbished Edinburgh office

Published: Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Bosses at the UK-wide consultancy agreed terms for the 3,162 sq ft first floor office space in Randolph House, part of the Charlotte Square collection

Edinburgh to Sofia direct with easyjet

Published: Tuesday, 19 December 2017

On Saturday the first flight in the new easyJet service between Edinburgh and Sofia began operating opening up Bulgaria’s capital and biggest city to passengers.

Kier wins £7.7m contract to transform Murchison House for University of Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 18 December 2017

Kier Construction Scotland has been awarded a £7.7 million contract by the University of Edinburgh to carry out the transformation of the Grade B-listed Murchison House.

Scottish EDGE awards £1.1m to promising start-up businesses

Published: Monday, 18 December 2017

Thirteen of the Scotland’s most promising entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of a £1.1m prize pot in the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final.

Edinburgh has 55 listings and 13 restaurants in Best UK Restaurants Guide

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

A respected restaurant guide has described Scotland’s capital city as ‘still unrivalled outside London.’

Waterfront Plaza 388-home development in Leith gets green light

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

CALA is looking to start work next year after councillors approved plans for the brownfield site opposite Leith’s Ocean Terminal

John Lewis spearhead Bonnington housing push

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

John Lewis have applied for permission in principle to build 220 homes at Edinburgh’s Bonnington Road Lane on the site of a former depot.

Plans submitted to increase much needed office space in Edinburgh’s Exchange District

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

The developers of a new office building in Edinburgh’s Exchange District have applied for planning consent to add an extra floor to help alleviate the Capital’s chronic shortage of office space.

The Balmoral Hotel completes multi-million pound upgrade of events suites

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

The redesign comes as the group celebrates its 20th anniversary

Edinburgh’s Christmas market named best in UK

Published: Friday, 15 December 2017

Edinburgh’s Christmas market has been named as the best in the UK to visit for a festive break.

A spotlight on Edinburgh's digital growth

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Edinburgh has seen a number of companies make the city their home and undergone a tech-boom in recent years.

How Scottish companies can address the digital skills gap

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Sara Dodd, CodeClan’s head of quality and curriculum

Miller Homes launches micro business fund as new Edinburgh development gets underway

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Miller Homes has announced the launch of a new £150,000 fund to help local business start-ups within the Leith and Bonnington area.

Edinburgh in UK's top five best places to start up a business

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The SME Growth Factor Index places the Scottish capital fourth after Bradford, Leicester and Coventry - and wins the top ranking for quality of life and qualified workforce.

Edinburgh Marina transformation sails ahead

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Edinburgh Marina Holdings have shown their hand with detailed plans for a £500m waterside quarter designed to revitalize a key stretch of Edinburgh’s neglected coastline.

Dozens of businesses pen joint letter in support of major Leith development

Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A long-running Leith development has received a timely boost from its supporters today ahead of its determination by councillors.

Network Rail reports retail sales rise at Edinburgh Waverley

Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Retail sales at Edinburgh Waverley railway station rose by 6.8 per cent between July and September, a figure that is a third higher than the UK national average.

November passenger numbers increase at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports

Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

International passengers increased by almost a fifth to help Edinburgh Airport to its busiest ever November with a total of 936,193 passengers in November, up 8.7% on the same month last year.

Jump In invests £1m in new trampoline park creating 65 jobs

Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Jump In, the UK’s fastest growing trampoline park operator has invested £1m in a new high-spec arena on the outskirts of Edinburgh, creating 65 new full and part time jobs.

Flight deal with China could boost Scottish firms

Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

Scottish businesses could benefit from the country’s first ever scheduled flights to China, the UK Government claims.

CodeClan appoints Melinda Matthews Clarkson as new CEO

Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

Digital skills academy CodeClan has appointed a former senior figure at technology giant IBM as its new Chief Executive Officer, as it looks to build on its presence across Scotland in 2018.

Adam McVey: What’s behind Edinburgh’s affordable housing boom

Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

The coalition is driving the most ambitious expansion of affordable housing that Edinburgh has ever seen, writes council leader Adam McVey.

EY forecasts Scottish economic growth to pick up pace

Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

Economic growth in Scotland is expected to pick up pace and match the UK-wide performance next year, according to a report.

LDA & WYG to lead revitalization of Edinburgh’s George Street

Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed LDA Design, working in tandem with management consultancy WYG, to lead the revitalization of George Street.

Edinburgh and Glasgow to drive economic growth to UK levels

Published: Friday, 08 December 2017

The strong economic performance of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to power Scottish growth so that it matches the UK’s next year.

Muscat a step closer thanks to air link

Published: Friday, 08 December 2017

Edinburgh to Oman is now possible thanks to Oman Air and Flybe’s new through fares.

New Barburrito will create 20 new jobs at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Friday, 08 December 2017

Airport passengers are set for a taste of Mexico when a new burrito bar will create 20 new jobs in Edinburgh.

Iconic Frasers’ Princes Street store goes on the market

Published: Thursday, 07 December 2017

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic department stores could be turned into a new flagship hotel after being put up for sale with a £13.7 million price tag.

Second high-speed train arrives for Scotland ahead of roll out

Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Scotland took another step to having its seven cities connected by high-speed trains with the arrival of the second of such trains.

Planning approval for 680 homes in Edinburgh and East Lothian

Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Two new housing developments in East Lothian and the East of Edinburgh have now received planning approval, in a move set to help address local housing shortages.

Deputy First Minister hails CodeClan success

Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017

John Swinney, Scotland’s deputy first minister, has recognised digital skills academy CodeClan for its work supplying new talent to support the country’s tech sector.

Diggers move in to homeless village site in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

Diggers have moved in to the site of a new homeless village in Edinburgh as construction work is stepped up.

Skyscanner's Gareth Williams named Scotland's Entrepreneur of the Year

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

The Edinburgh-based travel search firm, which was sold to Ctrip last year for £1.4bn, employs more than 900 staff across 10 global offices and more than 60 million visitors use its site every month.

International brand to open its first hotel in Scotland

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

Yotel says its Erskine House hotel in Edinburgh's Queen Street will provide an alternative to 'traditional' offerings in its 280 cabins.

Mosaic break ground on 132 Granton Harbour homes

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

Delivery of 132 new homes at Granton Waterfront has begun in earnest with McTaggart Construction moving on-site of the £20m Mosaic Architecture + Design scheme.

Edinburgh gives green light for 149 new homes in Candlemaker’s Park

Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017

Taylor Wimpey granted permission to build the homes in Gilmerton.

Forward thinking sees University of Edinburgh research institute clear planning

Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017

Planning permission secured for next phase of development at Quartermile.

Scots tech accelerator in fresh drive

Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017

Pre-seed tech accelerator Seed Haus has opened applications for its second cohort of start-ups, with five-figure funding on offer.

Wilson + Gunn firm up Edinburgh Marina plans

Published: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Applications submitted for mix of housing, retail, commercial and hotel use.

Scottish Entrepreneurs Score Hattrick at Prestigious Awards Ceremony

Published: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Six Scottish entrepreneurs have scooped top accolades at WeDO Scotland’s eighth annual awards in Edinburgh.

EY opens doors to new Edinburgh Office

Published: Monday, 27 November 2017

Professional services firm EY has revealed state-of-the-art UK office in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, signalling the firm’s latest investment in Scotland.

Royal London takes 32,335 sq ft at 22 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 27 November 2017

UK insurance and pension giant, Royal London, is to take 32,335 sq ft on the ground, 1 st and 2 nd floors at 22 Haymarket Yards in the former Tesco Bank building next to Haymarket Station.

Edinburgh and London in talks over tourist tax

Published: Monday, 27 November 2017

Scotland's capital city is seeking to forge a unique tourist tax alliance with London in an attempt to push forward plans for a levy on visitors.

£20m boutique Edinburgh Old Town hotel ‘tops out’

Published: Friday, 24 November 2017

Work on building a new £20 million hotel on a well-known gap site in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town has reached a crucial milestone with the building reaching its highest point.

New homes get go-ahead in Portobello

Published: Thursday, 23 November 2017

Controvertial plans for 435 new homes on the edge of Portobello have been given the go-ahead despite concerns about noise, design, density and traffic problems.

The Leith Agency takes new commercial district office

Published: Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Edinburgh-based company is moving to be closer to sister firms Signal and Stripe Communications

Permission sought for Leith cinema residential development

Published: Thursday, 23 November 2017

Glencairn Properties have filed a bid to transform a B-listed former cinema in Leith into 36 apartments through its conversion and extension.

easyJet pleased with routes linking Glasgow and Edinburgh with Europe

Published: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

easyJet has said it is preparing to add more new routes serving Scotland after achieving strong growth in passenger numbers in the latest year.

Gyle Shopping Centre set for £3m refurbishment

Published: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Shoppers at the Gyle Centre will enjoy new seating areas, lighting and upgraded toilet facilities when the destination undergoes a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

Barclays signs partnership with CodeBase to launch Scotland’s first Eagle Lab

Published: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Eagle Lab a first for Barclay's in Scotland

Nearly half of small firms lack digital skills

Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Around 48 per cent of small businesses in Scotland lack the full range of basic digital skills that could help them improve productivity and save costs, a survey shows.

Revamped Edinburgh establishment named as UK Bar of the Year

Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Just a year after opening, a Capital establishment has won out against more than 1,000 pubs and bars around the UK to take home two top industry awards.

activpayroll expands in Edinburgh with new office and treble the staff

Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital.

Caledonian Exchange scoops prestigious Wired Certification for its digital connectivity

Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

An Edinburgh office building has become the first in the city, and one of the few in Scotland, to scoop a top industry certification for its digital infrastructure and technology-focused design.

Latest designs revealed for Edinburgh’s Picardy Place

Published: Monday, 20 November 2017

Further improvements have been made to the proposed designs for Picardy Place ahead of a series of public engagement events.

Scotland ranks fourth in inaugural UK productivity study

Published: Monday, 20 November 2017

The KPMG report says the country is boosted overall by the 'high value oil and gas sector' which made 'significant productivity gains' in the past 18 months.

Wilson + Gunn kickstart Edinburgh Marina masterplan

Published: Monday, 20 November 2017

Wilson + Gunn Architects have pulled out plans for 162 homes from under their hat for Edinburgh Marina, a brownfield regeneration area in Granton with the capacity to deliver as many as 1,800 new homes - including 104 retirement flats.

Edinburgh remains UK's top hotel investment hotspot outside London

Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

Edinburgh remains the most attractive UK hotel investment destination outside London, research has found.

Baba becomes latest restaurant to open in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

The team behind the award-winning Ox and Finch have opened Baba in the Capital on George Street.

Edinburgh Christmas market named ‘second best in UK’ by Vogue

Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

Edinburgh’s Christmas Market has been named as the second best in the UK by fashion magazine, Vogue.

Argentinian steak restaurant opens in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Gaucho – the Argentinian steak restaurant – has officially opened its flagship restaurant and bar on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

Councillors defer decision on Leith housing development

Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A decision on a major housing-led mixed-use scheme proposed for Leith’s Waterfront Plaza has been deferred by councillors.

Princes Street unit sells for ‘in excess of £4m’

Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Levi’s store at 109 Princes Street, Edinburgh has been sold for a price in excess of £4m to a private investor.

@pizza to open its first Edinburgh restaurant

Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

@pizza is opening its first restaurant in the Edinburgh’s busy West End at 4 Charlotte Lane, part of The Charlotte Square Collection’s redevelopment of Randolph House.

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.

Scottish government unveils 'living wage nation' plans

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017

Plans to make Scotland a "living wage nation" over the next three years have been put forward by the Scottish government.

Record breaking October for Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017

More than 1.2 million passengers used Edinburgh Airport in October, making it the busiest October on record for the terminal.

Old Town in bid to deliver ‘five-star’ city status

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017

It is Scotland’s most historic thoroughfare, thronged with visitors flocking to attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and St Giles’ Cathedral.

Entrepreneurial champions crowned in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017

Now in their fifth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have attracted a record number of entries.

Scotland's private sector grows at strongest rate since July

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017

The Bank of Scotland's monthly regional PMI rose from 52.2 in September to 52.7 in October thanks to new orders and increase in employment in manufacturing and service sectors.

Plans revealed for Brewdog ‘superbar’ set for Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017

Brewdog has been granted planning approval for a new bar in the heart of the Capital.

How Edinburgh has becomes London's tech hub rival

Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017

Ben Cossor is a senior manager in the tech & innovation team at PHA Media.

Scottish Office Market showing resilience but volumes are down

Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017

Take-up reached 393,000 sq ft (36,509 sq m) during the third quarter of 2017

Edinburgh is ‘best place to live and work’ finds new survey

Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017

The Capital has been named as the best place to live and work in Scotland for the fifth year in a row, as part of a national cities survey.

'Fastest rise' in permanent job placements in Scotland since 2015

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

The number of people placed in permanent job roles in Scotland last month increased at its fastest pace since 2015, according to a new report.

Edinburgh and Belfast lead UK revpar growth in third quarter

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Hotels in Edinburgh and Belfast produced the strongest revenue per available room (revpar) growth during the third quarter of the year, according to the Q3 2017 Hotel Bulletin from AlixPartners.

£45m Edinburgh concert hall to open up access to huge chunk of New Town

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Edinburgh’s new £45 million concert hall will open up access to a huge swathe of little-known New Town squares, lanes, terraces and gardens, its backers have revealed.

New Waverley Wins National UK RICS Regeneration Award

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Edinburgh’s New Waverley development has won one of the UK property industry’s most prestigious national accolades.

Luxury fashion brand to open store in Capital

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Luxury clothes brand Holland Cooper is set to open its flagship store in Edinburgh’s New Town this Friday.

Edinburgh investment company secures Shapes auction house in Sighthill for £1.25m

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Edinburgh-based property investment specialist SRA Ventures has secured the Shapes auction house in Sighthill which could now be transformed into a variety of commercial uses.

Pivotal moment for proposed Leith development

Published: Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Proposals for one of Edinburgh’s largest viable brownfield developments will be put forward for determination at a planning committee this week.

Port Edgar Marina boosted by retail signing

Published: Tuesday, 07 November 2017

A major antique, art and furniture dealer is to relocate from its city home to Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry, heralding a major boost to the waterside developments transformation.

Scots employers back increase in living wage rate

Published: Monday, 06 November 2017

Accredited living wage employers in Scotland have committed to giving staff a pay rise to £8.75 per hour.

Scottish apprentices in frame for awards

Published: Monday, 06 November 2017

The deputy manager of a well-known city pub, a project manager and a young engineer are among the finalists at tomorrow’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

Social Bite Edinburgh Sleep in the Park 'has now raised more than £1.6m'

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017

Social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn's Sleep in the Park has now raised more than £1.6m as plans continue to hold the world's largest-ever "sleep out" next month.

Wemyss Bay and New Waverley fly the flag for Scotland at RICS Awards

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017

Wemyss Bay nominated in the Infrastructure category and New Waverley in the Regeneration category.

Savills says 'in demand' Edinburgh needs more expansion and infrastructure investment

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017

Report by the property agent says Scotland's capital must develop beyond its boundaries to meet expected tourism and commerce growth - though it admits findings are based on 'soft' Brexit

Edinburgh and Glasgow outline plans to build up to 30,000 new affordable homes

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017

City of Edinburgh Council hopes to deliver its first phase of 20,000 homes in the next ten years while Glasgow plans 10,000 in the next five years

Rare portfolio of Edinburgh apartments hits market

Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017

A rare portfolio of Edinburgh apartments has come onto the market for £24.5m, presenting an opportunity for an investor to snap up a swathe of property in the Scottish city.

First Minister launches £4m fund to support future entrepreneurs

Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017

A new scheme to nurture and support up to 40 budding entrepreneurs each year, backed by £4m, has been set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Edinburgh named best city in the UK for coworking

Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Edinburgh has been named as the UK’s leading city for coworking , according to a study from MoneySuperMarket.

Leith Docks permanent new home for luxury floating hotel

Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Plans for Scotland’s first floating hotel in heart of Leith have been approved by city planners – by just one vote.

Edinburgh week-long celebration for entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 runs from 13th – 17th November

New Natuzzi Italia store opening in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

High-end furniture and homeware brand Natuzzi Italia has opened its first store in Edinburgh's Straiton Retail Park.

Work starts on new BioQuarter building

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Edinburgh’s expanding BioQuarter is adding a new commercial facility to help meet demand for space at the health and science campus.

Development of 94 affordable, colony-style homes starts new chapter for historic Leith Fort site

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A partnership between Port of Leith Housing Association and the City of Edinburgh Council has delivered a new community of affordable homes in Leith.

Report finds Edinburgh’s transport network is one of the best in the world

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Capital’s transport network is one of the best in the world – but more should be done to encourage passengers to get on board, according to a new study.

David Anderson: Fintech sector set to be a Scottish success story

Published: Monday, 30 October 2017

What a time to be at the start of your career looking at the possibilities ahead.

Office take-up in Edinburgh outpaces annual average

Published: Monday, 30 October 2017

Edinburgh’s office take-up for 2017 has already exceeded the annual average by 15% after strong activity in the first nine months of the year.

PwC and CodeBase reveal SCALE: Edinburgh participants

Published: Monday, 30 October 2017

The companies for PwC and CodeBase’s SCALE initiative have been released as the ten-week series of events goes live.

Green light for Heriot Watt University’s £19m Discovery & Innovation Centre

Published: Friday, 27 October 2017

Architecture firm Sheppard Robson has received planning permission from the City of Edinburgh Council for a £19 million engineering, computer science and maths building at Heriot-Watt University.

Projekt 42 secures £44,000 to expand in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 27 October 2017

Focused on strengthening the connection between mental health and physical fitness, the social enterprise will open a new tailor-made fitness centre next year.

Small Business Saturday campaign visits Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 26 October 2017

A nationwide bus tour promoting Small Business Saturday has stopped off in Edinburgh after launching in Dundee.

2 Semple Street will be Edinburgh’s only Grade A spec office project ready for 2018

Published: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The delivery of the only speculative office development in Edinburgh which is due to complete next year should help alleviate the Capital’s chronic shortage of Grade A office accommodation.

Edinburgh BioQuarter addition to bolster tissue research

Published: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The University of Edinburgh, Balfour Beatty and Stantec have broken ground on a £50m Centre for Tissue Regeneration and Repair within the city’s BioQuarter.

Brazilian restaurant sambas into George Street

Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Brazilian food brand Fazenda will open a bar and grill in a £2m facelift project in Edinburgh early next year, bosses have confirmed.

Refurbished offices shine in the market

Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

An Edinburgh Park office building has attracted significant interest since a major refurbishment, underlining the need for Grade A stock both within and outside the city centre.

First Hampton by Hilton opens in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Hampton by Hilton is opening its first property in Scotland’s capital city – Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End – joining four other Hampton by Hilton properties already open in Scotland.

Buccleuch Property acquires Edinburgh industrial estate for £2.5m

Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Buccleuch Property continues to strengthen its industrial portfolio with the recent purchase of West Telferton industrial estate in Edinburgh for £2.5m, representing an initial yield of 7.2%.

Edinburgh to undertake new business tourism marketing campaign

Published: Friday, 20 October 2017

Edinburgh is to undertake a marketing campaign called ‘Make it Edinburgh’ to raise its global profile as the business tourism destination of choice for meeting and event planners.

CodeClan graduates boost Scottish Fintech

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Graduates of digital skills academy CodeClan are boosting Scotland’s evolving financial technology sector, by filling roles in both traditional banking and younger disruptive organisations.

Entrepreneur Shaf Rasul among mentors recruited to help CodeBase start-ups

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

SCALE: Edinburgh initiative between CodeBase and PwC, provides access to decision makers within organisations

Edinburgh serviced-apartment sector second only to London

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Through the August 2017 year-to-date time period, Edinburgh serviced apartments substantially outperformed market averages across the Regional U.K. (U.K. excluding London).

Artisan sells Edinburgh’s New Waverley office development to Legal & General

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Artisan Real Estate Investors, the partnership behind Edinburgh’s award-winning New Waverley development, has completed the sale of the scheme’s 190,000 sq. ft. office component to Legal & General.

University of Edinburgh plan new biological research facility

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios have extended their work to overhaul the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Science with the preparation of plans for a new specialist research facility.

Edinburgh eatery wins European Italian restaurant of the year

Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

An Edinburgh eatery has won the title of Italian restaurant of the year at a European award ceremony.

CCG progress first phase of Craigmillar Town Centre

Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

CCG are on track to deliver 111 affordable homes as part of the first phase of delivery at Craigmillar Town Centre, Edinburgh, scheduled to be handed over by early 2018.

Host of new stores and gym to open in Fort Kinnaird

Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A number of new stores are to open in Fort Kinnaird in a move that will create more than 100 new jobs.

Ogilvie completes student development at Edinburgh’s Old Printworks

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

A new 237 bed purpose-built student accommodation development at The Old Printworks in Edinburgh has been completed in time for the 2017/18 academic year.

Edinburgh Central found to be Scotland's most enterprising constituency

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

Analysis by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found that the area contained 7,065 businesses last year.

Why Edinburgh remains most sought-after UK hotel location outside of London

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

With a thriving corporate, finance, tech and leisure market, it's easy to see why Scotland's capital - along with Glasgow - is so popular with investors.

BAM & Hermes greenlight speculative Edinburgh office build

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

122,000sq/ft development will be located in the Exchange district.

Morgan McDonnell propose plans for residential infill at Edinburgh’s Old Town

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

Square and Crescent have commissioned Morgan McDonnell Architects to draw up plans for a residential infill scheme on Edinburgh’s Calton Road.

Edinburgh is home to the most educated workforce in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

Workers in the capital are the most swotted up in the country – with more than half having graduated from university.

John Donnelly: Students love our capital city – and they bring lots of money with them

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

Earlier this year, ­Edinburgh rose 15 places in the QS World’s Best Student ­Cities Index, moving into the top 20 at 18.

Ctrip books One Lochrin Square for new Edinburgh base

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

Newly-refurbished One Lochrin Square has secured its first tenant with the world’s second largest online travel agency, Ctrip, taking space at the Edinburgh property.

Edinburgh Airport enjoys busiest ever September

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The number of passengers passing through Scottish airports has continued to rise, with Edinburgh Airport experiencing its busiest ever September.

Edinburgh office take-up on track to beat 2016 total

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Edinburgh’s office market looks set for another very strong year after a further 160,449 sq. ft. of city-centre stock was let during Q3 2017, according to Knight Frank.

Christmas comes early to Edinburgh with launch of new business

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Two women have launched a new business in Edinburgh that specialises in the design and installation of Christmas decorations for businesses and homeowners.

Edinburgh tourism gets a weekend boost

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Over 120 attendees gathered for the first stage of The Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge (ETIC), which aims to connect Edinburgh’s tourism and tech sectors.

Edinburgh office recognised at top workplace awards

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

5 Advocate’s Close named at the British Council for Offices (BCO)’s annual National Awards

‘De-furbished’ Princes Street offices unveiled

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A trend toward ‘de-furbished’ office provision in Edinburgh is continuing with extension of a four storey Princes Street townhouse to form 11,000sq/ft of upper floor accommodation.

Parabola trail ambitious Edinburgh Park masterplan

Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Parabola, owner of 50 acres of developable land to the south of Edinburgh Park, have unveiled their masterplan vision for the land, aiming to establish a new city quarter within the business district.

New Brazilian grill to open on George Street

Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A new grill house is to open on George Street, offering rodizio, a unique Brazilian way of serving a variety of grilled meats carved at the table.

Whisky production returns to Leith with 40m vertical distillery

Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Threesixty Architecture and Muckle Brig have submitted plans for a purpose-built single malt distillery at Port of Leith, Edinburgh, next door to the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and Royal Yacht Britannia.

Barratt secure approval for 115 Leith homes

Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Barratt Homes are to press ahead with 115 new homes in the Leith area of Edinburgh after securing planning permission for a mix of apartments and colony homes in the area.

New hotels in Edinburgh set to provide 2000 new rooms by 2020

Published: Thursday, 21 September 2017

New hotels due to open in Edinburgh over the next three years will add nearly 2000 extra rooms to the city.

Cyber security consultancy opens Edinburgh office

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Cyber security consultancy, Context Information Security, has opened a new office in Edinburgh.

Knight Property Group’s latest Edinburgh development fully let

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Scottish commercial property developer, Knight Property Group welcomed two new global companies to their most recent Edinburgh redevelopment, No2 Castle Terrace.

Edinburgh’s Craigleith Retail Park sees retailers flood in

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

HomeStore & More has set up shop in Craigleith Retail Park in Edinburgh, marking the first store for the Irish independent homewares retailer in the UK.

Ice museum to be built for Edinburgh's Christmas

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An ice museum full of life-sized sculptures is the latest attraction to Edinburgh's Christmas.

Full details of Fountainbridge housing and commercial development unveiled

Published: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Glencairn Properties has unveiled detailed plans for a new canal side housing and commercial development in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh St James developers outline construction benefits to local businesses and workers

Published: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TH Real Estate and Laing O’Rourke have reveal investment figures

Edinburgh the most prosperous UK city outside London

Published: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and has the fastest growing population in the UK, with the exception of Manchester, according to the latest ‘Edinburgh by Numbers'.

Work progressing at £200m New Waverley site

Published: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A 7.5 acre site at the heart of the city centre is going through a dramatic metamorphosis.

Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital sold to developers

Published: Monday, 18 September 2017

Property developers have struck a multi-million pound deal with health board bosses to buy a children’s hospital.

KPMG doubles the number of apprenticeships in Scotland

Published: Monday, 18 September 2017

KPMG’s 2017 recruitment drive will boost the firm’s Scottish offices, after doubling its apprentice headcount from six in 2016, to 12 this year.

Town Centre Securities sells city centre investment for £6.3m

Published: Monday, 18 September 2017

Investment and property development company, Town Centre Securities plc (TCS), has sold 1-23 Shandwick Place and Princes House in Edinburgh to 83S Ltd for £6.3m.

Placement scheme for career break women

Published: Monday, 18 September 2017

Women returning to the finance sector after a career break are being urged to apply for a new scheme to help them brush up on their skills.

Edinburgh flaunts Meadowbank Stadium refresh

Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017

Redevelopment of the stadium scheduled for completion in Spring 2020.

Planning submitted for another 315 homes at Pennywell

Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017

Regeneration firm Urban Union and architects Barton Willmore have submitted plans for the next phase of regeneration at the Pennywell Living development to the City of Edinburgh Council.

New Waverley revisit flagship Edinburgh office build

Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017

New Waverley are pressing ahead with an Allan Murray Architects designed office development at New Street, Edinburgh, following a commitment by the UK civil service to lease 190,000sq/ft of space.

Skyscanner owner to bring 200 call centre jobs to Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017

Skyscanner owner Ctrip has announced plans to open a customer service call centre in Edinburgh, creating up to 200 new jobs.

Codeplay teams with Renesas to create 30 jobs in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Codeplay, the Edinburgh vision specialist, has teamed up with Renesas on driverless cars.

Community bid for landmark Edinburgh church

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A community bid to take over a landmark church building has overcome its first hurdle.

Community bid for landmark Edinburgh church

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A community bid to take over a landmark church building has overcome its first hurdle.

Scottish unemployment falls by 7,000

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Scotland's jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000.

Staycity to locate Wilde Aparthotels at King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Dublin-based Staycity Aparthotels has announced that its second Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity will be located at Edinburgh’s historic King’s Stables Road in the heart of the city centre.

First-ever direct flight between Scotland and Washington DC to take off from Edinburgh Airport

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The service, operated by United Airlines, is scheduled to begin in March of next year

Tech accelerator unveils high-profile investors and first cohort of startups

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has launched in Edinburgh backed by a stellar line-up of investment partners.

Edinburgh’s largest vacant office going on the market

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Edinburgh’s largest vacant office building, formerly home to financial services giant State Street, will soon be available to let.

Stoats opens new 22,000 sqft factory with £10m turnover aim

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Stoats, the oats company, is to open a new factory in the south of Edinburgh as part of a major expansion plan.

International visitors take Edinburgh Airport August passenger numbers over 1.4m

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

For the second consecutive month, more than 1.4 million people passed through Edinburgh Airport as passenger numbers continue to soar.

Data science community head for Dynamic Earth

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

MBN hosting conference on opportunities and challenges facing UK plc.

Edinburgh start-up strikes deal with Silicon Valley cloud tech firm

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Software training firm provides online services

Transport chiefs urged: ‘Reopen Forth Road Bridge’

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Transport bosses have been urged to reopen the Forth Road Bridge to ease traffic chaos on its replacement.

Edinburgh delegates set to reap rewards

Published: Thursday, 07 September 2017

New rewards website opens the best of Edinburgh to visiting delegates

Another new restaurant for St Andrew Square ‘cuisine quarter’

Published: Thursday, 07 September 2017

Another top restaurant is set to move into St Andrew Square.

New co-working concept launches in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 07 September 2017

An innovative new concept which will see unused space in restaurants and bars used as co-working spaces has launched in Edinburgh.

Overseas investors spend £51.3m buying Scottish hotels in 2017

Published: Thursday, 07 September 2017

Information from Savills shows the large increase in international hotel investors.

Five Scottish universities ranked in the world's top 200

Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

Five Scottish universities have been classed as amongst the best in the world despite some institutions dropping places in a new global ranking.

CodeClan reaches another milestone

Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

Digital skills academy places 150th graduate in to work.

Chocolate firm Coco Chocolatier expanding in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

An artisan chocolatier is set to quadruple the size of its manufacturing space after investing in machinery to help meet growing demand from overseas.

Record Fringe attendance boosts retailers

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

A record number of people turned out for this year's Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival, providing a huge boost to local retailers.

Wipro opens new digital hub in Edinburgh creating 60 new software development jobs

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

Wipro, which helps businesses overhaul their digital services, already has Scots bases in Aberdeen and East Kilbride.

£25 million refurbishment of city centre hotel launches today

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

Edinburgh Lord Provost set to strengthen Edinburgh’s place on international stage

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, is set to showcase the Capital as a major international player during a series of high profile visits.

Edinburgh councillors unanimously reject Royal High School hotel plans

Published: Monday, 04 September 2017

Developers have vowed to carry on their plans to turn the former Royal High School into a luxury hotel, despite seeing the proposal unanimously rejected by the council.

Feast for the senses will bring £2.4m boost to Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

Edinburgh is in line to be served a £2.4 million economic boost after being selected to host a major conference focusing on the effects that food and drink have on the senses.

Social Bite launches world's largest ever 'sleepout'

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

The event aims to raise £4m to support the homeless in Scotland.

Fresh bid to build 750 new homes near ERI

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A fresh bid has been made to build hundreds of homes and a primary school on green belt land beside the Royal Infirmary.

New £1.35bn Queensferry Crossing opens to vehicles

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The new £1.35bn crossing over the Forth has officially opened to traffic.

Edinburgh’s newest Escape Room opens in Leith

Published: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Padlox Escape Rooms joins a growing number of escape game experiences in Edinburgh.

Charitable Edinburgh hotel to undergo £8.5m 52 room expansion

Published: Monday, 28 August 2017

Following record occupancy numbers, Edinburgh hotel Ten Hill Place, is to undergo a major £8.5m, 52 room expansion which will increase room numbers from 77 to 129.

Edinburgh Airport expansion waiting in the wings

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

Edinburgh Airport has named BAM Construction as lead contractor for its Terminal Expansion Project, which will usher in a range of new domestic and international arrival facilities.

Napier University brings forward office to student housing bid

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

Edinburgh’s Napier University is bidding to transform a defunct 1970’s office block off Robb’s Loan to form 337 student bedrooms and associated amenities.

Fund will promote Edinburgh festivals' legacy

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council has proposed a new fund to protect the legacy of the city's festivals.

Donaldson’s development boosted by £14.2m loan facility

Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017

The transformation of the former Donaldson’s School for the Deaf site in Edinburgh has been supported by a £14.2 million package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Opening date announced for Ivy Group's first Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Famed celebrity restaurant the Ivy has confirmed that its first branch in Scotland will open next month.

PWC launches programme to support scale-ups

Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017

PwC is launching a new-look series of scale-up programmes in Edinburgh, the Midlands and London, opening up the firm’s global network to high potential scale-ups.

Airline Jet2.com announces 200 jobs in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Airline Jet2.com has announced 200 new jobs split between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

Artisan acquires Abbeyhill Industrial Estate

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Property investment and development specialist Artisan Real Estate Investors has acquired Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill Industrial Estate. Charlotte Swanson, Artisan’s Scottish-based Asset Manager, explains.

New images unveiled of extended Waverley platforms

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Network Rail has today released new images showing how Edinburgh Waverley’s extended platforms will look once complete.

Chinese online mobile games developer Chengdu Skymoons Technology opens Edinburgh Studio

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Chinese online mobile games developer Chengdu Skymoons Technology has moved to a new permanent home within the technology incubator CodeBase after opening a studio in Edinburgh, its first in the west

Edinburgh’s gluten-free microbrewery raises £430k to fund expansion

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Edinburgh-based Bellfield Brewery, the UK’s only dedicated gluten-free microbrewery has achieved its fund raising target of £430k cash via equity, to support its rapid expansion.

Edinburgh City Council to back ‘Fair Fringe’ pay campaign

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

City council chiefs are to back a campaign against the “widespread exploitation” of festival workers.

Art quarter plans dropped for affordable new homes

Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Revised plans for the last remaining slice of the King’s Stables Road development have been submitted to the city council for consideration.

£5m development plans for former Leith cinema revealed

Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Life is set to imitate art as developers look to turn a former iconic art deco cinema into luxury flats.

Edinburgh Airport signs ground-breaking Beijing partnership amid £80m expansion

Published: Monday, 21 August 2017

Edinburgh Airport has signed a ground-breaking partnership agreement with Beijing Capital International Airport, whilst also beginning work on an £80m expansion.

UBS Asset Management buys Edinburgh office for £28.5m

Published: Monday, 21 August 2017

UBS Asset Management's (UBS-AM) acquire office which is part of the Quartermile development.

Nicola Sturgeon backs bid to ensure Edinburgh Festival staff are paid Living Wage

Published: Monday, 21 August 2017

Nicola Sturgeon has backed a campaign to ensure workers in all Edinburgh Festival venues get a fair pay deal.

VisitScotland estimates tourism worth £11bn to economy

Published: Monday, 21 August 2017

Scottish tourism is worth more than £11bn to the economy, according to a new assessment carried out by VisitScotland.

ZoneFox moves into new Edinburgh HQ after rapid growth

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

Edinburgh-based ZoneFox has moved to new offices in order to accommodate its rapid expansion.

Edinburgh Waverley sees passenger rise

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

The number of rail passengers using Edinburgh Waverley station during the second weekend of August increased by 8% on last year.

Scottish unemployment total down by 12,000

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Scottish unemployment fell by 12,000 in the three months to June to stand at 107,000.

Edinburgh among best UK cities for self-employed workers

Published: Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Edinburgh has been named one of the top three UK cities to live in for self-employed workers.

Empiric acquires land for student development in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

Student accommodation specialist Empiric is planning a 166-bed student accommodation development in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Scottish private sector output 'moves up a gear'

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

Scotland's private sector "moved up a gear" last month as output rose at its fastest pace in nearly three years, according to a monthly survey.

Scottish commercial property robust against uncertain backdrop

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

Investment in Scotland’s commercial property market remained resilient in the first six months of the year despite political instability, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

Edinburgh and Glasgow airports record busiest ever month

Published: Friday, 11 August 2017

Edinburgh and Glasgow airports both recorded their busiest month on record in July.

Social Bite ‘homeless housing’ prototype unveiled

Published: Friday, 11 August 2017

A prototype house which will be used in Scotland’s first village for the homeless has been unveiled.

New Crolla’s Gelateria Opens its doors in Leith

Published: Friday, 11 August 2017

Local businessman Grant Dalgleish is hopeful that the sun will shine on Leith as he prepares to opens the doors to Crolla’s Gelateria to the public tomorrow (12th August).

Meadowbank Stadium ‘gateway’ build emerges

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Optimised Environments, acting on behalf of Murascot, have prepared plans for a new residential project for Edinburgh’s London Road designed to repair fragmented streetscape around Meadowbank Stadium.

Lovell begins work on £3.4m new build development in south Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Development scheduled for completion in October 2017.

Demand soars for luxury flats at former Donaldson’s school

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Developers have reported a huge demand for luxury new flats in the much anticipated Donaldson’s School for the Deaf redevelopment, with an “exceptional” level of interest.

Edinburgh ranked UK’s best city for start-up workers

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Edinburgh has been named as the best city in the UK to work for a start-up company.

Edinburgh ranks second in the UK for innovation

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

New data produced by the Open Data Institute (ODI) shows that Edinburgh ranks second behind London for innovation in the UK.

Contemporary KM Central re-opens after £2.7m refurbishment

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

A university-owned hotel in the heart of Edinburgh reopened on Tuesday 1 August following a £2.7m refurbishment, creating a contemporary hotel in the heart of the city’s old town.

Calls to make George Street a ‘buzzing Festival zone’

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival has called for the whole of George Street to be handed over for events each August.

Decision on Edinburgh tram extension to Newhaven in 2018

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The final decision on whether to extend Edinburgh's tram network to Newhaven will be taken in 2018.

Report finds 'sharp improvement' in Scottish jobs market

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Permanent jobs and starting salaries are on the rise in Scotland, according to a new report.

Sheppard Robson to design first phase of Edinburgh Uni's £20m 'Nucleus Project'

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The new project at the King's Buildings Campus will include a mix of new and refurbished buildings.

Green light for Edinburgh student accommodation development

Published: Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Crosslane Student Developments has secured planning consent to deliver an 83-bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Calton Road in Edinburgh.

New Italian restaurant Vapiano set to open in St Andrew Square

Published: Tuesday, 08 August 2017

An upmarket Italian restaurant chain is to open its first Scottish eatery on the Capital’s St Andrew Square.

New cinema planned as part of Scotsman Hotel refurbishment

Published: Tuesday, 08 August 2017

A new cinema is set to be opened under £10 million plans aimed at revamping the Scotsman Hotel building on North Bridge.

Nick Freer: Edinburgh’s Turing Fest deserves a world stage

Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

Turing Fest, self-described as “Scotland’s tech gathering”, was at its biggest and best last week at the EICC in Edinburgh.

Boss convinced Edinburgh’s Ivy will grow

Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

From a whisky trolley to oversized bottles of wine, The Ivy on the Square, which opens in the Capital next month, will be full of Scottish influences and a few surprises.

Principal to launch second hotel in Edinburgh with restaurant from Ox and Finch owners

Published: Friday, 04 August 2017

The 199-bedroom Roxburghe hotel is to be rebranded next month as the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, following a £25m refurbishment.

11 ‘vertical’ apartments earmarked for historic Edinburgh square

Published: Friday, 04 August 2017

Edinburgh’s Gayfield Square could be bulked up with the submission of plans for 11 flats by LBA, blending a contemporary design of natural stone within the New Town conservation area.

PWC and Codebase join forces

Published: Friday, 04 August 2017

Accountancy giant PWC and technology incubator Codebase have teamed up in a bid to boost Scotland’s scale-up community.

Demand for office space strengthens in first half of 2017

Published: Thursday, 03 August 2017

CBRE’s release their H1 2017 Office Market View report.

Morris & Spottiswood wins University of Edinburgh fit-out deal

Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Fit-out firm Morris & Spottiswood has secured a contract to transform student accommodation at the University of Edinburgh.

Scottish retail sales increase 1.1 per cent

Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Scotland’s first sports hotel to be built on Heriot Watt Campus

Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Scotland's first sports hotel featuring extra wide beds, specialist treatment rooms and even a secret entrance for stars to sneak in is being built in Edinburgh.

‘Butterfly’ Pavilion entry wins Princes Street Gardens design competition

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

A team led by US-based design practice wHY has won the international competition to revitalise the historic West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh.

GVA reports surge in commercial property deals in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

The capital out-performed all other markets in the UK, with activity in Glasgow more subdued.

New Innovation Index shows Edinburgh is most active UK city for innovation outside London

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector.

Leonardo Hotels purchases five Scottish Portland Hotels

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Leonardo Hotels has acquired five hotels in Scotland from Portland Hotels adding 536 additional bedrooms across the country.

Series of Cameron Toll lettings brings the site to 99% let

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Hunter Real Estate Investment Managers has announced a series of lettings at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre in Edinburgh, bringing the scheme to 99 per cent let.

Plans unveiled for revamp at Scotch Whisky Experience

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

A Scotch whisky visitor centre in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle has unveiled plans to breathe new life into its venue including the creation of a VIP tasting space.

Digital marketing agency to add big flavour to Scotland's food and drink scene

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Three Edinburgh foodies have launched a specialist digital agency to help Scotland’s bars, restaurants and hotels make their mark online.

Heriot Watt push Riccarton marriage of maths & engineering

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

University looking to create discovery & innovation centre in Riccarton.

Dandara table Edinburgh office to residential plan

Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017

Traquair House to be redeveloped for apartments.

Edinburgh student accommodation set for £2.5m refurbishment programme

Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017

Prime Student Living has revealed plans for a high-specification refurbishment programme which will completely overhaul its Meadow Court student accommodation block in Edinburgh.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts joins forces with top chef

Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017

One of Scotland’s top chefs has signed a deal to open a luxury bistro at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh.

Buchan House in Edinburgh's St Andrew Square could be turned into 72-room hotel

Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

York-based developer S Harrison wants to revamp the historic Grade A listed building to create a hotel, bar and restaurant.

Demolition of Edinburgh's most unloved landmark

Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Light shines through as the brutalist block in the centre of Edinburgh once dubbed the ugliest building in Scotland is razed to the ground.

Edinburgh's entrepreneurial ecosystem encouraging start-up activity

Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The secret of a great recipe lies in having the best local ingredients to work with.

Ross Pavilion decision will be made next week

Published: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Following news earlier this year that a competition had been launched to find the architectural team who would design the new Ross Pavilion, a decision will be made next week.

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Published: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee is set to open its first Edinburgh outlet.

Craigmillar town centre marches on

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

The forward march of Craigmillar town centre has taken another step with the preparation of plans by Anderson Bell + Christie on behalf of CCG and City of Edinburgh Council to build 122 flats and 66 terraced houses.

Walker Healthcare to create 90 new jobs with opening of new Edinburgh care home

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

Walker Healthcare - part of Livingston-based James Walker (Leith) Ltd - will manage Cramond Residence, which is expected to open in January 2018.

Evolving Edinburgh – how has the capital changed since 2007?

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

GVA’s Keith Aitken on how Edinburgh’s commercial property makeup has changed since he took up his current role ten years ago.

Students could boost your business

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

Businesses are invited to learn more about The Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) during a free day in the Scottish Parliament in September.

More houses released in Muirhouse

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

Development is a partnership between Springfield Properties and Dunedin Canmore.

City Deal to help fund £35m Edinburgh Robotarium

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

The UK’s first National Robotarium is to be built on the Heriot-Watt University campus as part of the City Deal.

City IT guru David Lawrence backs accessibility drive with John Aithie

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

A capital-based IT business has backed a national drive to encourage businesses to recognise the benefits of employing people with disabilities.

Uptake of Edinburgh office space at all-time high

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Q2 figures from Cushman & Wakefield reveal record mark since the firm began tracking the market in 2000.

City Deal boost for Edinburgh and south-east Scotland

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Edinburgh and south east Scotland are to receive a multi-million pound boost after the latest City Deal was agreed.

Scotland’s economy: Scotland ranked best place to start a business

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Scotland has been ranked as the best place in the UK to start a business, thanks to five key factors.

BrewDog co-founder toasts Edinburgh start-up conference

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The co-founder of craft beer maker BrewDog has been revealed as a headline speaker at a start-up event that returns to Edinburgh in November.

More rooms added to planned Edinburgh Airport hotel

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A proposed hotel next to Edinburgh Airport is to be expanded by a further 65 rooms under newly submitted plans.

Work starts on Social Bite’s homeless village in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Social Bite co-founder expects homeless people to move in by the end of the year.

1000 waterfront homes could be built if loan deal goes ahead

Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

More than 1000 low cost rental homes could be built on derelict ground on the waterfront if developer Forth Ports secures a £76 million loan from the Scottish Government.

Edinburgh leads the way amid surge in hotel investments

Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Scotland’s hotel sector has been boosted with investment of about £118 million in the first half of this year, according to new data from Savills.

New community buyout bid for Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New plans have been lodged for a community buyout of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children site in Edinburgh.

Record-breaking half year for Edinburgh office market

Published: Friday, 14 July 2017

Research from JLL shows record level of occupier activity.

International tourist spend in Scotland up 9% in year to March

Published: Friday, 14 July 2017

Official figures show international tourists spend around £1.85bn in the year to March as overseas visitor numbers rose 3%.

Edinburgh Airport hotel plans beefed up

Published: Thursday, 13 July 2017

Leach Rhodes Walker, acting on behalf of Ability hotels, have prepared plans for an expanded 240 bed hotel on Almond Avenue at Edinburgh Airport, superceding earlier plans for a 175-bed venue.

UK civil service hub alights at Edinburgh’s New Waverley

Published: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The UK government is to congregate 2,900 civil servants within a new hub office within Edinburgh’s Old Town as part of efforts to rationalise services into 13 regional hubs by 2020.

Scottish unemployment falls by 19,000

Published: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Scotland's jobless total fell by 19,000 in the three months to May to stand at 104,000.

Business Gateway praises Scottish SMEs

Published: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Scotland’s national business advice service, Business Gateway, has praised the continued ambition of Scotland’s SMEs.

How Edinburgh is staking its claim to be the UK's first choice city for start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Scottish capital has morphed into the second strongest tech hub in the UK.

Gavin Barrie: Join us in a joyful SEARCH for jobs

Published: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Recently I had the joyful task of attending the Edinburgh Project SEARCH Intern Graduation Awards event.

Edinburgh development is reaching new Heights in the Old Town

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017

Bellway's luxury new-build properties blend in perfectly with the city's architecture.

CALA selects BAM to lead Edinburgh World Heritage Site development

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017

The lead contractor for a landmark development within Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site has been confirmed with the signing of a contract worth more than £30 million.

Edinburgh airport unveils plan for major new home and business complex

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017

Edinburgh Airport is to sacrifice its secondary runway to build a massive business and housing complex.

£1 billion new homes boost from Edinburgh City Deal

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017

Almost £1 billion of investment for housing in and around the Capital is set to be announced as part of the long-awaited City Deal.

Plans for 89 new homes in Granton revealed

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017

The regeneration of Granton has taken another step forward with plans for 89 new homes in the latest phase of the sprawling Waterfront development project.

Foreign investment boosts Scotland’s workforce by 5,500

Published: Friday, 07 July 2017

Foreign companies continue to flock to investment opportunities in Scotland, with official data showing that 183 inward investment projects in 2016-17 created 5,500 jobs.

Fintech group Nucleus Financial moving to new Edinburgh HQ

Published: Friday, 07 July 2017

Nucleus Financial, the Edinburgh-based fintech business, is moving to a new home in the capital after agreeing a deal for space at the Greenside office development on Blenheim Place.

First look: Donaldson’s school transformed into luxury flats

Published: Thursday, 06 July 2017

Left to rot for over a decade, the caverns of the former Donaldson’s School for the Deaf are being painstakingly transformed into luxury flats.

Holyrood Distillery recruits top team of experts in drive to bring malt whisky distilling back to Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 05 July 2017

'Major coup' sees the project recruit Jack Mayo as head distiller, Bill Farrar as sales and marketing director and Laura Anderson as director of finance as well as other respected professionals.

Keith Aitken: Edinburgh needs more offices – and a proper plan

Published: Wednesday, 05 July 2017

A lot can ­happen in ten years.

Scottish economy rebounds in first quarter of 2017

Published: Wednesday, 05 July 2017

Scotland's economy rebounded in the first quarter of this year, boosted by strong growth in the production sector.

Upmarket housebuilder Cala on track for record turnover

Published: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Cala, the Edinburgh-based upmarket housebuilder, today said it was set to deliver its fifth consecutive year of record profits after seeing its annual turnover exceed £700 million for the first time.

Edinburgh’s Bonham hotel to be operated by Bespoke

Published: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Bespoke Hotels is to operate Edinburgh’s Bonham hotel, following last week’s announcement that the hotel had been acquired by a US investor group led by fund manager Richard H. Driehaus.

John Donnelly: We’re shaping Edinburgh’s future

Published: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

John Donnelly, Chief Executive Marketing Edinburgh

Capital venues in line for prestigious award

Published: Monday, 03 July 2017

Three Edinburgh venues could win a prestigious Food and Travel Magazine Reader Award.

Locke opens Eden Locke aparthotel in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

Locke, the lifestyle brand from the Serviced Apartment Company (SACO), has opened its second aparthotel in Edinburgh.

Scotland’s economy: surge in employee-owned companies

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

The number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland has trebled over the past five years and a deal per month is forecast over the coming 12 months, research today indicates.

St James revamp sees Edinburgh city centre retail rents soar

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

The redevelopment of the former St James shopping centre in Edinburgh, which has only just got underway, has seen some rents in the city centre spiral by almost a third.

Gap between refurbished and new build office rents in Edinburgh set to become lowest on record

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Office shortage leads to a rise in rents.

Edinburgh’s Bonham Hotel sold to US investment group

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh’s west end has been snapped up by a group of US investors led by fund manager Richard Driehaus.

A fintech cluster greater than the sum of its parts

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

One of Europe’s largest financial centres and an international technology hub, Edinburgh will play a leading role in driving the UK’s £20bn fintech industry and shaping a fast-moving global industry.

Entrepreneurial Scotland's first business member is Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The airport is joined by Grant Property and Vets Now, who have also taken up the newly-launched business member package.

Details unveiled for Scotland’s biggest tech event

Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

ScotSoft has announced its “biggest speaker line-up yet” ahead of the technology extravaganza in October.

Bonnington supported living project breaks cover

Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Susan Stephen Architects have brought forward plans to build 24 supported living apartments at West Bowling Green Street, Edinburgh, on behalf of HB Villages.

New look for historic Edinburgh University student union

Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

It has a proud history as the world’s oldest purpose-built student union building.

Royal Highland Show enjoys record year

Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

It was a record-breaking year for the Royal Highland Show as thousands of visitors flocked to enjoy a celebration of rural life.

300 new jobs coming to the Capital

Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

Australian financial services company Computershare has revealed plans to open a new technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating 300 jobs.

Edinburgh ranked one of the world’s top cities for investment in new survey

Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

Edinburgh has been rated one of the world’s top cities for investment according to JLL.

Festival volunteers needed as ‘ambassadors’ for Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

They will provide a friendly and welcoming face to thousands of visitors thronging the streets of the Capital this summer.

Austin-Smith:Lord complete surgical intervention at Edinburgh’s Nicolson Square

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

Austin-Smith:Lord have unwrapped a refurbishment of a B-listed former National Bank of Scotland building at Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, on behalf of The Royal College of Surgeons.

Gardener’s Cottage chefs open new restaurant in Leith

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

The team behind a popular Capital restaurant once dubbed “exceptional” by legendary food critic AA Gill are to open a new eatery.

Muirhouse shopping centre set for revamp

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

Plans to revamp Muirhouse shopping centre have taken a “major” step forward after initial proposals were given the seal of approval.

Hyper Chariot: 4,000mph pods "could fly from London to Edinburgh in eight minutes"

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

The staggeringly ambitious system would apparently also be energy self-sufficient.

Work guarantee aims to help care leavers into employment

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

Young people who have grown up in care will get temporary full-time jobs as part of a programme to even the playing field in the jobs market.

Edinburgh Napier launches UK’s first MSc in Business Events

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Partnership will see the conference venue which provide work placements for students.

HSBC expansion leads to 500 new Scottish jobs

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

HSBC has announced plans to create 500 new jobs in Scotland.

Plans revealed by teams competing to design Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The seven diverse proposals from the teams vying to win the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition and revitalise West Princes Street Gardens have now been unveiled.

Printmakers to revamp former rubber factory in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The home of the former North British Rubber factory in Edinburgh is set to be transformed into a £12.3m creative hub hosting a new centre of excellence for printmaking.

Granton Waterfront revival will make a splash

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Developer Places for People submitted plans to the City of Edinburgh Council to build 89 new homes by Granton Waterfront.

Date confirmed for Queensferry Crossing opening

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The official opening date of the Queensferry Crossing has been revealed.

Contractor appointed for Edinburgh St Andrew Square revamp

Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

ISG selected as construction firm for The Registers development.

Digital technology 'is Scotland's fast-growing sector'

Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

Scotland's digital technology sector is forecast to grow twice as fast as the Scottish economy overall in the years to 2024, a new report has claimed.

Lights, camera, action: Second major film studio plan announces plans to start building in Scotland in 2019

Published: Friday, 16 June 2017

An £80m plan for a new international film studio on the grounds of Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, could start building as early as 2019, its organisers say.

Holyrood told new concert venue is 'critical' for Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 16 June 2017

A new flagship concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is of “critical” importance, the Scottish Parliament has heard.

Norwegian to launch cheap flights from Edinburgh-California

Published: Friday, 16 June 2017

Budget flights from Edinburgh to Los Angeles and San Francisco will be launched in around two years’ time, low cost airline Norwegian has revealed.

Superfast broadband rolled out across the Capital

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Superfast internet has been rolled out to thousands more homes and businesses across the Capital.

Scotland’s unemployment rate drops to lowest since recession

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the recession.

Roomzzz to bring aparthotel concept to £1bn Edinburgh St James Quarter development

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Roomzzz will open 73-apartment Edinburgh development with a mix of studios and penthouses in 2021.

‘Edge pledge’ aims to help start-ups of the future

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

An initiative aimed at helping the next generation of fledgling firms take off has been launched by entrepreneurs behind companies backed by the Scottish Edge programme.

Leonardo Hotels opens first in Edinburgh after £6.1m refurb

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Leonardo Hotels has opened its first establishment in Scotland after investing more than Euros £6.1m in the refurbishment of a former Premier Inn site in Edinburgh.

Marketing Edinburgh Announces New Head of Business Tourism

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Marketing Edinburgh, the official promotional organisation for Scotland’s capital city, has appointed Amanda Ferguson as the new Head of the Business Tourism.

Edinburgh’s BioQuarter matures with latest addition

Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Michael Laird Architects have produced a planning application for the latest addition to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences campus.

Missing Leith Links homes brought forward

Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

7N Architects have undertaken the design of 199 homes for mid-market rent on behalf of Link Housing Association on brownfield land at Salamander Place, Leith.

PR Festival comes to Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The second #PRFest, the world's only festival dedicated to public relations and its role in business and society, will take place this Thursday and Friday at Whitespace in Edinburgh.

New wave of housing hits Granton Waterfront

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

Places for People has submitted plans to bring forward the next phase of development at Granton Waterfront to City of Edinburgh Council in the form of 89 new homes on Waterfront Avenue.

ISG appointed to deliver Edinburgh office rebuild

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

Knight Property Group has awarded ISG an £8m contract to redevelop the former Edinburgh House on St Andrew Square to offer Grade A office space.

Scotland’s biggest airports welcome record passenger numbers

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

Scotland’s biggest airports welcomed record numbers of passengers in May.

Holyrood Distillery launches £5.5m fundraising drive

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

A multi million-pound fundraising drive has been launched to help finance a new single malt whisky and spirits distillery in Edinburgh, set to return malt distilling to the capital after 90 years.

Scottish business output hits three-month high

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

Scotland's private sector grew last month, with output reaching the highest level since February, according to a new report.

Energy firm Flexitricity expands Edinburgh head office

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A business focused on balancing energy supply and demand says it is ready for additional expansion after growing into a new office in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

Work begins on The Ropeworks development in Leith

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Residential property group Teague has started work on a new development that will bring hundreds of homes to Leith.

Estate agent merger leads to Edinburgh Park expansion

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Edinburgh based estate agency Coulters has relocated its legal services team to 3 Lochside Way, Edinburgh Park following a recent merger with HBJ Property.

Edinburgh social media app start-up eyes £500,000

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A social media app outfit has set its sights on raising up to £500,000 to increase its team and fund further development after launching its first product.

Plans filed to transform disused Ratho quarry into wave park

Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Wavegarden Scotland have formally submitted plans to City of Edinburgh Council to build a new artificial wave park for surfers within the disused Craigpark Quarry, Ratho.

Further phase of University of Edinburgh work for Clark Contracts

Published: Monday, 29 May 2017

Clark Contracts has been awarded a programme of student accommodation upgrades at Warrender Park for the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport signs 'ground breaking' tie-up with Beijing Capital International Airport

Published: Friday, 26 May 2017

Edinburgh Airport chief Gordon Dewar said Memorandum of Understanding "brings the prospect of a direct air link between Scotland and China ever closer".

Barack Obama arrives in Edinburgh for Hunter Foundation charity dinner

Published: Friday, 26 May 2017

The event organised by Sir Tom Hunter - where guests are said to have paid £5k for a table of 10 - will also include an auction offering parts in the next JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts movie.

Artisan continues investment strategy across Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017

Artisan Real Estate Investors, the partnership driving Edinburgh’s award-winning £150 million New Waverley scheme, has underlined further commitment to the capital with another significant development deal.

Edinburgh-US flights go on sale for less than £100

Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017

Flights from Scotland to the US are being sold for less than £100 as a low-cost airline prepares to open new routes.

Bagels and ice cream on the menu at new Stockbridge parlour

Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017

When it comes to food pairings, bagels and ice cream might not be the first which spring to mind – but maybe it’s time to think again.

Why Edinburgh is the best place in the UK to launch a small business

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Recently named the best city in the UK to launch a start-up, it’s no surprise that the small business scene in Edinburgh is booming.

Edinburgh’s Exchange Place 1 changes hands in £47m deal

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Exchange Place 1, part of a trio of Grade A city centre offices in Edinburgh’s financial hub, has been bought by GLL Real Estate Partners Pan European Property Fund for £47 million.

Hilton Hotels launching new hotels Scotland for 'value conscious' customers

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Three hotels under the Hampton by Hilton brand in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh will open to follow one already operating in Campbell Street, Glasgow.

Record high for foreign investment in Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Scotland won a record number of investments from overseas in 2016, although growth was substantially lower than the previous year.

Scottish SMEs yet to fully grasp export opportunities says new survey

Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A new YouGov survey published today by Amazon reveals that Scotland’s small business community are yet to fully grasp the significant opportunity of exporting outside the UK to boost their revenue.

akp Scotland to revamp A listed offices in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

The offices of Brodies LLP at the Category A listed 14-17 Atholl Crescent in Edinburgh is being refurbished by akp Scotland.

More investment planned for Edinburgh after St James

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

The head of the company behind the massive St James redevelopment says he is ready to bring further new investment to Edinburgh – creating jobs and boosting the Capital’s economy.

Edinburgh is most popular city in Scotland with visitors

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

We know it’s the best city in the world but, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics, Edinburgh is the most popular city in Scotland and second in the UK with overseas visitors.

European funds for Edinburgh heritage city project

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

Edinburgh World Heritage has secured what it calls "significant" European funding for a new project.

Motorists gain first sight of Edinburgh Arch digital billboard

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

JCDecaux has unveiled its latest digital billboard, the Edinburgh Arch, overlooking the Gogar Roundabout close to Edinburgh Airport.

£4m Shawfair infrastructure project proceeds

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

Buccleuch Property and Mactaggart & Mickel are to press ahead with infrastructure works at the largest urban expansion project in Edinburgh and Midlothian after signing a £4m contract with Crummock.

Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall unveils plans for £3m glass-fronted makeover

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall concert venue has revealed plans for a £3 million makeover that will include a striking new glass-fronted entrance.

Planning secured for luxury Edinburgh development at Liberton Brae

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

Work is expected to start on site this summer with prices from £500,000.

Edinburgh office of R&H Fund Services acquired by Maitland

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

Deal is the latest in a series of expansion moves by global fund administrator Maitland.

Scottish unemployment falls below UK rate

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 14,000 in the three months to March to reach 120,000, official figures have shown.

Wirefox acquires £18m Edinburgh office building

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Property investment and development firm Wirefox has extended its Scottish portfolio with the acquisition of a major Grade A office building in Edinburgh.

Hundreds of affordable homes set for Granton site

Published: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Hundreds of new affordable homes are to be built as part of ambitious plans to transform Granton.

Next major office building to complete in Edinburgh’s Exchange District

Published: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Construction work is underway at 2 Semple Street, the 45,000 sq ft office development which will be the next major building to complete in Edinburgh’s Exchange District.

Edinburgh mumtrepreneur’s business idea goes from incident to invention in 12 months

Published: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

In a short few months Edinburgh based mumtrepreneur Lucy Bostock has created a business and a children’s safety product which has won a national award for innovation from the Baby Product Association.

Edinburgh’s 21st century approach to living

Published: Monday, 15 May 2017

Two Scottish property developments draw attention to the changing world of work and its implications for real estate and urban planning, as Scotland faces up to becoming more competitive in Europe.

Consent secured for Water of Leith brownfield project

Published: Monday, 15 May 2017

Architectural practice Sheppard Robson has secured planning permission for a 180-unit residential project that it said will “reinvigorate” a prominent brownfield site on banks of the Water of Leith.

Edinburgh tech firm signals expansion with move to new office space

Published: Monday, 15 May 2017

QikServe, the fast-growing technology company, has taken the second floor of the newly refurbished Randolph House, Edinburgh, comprising of 3,183 sq ft of office space.

Edinburgh and Glasgow appear in ‘Creative Regions’ list

Published: Monday, 15 May 2017

Property consultant CBRE has published ‘Creative Regions’, a first of its kind report, showcasing the top 25 regional creative locations in the UK, outside of London.

Edinburgh trams boost prices of houses along routes

Published: Friday, 12 May 2017

A Bank of Scotland survey reveals price growth new tram routes is almost four times faster than in the two years before tram lines opened.

New Edinburgh restaurant and cocktail bar opens on former French brasserie site

Published: Friday, 12 May 2017

Brasserie Les Amis on Morrison Street in Edinburgh city centre has been sold Martin Scott and will be rebranded as ISHKA, Edinburgh’s newest restaurant and cocktail bar.

St James developer to build 41 new council homes

Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017

Developers behind the massive St James Centre overhaul are to build dozens of council homes in the Capital.

Portobello church to become community hub in landmark right to buy decision

Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017

Action Porty purchase former church and halls.

University collaboration signals recipe for success for Edinburgh food firm

Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017

An Edinburgh-based food company has its sights set on healthy growth after extending its research and development capability via a partnership with a Scottish university.

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports see passenger numbers soar

Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017

More than 1.1 million and 786k passed through Edinburgh and Glasgow in April respectively, while Aberdeen benefited from new routes.

Scots small firms enjoy UK’s fastest rate of growth

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Small firms in Scotland are growing at the fastest pace in the UK, enjoying about 90 per cent annual average revenue growth, according to a study published today by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

Here+Now lead masterplanning for Granton garden hub

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Here + Now have followed up their pop-up gallery in a disused Edinburgh railway tunnel with plans for a community garden, summer house and artists shelter at Madelvic House in Granton Park Avenue.

Housing demand drives density with Leith backcourt infill

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A disused car showroom off Industry Lane in Edinburgh is set to play host to a 23-home residential development after plans for such were filed by Susan Stephen Architects on behalf of Murapol SA.

Edinburgh to host green forum

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Edinburgh will play host to a one-day conference looking at the important role of green infrastructure in cities and urban environments in transforming the way we live today.

Food tech outfit Morsum to invest $3m in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A US food technology start-up headed by a Scots-born entrepreneur is to invest $3 million (£2.3m) on setting up a data “excellence hub” in Edinburgh.

Retail sales more resilient in Scotland in first quarter

Published: Thursday, 04 May 2017

Retail sales volumes fell in Scotland in the first quarter at a slower pace than in Great Britain as a whole, official figures show.

Edinburgh ranked second in the world for quality of life

Published: Thursday, 04 May 2017

Edinburgh has been ranked second in a global quality of life survey - behind Wellington in New Zealand.

David Chipperfield to lead Edinburgh concert hall design

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

David Chipperfield Architects have seen off five challengers to be named as lead designer to build a 1,000-seat concert hall behind Dundas House off Edinburgh’s St Andrews Square including state-of-the-art acoustics.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have extended to include Edinburgh for the first time

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

With a new three-year partnership with NatWest and Entrepreneurial Spark, the organisers have been able to extend the coverage of the Entrepreneur Awards across the UK.

Scottish mobile ordering firm accounts for 95% of orders at Amsterdam airport restaurant

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

QikServe, the multi-channel order and payment specialist, is to roll out its mobile ordering technology at the new Kebaya Asian Brasserie in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Amazon hails innovation in Edinburgh as it gears up for small business event

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Amazon has proclaimed Edinburgh as the “ideal location” in which to invest and said its outlay in Scotland has helped thousands of small businesses to grow.

Business Tourism in Edinburgh is Soaring

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Convention Edinburgh unveils recent bid wins

John Donnelly: Our progress has been substantial but as Edinburgh changes, so must we

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

John Donnelly, Chief Executive, Marketing Edinburgh

Buzzworks to open new Queensferry restaurant

Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Hospitality group, Buzzworks Holdings, is to bring its flagship restaurant Scotts to South Queensferry, creating around 60 jobs for the town.

Royal Infirmary to become top learning hub for Edinburgh Uni

Published: Tuesday, 02 May 2017

New plans to transform the former Royal Infirmary into a major educational hub for students have been submitted by Edinburgh University.

Multi-million pound development of Port Edgar marina

Published: Tuesday, 02 May 2017

A multi-million pound redevelopment, which aims to transform South Queensferry’s waterfront into a “family-friendly leisure destination”, has reached a landmark stage.

Stuart Agnew: Scottish property retains investor appeal

Published: Monday, 01 May 2017

Over the past five years we have lived in times of near constant political turmoil and uncertainty.

Assembly Rooms wins top green tourism award

Published: Monday, 01 May 2017

The council-owned Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh has been presented with the highest accolade for environmental practice from leading sustainability certification programme Green Tourism.

Stars of Scotland’s tech sector recognised at Digital Tech Awards

Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

ScotlandIS, the body representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry, has announced the winners of the 2017 Digital Technology Awards.

Ground breaking public Wi-Fi software firm launches in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

A tech firm promising to give business owners access to cost-effective ‘legal guest Wi-Fi’ has launched its ground breaking product in Edinburgh.

City chiefs reject homes plans for Boroughmuir site

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

Plans to transform the old Boroughmuir High School into dozens of new homes have been thrown out.

University of Edinburgh alight on Quartermile for new educational facility

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The University of Edinburgh has filed a change of use and restoration application to extend the A-listed surgical building at the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to form a new educational facility and events space.

Principal Hotels picks up prestigious awards

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Two of Glasgow and Edinburgh’s top hotels have been recognised at this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards.

Technology start-up Airts wins six-figure contract with PwC

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Edinburgh-based company seals deal with PwC's Poland-based Service Delivery Centre for its Braid workplace resource planning tool.

Quartermile lands year’s biggest letting in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Financial services giant State Street is to relocate its Edinburgh operations in what is understood to be the city’s largest office letting so far this year.

Atlantis Resources picks up Quay² new office space

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Atlantis Resources has expanded and relocated its Edinburgh operation to Quay² in Fountainbridge.

CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seeking new software talent, encouraging businesses to join their employer partner community.

‘Speakeasy-style’ bar set for former RBS vault in St Andrew Square

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The vaults of the former RBS headquarters in St Andrew Square have been bust open after a crack squad performed a ten-day inside job to break into the bank.

Work could begin on Granton marina by end of the year

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

Work will begin within months on a new £500 million waterfront development after plans for a 300-berth marina were given the green light.

Edinburgh’s City Deal set for summer signing

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

The Capital’s long-awaited £1 billion-plus City Region Deal is expected to be signed by the end of June.

UK sales 'support 530,000 Scottish jobs'

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

More than half a million jobs in Scotland are supported by sales to the rest of the United Kingdom, according to analysis from economists.

Heriot-Watt University signs £2.5m partnership deal

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

A university in Edinburgh has signed a multi-million pound partnership agreement with an oil and gas firm to boost research and education.

Scottish Braille Press to take on 13 new staff as it looks to 'exciting' future at new Edinburgh office

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

The business, which currently employs 86, will add the extra workers when it switches to state-of-the-art premises.

Edinburgh testing group Exova agrees to £620m takeover

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

Exova, the Edinburgh-headquartered industrial materials testing business, has agreed to a £620 million takeover by Dutch rival Element Materials Technology.

Tech, media and telecoms on the rise in Edinburgh in early 2017

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

The fast-expanding tech, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector continues to be a driving force in Edinburgh’s office market according to the latest industry figures.

Green Investment Bank sold to Australian banking group for £2.3billion

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank has been sold by the government to the Australian Macquarie Group in a £2.3bn deal.

Councillors back plans for 1300 homes in Brunstane

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A major new housing development on greenbelt land in the east of the city has been given planning permission in principle.

Business hub for Scottish government and agencies opens in London

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A new business hub for the Scottish government and development agencies has been opened in London.

£280m Maybury development recommended for council refusal

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Plans for 1400 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been recommended for refusal by council officials.

Edinburgh ranked as the best city in the UK to start a new business, according to report

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Bristol came in second, ahead of London, Liverpool and Brighton. Norwich was the worst-ranked of the 43 cities analysed.

Record growth and recruitment for Administrate

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Administrate, the Scottish technology company that develops software for managing workplace training, has posted a record quarter for Q1 2017.

EY moves to larger Edinburgh office

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Professional Services firm EY will move its Edinburgh office to the heart of the capital’s financial district where the office will be 26 per cent bigger than its current premises in the city.

Plans for new homes in Brunstane recommended for approval

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

A major new housing development on greenbelt land in the east of the city has moved a step closer.

Amazon Academy comes to Scotland to help Scottish SMEs succeed in the global digital economy

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

The first ever Amazon Academy in Scotland takes place on Tuesday 23rd May at the EICC in Edinburgh.

Scotland's jobless total falls by 15,000

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 15,000 over the winter to stand at 123,000, according to official figures.

£3m for social entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Action plan to boost Scotland’s burgeoning social enterprise sector.

Edinburgh bioQuarter develops marketing team with double appointment

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Edinburgh bioQuarter, a partnership between Scottish Enterprise, City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh has appointed David Ridd and Jennifer Thwaites as the first members of a newly established programme team.

Edinburgh office supply remains critically tight as vacancy rate falls further

Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Office space in Edinburgh remains in high demand with vacancy levels dropping to a new low of 4.5 per cent, according to new research by JLL.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports enjoy record March as passenger numbers and traffic rise

Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Both airports see international and domestic traffic post year-on-year increases as Aberdeen International Airport reports a return to passenger growth.

Artists to lead creation of new 'vision for Leith'

Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Scottish Government is to fund a major project which will see artists lead the creation of a new blueprint aimed at transforming the fortunes of Edinburgh’s historic port area.

Scottish business confidence stabilises as return to growth predicted

Published: Monday, 10 April 2017

Confidence among Scottish businesses has stabilised, with the economy predicted to return to growth in the coming months, according to new reports.

Tech boom boosts Edinburgh office market in first quarter

Published: Monday, 10 April 2017

Edinburgh’s office market returned a strong Q1 2017 as supply continued to hit fresh lows and demand from occupiers remained buoyant, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

TripAdvisor and VisitScotland deal 'could bring £150m tourism boost'

Published: Monday, 10 April 2017

Travel website TripAdvisor has struck a partnership deal with Scotland's tourism agency which it is hoped could boost the Scottish economy by £150m.

Top hotel in Western Europe! Radisson Blu names Radisson Blu Edinburgh its hotel of the year

Published: Monday, 10 April 2017

The hotel on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile scoops prize for Hotel of the Year for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe.

Wagamama open third city restaurant

Published: Friday, 07 April 2017

They call themselves the Kings of the Katsu Curry, and on Monday Wagamama open their latest restaurant in the heart of the Capital - St Andrew Square to be precise.

CodeClan keeps the talent pipeline flowing

Published: Friday, 07 April 2017

The digital skills academy aims to plug gaps in the market.

John Lewis cafe to move in £24 million revamp of Edinburgh store

Published: Friday, 07 April 2017

John Lewis is set to pump £24 million into improvements at its flagship Edinburgh store including moving the restaurant up a floor.

Barack Obama to visit Edinburgh for charity fundraiser

Published: Friday, 07 April 2017

Former US president Barack Obama is to make his first visit to Scotland when he addresses business leaders in the capital next month.

Marriott International plans seven new Scottish hotels

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

Hotel group Marriott International has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland over the next four years.

Edinburgh tech firm wins £618,000 quantum technology grant

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

Edinburgh based UniKLasers, who design and manufacture single frequency lasers, have won an £618,000 Innovate UK grant to explore commercial applications of Quantum Technologies.

Moorgarth snaps up Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

South African investor Moorgarth has exchanged contracts with Catalyst Capital to purchase the Waverley Mall shopping centre in Edinburgh, for a price believed to be around £23m.

Jet2 announces new summer routes from Edinburgh Airport

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Low cost carrier Jet2 has announced seven new routes from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports for next summer.

Sir Tom Hunter and Entrepreneurial Scotland push scale-up opportunities

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

The Hunter Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to deliver a new scale-up leadership programme.

Edinburgh Greenhouse and Studio point way forward for Deloitte’s digital future

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Business advisory firm Deloitte has unveiled the next stage of its evolution in Scotland, with the opening of its new Greenhouse and the continued expansion of Deloitte Digital’s Edinburgh Studio.

New location for Atlantis Resources

Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Tidal power firm Atlantis Resources has opened its new offices in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge as it looks to expand its operations.

Green light for film studio near Straiton

Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Planning permission has been granted in principle for a film studio to be built on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Dixons Carphone extends partnership with University of Edinburgh Business School

Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Dixons Carphone is to continue its partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School, working with students to promote the role of data science and business analytics within organisations.

Hostel operator agrees deal on Edinburgh site

Published: Monday, 03 April 2017

Boutique hostel operator Safestay has completed a sale-and-leaseback deal on its Old Town venue in Edinburgh in a move that will see the firm pocket some £5.3 million.

US tech firm announces £3.8m investment in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 03 April 2017

A US technology firm is to invest £3.8 million in its specialist research centre in Edinburgh, the First Minister has announced.

Scotland’s cyber terror centre to be based in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 03 April 2017

Scotland’s first cyber security research centre of excellence is to be housed at Edinburgh University.

Cycle Republic to open in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 03 April 2017

Cycle Republic is opening a retail unit on Edinburgh's Morrison Street on a sub-let basis.

‘Majestic pull’ of Edinburgh is attracting tech start-ups

Published: Friday, 31 March 2017

Capital’s historic attractions can help attract cutting edge start-ups to the city in a competitive marketplace.

Visitor improvements on the way for Palace of Holyroodhouse

Published: Friday, 31 March 2017

Burd Haward Architects are to helm an overhaul of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on behalf of the Royal Household to transform the visitor experience, rationalise layouts and improve accessibility.

Edinburgh student accommodation development on track and on budget for August opening

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

Crosslane Student Developments celebrated the topping out of The Old Printworks development in Edinburgh yesterday with the news that the project will open in time for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Fibre boost for area of Edinburgh thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in Colinton, Edinburgh are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Scotland's 'first' digital tech charity launched

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

What is described as Scotland's first charity dedicated to providing under 16s with skills in digital technology has been launched.

City residents confident in job prospects despite Brexit fears

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

Capital’s non-UK citizens remain confident.

Office to residential trend continues with Edinburgh townhouse conversion

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

7 Rutland Square to be remodelled to form 10 apartments.

Edinburgh technology accelerator seeks next unicorn

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The button is being pressed on what has been described as Scotland’s first “dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator” in a fresh bid to nurture the nation’s next billion-dollar start-up.

Hotels group Jurys Inn lifted by Edinburgh demand

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Hotel operator Jurys Inn yesterday reported an 8.5 per cent increase in bookings in Edinburgh as it welcomed a record five million visitors to its establishments across the UK during 2016.

Community bid lodged for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Residents have formally submitted a community bid for the Sick Kids Hospital.

Edinburgh Trams record busiest day ever

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

All it took was a rugby international at Murrayfield and the trams clocked up more passenger journeys than before. In a single day 28,000 passenger journeys were made on the line.

Scottish tech firms 'optimistic' for future

Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Scotland's digital technology industry enjoyed "sustained growth" in 2016 and is optimistic for the future, a survey has found.

Growth in overseas investment in Scottish commercial property continues

Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

A number of new international investors could emerge in Scotland over the next 12 months, particularly among private overseas buyers, according to Knight Frank.

Edinburgh’s tech accelerator Seed Haus launches £300,000 investment fund

Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Seed Haus, a Scotland-based pre-seed tech accelerator, has announced the launch of a £300,000 angel-backed fund to support early-stage startups.

New flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to London Heathrow

Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Flybe has announced new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to London Heathrow – becoming the first domestic carrier to operate at the UK hub since 2013.

Seven contenders for revamp of Edinburgh's Ross Bandstand

Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The firm leading the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh Building is in the running to create a new outdoor concert arena for Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens.

Avengers blockbuster will inject £10m into Edinburgh's economy

Published: Monday, 27 March 2017

Star-studded Infinity War is the biggest and most complex filming operation ever to be attempted in the heart of the capital.

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival

Published: Monday, 27 March 2017

Edinburgh’s historic former Royal Infirmary building could become home to an arts festival – more than a decade after the last patients were treated there.

Edinburgh’s Exova confirms three takeover approaches

Published: Monday, 27 March 2017

Exova, the Edinburgh-headquartered industrial materials testing business, yesterday confirmed weekend speculation by saying that it had received three takeover bid approaches.

Edinburgh City Deal delayed until after May elections

Published: Monday, 27 March 2017

Council chiefs have admitted Edinburgh’s City Deal – due to bring £1 billion of investment and new powers to the Capital – has been delayed.

Refurbishment of Edinburgh’s largest office building completes

Published: Monday, 27 March 2017

Edinburgh’s largest office building, the 64,000sq/ft One Lochrin Square, has been re-opened following an extensive overhaul to make it more appealing to tech occupiers.

Edinburgh’s Craneware lands $5.2m US hospitals deal

Published: Friday, 24 March 2017

Healthcare technology outfit Craneware has won a contract, worth $5.2 million (£4.2m), with a US hospital operator.

Consultation on Edinburgh's World Heritage Site Management Plan

Published: Friday, 24 March 2017

Building on the awareness raised over the years on support available for building repairs is one of the actions included in the proposed management plan for the Old and New Towns’ World Heritage site.

Edinburgh’s Exchange Tower sees new occupier take last suite

Published: Friday, 24 March 2017

Travel visa and passport company CIBTvisas has taken the remaining ground floor suite on Exchange Tower on a ten year lease.

Edinburgh Marina retirement flats to kickstart Granton regeneration

Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wilson + Gunn Architects proposing new retirement community.

New Meccano-style venue created for Edinburgh Fringe

Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017

A new “flat-pack” pop-up theatre venue is to make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Scottish Government eyes 30Mbps broadband speeds in digital strategy aimed at boosting jobs to 150,000 by 2021

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Expansion plan also targets digital infrastructure 'that is secure and resilient against cyber attack'.

Welcome to happy town: 94% say they like living in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ninety-four per cent of residents say they are happy with Edinburgh as a place to live - one of the highest scores recorded anywhere in the UK.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation to distribute thousands of euros in funding for low-carbon business start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Between 2017 and 2019 the ECCI, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, will distribute funding and provide support to get low carbon start-ups investment-ready.

Indian restaurant brand Ronaq expands Edinburgh portfolio

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a new venture in Edinburgh’s New Waverley development.

Leith wave power plant reborn as Edinburgh exhibition space

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A former wave power plant on Edinburgh’s waterfront has become home to one of the nation’s biggest art gallery spaces.

Edinburgh technology duo secure £2.5 million to turn wave power into electricity

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

It’s a problem that has long thwarted wave energy pioneers – how to transform the slow back and forth motion of waves into a reliable and cost-effective stream of electricity.

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Travel tech start-up gets early boost from The Knight Residence

Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Criton Apps has signed up Edinburgh-based The Knight Residence, part of the Mansley Group, to its digital concierge service, as the fledgling travel tech company marks a positive first three months.

Edinburgh breaks into global top five for property

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

Edinburgh enters the world’s top five cities.

Overseas investment in Scottish commercial property continues

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

Scotland’s commercial property market could welcome a number of new international investors over the next 12 months, particularly among private overseas buyers, Knight Frank has said.

Increased funding for digital skills

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

£36 million available to Scottish business.

Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

A vast public art trail would be created in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle under plans put forward by the trust spearheading efforts to transform Princes Street Gardens.

£1m research boost for Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

An Edinburgh-based centre has been awarded funding of nearly £1 million to help it develop innovative robot technology that will revolutionise industry and health care.

SME growth plans remain intact despite indyref2 doubts

Published: Friday, 17 March 2017

Almost seven in ten Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) plan to expand organically over the next few years.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay, CalMac ferries and Comrie Croft among the big winners at Scottish tourism awards

Published: Friday, 17 March 2017

Inverness business owner Freda Newton MBE presented with personal award at national final of the Scottish Thistle Awards

Shaf Rasul secures tenants for Sighthill warehouses

Published: Thursday, 16 March 2017

Entrepreneur Shaf Rasul’s property investment firm SRA Ventures has secured tenants for two warehouse sites it recently bought in a £725,000 deal.

Edinburgh and Glasgow beat hotspots including Rome in world's best cities to live rankings

Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The list looks at factors including transport links and personal safety.

Scottish unemployment falls by 16,000

Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 16,000 between November and January to stand at 129,000, according to official data.

Scotland’s first datathon attracts top industry names

Published: Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Business advisory firm Deloitte is hosting Scotland’s first-ever Datathon over two days in March, as part of the DataFest17 festival.

New Lidl store now open in Craigmillar

Published: Monday, 13 March 2017

Cllr Gaving Barrie cut the ribbon on the new Lidl supermarket now open on Niddrie Mains Road in Craigmillar.

Hundreds of new homes planned for Leith

Published: Monday, 13 March 2017

More than 850 new homes are set to be build in Leith under plans by a housing association to invest tens of millions over the next five years.

PwC announces alliance and investment with Codebase

Published: Monday, 13 March 2017

PwC has announced an alliance with CodeBase, Europe’s largest incubator.

First look inside £3.5m floating hotel at Leith docks

Published: Friday, 10 March 2017

Images giving a first glimpse inside a £3.5m boutique floating hotel planned for Leith docks were released today.

£1bn Edinburgh City Deal to be signed within weeks

Published: Friday, 10 March 2017

Edinburgh's City Deal – handing the Capital and surrounding councils more than £1bn worth of powers and infrastructure funding from central government – is expected to be signed off within weeks.

Edinburgh Airport enjoys busiest February on record

Published: Friday, 10 March 2017

Bosses at Edinburgh Airport have announced that last month was the busiest February ever recorded for a Scottish airport with over 811,000 people passing through.

Digital roadshow and free small business workshop comes to Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 10 March 2017

Do It Digital brings its nationwide digital roadshow to Edinburgh on Monday March 20th.

£25 million for local regeneration

Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017

Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

Future of Queen's Hall concert venue secured

Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017

The future of one of Edinburgh's most popular concert halls was secured today after it won £650,000 worth of backing for the first phase of a long-awaited makeover

Old Town student flats to repair historic building line

Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017

Buile Developments propose mixed use development for Calton Road.

Miller & Carter to open second steakhouse in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017

Miller & Carter Steakhouse is to open a new Edinburgh City Centre location towards the end of April 2017 which will lead to 50 new jobs.

£5 million single malt distillery planned for Leith

Published: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

It has a proud heritage in the whisky trade dating back more than 200 years.

American burger chain Five Guys coming to Edinburgh city centre

Published: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

A popular American burger chain is opening a branch in Edinburgh City Centre.

‘Underground’ arts complex planned for Princes Street Gardens

Published: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

A chunk of Princes Street Gardens would be carved out to create a new viewing platform, cafe-bar and indoor events space overlooking Edinburgh Castle under plans to overhaul the historic park.

Scottish Government increases apprenticeships target

Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Up to 27,000 young people will benefit from apprenticeship employment opportunities this year thanks to business and industry, the Scottish Government has said.

Ryanair to fly even more routes from Edinburgh?

Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Ryanair will reportedly begin direct flights from Edinburgh to Oporto in northern Portugal and Vigo in western Spain this summer.

Kangaroo Self Storage targets Edinburgh expansion with £1.6m deal

Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Kangaroo Self Storage is to expand into Edinburgh after agreeing a £1.6m deal to buy a large warehouse from Edinburgh-based property investment specialist, SRA Ventures.

Edinburgh is fastest growing UK airport for international passengers

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017

Edinburgh Airport is the UK’s fastest growing airport in terms of international passengers.

New Waverley Nominated for UK Property Award

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017

Edinburgh’s New Waverley development has been nominated for a top national property award.

Stone Acre signs off prime Edinburgh developments

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017

Property development company, Stone Acre, has recently sealed deals for two prime Edinburgh property projects – Blackfriars Lofts & Distillers House.

Inspiring growth among Scotland’s small businesses

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017

A major conference this month aims to help Scotland’s most promising small businesses overcome big challenges to growth and realise their full potential.

Airline Norwegian says £69 seats to US 'sold out within hours'

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017

Budget airline Norwegian has sold all of its cheapest tickets between Edinburgh and the north-east United States within hours.

Hotel plan set to be approved for old BHS building

Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A bid to transform the old BHS on Princes Street into shops, a hotel and restaurant is expected to win planning permission tomorrow after just one objection.

Optimism prevails for Edinburgh investment

Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Chris Macfarlane, lead director in capital markets at JLL Scotland, says the capital offers better value than the traditional hotspots.

Golden opportunity: Strong interest expected in revamped office space in prime Edinburgh site

Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Refurbished open-plan offices in a central site in Edinburgh are being offered to let by joint agents Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Jones Lang La Salle, acting on behalf of Kiltane Properties.

Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surfer’s paradise

Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The facility could be built at the International Climbing Centre in Ratho.

University of Edinburgh secure approval for sub-atomic research centre

Published: Monday, 20 February 2017

City of Edinburgh Council have granted permission to the University of Edinburgh to press ahead with an Institute for Regeneration and Repair at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

330ft hotel plan is curtailed over risk to views and birds

Published: Monday, 20 February 2017

Height almost halved for building that would have been city’s highest.

Edinburgh business students to develop social business solutions

Published: Monday, 20 February 2017

University of Edinburgh Business School is hosting a two-day event aimed at developing business solutions to some of today’s most pressing social issues and challenges.

Deal struck for rental flats development in Leith

Published: Friday, 17 February 2017

Nearly 140 build-to-rent flats have been given the go-ahead in Leith after property firm Rettie & Co concluded legals on behalf of Forth Ports.

Community wins cash for buy-out of Porty church

Published: Friday, 17 February 2017

A pioneering community bid to take over a redundant church in Portobello was given a major boost today after winning crucial funding.

Ryanair launches 15 new Scottish routes

Published: Friday, 17 February 2017

Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter schedule, with 15 new routes.

Visitor numbers at Scotland’s historic sites hit record highs

Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Visitor numbers at Scotland's historic sites have rocketed by 13 per cent over the past year, tipping over the four million mark for the first time.

Silicon Valley tech luminaries lined up for Edinburgh investment event

Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Informatics Ventures (IV), one of Scotland’s premier technology entrepreneur support programmes, has lined up two of Silicon Valley’s most respected luminaries as participants in this year’s EIE17.

Liz Mcareavey: Change is neither cheap nor easy

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The pace of change in this new digital era is both startling and exciting. The digital revolution is innovative and disruptive with new business models exploding onto the scene.

National campaign seeks Edinburgh small businesses for free digital makeovers

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Do It Digital seeking businesses for their roadshow on March 20th.

Edinburgh’s Sick Kids community buy-out on cards

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Residents living near Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital are planning to launch a potential community buy-out of the site.

Hopes that landmark venue will bring new life to Capital

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

It’s summer in the city and kids scramble across the shallow terraces that tilt towards Princes Street.

Office market in rude health despite lack of supply

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Demand for office space in the Central Belt remains high, while the Aberdeen market shows some signs of recovery, a new industry snapshot indicates.

#Edinburgh2050 Hugh Rutherford’s view on Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Hugh Rutherford talks about the Edinburgh Business Forum’s involvement in creating a vision for the city.

Rise of Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors fuelling demand for high-quality office space

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

TMT sector attracting investors from around the world to Edinburgh.

'Record' January for Glasgow and Edinburgh airports

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Scotland's two busiest airports have recorded their best January on record, following a marked increase in demand for international travel.

Newrest All Limited rents new premises at West Edinburgh Business Park

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Airline catering company, Newrest All Limited, has leased premises at West Edinburgh Business Park.

Scottish private sector 'lifted by new orders'

Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

The recent upturn in Scotland's private sector strengthened last month as firms reported the fastest growth in new orders for 20 months, according to a survey.

Plans set out for creative industry hub in £11m project

Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

Castle Mill Works in Fountainbridge hopes to house new creative businesses.

New hub to support fintech entrepreneurs

Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

Scotland's first financial technology business accelerator is to open its doors to entrepreneurs in May.

Plans for Gorgie Road townhouses emerge

Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

Plans have been prepared for the demolition of two redundant industrial buildings and a three storey office block on Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, to make room for new residential infill.

New platforms to bring longer, faster trains to Edinburgh Waverley

Published: Friday, 10 February 2017

Work will soon begin on a project to lengthen platforms at Edinburgh Waverley for the introduction of new longer, faster, greener trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow and on the East Coast main line.

Pennywell & Muirhouse civic hub proposal detailed

Published: Friday, 10 February 2017

Barton Willmore have fleshed out plans for a new civic centre serving Edinburgh’s Pennywell and Muirhouse districts to provide a central retail and commercial hub on the site of the current Muirhouse Shopping Centre.

Leaders sought to help shape Edinburgh’s future

Published: Friday, 10 February 2017

Business leaders are being urged to apply to join a revamped board of Marketing Edinburgh, the organisation which promotes the capital across the world.

Work set to get underway on new outdoor concert arena in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017

Work on a long-awaited replacement for Edinburgh’s outdoor concert arena is set to get underway next year- as the city unveiled a global search for architects for the multi-million pound project.

Chinese mobile games giant Skymoons launches Edinburgh studio

Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017

Mobile games giant Skymoons has launched a studio in Edinburgh – the first Chinese games investment Scotland has seen – creating initially 21 highly skilled games development jobs.

7N outline ‘industrial’ Fountainbridge vision

Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017

EDI Group and 7N Architects have put forward proposals for the office component of their £200m India Quay vision at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Council building to become 'house of France'

Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017

The Lothian Chambers in Edinburgh is set to take on a new lease of life as Scotland's "House of France" after councillors gave the plan the green light.

Port of Leith HA press on with 104 Granton Harbour homes

Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Port of Leith Housing Association are to press ahead with construction of 104 flats at Granton Harbour after securing permission from planners at City of Edinburgh Council to press ahead with the development.

Edinburgh to host two Scotsman business conferences

Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Prestigious figures in the Scottish business world are set to speak at two Scotsman conferences in Edinburgh next month.

Edinburgh and Glasgow among top entrepreneur hotspots

Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Edinburgh and Glasgow have been named as two of the leading ten entrepreneurial hubs outside of London, research out today reveals.

Courtyard Edinburgh now well and truly open

Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

The Edinburgh Reporter went along to have a look at the new Courtyard Edinburgh on Baxter’s Place today.

Food chain start-up sinks teeth into £2m funding deal

Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

A specialist in food chain traceability born out of the Entrepreneurial Spark hatchery in Edinburgh has received a seven-figure funding injection.

PR & Digital agency rebrands and moves to Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Communications agency O’Leary PR is relaunching with a new name, a move to Edinburgh and the launch of a digital division as part of a strategic overhaul of the business.

CDA and Hoskins mark South St Andrew Square completion

Published: Friday, 03 February 2017

Comprehensive Design Architects and Hoskins Architects have marked official completion of their joint mixed use project fronting St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

Social Stock Exchange set for launch in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 03 February 2017

A stock exchange focused on “profit with a purpose” is preparing for a full launch in Scotland after agreeing to carry out a study on the project’s feasibility with the City of Edinburgh Council.

FanDuel to undergo expansion as fantasy sports grow

Published: Friday, 03 February 2017

The chief executive of FanDuel, the fantasy sports operator founded in Edinburgh, has said he wants to grow the firm’s headcount in Scotland following its merger with US rival DraftKings.

Edinburgh reveals ideas for a City Vision

Published: Thursday, 02 February 2017

Edinburgh should be a city full of opportunity and innovation with no barriers to achievement, according to the initial findings of a city-wide campaign.

Edinburgh’s French Consulate set for move to historic Lothian Chambers

Published: Thursday, 02 February 2017

Edinburgh's historic Lothian Chambers building will become Scotland’s "House of France" in a move which will earn the city council millions and save £173,000 a year in running costs.

Scottish retail sales rise over year

Published: Thursday, 02 February 2017

The value and volume of retail sales grew in Scotland last year but lagged behind Great Britain as a whole, according to new figures.

Scottish construction firms 'more optimistic'

Published: Thursday, 02 February 2017

Scottish construction firms are more optimistic about the year ahead than they were in the autumn, according to a new survey.

Edinburgh hosts startup festival

Published: Thursday, 02 February 2017

The University of Edinburgh Business School has announced a packed programme of events for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.

Construction begins on £21m Edinburgh office block

Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Chris Stewart Group have moved on-site of a £21m development off St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, after securing the necessary finance from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage.

Edinburgh town homes make their mark

Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Block 9 Architects have tabled proposals for the creation of three townhouses on land to the south of Bruntsfield Terrace, Edinburgh, separated from an existing office block by an internal courtyard.

Laing Edinburgh to sponsor Edinburgh Airport’s First Direct Flight to China

Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Edinburgh jeweller Laing Edinburgh has been announced as the first official sponsor in plans to introduce Scotland’s first ever direct flight to China.

Edinburgh success depends on delivering scale

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Edinburgh’s commercial property market must deliver scale if the city is to keep pace with the pressures of economic success, according to Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (“TFT”), independent property and construction consultancy, in new research published today.

New Town office block marketed as 'significant' development opportunity

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Edinburgh’s Erskine House is being marketed for potential office, residential or hotel use by DougraySmith as a buyer is sought for the H-plan structure occupying 0.23 hectares of land in the New Town

UK’s first accredited digital skills academy celebrates first anniversary and plugging the software skills gap

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

CodeClan, the UK’s first accredited digital skills academy has just celebrated its first anniversary.

Six architects on the shortlist to design new concert hall

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust Scotland (IMPACT Scotland) has announced a shortlist of teams who will compete to design the planned arts centre at 36 St Andrew Square.

Top digs draw EU students to Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 30 January 2017

The promise of luxury student housing with private cinema rooms and Apple computers has made the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow two of the most popular places to study in the UK for overseas students, according to a new study.

Room rates buoyant for Glasgow and Edinburgh, but decline for Aberdeen

Published: Monday, 30 January 2017

LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report tracks city centre hotel performance.

Edinburgh software start-up receives £150k funding boost

Published: Monday, 30 January 2017

An innovative PropTech specialist backed by a leading Scots entrepreneur has been handed a fresh £150,000 boost from Scottish EDGE and IBM.

Student housing spread marches on in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 27 January 2017

Ardent Group and Fourward Architecture have brought forward plans to build a 266-bed student housing development at a former builder’s yard on Russell Road, Edinburgh.

LDN seek to up density with Morningside infill

Published: Friday, 27 January 2017

LDN Architects are looking to break the mould of bog standard housing design with plans for 11 flats on the site of a 1960s-public convenience.

New retail signings at Straiton Retail Park

Published: Friday, 27 January 2017

Following the successful opening of the new flagship Next store at Straiton Retail Park in Scotland, Peel Retail Parks has signed two new deals with sofa specialists, Fabb Sofas and ScS Sofas.

Last section of Queensferry Crossing to be lifted into place

Published: Friday, 27 January 2017

The final section of the Queensferry Crossing’s deck is about to be lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile span between Edinburgh and Fife.

Edinburgh set for almost 150 new homes through National Housing Trust initiative

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Hart Builders is planning to construct 146 new homes in Edinburgh after securing a £6.9 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Online booking firm Appointedd secures global partnership

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Online booking firm Appointedd has formed a strategic partnership with a global payment transaction provider.

Health tech start-up lands contract with NHS England

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

An Edinburgh-based technology start-up that helps people find the care to meet their needs has landed a deal with NHS England as it aims to “disrupt” the £20 billion market.

Scotland's trade with UK rises to £50bn

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Scotland's trade with the rest of the UK continues to be worth four times more than its exports to the EU, according to Scottish government figures.

Commsworld invests £1m in Edinburgh to Glasgow network

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

An Edinburgh-based telecoms network provider says it is competing with top names by investing more than £1 million setting up its own ultra-fast connection between Scotland’s two biggest cities.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre hits 21 year high with 91,000 in 2016

Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) hosted the highest levels of events and delegates in its 21-year history during 2016.

Ann Gloag in £6.3m Edinburgh hotel development

Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Perth-based transport tycoon Ann Gloag is involved in a £6.3 million deal to turn a former Edinburgh city centre office block into serviced apartments.

Call for Scots to help shape UK industry

Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The UK government has called on Scottish businesses and workers to help shape a modern industrial strategy to drive growth across the country.

Old Town considers business group to rival New Town

Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

New special events could be held in the Old Town after traders were asked about establishing a Business Improvement District to help promote the area.

Successful year for Apex Hotels with profit increase

Published: Monday, 23 January 2017

Edinburgh based Apex Hotels Limited has reported a successful financial year with an 11.8% rise in underlying profits before tax, up from £9.2m to £10.3m.

DataFest17 attracts two more top speakers for week long science festival

Published: Monday, 23 January 2017

Two more high profile speakers have been confirmed for DataFest17, the week-long data science festival to be held in Edinburgh.

100 homes planned to cap off Edinburgh’s Quartermile development

Published: Monday, 23 January 2017

Quartermile Ventures have submitted proposals for the creation of 102 flats and 302sq/m of ground floor retail space at Quartermile, Edinburgh, on land off Porters Walk.

Pub entrepreneur back in business with two new venues

Published: Monday, 23 January 2017

A city entrepreneur who sold up just over a year ago has returned to the Capital’s pub, hotel and leisure sector and wants to create an Oran Mor-style event space in the centre of Edinburgh.

Plan for Edinburgh tourist tax next spring

Published: Friday, 20 January 2017

A tourist tax could be in place in Edinburgh from spring 2018 if a City Deal for the region is given the go-ahead, according to the council leader.

Edinburgh entrepreneurs share £24,000 to spark growth

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017

A clutch of Edinburgh’s most promising start-ups have shared £24,000 in prize money to fuel further growth at their firms.

Scottish economy 'still growing slowly'

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016, according to Scottish government statistics.

University of Edinburgh completes £8m deal for former Edinburgh fire service HQ

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017

The building will undergo a “sympathetic refurbishment, sensitive to its past use and heritage” and will be central to Edinburgh College of Art’s plans to transform it into a hub for arts & culture.

Eurowings to launch direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017

German airline Eurowings is set to launch a new service offering direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich.

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

National Gallery revamp wins £2m boost from Scottish Government

Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Government agrees to fund redevelopment after its display branded “an institutional embarrassment".

Holiday Inn Express in Edinburgh sold in £17.7m deal

Published: Monday, 16 January 2017

Appointed administrators to Aberdeen hotel group European Development Company have sold the 161-room Edinburgh hotel to International Hotel Properties Ltd.

Overseas buyers ‘dominate’ Edinburgh office market

Published: Monday, 16 January 2017

The Edinburgh office market is dominated by overseas investors, with UK political uncertainty failing to deter interest, a new report out today reveals.

Number of students in Scotland exceeds 235,000

Published: Monday, 16 January 2017

The number of people in higher education in Scotland exceeded 235,000 last year, as student numbers rose.

Support for small business

Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

Small Business Bonus Scheme exempts 100,000 properties from business rates this year.

Edinburgh’s Small Sites programme gains momentum

Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

Barton Willmore have put forward plans for delivery of 49 homes on behalf of Robertson Partnership Homes at Dumbryden Drive, in the latest installment of Edinburgh's small sites programme.

Homes planned for site of former Hunter’s Tryst school

Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

The scorched site of the former Hunter’s Tryst Primary School is set to be transformed into dozens of new flats.

Brexit: Cash boost for Capital as tourist spending up 24%

Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

“Brexit tourists” brought the Capital some extra Christmas cheer as it emerged spending over the festive season soared in 2016.

Morris & Spottiswood to launch graduate training programme following 30 per cent apprenticeship growth

Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Morris & Spottiswood is preparing to launch a new graduate training programme as it looks to bridge the growing skills gap affecting the sector.

Long running Edinburgh residential infill project back on the cards

Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Studio DuB Architects have brought forward plans to build a trio of duplex and single level flats on vacant ground at Inglis Green Gait, Edinburgh.

New Edinburgh arm to open more markets for tidal developer

Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Atlantis Resources, the tidal energy company behind the ground-breaking MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, has set up a new division in a bid to extend its skill-base.

Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Edinburgh Airport has broken a new annual record for passengers at any Scottish airport after it confirmed 12,366,498 flew through the airport in 2016.

Record number of people now employed in tourism

Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Growing numbers of hotels, bars and restaurants are fuelling a boom in the number of people working in Scottish tourism - which has soared by 11 per cent in the space of just 12 months.

Small sites initiative roll out continues with Royston homes

Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Barton Willmore, acting on behalf of Robertson Partnership Homes and City of Edinburgh Council 21st Century Homes, have drawn up plans for up to 46 flats on a brownfield site at Royston, Edinburgh.

‘Perfect storm’ brews in Edinburgh office market after strong 2016

Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Edinburgh’s commercial property market remained buoyant in 2016 with office space take-up of 760,000 sq. ft. across the city, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

John Donnelly: It’s a capital opportunity to promote Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Collaboration is key to selling the city to the world, writes John Donnelly.

Edinburgh’s Christmas draws 500,000 tourists to Capital

Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Organisers of the Capital’s festive celebrations have hailed record-breaking numbers for this year’s events.

University of Edinburgh to refurbish B-listed former geology HQ

Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Reiach & Hall Architects are to take the lead on the refurbishment of Murchison House at the University of Edinburgh’s Kings Buildings Campus.

50-year-old Royal Mile wound to be healed

Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

Union Property Group have brought forward plans to erect 13 flats on the last remaining gap-site on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, echoing the façade of the Old Town tenement which once stood on the site.

Scottish businesses are digital skills 'leaders'

Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

Small businesses in Scotland are leading the way when it comes to digital skills, according to a study.

Skills training in Scotland needs clearer focus, says think tank

Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

The way in which people in Scotland are trained for work needs to change in order to meet future challenges, a think tank has warned.

Edinburgh-London Hyperloop in 45 minutes ‘a step closer’

Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

A train that will connect London to Edinburgh in 45 minutes is a step closer to reality after being shortlisted for Elon’s Musk’s Hyperloop One project.

Year of success for digital skills academy and Eureka Solutions’ CodeClan graduate

Published: Friday, 06 January 2017

As Scotland’s new digital skills academy celebrates its first anniversary, one of its earliest graduates is also marking a year of success with award-winning cloud business solutions provider Eureka Solutions.

Reiach & Hall helm Edinburgh office refurbishment

Published: Friday, 06 January 2017

Architects have returned to site of first completed by the practice back in 1993.

Economy gets new boost as services sector grows again

Published: Friday, 06 January 2017

Services activity jumped to a 17-month high in December but inflationary pressures mounted in the sector that is the linchpin of the UK economy, according to latest data.

Business angel network signs deal to boost growth firms

Published: Thursday, 05 January 2017

Business angel association Linc Scotland has struck a partnership deal with accountancy firm Chiene + Tait aimed at boosting investment into high-growth companies.

Publican hopes Gorgie flats plan will be a shoe-in

Published: Thursday, 05 January 2017

Plans have been submitted for the creation of 11 flats on the site of Gorgie’s Horseshoe Inn, entailing complete demolition of the converted Victorian workshop by the pub’s owner.

Edinburgh Airport set to land 100 new retail jobs

Published: Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Edinburgh Airport has announced plans to further expand its retail offering this year, leading to about 100 new jobs.

Confidence highest among companies based in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Confidence among Scottish businesses has jumped, putting the rest of the UK in the shade, a report out today would suggest.

Norwegian announces 130 jobs and new Edinburgh base

Published: Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Edinburgh Airport has been chosen as a new base for budget airline, Norwegian, with plans for transatlantic flights.

Landowner reveals vision for 400-home development at gap site

Published: Friday, 23 December 2016

Buccleuch Property also wants to include a community venue in area near Dalkeith High School.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Published: Friday, 23 December 2016

Thanks for taking the time to visit the EBF website - we will be back early in the New Year.

New direct flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Munich

Published: Friday, 23 December 2016

German airline Eurowings is to launch direct flights to Munich from Scotland's two busiest airports.

Thousands signing up for free city centre WiFi every day

Published: Thursday, 22 December 2016

Revellers and residents around the city centre have embraced free WiFi – with more than 3000 people a day signing up for the new service.

Edinburgh entrepreneur makes even the most hands-on of businesses accessible anywhere

Published: Thursday, 22 December 2016

Chris Kennelly’s frustration with appointment waiting times and the lack of instant accessibility for patients to see professional clinicians has led him to solve the problem himself and start his own business.

Christmas comes early for NHS Lothian at Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Published: Thursday, 22 December 2016

NHS Lothian has taken the keys to the first phase of its brand new Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus, a £48m building incorporating mental health, psychiatry and a brain injury unit.

Developers in demand as tech industry booms

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Talented web and mobile software developers will be highly sought after in 2017 as the Scottish tech industry continues its growth spurt.

Liz McAreavey: Edinburgh is bursting with creative spirit

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

With 2017 just around the corner it is time to take stock and learn lessons from a highly unpredictable 2016.

'Seat of enlightenment': How Edinburgh became startup city of the year

Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Scottish capital’s rich cultural heritage and unicorn businesses have helped make it an entrepreneurial hub.

Edinburgh hotels report £100+ average room rates for November

Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The November figures mark a seventh consecutive month average room rates in Edinburgh have broken the £100 barrier though average rates in Glasgow dipped 1.1% and by 14.6% in Aberdeen

Edinburgh's history and culture used to lure Chinese tourists

Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The history and culture of Edinburgh is to become the centre of a new tourism campaign in China.

Celebrity haunt The Ivy set for Edinburgh opening

Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Star-studded London restaurant brand The Ivy has hinted at plans to open in the Capital next year via a social media campaign.

Whisky firm raises glass to Edinburgh retail tie-up

Published: Monday, 19 December 2016

Boutique whisky producer The Lost Distillery Company has struck its first retail partnership in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh shops and bars enjoy surge in Christmas visitors

Published: Monday, 19 December 2016

Shops and restaurants are enjoying a bumper run-up to Christmas after seeing a massive surge in visitors to the city centre.

Tourism leads upbeat Scottish economic outlook

Published: Monday, 19 December 2016

Tourism leads an upbeat new assessment of the Scottish economy, with strong signs of recent growth and expectations of a positive start to 2017.

Edinburgh and north east in top 10 most affluent UK areas

Published: Monday, 19 December 2016

Edinburgh and north east Scotland have been named among the top 10 most affluent parts of the United Kingdom.

Capital hotels on a high but mixed picture in other cities

Published: Friday, 16 December 2016

Edinburgh’s hoteliers are in for a bumper new year with bookings ahead of 2016 levels, according to a report out today.

Portobello church hall makes way for townhouse trio

Published: Friday, 16 December 2016

A trio of townhouses are to be built on the site of a disused 1970s church hall in Portobello.

Architect dials up Edinburgh telephone box makeover

Published: Friday, 16 December 2016

The sight of a suited office worker scurrying into a phone box may be limited to Superman films no longer.

Two retail units let at Quartermile in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 15 December 2016

Caffè Nero has taken a 1,960 sq ft unit and Veeno has taken a 1,440 sq ft unit in Lister Square at the heart of the development.

Neo-gothic Edinburgh office set for modernist makeover

Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A neo-Gothic office block at North St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, is to be given a facelift by Knight Property Group and Comprehensive Design Architects.

Wheatley puts young people on path to bright career as garden experts

Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Young people from some of Edinburgh’s poorest communities are learning how to be plant and landscaping experts thanks to a new partnership between Wheatley Group and the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RGBE).

Scottish retailers report 'promising' sales

Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Retail sales in Scotland have grown in real terms for a third month in a row, according to a report.

Wagamama set to open in St Andrew Square

Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Wagamama is set for a summer opening with a new store expected to be launched in St Andrew Sq.

Edinburgh and Glasgow among 'Ultrafast' broadband pilot areas

Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

People in Edinburgh and Glasgow will be among the first in the UK to try out new “ultrafast” broadband technology.

Outlook for jobs in Scotland surges to highest since 2014

Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Scottish employers are more confident about taking on staff in the months ahead than at any time for more than two years, according to a major survey published today.

Edinburgh declares busiest November for Scots airport

Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Edinburgh Airport has declared it recorded the busiest ever November for a Scottish airport as it reaped the benefits of attracting new airlines and routes.

Second round proposals presented for Water of Leith flats

Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Artisan Real Estate Investors and Sheppard Robson Architects have submitted second round proposals for 184 flats on the site of a former B&Q warehouse at Warriston Road, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s China strategy wins investment award

Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Edinburgh built up an alliance with Shenzhen in southern China providing incubator office space at the Creative Exchange for Chinese investors.

Student accommodation sold in £10m deal

Published: Monday, 12 December 2016

McLaren Property has bought a student accommodation block in Edinburgh from St Regent.

New Edinburgh Gateway interchange opens in capital

Published: Monday, 12 December 2016

A new £41m railway station has opened in the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Plans for student village in Capital rejected

Published: Monday, 12 December 2016

Developers have refused to rule out appealing controversial plans to build a “student village” on the banks of the Water of Leith.

Scotland’s upbeat small firms shrug off Brexit fears

Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

The vast majority of small businesses in Scotland are confident about their future despite likely economic headwinds, according to a new survey.

Private sector keeps Scottish construction buoyant after Brexit vote

Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

Output from the Scottish construction sector seems to have remained buoyant during the 3 months immediately following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, new official figures suggest.

Revealed: Future plans for St James residential area

Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

New plans for the St James residential properties have been released as part of the proposed development in the area.

Flybe to launch new Heathrow flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2016

Flybe is preparing to launch flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Heathrow.

Two finance technology ‘tsars’ for Scotland unveiled

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2016

Two envoys to spearhead the development of the financial technology, or “fintech”, sector in Scotland have been named by the UK government.

New Sainbury’s set for Southside

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2016

A new Sainsbury’s Local has opened in Nicolson Street creating 36 new jobs for the local community.

Jessops flagship store to open in Capital this week

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Jessops will open a brand new flagship store on Castle Street on December 9.

Georgian townhouses to undergo £2m revamp

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The Charlotte Square Collection is planning a £2 million refurbishment of two townhouses on Edinburgh’s iconic Georgian square.

Record profit growth for Edinburgh hotels - but other cities see declines

Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016

A marked rise in the number of international visitors to Edinburgh in October led to record profit growth for the city's hotels of 9.8%.

Napier University to open timber technology research hub

Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016

The university said the total investment, to spread over the next decade, is largely for the lease on the 18,000 sq ft building at 7Hills Business Park in Sighthill, which is to be fitted out.

Developer looks to clean up with Portobello flats plan

Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Hackland and Dore have submitted plans to build eight flats on the site of a former wash house in the heart of Edinburgh’s Portobello conservation area.

Developer looks to clean up with Portobello flats plan

Published: Monday, 05 December 2016

Hackland and Dore have submitted plans to build eight flats on the site of a former wash house in the heart of Edinburgh’s Portobello conservation area.

Construction starts on £3.5m museum collection centre

Published: Monday, 05 December 2016

National Museums Scotland have kick-started construction of a £3.5m collections centre in north Edinburgh which will provide an additional 1,000sq/m of specialist research and storage space.

Edinburgh’s historic Sick Kids hospital put on market

Published: Monday, 05 December 2016

Edinburgh's historic Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been put up for sale.

M&S food will be anchor store at new Stockbridge development

Published: Monday, 05 December 2016

A Marks & Spencer food shop is to be the anchor store at the new Edinburgh Accies development in Stockbridge.

Edinburgh tech spin-out sees the light in Singapore

Published: Friday, 02 December 2016

PureLiFi, the Edinburgh technology firm that uses light to provide wireless communications, is carrying out the world’s first large-scale trial of its system in Singapore.

‘Scottish Pavilion’ to represent best of Edinburgh entrepreneurial talent at TechCrunch Disrupt

Published: Friday, 02 December 2016

Edinburgh entrepreneurs are currently dominating news headlines; from Skyscanners £1.4 billion sale to the city being crowned British Entrepreneurial City of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur awards.

First step secured for major £11m expansion of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 02 December 2016

One of Scotland's leading contemporary art galleries has taken the first step in a major £11m redevelopment which will see it expand into a neighbouring building.

Hotel Indigo To Open On Princes Street Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 01 December 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group will expand its boutique offering in Edinburgh with the opening of a second Hotel Indigo property.

Event helping small firms prepares for acceleration

Published: Thursday, 01 December 2016

Small businesses across ­Scotland are gearing up for a boost in sales during an ­annual event this weekend encouraging support for such organisations.

CodeBase joins new tech funding platform

Published: Thursday, 01 December 2016

Edinburgh-based tech incubator CodeBase has joined a new venture platform which aims to "supercharge" digital technology businesses in the UK.

SMEs in Scotland creating jobs more quickly

Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland are creating jobs faster than their peers in nearly every other part of the UK, but take longer to reach the £1 million turnover mark, research has shown

New Edinburgh homes 'will bring job boost'

Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

City of Edinburgh Council has signed a £35m contract to help regenerate the west of the city.

Edinburgh launches free high-speed wifi service

Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Free high-speed internet is now available in Edinburgh city centre.

North Sighthill regeneration set for February push

Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2016

City of Edinburgh Council is to press ahead with a £35m regeneration project at North Sighthill in February of next year after finalizing contracts for the build.

60,000 new homes planned for Lothians in City Deal

Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Around 60,000 affordable homes would be built across the Lothians as part of the ambitious multi-billion pound City Deal programme.

EasyJet to expand Scottish flight network

Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

EasyJet plans to expand its flight network in Scotland after carrying more than six million passengers to and from the country over the past year.

Edinburgh must build appeal to tech firms, says property chief

Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

Edinburgh has great potential to build on its status as a location for globally recognised tech firms, but faces obstacles including a lack of both suitable office space and workers.

Illuminated trail on Royal Mile to showcase famous quotations

Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

An illuminated trail of 20 quotations will be switched on along part of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile this evening to celebrate the city’s outstanding print and publishing heritage.

New-look Aparthotels Adagio brand to debut in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 25 November 2016

Aparthotels Adagio is to open its third UK property next month, and the first worldwide to feature the brand’s new-look design.

Office take-up across Scotland ‘bucks UK trend’

Published: Friday, 25 November 2016

This year’s total office take-up across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen is in line with last year’s performance despite a subdued Summer period following the EU referendum, according to the latest Scottish Offices Report from Savills.

Chisholm Hunter on verge of opening major flagship boutique in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 25 November 2016

Chisholm Hunter is just weeks away from opening one of the biggest jewellery and watch destination boutiques in the UK.

Edinburgh wins entrepreneurial award

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

The capital beat Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester to be named British Entrepreneurial City of the Year.

Edinburgh City Deal still on track, says Chancellor

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Edinburgh's City Deal remains on track after new Chancellor Philip Hammond recommitted to the investment package in his Autumn Statement.

Homeless village to be built in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Scotland's first village for homeless people is to be built in Edinburgh next year.

Skyscanner sold to China travel firm Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Skyscanner, the UK-based travel search business, has been bought by Ctrip, China's biggest online travel firm.

University of Edinburgh propose translucent campus link

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Edinburgh is progressing plans to sweep away a double-height link building conjoining the Lister Institute and Pfizer building at Hill Square with a Reiach & Hall designed teaching facility.

Edinburgh dominates awards for Scotland’s best hotels

Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Businesses in Edinburgh have won five out of eight categories in a competition to recognise the best guest accommodation in Scotland, confirming the capital’s dominance of the tourist market.

Edinburgh to host prestigious EUROCITIES conference in 2018

Published: Monday, 21 November 2016

One of the most prestigious conferences in Europe, EUROCITIES, is to be held at the EICC in Edinburgh in 2018.

Luxury cinema and Next superstore among first for £1bn St James Quarter

Published: Monday, 21 November 2016

It’s a cinema experience like no other.

Fantasy sports firms FanDuel and DraftKings agree to merge

Published: Monday, 21 November 2016

A Scottish tech firm which became a major player in the US fantasy sports market is to merge with its biggest rival.

LendingCrowd and Scottish Enterprise combine to talk P2P SME lending

Published: Friday, 18 November 2016

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, is partnering with Scottish Enterprise to discuss developments in Scotland’s P2P lending market.

Leith Walk backcourt set for student housing infill

Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Kenneth Reid Architects have prepared proposals for 58 studio flats on the site of a former warehouse off Leith Walk, Edinburgh, in a sign of unfinished appetite for student housing amongst developers.

Edinburgh to get £45 million New Town concert venue

Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Edinburgh is set to finally get a new concert hall under plans to build a £45 million complex in the heart of its New Town.

Community projects receive funding to brighten up development site

Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Seven community groups in Edinburgh are being allocated funding to enhance the New Waverley development in the Old Town while it is still under construction.

Edinburgh to Athens service announced for summer 2017

Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Edinburgh Airport has announced a new route from Edinburgh to Athens for summer 2017.

Unemployment down 14,000 in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 14,000 between July and September, according to official figures.

More than 500,000 look to start up in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

More than 500,000 adults in Scotland expect to start their own business.

Queensferry Crossing 52 metres from completion

Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The second last piece of deck on the landmark new road bridge over the Forth has been carefully hoisted into place, joining Fife to the south shores for the first time.

RBS outline residential-led Fettes Campus overhaul

Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Michael Laird Architects and Royal Bank of Scotland have prepared a planning in principle application for the redevelopment of land at Dundas Street/Fettes Row, on land owned by the banking group.

Jobs boost as diabetes firm opens Edinburgh operation

Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A company that specialises in glucose monitoring for people with diabetes has opened a base in Edinburgh with the aim of creating more than 60 jobs over the next three years.

Shoppers flock to retail parks as high street footfall drops

Published: Monday, 14 November 2016

Scots shoppers are shrugging off any financial uncertainty from Brexit and continue to spend at the same rate, according to statistics.

Edinburgh Airport expansion plans unveiled

Published: Monday, 14 November 2016

Plans for the expansion of Scotland's busiest airport over the next quarter of a century have been unveiled.

Edinburgh to host Tourism Society 2017 Annual Symposium

Published: Friday, 11 November 2016

The Tourism Society has announced that Edinburgh will host the organisation’s annual Symposium in 2017.

Edinburgh Airport's October passenger numbers hit a new high

Published: Friday, 11 November 2016

A record number of passengers used Edinburgh Airport during October – the seventh consecutive month the figure has topped one million.

£16.8m Galleries revamp to transform ‘embarrassing’ exhibition space

Published: Friday, 11 November 2016

A £16.8 million project to transform long-standing displays of Scotland’s most important paintings will tackle an “institutional embarrassment,” it was claimed today.

Capital named best city in Europe to start a tech business

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

It's one of the Capital’s fastest-growing industries – a cutting-edge money-spinner with the potential to make its investors overnight millionaires.

Edinburgh one of the “most reputable” cities in the world

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Edinburgh has been ranked as one of the top ten “most reputable” cities in the world ahead of the likes of Paris, London and New York, according to a new survey.

Five-star Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh put up for sale

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

An Edinburgh five-star hotel has been put up for sale.

Planning in principle sought for Riccarton Mains Village

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Planning permission in principle is being sought for an ‘independent village’ for students and permanent residents at Heriot-Watt Universities Riccarton Campus.

Bold new design aims to make Meadowbank ‘fit for the 21st century’

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Fresh images showing a bold design for the replacement Meadowbank sports complex have been unveiled for the first time.

New Edinburgh Marriott to create 100 jobs

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016

Edinburgh’s newest city centre hotel, Courtyard Edinburgh, is set to create 100 jobs ahead of its December launch.

Niddrie Mill Primary enjoys residential makeover

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016

CCG and Parc Craigmillar have rejuvenated the former Niddrie Mill Primary School through creation of 66 mixed tenure homes.

£110m boost for city’s affordable housing plans

Published: Tuesday, 08 November 2016

A housing association is set to spend £110 million building 700 new homes in Edinburgh and the Lothians over the next five years – while also upgrading others.

Edinburgh top for hotel investors as China cash flows

Published: Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Edinburgh has been named as the UK’s most attractive location for hotel investment outside London for a third year running by a key survey of industry leaders.

Historic banking HQ set for £2m restaurant makeover

Published: Tuesday, 08 November 2016

A historic building once home to the Royal Bank of Scotland is set to undergo a multi-million pound transformation into a new family restaurant.

Edinburgh named the third ‘best city in the UK to live’

Published: Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Edinburgh has been named the third best city in the UK to live and work – for the fourth year in a row.

CBI calls on government to help housebuilders

Published: Monday, 07 November 2016

Business leaders today called for a “step change” in housebuilding if the UK government is to meet its ambition of a million new homes by 2020.

Scotland to welcome UK's first Data festival

Published: Monday, 07 November 2016

Scotland is to welcome the UK’s first ever week long data science festival from The Data Lab in partnership with Sainsbury’s Bank.

700-home plan to tackle shortage in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 04 November 2016

Ambitious plans to build 700 new homes across Edinburgh and the Lothians as part of a massive £110 million investment have been unveiled today.

£2m deal for commercial sites in Edinburgh’s west end

Published: Friday, 04 November 2016

Town Centre Securities has sold two commercial properties in Edinburgh’s west end for a total of £2 million.

£3m Calton Hill observatory gets underway this week

Published: Friday, 04 November 2016

Esh Border Construction are to begin work on a £3m transformation of the Calton Hill observatory in Edinburgh later this week, realising long-held plans to create a new restaurant and gallery space.

Barclays throws weight behind Edinburgh start-up event

Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016

Banking group Barclays is making a push into Scotland’s start-up scene by sponsoring a major conference to be held in Edinburgh this month.

Asda and Edinburgh Gin mix to broaden spirit range on sale

Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016

Edinburgh Gin has struck a deal to supply its range of flavoured liqueurs to Scottish Asda stores.

Hotel developers launch drastic bid to win planning permission for Royal High

Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016

Developers behind a controversial bid to turn the old Royal High School into a luxury hotel have dramatically scaled down their proposals as they battle to win planning permission.

Iconic Edinburgh hotel relaunched following multi-million pound refit

Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016

Former George Hotel in Edinburgh has relaunched as The Principal Edinburgh following “extensive” renovation work.

Tram-train interchange to finally open next month

Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016

The long-delayed Edinburgh Gateway tram-train interchange is to open on Sunday, December 11 – five years after its expected completion.

Big change in store for Princes Street

Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Comprehensive Design Architects, acting on behalf of LaSalle Investment Management, have tabled plans for conversion of a listed BHS store at 64 Princes Street, Edinburgh, to form a hotel, revamped retail space and restaurants.

Commercial investment in Edinburgh to top £1 billion

Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Commercial investment in the Capital is on course for a bumper year, according to new figures.

Edinburgh’s office take-up resilient after EU vote

Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Office occupier take-up in Edinburgh has stayed strong in the wake of the Brexit vote despite “Doomsday” predictions, and with 2016 possibly set to outstrip last year’s levels, says new research.

Living wage rate increased by 20p an hour

Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016

The UK voluntary living wage, promoted by the Living Wage Foundation campaign group, is to rise by 20p an hour.

Cala catches eye of potential buyer from China

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Cala, the upmarket housebuilder based in Edinburgh, is reported to have been approached by a Chinese firm about a potential £600 million takeover.

Free WiFi for city centre in time for Christmas

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Free WiFi will be in place across the city centre by late November, city chiefs have promised – paving the way for high-speed internet access 24 hours a day in time for Christmas.

Scots firms 'still optimistic on growth'

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Scotland's businesses remain optimistic about future growth despite increasing political and economic uncertainty, according to new research.

Waterstones agree new 10-year lease for Princes St store

Published: Friday, 28 October 2016

Book retailer has agreed a rent of £550,000 per annum over 10-years for the flagship 18,000 sq ft Edinburgh store over five floors.

Edinburgh is preferred location for top retail brands as Capital out-performs Glasgow

Published: Friday, 28 October 2016

Edinburgh is the preferred location for leading retail brands opening in Scotland, according to a report.

Scots retail sales overtake UK following Brexit vote

Published: Friday, 28 October 2016

Scotland experienced slightly better sales growth than the UK as a whole in the three months immediately after the Brexit vote.

Ceremony marks James Gillespie’s High School completion

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016

Completion of the £42.8m James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh, has been marked at a ribbon cutting ceremony in which pupils and dignitaries helped unwrap the new school.

City Observatory's £4m conservation and arts project begins

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016

A new gallery will be incorporated within the historic building on Calton Hill in Edinburgh.

Entrepreneurs fly in for Startup Summit

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016

Entrepreneurs, investors and media are flying in from around the world to take part in Scotland’s Startup Summit on 14 November.

Gender pay gap narrowed in Scotland last year

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016

The gender pay gap has fallen in Scotland over the last year, official figures have revealed.

Edinburgh to host global blockchain tech conference

Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016

More than 200 attendees from around the world have already signed up to take part in a conference being held in Edinburgh next month to discuss the development of blockchain technology.

We’re building for the future so people can afford to live in our incredible city

Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Edinburgh Council is doing all it can to tackle the capital’s acute housing shortage and lack of affordable homes, says Cammy Day.

Liz Cameron: Skills shortages a key issue for Scottish and UK Governments

Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

One of the good news stories about the Scottish economy has been the recent trend of falling unemployment.

Big name retailers set to open stores in the Capital

Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A string of top retail names are setting up shop in the Capital as it undergoes a mini revival.

£60m drive to boost growth in Scotland’s ailing economy

Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A £60 million drive to kick-start growth in Scotland’s ailing economy has been unveiled.

Edinburgh’s office take-up shrugs off Brexit uncertainty

Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Edinburgh could experience another “strong” year in take-up of office space after a resilient third quarter and despite uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

The Gym Group to open new outlets in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The pay-as-you-go gym operator has taken the first floor of the Sainsbury's superstore building in Murrayfield on a 15-year lease.

SIB records £52m investment into Scottish growth companies

Published: Friday, 21 October 2016

Scottish Enterprise has today revealed that its investment arm, the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), invested £52.4m into 133 Scottish companies during 2015-16.

Plans for £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre revealed

Published: Friday, 21 October 2016

New images have been unveiled showcasing the £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre.

Barton Willmore round off small sites hat-trick

Published: Friday, 21 October 2016

Barton Willmore have rounded off a hat-trick of submissions for The City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes Small Sites Programme.

West Coast Estates completes £2m Edinburgh development

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Scottish property investment and development company West Coast Estates has completed a key £2m project in Edinburgh.

New 'community' bank launched in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Castle Community Bank will operate on a not-for-profit model offering savings and loan products similar to ‘high street’ institutions with profits going back into community projects.

Edinburgh brewery trials gluten free innovation

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Edinburgh-based Edinburgh Brewery has become the first in the UK to run brewing trials with a new, gluten-free barley from Australia.

Scottish unemployment sees further fall

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 25,000 over the summer, according to the latest official figures.

Edinburgh Courtyard Marriott to open in December

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Chris Stewart Group is a name which has become more and more familiar in Edinburgh with firstly the Old Town Apartments on Advocate’s Close, and now development of the building at Baxter’s Place into a Courtyard Marriott.

Skyscanner said to mull possible sale or flotation

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based travel search engine valued at more than £1 billion, is considering a possible sale or initial public offering (IPO), it was reported today.

Energy company will share 75% of its profits

Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A new energy company that promises to return profits to customers has been launched in Edinburgh.

Work begins on £1 billion St James revamp

Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

It's been a ten-year wait prolonged by the 2008 financial crash, the Scottish independence referendum and Brexit.

Corstorphine Road show home launched

Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Squire and Crescent have launched the show home for 235 Corstorphine Road, a development of 31 new build and refurbished apartments designed by Morgan McDonnell Architects.

Scotch Whisky Experience cheers award success

Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Staff at Edinburgh’s five-star whisky attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience, are celebrating after being crowned Unique Venue of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards.

Polish restaurant chain Mamuska set to open eatery in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 17 October 2016

A Polish restaurant chain inspired by Communist-era eateries is looking to open in Edinburgh as part of a UK-wide expansion.

Restaurant to welcome first homeless guests

Published: Monday, 17 October 2016

A new Edinburgh restaurant will serve dinner to homeless people for the first time this evening.

Dandara debuts in Edinburgh with high-end apartment plan

Published: Friday, 14 October 2016

Dandara is expanding its reach into Edinburgh with plans for a high-end residential apartment scheme close to Murrayfield.

Airport passenger numbers soar by 11% in September

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016

Nearly 1.2 million passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport last month, new figures have revealed.

Edinburgh City Council partnership with Prince's Trust could lead to a £2.5m enterprise hub being built

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016

A proposed partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Prince’s Trust could lead to a new £2.5 million employment and enterprise hub for young people being set up in the city.

Pilton plans herald Barton Willmore double

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016

Barton Willmore has prepared plans for a 26 home development at Crewe Road Gardens, Pilton, as part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s small sites programme.

Scottish economy grows 0.4%

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016

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Edinburgh tech firm bids to transform hospital care

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016

A medical technology start-up aiming to modernise hospital care with a device that could replace patient charts on wards has secured the largest ever seed funding for a Scottish business.

Scotland enjoys ‘highest quality of life in the UK’

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Scotland has topped the UK ‘quality of life’ index, outperforming England according to new research published today.

New name springs into Edinburgh as hotel changes hands

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

One of Edinburgh’s largest city centre hotels has changed hands in a multi-million pound deal that will see a new name appear in the capital.

Edinburgh’s small sites initiative reaches Clermiston

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The City of Edinburgh’s small sites urban infill programme is continuing to bring disused land back into productive use with the submission of plans for 44 homes at Parkgrove Terrace, Clermiston.

Gleneagles joins forces with Marketing Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Marketing Edinburgh, the promotions agency for the city of Edinburgh, has announced a significant boost in its membership, with new clients including the prestigious five star Gleneagles Hotel.

Edinburgh Airport chief urges change in policy to allow direct China flights

Published: Monday, 10 October 2016

Edinburgh airport chief executive Gordon Dewar has called on the UK government to change aviation policy so that direct routes can be opened between Scotland and China.

Overseas investors see Edinburgh property spend nudge 10-year high

Published: Monday, 10 October 2016

Booming demand from overseas buyers means investment in Edinburgh’s commercial property market is on course to reach its highest point since 2006, a report today revealed.

Scottish private sector output 'returns to growth'

Published: Monday, 10 October 2016

Output from Scotland's private sector has increased for the first time in three months, according to a report.

New Mexican restaurant chain traces roots back to Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 10 October 2016

It takes its inspiration from the streets of Mexico and its debut in this country was at London’s Covent Garden.

Scottish Business Awards finalists announced

Published: Monday, 10 October 2016

The Scottish Business Awards, supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, have announced their 2016 shortlist with organisers claiming this year’s event is the most competitive in their five-year history.

Green Investment Bank backs £142m Scottish energy-from-waste plant

Published: Friday, 07 October 2016

Construction to start at 14.1MW Edinburgh facility after investment secured and waste disposal contract signed.

BarBurrito to open new restaurant in Quartermile

Published: Friday, 07 October 2016

Barburrito, the UK’s first specialist burrito chain, founded in 2005 by CEO Morgan Davies, has opened its newest outlet at 55 Forrest Road, Edinburgh in premises formerly occupied by Starbucks.

New hotel to launch at old home of historic Scot

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

It's the former home of the famed lighthouse engineer behind one of the 19th-century’s greatest feats of construction.

Quotient Clinical take 6,400 sq ft Edinburgh office

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

The Nottingham-based pharmaceutical firm, which provides early stage and specialist drug development services around the globe, has moved from Heriot Watt University’s Research Park to Haston House.

New 'red eye' trains to Edinburgh and Inverness announced by ScotRail

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

New "red eye" trains to get commuters on the Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow line into work earlier will be launched in December, ScotRail said today.

Boroughmuir High School overhaul finalised

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

Plans for residential development of former high school now complete.

Edinburgh’s largest office set for overhaul

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

Record-low vacancy levels have triggered a contemporary take on refurbishment in Edinburgh’s single largest office building, which is being overhauled with an eye to the capital’s booming tech sector.

Keith Brown MSP visits Edinburgh chiclets

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016

Chiclets at Entrepreneurial Spark’s Edinburgh business accelerator Hatchery received a visit yesterday from Keith Brown, cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work.

Restaurant chain Dishoom to serve up 100 Edinburgh jobs

Published: Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Bombay-style restaurant chain Dishoom is poised to create 100 jobs in Edinburgh later this year when it opens its first eatery outside London.

Muirhouse Shopping Centre to undergo major revamp

Published: Tuesday, 04 October 2016

It's been a prominent part of the community since the 1960s and will star in the much-hyped sequel to Trainspotting next year.

Scotland hotel results for August

Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

Varied performance from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

5 World heritage site townhouses up for sale for £5.6 million

Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

It is one of the finest squares in Europe and boasts Bute House - official residence of the First Minister - among its many fine buildings.

Edinburgh University to buy former fire headquarters

Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

Edinburgh University is to buy the city's former fire service headquarters.

Action on fuel poverty

Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

Over £9 million to improve energy efficiency.

Scottish Apprenticeship Show to match employers with new recruits

Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

The Army, the RAF, Ship Safe Training Group, EDF Energy, Barrhead Travel, Vision Events, IT apprenticeship providers YouTrain and QA Apprenticeships are already signed up to the event.

New industry campaign invites tourism businesses to consider ‘The Big Five Questions’

Published: Friday, 30 September 2016

A campaign has launched today in Edinburgh to support tourism businesses in delivering the sector’s ambition to grow by £1bn by 2020

Agency to market heritage properties in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Independent commercial property agency IME Property has been appointed to market two key B-listed properties in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh's new tram-train interchange days away from completion

Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Capital’s long-delayed tram-train interchange was revealed today as transport minister Humza Yousaf visited Edinburgh Gateway Station days before its completion.

WATF to take tech entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley

Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Global entrepreneurship organisation, WeAreTheFuture (WATF) is taking a group of technology entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to meet some of the world's tech giants.

Weak pound helps 'boost' Scottish tourist industry

Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Scotland's tourist industry has been boosted through the summer season, with the help of the weaker pound, according to a business survey.

Trio of Merchiston townhouses proposed

Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Block 9 Architects have brought forward plans to build three townhouses on land off Bruntsfield Terrace, behind a C-listed villa in Edinburgh’s Merchiston and Greenhill conservation area.

Tourism boost to create 4,000 new jobs in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

More than 4,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the tourism industry in the Scottish capital as visits rise by a third in the next four years.

Edinburgh hailed as one of world’s most sustainable cities

Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Edinburgh has been named as one of the most sustainable cities on Earth in a new report ranking economic output, green credentials and social mobility.

Programme to help Scottish companies achieve global ambitions

Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Scottish Enterprise and partners to deliver programme for Scottish business leaders.

Leith backcourt in line for 11 mews properties

Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Susan Stephen Architects has brought forward plans for 11 backcourt mews properties off Edinburgh’s Bernard Street on behalf of J&M Cameron Properties.

Oak Furniture Land to open second Edinburgh store

Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The furniture retailer has taken a 16,000 sq ft unit at Fort Kinnard Shopping Centre.

Capital property market remains sound

Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

Edinburgh’s commercial property market is proving resilient in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to consultancy Knight Frank which has concluded three deals in the city for a combined £22 million

Edinburgh and Glasgow team up in first joint marketing campaign

Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

Glasgow and Edinburgh are joining forces for a major marketing campaign aimed at encouraging the people of both cities to sample the delights of the other.

Scottish video games industry 'surging'

Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

The Scottish video games industry had a dramatic surge in growth last year and is now the third largest cluster in the UK, industry figures have suggested.

Scotland businesses to gain exporting insight

Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

An event discussing the benefits of importing and exporting in Scotland is due to take place next month, with attendees having the opportunity to hear Scotland office minister Lord Andrew Dunlop speak

Latest Edinburgh student housing plan brought forward

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016

Plans to build yet another student residence in Edinburgh have surfaced with McLean Architects pushing ahead with a seven storey scheme at Haymarket Yards on behalf of Scape Homes and CGM holdings.

Designs evolve for Edinburgh public realm enhancement

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016

Backers of public realm enhancements at The Causey, Edinburgh, are to consult on the latest iteration of landscape design proposals for the pedestrianisation of a key traffic junction in the city’s south side.

South Gyle office sells for £48.3m

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016

An office building in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh has been sold in a £48.3 million deal seen as reinforcing the capital's continued appeal as an investment destination.

Lidl submit planning application for Easter Road store

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016

Lidl UK has today confirmed that it has submitted a planning application for a new store on Easter Road in Edinburgh.

All Bar One open new outlet at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2016

The new bar and restaurant, the chain's third in Edinburgh, has brought 20 new jobs.

Scottish Business Awards Issues Final Call for Entries

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2016

The Scottish Business Awards, supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, has issued their final call for entries with their application deadline approaching on September 30th.

Edinburgh poised to make history with council's sustainable energy company plan

Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Edinburgh looks set to win the race to have the first operable energy services company in Scotland set up by a local authority.

Third of Scotland’s economy owned by overseas firms

Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A third of Scotland's economy is now owned by overseas firms - up from 25% when the SNP took power, official figures have shown.

Waverley Mall to be decluttered as part of wider reconfiguration

Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Rooftop to be reconfigured to include new bar, restaurant and tourist information centre.

New 1200-home village proposed for west of Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council to create a brand new village on farmland to the west of the Capital.

Business Gateway supports 6,621 start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Over the last four years Scotland has seen 6,621 start-ups created thanks to support from Business Gateway Edinburgh & Lothian.

Liz McAreavey: Inclusive Economic growth

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

We live in exciting times and Scotland is witnessing major changes in its social and economic framework.

Edinburgh's Christmas expands to George Street and west end

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Organisers say 2016 events will involve the 'biggest, brightest and best' entertainment to date.

Edinburgh to get ‘smart’ bins

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Trial has seen collections increasing by 24% on average.

Edinburgh’s Saltire Court up for sale

Published: Monday, 19 September 2016

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic office buildings has been put up for sale by its Middle Eastern owners with an asking price of offers over £69 million.

Edinburgh outlines nine-point action plan to improve city’s homes

Published: Monday, 19 September 2016

Reducing the cost of living for tenants and building more affordable homes have been identified as the key elements to a new raft of objectives to improve housing in Edinburgh.

Booking start-up Make it Social in expansion drive

Published: Friday, 16 September 2016

A social booking start-up operating from tech incubator CodeBase’s hub in Edinburgh has announced various deals and a key appointment as it pursues its next growth phase.

Miller Developments offload Edinburgh head office in £10m deal

Published: Friday, 16 September 2016

London-based real estate investor Aprirose has acquired the 48,408 sq ft office building in Edinburgh Business Park.

Could Edinburgh overtake Glasgow as Scotland’s biggest city?

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

It has held the title of Scotland’s largest city for more than a century, surviving a dramatic decline in the mid-20th century caused by a mixture of deindustrialisation and new town building.

Housing development site set for former Leith Walk tram depot

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Work is set to begin on a new affordable housing development which will transform a derelict brownfield site in Edinburgh.

Scottish unemployment falls below UK

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen below the UK rate, according to the latest official figures.

Small business lending shows ‘appetite for growth’

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Small business lending hit an all-time high in the year to 30 June despite Brexit uncertainty, data published today has revealed.

Investors in Young People secures funding to develop Scotland’s young workforce

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Scotland’s employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn has today announced continued support from The Scottish Government for Investors in Young People.

LaunchMe opens for applications

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

LaunchMe, the Scottish accelerator programme aimed at social enterprises, has opened for its third round of applications.

Tipple Box set for expansion with Crowdcube campaign

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Edinburgh based Tipple Box has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raising £80,000 as it prepares for expansion.

1.3 million passengers at Edinburgh Airport in August

Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

A fringe boom saw almost 1.3 million passengers pass through Edinburgh Airport in August.

Plans reveal 2500 homes to be built in Portobello transformation

Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

Almost 2500 homes are being lined up for land around Portobello – ushering in a rush of development that will transform the local community forever.

Self-employment boosts jobs growth

Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

Scotland's improvement in employment in recent years has come almost entirely from people going solo, according to new research.

Boost for family businesses in Scotland

Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

Families in Business, a consultancy dedicated to supporting family businesses across the UK, has set up a new base in Edinburgh.

Straiton Retail Park welcomes new Next store

Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

Edinburgh’s Straiton Retail Park has welcomed an 80,000sq/ft out of town Next store to its midst, one of its largest UK outlets.

Reactec grasps growth opportunity with new funding

Published: Friday, 02 September 2016

An Edinburgh-based technology firm is targeting further growth following a £900,000 funding package from Clydesdale Bank.

Edinburgh Castle most popular summer tourist attraction

Published: Friday, 02 September 2016

Edinburgh Castle has topped a list of tourist attractions in Scotland as summer visitor numbers across the country hit almost two million.

160 new Jet2 jobs at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports

Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016

Holiday airline Jet2 today announced 160 new jobs in Edinburgh and Glasgow among nearly 1,000 extra posts across the UK.

Scottish National Gallery given green light for £17m revamp

Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016

A major redevelopment of the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh has been given the green light by the city's council.

Digital sector calls for action as Brexit fears mount

Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016

Scotland’s skills-strapped technology sector is calling for decisive action to ensure future access to foreign workers in the wake of the decision for the UK to leave the European Union.

Developers to unveil new plans for Royal High hotel

Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016

A luxury hotel earmarked for the old Royal High is set to be dramatically scaled back – weeks after an alternative bid to turn it into a music school was given planning approval.

Holmes Miller complete Edinburgh Premier Inn

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Holmes Miller and Interserve Construction have unveiled their newly completed Premier Inn hotel at York Place, Edinburgh, a conversion of a 1970’s exposed concrete office block.

Edinburgh manufacturer creates skilled jobs

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Scottish manufacturer, Vert Rotors, has announced increased production capacity in its Edinburgh facility, with seven new hires in the last year.

Hotel market sees drop in occupancy after EU vote

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hotel occupancy levels in Edinburgh and Glasgow dipped in the weeks following the Brexit vote, according to figures released today.

'Wide variations' in Scottish youth unemployment rates

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Scottish youth unemployment decreased for the fourth consecutive year in 2015 but the rate varied widely between different areas, according to a report.

Fresh investors sought for Edinburgh rental market

Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Edinburgh needs far more investors to enter the rental market to meet growth targets in tenant numbers and rising affluence, a top industry insider has suggested.

Construction sector aims to build up productivity

Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A new initiative aimed at boosting profits in Scotland’s construction sector through improved productivity is set to be launched in the coming weeks.

Scottish decline share reported in inward investment

Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Scotland's share of inward investment projects has fallen, according to the latest figures from the new UK Department for International Trade.

Major greenbelt housing development in doubt following complaints

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

Controversial plans to build 1320 homes on the outskirts of the Capital have been thrown into doubt – due to complaints from a nearby “experimental farm facility”.

Gallery’s £17m extension plan takes leap forward

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

The National Galleries of Scotland have taken a giant step forward in the £17 million plan to extend their historic building on the Mound in Edinburgh.

Construction industry in need for a technology revolution

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

The construction industry in Scotland requires a “technology revolution” if it is to maximise profitability and efficiency in the 21st century.

Job creation plan fails to convince business chiefs

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

Business groups have criticised the Scottish government’s new strategy to help stimulate job creation and economic growth.

Edinburgh cultural venues report record-breaking year

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

The council hailed the results as 'hugely encouraging' for the city's arts scene.

£500,000 to boost staff at Tentel

Published: Monday, 29 August 2016

Edinburgh-based Tentel has secured a £500,000 boost towards investing in new staff and IT services to allow the firm to reach its growth potential.

Star chef White’s bar and grill opens at revamped Capital hotel

Published: Friday, 26 August 2016

One of Britain’s top chefs has launched his first restaurant in the Capital.

Edinburgh Airport to build new access road to beat gridlock

Published: Friday, 26 August 2016

Edinburgh Airport is to build a new access road because the sole current route is “absolutely at the edge of capacity”.

Edinburgh museum among world's best visitor attractions

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016

An Edinburgh museum has been recognised as one of the best visitor attractions in the world.

Edinburgh Larder to embark on food education drive

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016

The social enterprise arm of a cafe and restaurant network based in Edinburgh is aiming to raise £10,000 via crowdfunding to buy an educational food truck promoting better eating habits.

Modular exhibition space pops up in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016

Biomorphis Architects have collaborated with designer Mark Kobine to fabricate a modular exhibition space as part of the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival.

New £33m Capital sports centre ‘is world class’

Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Scotland's £33 million sports performance centre in the Capital has been described as “world class” ahead of its official opening on August 29.

Wow extends Edinburgh-Reykjavik flights year round

Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Year-round flights between Edinburgh and Iceland will be launched in November by Wow, which is extending its summer service to Reykjavik.

Scotland has lowest proportion of businesses at risk of insolvency

Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Scotland has a lower proportion of businesses considered to have a higher-than-normal risk of falling into insolvency in the next year than any other part of the UK, the latest research has shown.

Construction skills shortage ‘at breaking point’

Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The skills shortage in construction is “at breaking point”, but simple steps such as introducing apprenticeships could help improve the situation, new research has found.

Scottish Enterprise service to boost workplace productivity

Published: Monday, 22 August 2016

A new workplace innovation service from Scottish Enterprise is helping businesses in the country to empower their staff and drive productivity.

Joules opens biggest ever store in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 22 August 2016

British-born premium lifestyle brand Joules is set to open the doors of its biggest store ever on the 24 August in Scotland’s capital.

Scrap air tax or risk being left behind, report warns

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016

Scotland should cut and then scrap air passenger tax or risk remaining out of step with the rest of the EU, according to a think-tank.

Scottish Business Awards open for applications as scale-ups to be recognised.

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016

The Scottish Business Awards has officially opened for entries for this year’s event on November 2016, with the application deadline on 30 September.

Digital marketing guru Rand Fishkin to speak at Edinburgh tech conference

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016

He is known as the Wizard of Moz, such is his company’s standing in the world of digital marketing.

Construction Scotland programme to double intake

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s postgraduate programme is set to support 30 Scottish and EU students in the forthcoming academic year – double the number it supported in 2015/16.

Project to transform Edinburgh marina given go ahead

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016

A major marina project in Edinburgh will create 900 new jobs and see 2,000 homes built, developers have claimed.

Plans for Royal High music school approved by councillors

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Plans to transform the old Royal High in Edinburgh into a new home for St Mary’s Music School have been given the go-ahead.

Holyrood Park distillery wins planning consent

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Proposals to build an urban whisky distillery in Edinburgh have been toasted by planners after they granted planning permission to repurpose a B-listed engine shed on St Leonard’s Lane to form a distillery and visitor centre.

New Edinburgh-Milan route announced for summer 2017

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Ryanair has today announced a new route from Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo, with a five times weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Edinburgh summer 2017 schedule.

TK Maxx opens on St Andrew Square

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016

It's a site in the heart of the Capital that has lain empty for five years.

Turing festival brings Scottish tech sector together

Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The largest tech sector conference in Scotland will open on Thursday with the aim of encouraging greater collaboration between businesses north of the border.

Further fall in Scottish unemployment figures

Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen, with the number of people in employment rising by a record level, according to the latest figures.

Masterchef champion to open city restaurant

Published: Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A top Mexican restaurant chain founded by a MasterChef winner is coming to the city centre in the latest coup for St Andrew Square.

Entrepreneur launches coffee shop from Haymarket station phone box

Published: Tuesday, 16 August 2016

It is the perfect refreshment stop for coffee lovers who like to drink outside the box.

Seven small businesses given marketing boost

Published: Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Seven businesses from across Scotland are among 100 in the UK that will be celebrated by Small Business Saturday in the run up to a celebration of small businesses on December 3.

Plans to overhaul host of city venues

Published: Monday, 15 August 2016

A powerful new alliance has been formed to drive forward an overhaul of Edinburgh’s ageing venues and fill gaps in its cultural infrastructure to ensure it retains its world-leading status.

New Queensferry Crossing finally connected to Fife Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/new-queensferry-crossing-finally-connected-to-fife-1-4201716

Published: Monday, 15 August 2016

The new Forth crossing has touched down in Fife in what has been hailed as an “historic and symbolic moment” for the £1.3 billion project.

City Deal could help fund Edinburgh tram extension to Leith and beyond

Published: Monday, 15 August 2016

Controversial plans to extend the trams down into Leith and beyond could form part of Edinburgh’s multi-billion pound City Deal, it has emerged.

Scottish shop vacancy rate 'bucks UK trend'

Published: Monday, 15 August 2016

The number of empty shops in Scotland's town centres fell last month in contrast with the UK as a whole, according to a survey.

UK Government investment fund passes £10m mark in helping Scottish start-ups

Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

More than £10m has been invested in Scottish start-ups by The Start Up Loans Company (SULCo), since its launch in 2014.

Carluccio’s making move into Edinburgh eatery market

Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

Carluccio’s making move into Edinburgh eatery market Carluccio's currently has two sites in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen.

Minister Keith Brown says no post-Brexit plan to cut Scottish business rates

Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

Scotland's investment minister Keith Brown told the BBC there was no plan to cut Scottish business rates in light of the Brexit vote.

New centre to bring parkour and circus skills to Scotland

Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

Scotland could soon be welcoming its first ever training centre to teach parkour and circus skills thanks to a new crowdfunding project.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts arrives in heart of Scottish Capital

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offers stylish retreat in historic City Centre.

St Mary's music school move to old Royal High backed by planners

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Plans to turn the historic old Royal High into a new home for Scotland’s only independent music school have been recommended for approval.

Edinburgh Airport announces record passenger numbers

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Scotland’s busiest airport announced a new record today - 1.33 million passengers last month.

Shawfair development advances with Millerhill progress

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Edinburgh’s £200m Shawfair urban expansion, which could deliver up to 4,000 new homes in the city, has advanced with the release of the first homes at Millerhill.

Spoonfed helps Social Bite grow sales

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Scottish Social Enterprise Social Bite has seen a major boost in its corporate catering revenue thanks to a partnership with software-as-a-service company Spoonfed.

Q2 commercial property sales increase in Scotland as investment activity continues to decline

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

The value of sales in the Scottish commercial property market increased by £200m in Q2 2016 to £819m, despite a 13% fall in investment values, to £382m.

Edinburgh 'Gigabit City' network install nears completion

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

High speed internet provider CityFibre said installation of the 93 mile ultra-fast network is expected to complete in September.

Consultation on Capital’s use of public spaces launches

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Views are being sought on how best to use the Capital’s major public spaces.

Icas aims to help small firms with RBS partnership

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Accounting trade body Icas has signed a partnership deal with Royal Bank of Scotland, aimed at helping to support more small firms across the country.

TVSquared scores $3m funding

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Edinburgh-headquartered TV analytics firm TVSquared has secured $3m investment from existing and new investors, including private equity fund West Coast Capital.

Leonardo DiCaprio to keynote Scottish Business Awards

Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Academy award-winning actor and environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Scottish Business Awards on 17 November 2016.

Networking event looks to boost tech sector capital

Published: Monday, 08 August 2016

Networking event added to Turing 2016 to help boost firms.

Enabling works commence on £12m refurbishment of University of Edinburgh tower

Published: Monday, 08 August 2016

Construction firm Robertson has begun enabling work on a £12m overhaul of the University of Edinburgh’s Darwin Tower to create a new school of biological sciences.

Scottish job placements 'slump after Brexit vote'

Published: Monday, 08 August 2016

Recruitment consultancies in Scotland have reported the steepest drop in permanent placements since 2009, following the Brexit vote.

Edinburgh hotel sector enjoys ‘remarkable’ growth

Published: Wednesday, 03 August 2016

The contrasting fortunes of Scotland’s hotel sector continued in June, with “remarkable” growth for Edinburgh but drops in both Glasgow and Aberdeen, research today has found.

Dishoom to open in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Indian café and restaurant Dishoom is to expand beyond London with the opening of an outlet in Edinburgh.

'Substantial challenges' see drop in Scottish exports

Published: Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Scottish manufactured exports fell by 0.5% in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest figures.

Edinburgh office refurbishment to move on-site this week

Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Corran Properties are to press ahead with the refurbishment of a 1960’s office block on Charlotte Street within Edinburgh’s west end this week.

Co-working venture opens at Edinburgh’s Techcube

Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Codesk venture offers working space for up to 42 small businesses.

Housing body CIH Scotland take new Edinburgh office

Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2016

The housing body has moved from Princes Street to a newly refurbished 2,648 sq ft office at 160 Dundee Street.

Edinburgh set for new wine cafe

Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2016

A new “wine cafe” is set to open in the city centre, creating around 20 jobs.

Former Edinburgh bank HQ to be transformed into serviced apartments

Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Chris Stewart Group have revealed detailed plans to carve out 50 serviced apartments within the former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ahead of its completion by summer 2017.

HMV forced to close as Sports Direct moves to Princes Street

Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Music chain HMV is being forced to quit its Princes Street store after Sports Direct bought the premises.

Change of use alterations proposed for Edinburgh’s James Craig Walk

Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

TIAA Henderson to change student accomodation to hotel use.

EDI finds new home in Edinburghs Old Town

Published: Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Edinburgh focused property development and investment firm the EDI group has found a new home in the city after relocating to the capital’s historic Old Town.

£50,000 revamp planned for steps at Jacob’s Ladder

Published: Wednesday, 27 July 2016

It's the steep, winding staircase carved directly into the volcanic rock of Calton Hill – offering stunning views over the ancient heart of the city.

Scottish Renewables to host solar energy conference

Published: Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Scottish Renewables & Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER) will bring together industry and experts from 10 Scottish Universities and the Edinburgh-based UK Astronomy Technology Centre

‘Colonies’ housing plan beside Ocean Terminal in Leith takes shape

Published: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Detailed plans have been lodged for a 425-home development on wasteland opposite Ocean Terminal.

Edinburgh Festivals pump £313m into economy

Published: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The value of Edinburgh’s festivals has soared by almost a quarter to £313 million in the space of just five years, according to new research.

G1 Group submit plans for Edinburgh cinema comp

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

The Glasgow-based group, who acquired the former Odeon Building on Clerk Street last year, has now submitted proposals outlining plans to restore the listed building to create a 734 seat cinema.

TK Maxx to open new Scottish flagship

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

TK Maxx, the label-for-less fashion and homeware retailer, is set to open a new Scottish flagship store at the St Andrew Square development in Edinburgh in August.

£5m facelift set to create 250 jobs at Fountain Park

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

Up to 250 jobs are to be created at FountainPark as the leisure complex is earmarked for a £5 million revamp by spring 2017.

Premier Inn creates 35 jobs in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

Premier Inn has opened a brand new £1m hotel in York Place, Edinburgh. The opening has created 35 jobs, with one team member being enrolled on its Apprenticeship Scheme.

Scottish firms 'will struggle to fill highly-skilled roles'

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

More than two thirds of firms in Scotland expect to struggle to fill highly-skilled roles, a survey says.

GRAS float plans for Water of Leith pub extension

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

GRAS Architects have tabled plans for a £50k extension to the Malt & Hops pub, Leith, which wills see the watering hole expand out over the adjacent Water of Leith.

Event organisers convene in capital

Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

An international business events summit featuring key event organisers from North America could generate up to £15 million for the Scottish economy, VisitScotland says.

Councils urged to do more to tackle 34,000 empty homes

Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

Scotland's local authorities have been urged to do more to tackle the problem of empty homes.

Edinburgh office market posts strong Q2

Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

Edinburgh’s commercial property market saw a positive second quarter in 2016, despite subdued market sentiment, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

Work commences on Portobello residential infill

Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

After a belated start work has finally got underway at an infill residential scheme at Bath Street, Edinburgh, three years after planning was first put forward for the build.

£50m revamp planned for Princes Street BHS

Published: Thursday, 21 July 2016

The store in Princes Street is set to be transformed into two new shops, a hotel and a rooftop restaurant.

Royal High developers vow to confront challengers to hotel scheme

Published: Thursday, 21 July 2016

£75m plans for the former school to be decided at a Planning appeal.

ESpark shares out six-figure cash injection for start-ups

Published: Thursday, 21 July 2016

A selection of UK start-ups, including more than a dozen north of the Border, are to share a combined six-figure sum awarded by business accelerator programme Entrepreneurial Spark.

Scotland's unemployment total falls by 18,000

Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 18,000 between March and May to stand at 152,000, according to official figures.

Students settle into former Edinburgh cinema

Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The 86 bedroom student build is located on Clerk Street.

University of Edinburgh progress £60m School of Geosciences

Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

John McAslan + Partners to undertake design work on behalf of the University.

Minister welcomes faster planning decisions

Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Annual statistics show decreases in time taken for a decision.

Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival: a brave new world of virtual technology

Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A new kid on the August block arrives, with a focus on virtual reality.

W hotel chain to take over Edinburgh’s ribbon hotel

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Luxury brand W Hotels will be part of the major St James redevelopment.

Edinburgh Park office building sold for £4.5m

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Property investor Drum has acquired an office building at Edinburgh Park for £4.5 million.

£2m Port Edgar Marina revamp plans revealed

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Plans for a £2 million revamp of a marina next to the Capital are progressing well, chiefs have said.

Edinburgh Airport welcomes first WOW air flight

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Edinburgh Airport has welcomed the first WOW air flight from Iceland.

Edinburgh phone boxes to be converted into micro offices

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Iconic red phone boxes across the city look set to be transformed into micro offices for workers on the go.

Craigmillar disability support centre opens for business

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Thistle Foundation have unwrapped a health and wellbeing centre geared toward assisting those with disabilities in leading independent lives at Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

RBS launches £100m fund for small business lending

Published: Monday, 18 July 2016

Small businesses north of the Border are being targeted by a new £100 million fund launched today by Royal Bank of Scotland.

ShareIn closes crowdfunding bond deals worth £3.2m

Published: Monday, 18 July 2016

Edinburgh-based crowdfunding technology provider ShareIn has announced its latest deals, helping to raise £3.2 million for a range of projects across the UK.

Calls for an expansion to Edinburgh’s festival season to benefit all of Scotland

Published: Monday, 18 July 2016

Edinburgh’s leading business representative wants to extend the Capital’s festival seasons – and even create a new winter Military Tattoo.

Future looks bright for PureLiFi after cash injection

Published: Friday, 15 July 2016

Edinburgh technology spin-out PureLiFi has raised more than £7 million to date following its latest round of funding.

Edinburgh restaurant named in top five seafood restaurants in UK

Published: Friday, 15 July 2016

Ondine Restaurant on Edinburgh’s George IV Bridge has made it to the top five of the 2016 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Competition.

Scotland’s tech scene prepares for Turing Festival

Published: Friday, 15 July 2016

Edinburgh is gearing up to host Turing 2016, the international festival featuring key figures from the Scottish, UK and international tech scenes.

Latest phase of Greendykes regeneration hits home

Published: Friday, 15 July 2016

Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have drawn up plans for 75 new homes on 9.5 hectares of land at Greendykes Road, Edinburgh.

Holyrood hearing into Calton Hill site to begin next week

Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016

The battle over the future of the old Royal High School is to come to a head in a matter of months as the Scottish Government considers an 11th-hour appeal.

Software conference focuses on gender diversity

Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016

A software conference aiming to improve gender diversity in the technology industry has seen a huge upsurge in female speakers and attendees.

Calls for Theresa May to deliver on party promises amid fears changes will affect investment in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Politicians are calling on the new UK government to deliver on a promised multi-billion-pound deal to boost investment in Edinburgh, amid continuing political upheaval.

Chinese entrepreneurs strengthen links with Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Chinese entrepreneurs have jetted into Scotland to meet with a number of companies as part of a nine-day business tour aimed at developing international links.

£250m farmland village in pipeline for west of Capital

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Ambitious plans are being drawn up to create a brand new village on farmland to the west of Edinburgh.

Almost 1.2 million passengers used Edinburgh Airport in June

Published: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Edinburgh Airport experienced the busiest June on record out of any Scottish airport after welcoming nearly 1.2 million passengers.

Work begins on £11m residential development in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

MNM Developments said the 51 apartment development will bring 50 new job opportunities to the area.

£450,000 funding boosts jobs with Grant Property

Published: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Edinburgh-based letting agent and residential investment firm Grant Property has received a £450,000 funding boost, supporting further business growth and generating new jobs.

Edinburgh to welcome £300,000 whisky bar

Published: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has invested £300,000 into creating a new whisky bar in the heart of Edinburgh.

Review of planning welcomed by Scottish Ministers

Published: Monday, 11 July 2016

Crucial actions to be taken as part of planning sector reform.

Signs of optimism from Scottish business

Published: Monday, 11 July 2016

A survey of Scottish business attitudes has indicated an upturn in optimism.

Leith apartment scheme invokes areas industrial heritage

Published: Monday, 11 July 2016

The Teague Group have launched a new apartment scheme in Edinburgh’s Leith district intended to honour the industrial heritage of the former docklands.

National Living Wage has not led to job losses, survey says

Published: Monday, 11 July 2016

Employers have responded to the new National Living Wage (NLW) by raising prices or reducing profits rather than cutting jobs, according to a survey from the Resolution Foundation.

Detailed proposals submitted for first phase of Edinburgh’s £200m India Quay development

Published: Friday, 08 July 2016

The developer of a major regeneration project in the heart of Edinburgh has revealed its new India Quay development could boost the local economy by more than £30 million over the next three years.

Scotland ‘open for business’ despite Brexit, say industry groups

Published: Friday, 08 July 2016

Scotland is “open for business” after the Brexit result, according to leading Scottish business groups.

Vert Rotors investment creates manufacturing jobs in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 08 July 2016

Compressor manufacturing company Vert Rotors has announced it has received £1.5m investment to scale up manufacturing at its Edinburgh factory.

Edinburgh jobs market remains in rude health

Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016

The jobs market in Edinburgh remains buoyant with salaries on the rise, according to a new report.

C-listed Royal Mile school to be transformed into aparthotel

Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016

A C-listed school on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is to be transformed into a 21 room aparthotel and restaurant by Staran Architects in the latest phase of Artisan Real Estate’s New Waverley development.

201 home Bonnington Village project passes planning

Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016

A 201 home residential development and two shops off Bonnington Road Lane, Edinburgh, has won unanimous support from planners following a wave of developer interest in the district.

National Museum of Scotland’s £14m revamp is unveiled

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

It has stood proudly in the heart of Scotland’s capital for exactly 150 years.

Scottish SMEs most optimistic across UK

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Scottish SMEs are the most confident in the UK about their growth prospects to September, and the only region not to see a year-on-year drop, according to survey results published today.

Ann Summers take larger Princes Street store

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Ann Summers has taken two levels at 87 Princes Street, formerly occupied by Footlocker, on a new ten year lease.

Fresh batch of Edinburgh homes submitted for planning

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

A detailed planning application has been submitted to erect 122 homes at South Fort Street, Edinburgh, by Barratt Homes and the Blake Group.

Scottish entrepreneurs launch £1 million crowdfunding campaign

Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Four successful Scottish tech entrepreneurs have launched a £1 million crowdfunding drive on Crowdcube to scale up their online project management software business in the UK and US.

Edinburgh Castle comes third in ‘best-loved castle’ poll

Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Edinburgh Castle has come third in a poll to find Britain’s best-loved castle.

Approval for Grassmarket courtyard development

Published: Monday, 04 July 2016

Bowmer & Kirkland has secured planning permission to build a mixed-use development in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

How does Scotland’s tech sector feel about leaving EU?

Published: Monday, 04 July 2016

More than 80 per cent of the key players in Scotland’s technology scene believe that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will be bad for business, according to a new survey.

£12 million St. Andrew Square investment for Knight Property Group

Published: Monday, 04 July 2016

Commercial property developer Knight Property Group have acquired City Centre property Edinburgh House, situated on St. Andrew Square, through an investment deal worth in excess of £12 million.

Scottish National Gallery extension to go ahead after lottery grant

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

Exhibition space set to triple thanks to Heritage Lottory Funding.

Construction firms urge government to press on with projects

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

The UK Government has been urged to press on with major housing, infrastructure and skills development projects - in spite of the political uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote.

Construction firms urge government to press on with projects

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

The UK Government has been urged to press on with major housing, infrastructure and skills development projects - in spite of the political uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote.

£2b Edinburgh Deal to boost infrastructure, housing and tourism

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a report on the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal.

£250,000 boost aids Scottish business collaboration

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

£250,000 funding boost to businesses in the creative, tourism and food and drink industries.

Brexit vote 'hits confidence of Scottish builders'

Published: Friday, 01 July 2016

Confidence within Scottish construction has fallen to its lowest level for three years following the outcome of the EU referendum, a survey has found.

George Street to get ‘activated’ for Edinburgh Fringe

Published: Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mobile cinemas, a mini-golf course, a whisky tasting experience, pop-up bars, a live music venue and a giant horse sculpture are being brought into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town for the Fringe.

Edinburgh voted easiest city in the UK to travel in

Published: Thursday, 30 June 2016

Edinburgh and Glasgow have been ranked among the top cities in the UK to travel in.

Across Scotland household numbers grow

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Across cities, towns and countryside, there are around 160,000 more households in Scotland than a decade ago.

'Mixed picture' on Scottish retail space prices

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The price of retail space in Scotland's biggest shopping destinations has risen in the past year but largely stagnated elsewhere, a report has found.

Start-ups to pitch for non-executive talent

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Ten Scottish start-ups will this week take part in an event aimed at matching up company founders with the boardroom talent seen as a key to scaling up their growth plans.

Cashflow as king for the SMEs which are the engine room of economic recovery

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CASHFLOW is critical to all businesses. This is particularly true for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who don’t benefit from the financial security that comes with being a large, national or international company. many in fact are living a hand to mouth existence.

Jet2 winter flights from Capital to double

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

An airline has announced its largest ever winter programme of flights from Edinburgh Airport.

Barrhead sails forth as cruise centre opens in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 27 June 2016

Barrhead Travel has opened a dedicated cruise centre at one of its Edinburgh stores following a six-figure investment.

Revolution lines up £16m bid for Edinburgh bars

Published: Monday, 27 June 2016

Revolution Bars Group has revealed it has opened talks to acquire four pubs in Edinburgh for £16 million.

Edinburgh's Ross Bandstand demolition plans to go to councillors

Published: Monday, 27 June 2016

The redevelopment of the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh city centre is set to be approved by councillors next week.

13 Edinburgh sites to be transformed in ambitious redevelopment plans

Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016

THIRTEEN key Edinburgh sites have been pegged for development under ambitious plans set to “change the whole dynamic” of the Capital.

Start Up bus tour makes stop in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016

The StartUp Britain campaign, promoted by the Duke of York, is in Scotland as part of a summer bus tour providing inspiration and support to thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Edinburgh office refurbishment builds east end momentum

Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Chris Stewart Group is to spearhead the refurbishment of Edinburgh’s Blenheim House after purchasing the east end office building in a £5m deal.

eoSurgical wins Scottish EDGE award

Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Edinburgh start up, eoSurgical, has been endorsed by the Scottish EDGE funding award, giving a huge boost to its mission of making surgery safer globally by providing accessible skills-training tools.

Pop-up cities at The Mound

Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

There are five new buildings at the foot of The Mound. But don’t worry, they are only there temporarily.

Technology investor forms partnerships with Scottish universities

Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Mercia Technologies forms partnership with three Scottish universities.

Contractor Appointed For 2 Semple Street in Edinburgh’s Exchange District

Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Delivery certainty driving interest in 64,000 sq ft office development

Office to residential conversion tabled for Edinburgh townhouses

Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Warwick Stewart Architects have tabled proposals for the alteration and refurbishment of an historic terrace at Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, as part of a conversion from office to residential.

Leonardo DiCaprio to visit sandwich chain Social Bite in Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 20 June 2016

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is understood to have accepted an invitation to visit an Edinburgh homeless charity sandwich shop.

Optimism 'returning' on Scottish economy

Published: Monday, 20 June 2016

There are signs that the slowdown in the Scottish economy is coming to an end and business optimism is returning, according to a new report.

Princes Street town house conversion hits planning

Published: Monday, 20 June 2016

Hazeldene House Ltd and 3DReid Architects have submitted plans for the conversion and extension of the B-listed 131-133 Princes Street to form modern office accommodation.

John Donnelly: Let’s put Edinburgh on the marketing map

Published: Friday, 17 June 2016

Confidence, credibility and momentum help to give us strength, writes John Donnelly.

Scottish Government on verge of backing new Scots film studio

Published: Friday, 17 June 2016

The Scottish Government has signalled it is set to finally back a new national film studio - after admitting the country has not done enough to satisfy the demands of the industry.

University of Edinburgh files Darwin Centre redevelopment plan

Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016

The University of Edinburgh has filed proposals to extend its school of biological sciences through redevelopment of the existing Darwin Centre, King’s Buildings Campus.

Edinburgh Uni aims to build links with construction

Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016

The commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh is to hold an event aimed at boosting the construction industry through the use of new technologies.

Scots city leaders unite to call for more economic powers

Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016

The council leaders in each of Scotland’s seven cities have called for further devolution of economic powers to help them compete with other regions across the UK.

Edinburgh enjoys record year of business tourism

Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016

Business tourism agency Convention Edinburgh attracted £94.3m worth of events to the capital over the past year according to latest figures.

Barcelona route to boost business for Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced its newest route from Edinburgh to Barcelona, which could boost opportunities for businesspeople with the Spanish city.

Cityroomz Edinburgh to expand

Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016

UK budget hotel operator Sleeperz Hotels is expanding its sister hotel Cityroomz Edinburgh with a new wing made up of 43 rooms and suites.

33,490 Affordable Homes delivered over the last five years

Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Edinburgh tops commercial property investment wish list

Published: Monday, 13 June 2016

Edinburgh is the most attractive British location for commercial property investment outside London, according to a new study published today.

Skills training 'not focused on future'

Published: Monday, 13 June 2016

Scots in lower-skilled jobs are less likely to progress to higher-skilled ones than in the rest of the UK and much of Europe, a report has found.

Scottish companies report rise in new business

Published: Monday, 13 June 2016

Scotland's companies have reported a higher volume of new business for May.

Scots university plans Pentlands film academy if studio gets go-ahead

Published: Monday, 13 June 2016

A Scottish university would create its own film academy on the outskirts of Edinburgh if controversial plans for a green belt studio get the go-ahead.

Construction group Kier wins university contract

Published: Friday, 10 June 2016

The deal with the University of Edinburgh is the latest in the higher education sector after the contract completion of a contract for Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

RHASS appoint Alan Laidlaw as its new chief executive

Published: Friday, 10 June 2016

Laidlaw, currently The Crown Estate Scotland's head of property, will take over from Stephen Hutt who announced in February he was stepping down to join Green Highland Renewables.

Edinburgh Airport has busiest May on record

Published: Friday, 10 June 2016

Edinburgh Airport experienced its busiest May on record last month after more than one million people boarded flights.

Barclays to support more SMEs and entrepreneurs in Scotland

Published: Friday, 10 June 2016

Barclays has earmarked further capital for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in Scotland.

New venture aims to tap into whisky tourism boom

Published: Thursday, 09 June 2016

A new business has been launched to tap into the growing whisky tourism market which sees more than 1.5 million people visit Scottish distilleries every year.

Sir Chris Hoy saddles up for ScotlandIS conference

Published: Thursday, 09 June 2016

Digital technologies trade body ScotlandIS has drafted in cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy to appear at its annual developers’ conference.

Skill shortages 'opening up across Scottish economy'

Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Skill shortages are opening up across the Scottish economy, according to recruitment consultants.

Scottish and Irish companies forge business links

Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2016

A new business network is being launched to promote trade links between Scotland and Ireland.

Scotland enjoying tourism boom as three out of top four UK cities for foreign breaks come from north of the border

Published: Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Scotland now dominates the list of most-visited UK cities going by this research from 2015.

Glasgow and Edinburgh hotels report revenue surge

Published: Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Hotels in Scotland's two largest cities have reported "excellent" revenue growth in March.

Edinburgh trams carry 5.38m passengers in a year

Published: Tuesday, 07 June 2016

More than five million people travelled on Edinburgh's trams during their second year of operation, new figures have revealed.

Design firm styles flats at Edinburgh’s Quartermile

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

An Edinburgh interior design firm has been chosen as a preferred contractor to furnish properties in the ongoing Quartermile luxury apartment project.

Business angels fly in to hear of Scottish success

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

Scotland’s thriving business angel community will be in the spotlight this week as investors from across Europe descend upon Edinburgh for a key summit.

Updated Edinburgh canalside apartment plan tabled

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

AMA New Town Ltd has submitted updated proposals to develop 11 flats on the site of a redundant industrial unit at Horne Terrace, Edinburgh.

Growth in Scots economy slows but remains 'resilient'

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

Scotland's economy grew by 1.9% in 2015 and is set to continue to grow slowly, according to the chief economist.

Going the extra mile for your employees

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with the Scottish Living Wage team to understand why businesses should be paying a real, meaningful living wage to staff members.

Edinburgh Airport consultation launched on flight paths

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

Edinburgh Airport has launched a major consultation into new flight paths.

Historic Edinburgh venue sees international interest boom

Published: Monday, 06 June 2016

Visitors from Venezuela to Japan have flocked to a new Edinburgh attraction in its fortnight – suggesting the traditional Scots night could become the next globally popular attraction for the city.

Edinburgh Council considers selling prime Royal Mile building

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

Edinburgh council chiefs are to consider selling off the prestigious Lothian Regional Chambers in the Royal Mile.

Pie company sets sights on Edinburgh and Glasgow

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

A gourmet pie company is targeting Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of an expansion drive north and south of the Border.

Nurturing Scotland's entrepreneurs of the future

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

A new collaboration between Converge Challenge, Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) and Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is set to create a more entrepreneurial Scotland.

Jet2 adds yet more Edinburgh routes as airport chief calls for tax cut

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

Jet2 today announced new Spanish and Greek routes from Edinburgh - just as airport chiefs called again for air taxes to be cut to boost growth.

£28m George St revamp inspired by Barcelona’s Las Ramblas

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

Major plans are being advanced to transform George Street into a continental-style piazza fit for the modern era.

Crowdfunding 'raises £27m for firms'

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

The amount of cash raised by Scottish businesses from crowdfunding has shot up in the past three years, according to a new report.

Edinburgh seminars target SME oil and gas innovators

Published: Thursday, 02 June 2016

Funding for innovation and protecting intellectual property will be the focus for two Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) seminars being run in partnership with Heriot-Watt University.

'Fundamental rethink' of Scottish planning system urged

Published: Wednesday, 01 June 2016

An independent review has urged a "fundamental rethink" of the planning system in Scotland.

Gavin Barrie: How one city is driving its economy forward

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Capital gains are off to a flying start with £105m deal to sell Atria building, writes Gavin Barrie.

Biotech sector catalysed by £1.7m Edinburgh facility

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

A £1.7m centre offering large-scale bioprocessing facilities has opened in Edinburgh, the first facility of its kind in the UK and aiming to help businesses test and commercialise their concepts.

Edinburgh’s Garden District wins approval

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Edinburgh councillors have given their approval to a ‘garden District’ of 1,320 homes, a primary school, neighbourhood hub and park along the New Burn corridor.

Keith Brown to outline Scottish economy plans

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Scottish government's first dedicated economy secretary is to set out his plans to make the country more productive.

More archaeologists 'desperately needed' to avoid construction delays on major projects

Published: Monday, 30 May 2016

Archaeologists are desperately needed in Scotland not only to protect the country’s historical heritage, but also to allow major development projects to come on stream.

Community led design and build project gets underway at Fountainbridge

Published: Monday, 30 May 2016

Fountainbridge residents and students are being invited to collaborate on the design and build of a canalside rest during a day-long design and build event facilitated by Here + Now CIC.

Boroughmuir High School set for housing-led transformation

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016

Edinburgh’s B-listed Boroughmuir High School is set to be transformed into new housing under a proposal drawn up by CALA following the school’s relocation to a purpose-built campus in Viewforth.

Scots SMEs urged to tackle ‘persisting’ skills gap

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016

Small firms in Scotland need to act now to address the skills gap, new research has warned, after an overwhelming majority admitted to facing the issue.

Bellway to move on-site with 139 home Edinburgh urban infill

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016

Bellway Homes have secured permission from Edinburgh City Council to construct 139 flats on brownfield land at Abbey Lane, arranged around a newly formed street.

Transatlantic price war starts as Delta starts route to New York

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016

Air fares between Edinburgh and New York will be slashed by up to half with Delta competing on the route against United and American from today, Edinburgh Airport chiefs have said.

Scottish businesses encouraged to explore French opportunities

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016

Scottish Enterprise is hosting a free event to encourage Scottish businesses to explore opportunities within the French market.

Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site worth over £1billion

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016

Edinburgh's heritage has an economic value of over £1billion, a new report has found.

Ten year plan will ensure the future of Edinburgh’s events

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016

The council has outlined plans for the next ten years in a new events strategy which will be approved by councillors next week.

Seasonal drop off reduces value of Scotland’s commercial property sales

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016

The value of Scotland’s commercial property sales in the first quarter of 2016 fell by more than 40 per cent, according to new figures from Registers of Scotland.

Scottish small enterprises 'lag behind UK on international business'

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016

Less than half of Scotland's smaller firms have done business internationally, leaving them lagging behind the UK as a whole, according to research.

Speakers confirmed for Educational Journey of an Entrepreneur

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016

A collaborative event between Converge Challenge, Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) and Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is taking place on 2 June, building on the ScotlandCanDo agenda.

Budget transatlantic flights in the pipeline for Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Budget airline, Norwegian Air, has reached its 1m passenger milestone at Edinburgh Airport and has today announced it is considering new low cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh.

Passenger satisfaction with Edinburgh Trams rises to 97 per cent

Published: Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Passenger satisfaction with Edinburgh Trams increased by 2 percentage points to 97 per cent, an independent poll by watchdog Transport Focus showed today.

Foreign investment boost for Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Scotland achieved record-breaking levels of inward investment last year, a survey has found.

Facebook acquires Edinburgh audio start-up Two Big Ears

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

An Edinburgh-based start-up that specialises in virtual reality (VR) audio has been bought by social networking giant Facebook.

India Buildings Old Town hotel to go ahead despite objections

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A £65 million hotel planned for the heart of the Old Town is set to be given the go-ahead despite objections from heritage groups.

Hunt for city office space moves further afield

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Businesses are being forced to look for offices outside of city centres in Scotland’s key locations due to a lack of suitable space and rising rents.

BGF invests £135m in Scots firms in five years

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

More than £135 million has been invested in Scottish businesses by the Business Growth Fund (BGF) since it was launched five years ago.

Scottish digital economy must be prioritised

Published: Monday, 23 May 2016

Scotland's global competitiveness is at risk unless the 'digital economy' is prioritised in the next term of the Scottish Parliament, according to accountancy firm Grant Thornton.

Talks to be held on reopening Edinburgh’s South Suburban railway line

Published: Monday, 23 May 2016

New Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs is on track for early talks on bringing back passenger services to the Capital’s South Suburban rail line.

Kirsty Wells: Is the price right for affordable homes?

Published: Friday, 20 May 2016

Finding suitable level for rents and services is a tricky balancing act, finds Kirsty Wells.

Bidders invited for Edinburgh International Business Gateway

Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Murray Estates are seeking interested parties to purchase their proposed Edinburgh International Business Gateway development, comprising some 385k sq/ft of office space, 525 hotel rooms and 200 homes on 23 acres of land around Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh conference venue taps into US market

Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Bosses at one of Scotland’s largest conference venues are targeting further growth from the lucrative US market after striking a partnership deal.

Compass Group to open second Edinburgh Chop House outlet

Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016

The new outlet, at the The Arches on East Market Street, follows the launch of its first site in Leith last September.

Scottish firms embrace low carbon living

Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Scotland boasts the biggest percentage of companies active in the low carbon sector, with 5.2% of non-financial Scottish businesses involved.

Bridging the gap between train and tram at Edinburgh Gateway

Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Network Rail engineers have passed another milestone in the delivery of the new, £41m Edinburgh Gateway interchange after installing the link bridge between the train and tram stations.

What does the future of our towns look like?

Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Across regions, networks of towns connect people and infrastructure at scale, they matter to the transformation of modern economies, but what makes a successful place?

John Lewis says £850m St James refurb ‘worth the pain’

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

John Lewis has said the upheaval caused by the St James Centre upgrade will cause “temporary pain” but its patience will be “paid back in spades” when the £850 million development is complete.

Red Sky Management gets set for growth with new office

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sports management agency Red Sky Management is gearing up for expansion by relocating to newly refurbished office in Edinburgh’s west end.

Massive Garden District development is given go-ahead in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A major housing development set to transform greenbelt land on the outskirts of the Capital has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Edinburgh city centre to get free wifi this summer

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Free wifi is to be rolled out across Edinburgh city centre from this summer, it was announced today.

Positive results for Scotch Whisky exports

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Scotch whisky exports are picking up after a decline in recent years, according to the SWA.

Scotland’s tech sector goes global

Published: Monday, 16 May 2016

The first major hi-tech public share listing can’t be far away as global investors flock to the capital.

St Andrew Square site snapped up by Standard Life

Published: Monday, 16 May 2016

The transformation of the east end into a top shopping and business district has taken a huge step forward after Standard Life snapped up another prime city centre location.

Funding boost for online booking firm Appointedd

Published: Monday, 16 May 2016

Online booking firm Appointedd is to expand its operations after raising £595,000 in a funding round.

Fletcher Joseph lodge amended King’s Stables Road proposals

Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Fletcher Joseph Architects have brushed up their mixed use proposal for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road, submitted at the turn of the year, to accommodate a 111 per cent increase in housing provision.

Garden District housing plan wins over community councils

Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Community councils have thrown their weight behind a major housing development planned for greenbelt land on the outskirts of the Capital.

Small businesses employing more people

Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Almost a quarter of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have increased staff numbers in the last 12 months.

Capital gin maker in good spirits with new distillery

Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Edinburgh Gin has set up a second distillery, in Leith, noting the area’s historical role relating to the drink and saying the move comes “in response to the international spirit revival”.

Arbitration congress set to give Edinburgh £2m boost

Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Edinburgh has beaten off half-a-dozen international hotspots for arbitration to host a forthcoming meeting of the world’s leading authorities on resolving commercial disputes outside the courts.

Last chance to access New Waverley community fund

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016

After a successful initial round of funding, community groups in Edinburgh are again being asked to bid for grants to enhance the New Waverley development site area in the Old Town while it is under construction.

First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016

A new budget rail service between Edinburgh and London has been given the green light by the Rail Regulator.

Speirs Gumley on expansion path with Edinburgh office

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Property management group Speirs Gumley is to open its first office in Edinburgh at the end of this month.

Edinburgh Airport announces strong traffic figures

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Edinburgh Airport has published traffic figures highlighting impressive growth and a strong social and economic contribution.

ISG seals £20m contracts for two Edinburgh hotels

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Construction group ISG has won £20 million worth of contracts to develop two city centre hotel sites in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh small sites initiative gets underway in Sighthill and Pilton

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Barton Willmore have got the ball rolling on Edinburgh’s 21st Century Homes Small Sites initiative with the submission of the first two planning applications under the programme.

Finalised New Brunstane master plan to go on show

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The EDI Group are to stage a second community consultation event in regard to their New Brunstane masterplan, Edinburgh, ahead of submitting a formal application for planning in principle.

Tenants get their keys to new affordable homes at Pennywell

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

City of Edinburgh Council Housing Convener, Councillor Cammy Day today (Tuesday 10 May) met with tenants for a tour of the newest completed homes at the award-winning Pennywell site.

Edinburgh Airport: International flights lead way for growth

Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

An increase in travel to Europe and the Middle East helped fuel another busy month at Edinburgh Airport.

Rising pay levels point to strong jobs market

Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A newly launched survey today reported a strong jobs market in Scotland with rising rates of pay, vacancies and demand for staff.

Infill stone & timber Morningside housing tabled

Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Lynsay Bell Architecture has put forward an infill housing project of six homes in Morningside, Edinburgh, on behalf of Thistle Property Group.

EDI Group showcase £200m India Quay proposal

Published: Monday, 09 May 2016

The EDI Group are to showcase a £200m proposal to transform Edinburgh’s former McEwan’s Brewery, Fountainbridge, into a canal side community of 438 homes.

Franchising worth £1bn to Scottish economy by 2020

Published: Monday, 09 May 2016

Franchising could be providing the Scottish economy with an annual injection of at least £1 billion by the end of the decade, research has suggested.

Stuart Goodall: See the wood for the trees to solve our housing crisis

Published: Monday, 09 May 2016

Scotland needs to build 20,000 new homes every year during the lifetime of the freshly elected Holyrood Parliament. Across the UK, annual demand is estimated at an eye-watering 316,000 new homes.

Contractors commence above ground Haymarket works

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

Tiger Developments and Interserve have begun above ground works to deliver a £200m office-led commercial scheme on a derelict site in Edinburgh’s west end with the removal of tunnel earthworks dating back to the 1840’s.

Fort Kinnaird retail park sees jump in employment

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

Record numbers of people have found work at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird retail and leisure park in the past 12 months.

Whinstane buys 'princely' site in Central Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

On behalf of Kames Property Income Fund, international real estate advisor Savills has sold 140/141 Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Time to secure the future of Scotland's tech sector

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

In the field of research and development, Scotland continues to lead the way.

Scottish retail sales rise slightly

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

Retail sales rose slightly in Scotland in the first three months of this year but still lagged the UK as a whole.

Edinburgh villa to make way for 16 flats

Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

Richard Murphy Architects have submitted plans on behalf of AMA to build 16 flats on the site of an existing villa at Kinnear Road, Edinburgh, by developing a substantial garden plot.

This U.S. Firm Is Revamping Britain's Iconic Red Phone Booths Into Mini-Offices

Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2016

A former venture capitalist is planning to restore the former glory of Britain’s famous red telephone boxes by turning some of them into mini-offices for on-the-go workers.

April winds boost for green energy

Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Wind turbines produced enough power to meet the needs of more than three-quarters of Scottish households in April, according to new figures.

Robust start to the year for key city office markets

Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Solid demand and a lack of supply has led to a good start to the year for the office markets in Scotland’s two biggest cities, new research has shown.

SME optimism rises as latest quarter sees orders pick up

Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2016

The trading backdrop for Britain’s small and medium-sized (SME) businesses stabilised over the past quarter after getting worse in the previous three months.

Zone wins planning on appeal for Trinity conservation area homes

Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Zone Architects have secured planning permission on appeal to the Scottish government for the construction of five terraced houses within Edinburgh’s Trinity conservation area.

Linda Urquhart: Diverse ways to be successful

Published: Monday, 02 May 2016

Three decades ago, 80 per cent of an organisation’s value was based on physical assets and 20 per cent on the intellectual assets. Today that has reversed.

Artist Chris Rutterford brings new look to New St graffiti wall

Published: Monday, 02 May 2016

The brightly coloured artwork has long attracted appreciative glances from passers-by and brought visitors to stand and admire. Designers have even used it as a backdrop for fashion shoots.

Leaders discuss business rates on Holyrood campaign trail

Published: Monday, 02 May 2016

Scotland's political leaders have been discussing their policies to support business after calls for a review of tax rates.

CBI Scotland - 'do more with digital'

Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

CBI Scotland Director Hugh Aitken will encourage Scottish firms to do more with digital technology at an event with senior business leaders in Dundee today.

Edinburgh games developer creates independent design hub

Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

After a career with international games studios Rockstar Games & Activision, developer Tony Gowland struck out on his own to create new game, Binaries and a collective for other indie games designers.

Edinburgh Airport lands new Warsaw service

Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

Edinburgh Airport is following on from another record year with a new Ryanair service connecting the Scottish capital to Warsaw.

Tech coaching boost for entrepreneurs

Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

Entrepreneurs are to receive free technology coaching under a new partnership between business incubator scheme Entrepreneurial Spark and IT specialist EMC UK.

Hollywood hears the roar of Edinburgh tech firm Krotos

Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

A tech firm which started out with just one employee less than three years ago has roared into life thanks to its innovative vocal processor software.

7 Lochside View hits capacity

Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Edinburgh Park's 7 Lochside View has hit full capacity after Origo Services moved into new premises at the site.

'Smart antenna' firm Sofant Technologies wins EU funding

Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016

A Scottish firm which has developed a miniature "smart" wi-fi antenna for mobile devices has secured more than £1.5m in European funding to help it take its technology to market.

Scottish entrepreneurs compete for top accolade

Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Entrepreneurs from 30 of Scotland’s most innovative businesses have been shortlisted for the Scottish final of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Awards.

JLL reports Strong Q1 in Edinburgh Office Market

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Office occupier take up in Edinburgh continued to perform strongly during the first quarter of 2016 but over half of this related to two large deals, according to JLL.

Businesses encouraged to tap into support

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Business Gateway, headed up by the Scottish Government, has launched a new marketing campaign this week to highlight the services on offer to Scottish businesses.

Old Town Chambers wins another award

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The serviced apartments at Old Town Chambers was named Serviced Apartments of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

Old fruit market reborn as Edinburgh West Retail Park

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

It has lain derelict for 15 years – an abandoned relic of a bygone age.

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Key housing and professional bodies urge politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis.

Revised Dalry student residential proposals tabled

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A revised application to build new student flats at Murieston Crescent in Dalry, Edinburgh, has hit planner’s desks with Kenneth Reid Architects proposing to reduce room sizes to allow an increase in the number of self-contained studio flats from 101 to 123.

Call for building firms to share in £110m boom

Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Edinburgh building companies are being sought to help deliver a £110 million boom of work in the city, including a series of high-profile projects.

Is there a housing crisis in Scotland?

Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The rival parties in Holyrood's election race have traded claims amid talk of a "housing crisis" in Scotland, with each proposing new targets and schemes to build new affordable homes.

Fibre optic technology firm lands £1.2m investment

Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Optoscribe, a spin-out from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University that specialises in fibre optic communications, has raised £1.2 million to ramp up its headcount and manufacturing capabilities.

Building work starts on £20m luxury hotel

Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Edinburgh’s ambition to provide more luxury accommodation for future visitors received a major boost today, after work started on a new £20m four-star hotel in the city’s Old Town.

Airline launches new Edinburgh-Paris Orly service

Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

Air France-KLM Group’s low cost airline Transavia has launched its new Edinburgh-Paris Orly service.

Increase in home building crucial to addressing housing needs of future generations

Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

Homes for Scotland response to Bank of Scotland research.

Topsy turvy £1 million market in 2015

Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

Sales up 23% driven by LBTT tax planning

Start-ups need confidence to push to next level

Published: Friday, 22 April 2016

Scottish start-ups need more confidence if they are to succeed on a global scale, according to an entrepreneur and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lecturer.

‘Higher tax will drive out talent’ Scots parties are warned

Published: Friday, 22 April 2016

Raising personal taxes in Scotland above the level of elsewhere in the UK will drive out talent and deter investment, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has claimed.

Scottish social enterprises secure £400,000 boost

Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016

Seven social enterprises based in Scotland have secured investment of up to £100,000 each from a group of private investors.

Queen’s Awards highlight success of 13 Scottish firms

Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016

A host of Scottish companies has secured the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in recognition of “outstanding” achievement in business, it was announced today.

Edinburgh Printmakers closes in on £11m funding target

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Edinburgh Printmakers is poised to meet its £11m funding target for a new creative hub after securing a £1.9m grant from the Scottish government.

£40,000 investment for Edinburgh start-up

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

An Edinburgh entrepreneur has embarked on her own specialist recruitment start-up after a £40,000 investment.

83 student flats proposed for Craigmillar

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A disused office on Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, is to be demolished to allow development of 83 self-contained studio flats for students designed by Kenneth Reid Architects.

Scottish business confidence almost twice EU level

Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016

Business confidence in Scotland is significantly higher than across the UK and the EU, despite concerns over Brexit and the outlook for the oil and gas sector, according to a study published today.

Martin Armstrong: Regeneration is more than bricks and mortar

Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016

Real economic and social benefit is the key, writes Martin Armstrong.

Business Flourishes Beneath The Arches

Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016

A row of 19 historic Victorian Arches in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town has been transformed into a vibrant leisure quarter as part of the city’s £150 million New Waverley development.

Edinburgh Waterfront regeneration ‘needs venue and tram link’

Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tourism and events experts warns regeneration of waterfront needs a cultural venue and tram link.

£3.6m Holyrood Park distillery moves ahead

Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

7N Architects have brought forward plans to transform a former engine shed at St Leonard’s Lane, Edinburgh, overhauling the former warehouse into a distillery and visitor centre.

Occupiers prioritise transport hubs as office demand remains high

Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Office occupiers increasingly prioritising space close to public transport links.

Major Edinburgh contemporary art gallery building to be sold

Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

One of the biggest private art gallery buildings in Scotland is to be sold.

City Deal could give Edinburgh a real boost

Published: Monday, 11 April 2016

Improving both physical and social infrastucture is key to success.

Greens plan to tackle housing shortages

Published: Monday, 11 April 2016

Council would be able to buy land more cheaply, allowing them to build better homes, under a manifesto plan launched by the Scottish Greens this week.

Leaders outline employment policies in Holyrood campaign

Published: Monday, 11 April 2016

Scotland's party leaders addressed the issue of employment while out on the Holyrood campaign trail.

LSH continues Scottish expansion drive

Published: Monday, 11 April 2016

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is to take up new office space in the centre of Edinburgh as part of plans to scale-up operations in Scotland.

Boost in spin-out companies at Scottish universities

Published: Friday, 08 April 2016

The number of graduate spin-out companies from Scottish universities is on the increase after a recent slump.

Edinburgh’s ‘Covent Garden’ on hold over heritage concerns

Published: Friday, 08 April 2016

Plans to transform a neglected maze of city centre back streets into a district of high-class shops, restaurants and businesses have been held up amid concern over the impact on historic buildings.

Recruitment and salaries shows upturn in Scotland

Published: Friday, 08 April 2016

Recruitment has picked up in Scotland, according to a survey from Markit data consultancy.

APS Group grow team to over 90

Published: Friday, 08 April 2016

APS Group is continuing to grow after boosting its team to over 90 staff as part of its ambitious growth strategy which has already seeing its annual billings approach £15m.

How do you calculate a ‘living wage’?

Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016

The Government has introduced its ‘national living wage’ which is estimated to affect 500,000 Scottish workers. But is it really a living wage? And how is such a thing calculated?

Housing decisions faster than previous year

Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Scotland's economy grows by 0.2%

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Scotland's economy grew by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2015 but trailed the UK's performance as a whole, according to official figures.

Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens to get new concert venue

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Edinburgh is finally set to get a new concert arena after city leaders agreed to join forces with a property tycoon to replacing its crumbling venue in Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh World Heritage to restore 50th historic shopfront

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Edinburgh World Heritage is to mark a half century of historic shopfront restorations with work to bring the façade of the Khukuri Nepalese restaurant on West Maitland Street.

Port operator Capital Cruising to increase Scottish visits

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Capital Cruising, part of Leith-based Forth Ports, said the number of cruise ship visits to its Scottish ports will rise to a record level this year.

Queen's official residences to undergo £37m tourism revamp

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Tourist areas at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are to undergo a £37m revamp, the Royal Collection has announced.

Atria office complex sells for £105m

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

The city council is to sell the Atria office development in the heart of the Capital’s financial district to a German-based real estate investment company for £105 million.

£41m Edinburgh Gateway railway station takes shape

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Work to deliver Edinburgh’s newest railway station, a £41m halt at Gogarburn, is proceeding apace with twin 265m long platforms capable of handling ten car trains beginning to emerge.

Fountain Court expands its Edinburgh portfolio

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Serviced apartment provider Fountain Court has boosted its portfolio with 20 new apartments in New Town’s Thistle Street.

French family restaurant creates 20 jobs

Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2016

The opening of a family-run French restaurant is set to create 20 new jobs in Edinburgh.

Scots firms are expanding but face office space shortage

Published: Monday, 04 April 2016

Scottish businesses are overwhelmingly positive about their growth prospects for the next five years, but may struggle to secure space to expand into, a major survey suggests.

Reform needed to meet Edinburgh’s property needs

Published: Monday, 04 April 2016

Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland can be much bolder when it comes to housing legislation, says Andy Wightman, Green candidate for Lothian in the Scottish Parliament elections.

Bank of Scotland to support export boost plan

Published: Monday, 04 April 2016

The Bank of Scotland has pledged to help Scottish businesses become first-time exporters to boost the nation's economy.

City Room Rentals expands across the UK

Published: Monday, 04 April 2016

An Edinburgh e-commerce start-up which matches students from across the world with bespoke accommodation at British universities is expanding across the UK.

Scottish film studio cost hits £230m

Published: Monday, 04 April 2016

A national film studio complex earmarked for green belt land on the outskirts of Edinburgh will cost more than £230 million and take at least five years to complete, its backers have admitted.

Oriam research will benefit Scots athletes and public alike

Published: Friday, 01 April 2016

Neil Gibson has come a long way from playing rugby league on a high school astro pitch and training at a gym behind a pub.

Digital technologies industry reports 'strong growth'

Published: Friday, 01 April 2016

Scotland's digital technologies sector experienced strong growth in 2015 and confidence remains high for the year ahead, according to a report.

Renewable generation in Scotland up by 15%

Published: Friday, 01 April 2016

The amount of electricity generated in Scotland from renewable energy increased by more than 15% last year.

UK fourth quarter GDP revised higher, ONS reveals

Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016

UK economic growth in the fourth quarter was unexpectedly revised higher by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday.

Temporary film studio to be built in West Lothian for Trainspotting 2

Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016

A temporary film studio is set to be created in West Lothian for the sequel to Trainspotting.

University of Edinburgh powers ahead with new energy centre

Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016

The University of Edinburgh is to fire up an £11m combined heat and power centre at its Easter Bush campus in a bid to lower emissions and bills.

Edinburgh Airport 'worth almost £1bn to Scottish economy' says report

Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016

Edinburgh Airport contributes nearly £1bn to the Scottish economy annually and supports more than 23,000 jobs, a new report has suggested.

Report: Edinburgh ranked in UK top-10 for hotel investment

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Scottish capital is listed in eighth place in property agent Colliers International's inaugural UK Hotels Market Index.

Bank of Scotland: City homes less affordable

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The typical Scottish city home has become less affordable over the past year as a result of rising prices, according to a Bank of Scotland report.

Switch on for Scottish Water solar panel projec

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A thousand solar panels have been hooked up at a water treatment works serving Edinburgh and parts of West Lothian.

‘Green wall’ of apartments to front Edinburgh’s Union Canal

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Oberlanders Architects have submitted plans to erect 11 flats on the site of a former industrial unit at Horne Terrace, Edinburgh, on behalf of AMA.

8,000 Help to Buy sales milestone

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016

Scheme helping thousands to buy their own home.

Skyscanner founders back scheduling app Decidz

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016

The three co-founders of travel search firm Skyscanner have invested in a new scheduling app developed in Scotland.

Enterprising students win funding to grow businesses

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Student entrepreneurs from across Scotland picked up awards and heard from inspirational business figures at the country’s only enterprise event for students.

£315m Inverness City Region Deal announced

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Scottish and UK governments have confirmed details of a £315m City Region Deal for Inverness and the wider Highlands area.

Edinburgh ranked in global top 20 for property investment

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Latest JLL Investment Intensity Index shows Edinburgh made the global top-20 for a second consecutive quarter, ahead of Brisbane and Berlin.

£50m to keep Scotland at forefront of innovation

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Scotland’s main research stations have been awarded almost £50 million by the Scottish Government to help develop ground breaking strategies aimed at dealing with a diverse range of problems.

Backers of St Mary’s Royal High vow to press on despite appeal

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Backers of a bid to turn an Edinburgh landmark into a music school have vowed to press ahead with their plans – despite an appeal being lodged against the rejection of a luxury hotel on the site.

The Wee Restaurant to open second outlet in Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Husband and wife team Craig and Vikki Wood, who opened their North Queensferry outlet 10 years ago, will open a 40-cover restaurant at 61 Frederick Street on April 7.

FirstPort invests in eight social start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

cotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprises, FirstPort, has invested £20,000 in eight budding social entrepreneurs.

Edinburgh-London train trip could take three hours by 2030s

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Train journeys between Edinburgh and London could be reduced to just three hours by the 2030s, the UK government’s high-speed rail minister Robert Goodwill has said.

National Living Wage: 1.7m self-employed to miss out - think tank

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016

More than 1.7m self-employed workers will earn below the new National Living Wage when it comes into force in April, a think tank has warned.

£18m fund for SMEs to become a part of the circular economy

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

Small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland will be helped to explore ways of developing a circular economy through a £18 million fund.

Developer lodges late appeal against controversial Edinburgh hotel

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

Developers behind a controversial hotel project at the centre of a probe into Edinburgh’s world heritage site have mounted an eleventh-hour appeal.

New Queensferry crossing takes another step towards completion

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

The gap is closing on construction of the new Queensferry crossing.

£24 Million Semple Street Development Latest Addition To Edinburgh’s Exchange Financial District

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

First grade A office spec build since 2014 – easing demand for City Centre space.

Staran enjoy enjoy well earned coffee break

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

Edinburgh based Staran Architects have proven they’re still full of beans after converting a former lock-up garage into a hip coffee shop.

David Birrell stands down as chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016

David Birrell has announced he is stepping down as chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce after five years in the role.

Budget airline Norwegian to launch Edinburgh-Barcelona service

Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016

The twice-weekly service will begin June 15 - operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays - through to October 29.

Chancellor announces City Deal

Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Chancellor George Osborne today announced a City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

Currie paper mill makes way for 53 riverfront homes

Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016

Dunbar Homes has tabled proposals for 53 houses by the Water of Leith, Edinburgh, designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects.

Edinburgh and Inverness deals to be progressed

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Chancellor George Osborne has said negotiations would be opened on City Region Deal funding for Edinburgh and south-east Scotland.

Broadband boost for the capital

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

DSSB programme reaches milestone.

160 bed modular hotel to support Oriam sports hub

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Hackney based StudioAnyo have submitted plans for a 160-bed Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the National Performance Centre for Sport (Oriam), Edinburgh, on behalf of Polcom and Heriot Watt University.

Increase in number of new homes built a positive signal

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

House building industry welcomes the 4% increase in the total number of new homes.

Conference hotspots revealed

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Business delegates spend more than £200 million.

Increase in number of new homes built in latest year

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Miller lays foundations for thousands of extra homes

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Miller Homes has outlined plans to build thousands more flats and houses after posting a solid rise in full-year profits.

ShareIn to power its first crowdfunded bond offering

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Edinburgh-based crowdfunding platform ShareIn has hailed a “significant” deal to offer the first retail bond using its technology.

Scottish Cities Alliance pitch £7.5bn worth of developments at MIPIM

Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The Scottish Cities Alliance is to drum up interest in Scotland’s seven cities at MIPIM by showcasing a ‘Pitch Book’ of commercial property opportunities to investors.

Garden District plan aims to restore Gogar Burn

Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2016

It's an ambitious project to resurrect a long-forgotten waterway and bring trout and salmon leaping past family homes.

Scottish air passenger duty consultation launched

Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2016

A consultation on plans to halve air passenger duty (APD) on flights from Scottish airports has been launched.

Arthouse cinema plan for new St James Centre

Published: Wednesday, 09 March 2016

The revamped St James Centre is to feature an “arthouse” cinema offering festival and live event screenings, the Evening News has learned.

National Gallery bid to create waterfront complex

Published: Wednesday, 09 March 2016

A huge new treasure trove to care for Scotland’s finest works of art is to be created on Edinburgh’s waterfront – to help“safeguard the future” of centuries of paintings, drawings and sculpture.

Edinburgh's Meadowbank Stadium 'could be replaced by summer 2019'

Published: Monday, 07 March 2016

Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh could be replaced by summer 2019, with demolition starting next year, according to the council.

St James Centre demolition to begin in May

Published: Monday, 07 March 2016

Demolition of the St James Centre in Edinburgh will begin in May.

Scottish attractions visitor numbers up 5.5% in 2015

Published: Monday, 07 March 2016

Scotland's attractions enjoyed a 5.5% rise in visitor numbers last year, with Edinburgh Castle the most popular.

Film industry boost to Edinburgh hotels

Published: Monday, 07 March 2016

Edinburgh hotels are on track to overtake Dublin's as the second busiest in Western Europe, helped by the film industry's success.

Edinburgh's 'dilapidated' closes to be transformed

Published: Monday, 29 February 2016

Twelve of Edinburgh's "dilapidated and neglected" closes are to be transformed as part of a major project to improve the Old Town.

£1m Dalry Road bridge proposal released

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

NEW images of a bridge set to be built over a city neighbourhood have been released.

Call to back Scottish solar power industry

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Scottish Government should take a range of steps to “pave the way for a solar transformation” north of the Border, an industry trade body has urged.

UK economic growth confirmed at 0.5%

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

UK economic growth in the last three months of 2015 has been confirmed at 0.5%, figures show, supported by steady growth in the services sector.

Pentland Studios plan backed by VisitScotland

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Scottish Government is coming under mounting pressure to approve a controversial film studio on the outskirts of Edinburgh

Plan to deliver thousands of homes - accelerating supply in the private rented sector

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

Plans for a new Scotland-wide housing initiative that could help deliver thousands of purpose-built homes for private rent have been unveiled.

First meeting of north east of Scotland 'City Deal' committee

Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A joint committee set up to ensure the delivery of a £250m 'City Deal' for the north east of Scotland has met for the first time.

Edinburgh garages to make way for new housing

Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Yeoman McAllister Architects have submitted plans for 34 homes on the site of existing garages at 116 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, on behalf of Eastern Properties and Westerwood.

pureLiFi Releases World's First True LiFi Dongle, LiFi-X, at Mobile World Congress 2016

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The company closes over $2 million funding round in December 2015 to support continued commercial growth and product development.

Better qualified workers 'would give Scottish economy £2bn boost'

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Scotland could boost its economy by £2 billion with a better educated and qualified workforce, Holyrood researchers have estimated.

Commsworld broadens network with key hire

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Edinburgh-based telecommunications network provider Comms­world has marked a year of expansion with a senior appointment to oversee one of the firm’s key contracts.

Fort Kinnaird revamp generates 1800 jobs

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Business is booming at Fort Kinnaird retail park after a triple boost from film, food and fashion firms.

US firms swoop for innovative Scottish businesses

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

US businesses have spent over £2bn on M&A deals involving Scottish companies in the last two-and-a-half years, according to new research.

Archangels hits £200m milestone

Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Scottish business angel syndicate Archangels is celebrating after total investment capital arranged by the syndicate since its launch in 1992 passed the £200m mark last year.

Final office phase of Quartermile gets underway

Published: Monday, 22 February 2016

Quartermile Developments has begun on delivery of the £35m final phase of office development as it ploughs ahead with a mixed use master plan for the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Growth continues at Skyscanner as revenues rise 28%

Published: Monday, 22 February 2016

Scottish-based travel firm Skyscanner has reported double-digit growth for the seventh consecutive year.

Scotland's food and drink sector 'expects 20% growth'

Published: Monday, 22 February 2016

The majority of Scotland's food and drink sector expects growth of up to 20% in the next year, according to a report.

Awkward Edinburgh gap-site to make way for 150-bed hotel

Published: Friday, 19 February 2016

CDA Architects have submitted plans for a 150 bedroom hotel at Torpichen Street, Edinburgh, on behalf of Axcel Hospitality.

Forth Road Bridge fully reopens

Published: Friday, 19 February 2016

HGVs to have 24hr access.

UK Now Has More “High Growth” Firms than at Time of Dotcom Boom

Published: Friday, 19 February 2016

Small and medium businesses in the home nations and regional areas are growing twice as fast as businesses in London.

ScotlandIS predicts 70,000 new jobs by 2021

Published: Friday, 19 February 2016

ScotlandIS believes a focus on developing the nation's digital economy could lead to a total of 70,000 technology jobs being created over the next five years.

BT to take on 100 apprentices in Scotland

Published: Friday, 19 February 2016

BT is creating more than 100 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in Scotland this year as it invests in the nation’s talented young workforce.

Jet2.com launches the first three of its twelve new routes from Edinburgh Airport

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

The first three of 12 new promised routes from Edinburgh Airport flown by budget holiday company Jet2.com have begun operations.

Scottish turbines for Scottish wind farms: Wind Towers Scotland boosts sales and jobs with new supply deal

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

Deal will see the Scottish turbine supplier delivering 100 turbines for Community Windpower projects in Scotland

Scottish turbines for Scottish wind farms: Wind Towers Scotland boosts sales and jobs with new supply deal

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

Deal will see the Scottish turbine supplier delivering 100 turbines for Community Windpower projects in Scotland

Malmaison Edinburgh revamped in £1m investment

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

A £1m refurbishment of boutique hotel Malmaison Edinburgh has been completed, its owners have announced.

Scots 'enjoy strongest income growth since economic downturn'

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

Households in Scotland have seen the strongest income growth in the UK since the economic crash, according to new research.

ONS figures show Scottish employment at record high

Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Employment in Scotland reached a new all-time high between October and December, according to official figures.

Edinburgh-Reykjavik flights to start in July

Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Budget airline WOW Air is to introduce direct flights between Edinburgh and Iceland from July.

Colonies-style Leith Fort housing to get underway

Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

CCG are to move on-site at a development of 94 affordable homes at Leith Fort, Edinburgh, as part of a joint venture between Port of Leith Housing Association and City of Edinburgh Council.

Uni agrees global deal to accelerate start-ups

Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Edinburgh University’s commercialisation arm has struck a global partnership that aims to “supercharge” entrepreneurship and take students from business idea to start-up within 72 hours.

Deal to bring 228-room hotel to Edinburgh's Fountainbridge

Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2016

A 228-room hotel is planned for the Fountainbridge regeneration scheme in Edinburgh.

Displays firm Pufferfish to double Edinburgh team

Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2016

An Edinburgh company that makes interactive spherical displays is seeking to double the size of its workforce in the city.

Positive start for high street in 2016 as footfall rises

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

Rising numbers of shoppers got the Scottish high street off to a positive start to 2016, a new survey out today reveals.

Nordic Aviation to launch new Edinburgh to Tallinn route

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

A new air route is to be launched between Edinburgh and Tallinn in Estonia.

Fuel poverty initiatives named amongst engineering projects of the future

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

Shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond named.

Entrepreneurial Spark opens its doors at Gogarburn

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

RBS has officially opened the doors of its new Entrepreneurial Spark hatchery at its global headquarters in Edinburgh.

Self-employed 'need more support'

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

Self-employed workers should get more support in running their businesses, says a review commissioned by the government from a leading entrepreneur.

Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal set for 28 storey hotel tower

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

Ocean Terminal and Hodder Planning have staged a public consultation over plans to build a 28-storey (96m) hotel tower to the north east of the existing waterfront shopping mall.

Report highlights digital tech growth in Scotland

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

Digital technology workers in Edinburgh are among the highest paid in the sector in the UK, according to a major study.

Next to anchor Straiton retail park

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

Straiton Retail Park is to be anchored by a new 80,000sq/ft Next store after the clothing group agreed terms to a pre-let with park owner Peel.

Scotland ‘ideally placed’ to become global data hub

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016

The burgeoning arena of “big data” could see Scotland become a world leader in analytics, according to the head of the national data innovation centre.

Enterprising communities

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016

£2.5 million for regeneration projects.

Edinburgh Airport reports 11.4% increase in January passengers

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scotland's busiest airport said international passenger traffic rose 21.7% in January, which ti said was "the greatest monthly increase since January 2008".

Scottish house prices 'still rising'

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scottish house prices continued to rise last month despite flatter demand for property, according to a report.

VisitScotland campaign harnesses 'Spirit of Scotland'

Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A new £4.25m tourism campaign aiming at promoting the "spirit of Scotland" is being launched.

Scottish economy 'just in growth'

Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Scottish firms have seen growth remain "in low gear" at the start of the year, according to the monthly survey of managers for Bank of Scotland.

Angels smile on four growing firms with £3.9m boost

Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Four fast-growing companies have received a £3.9 million boost from angel investors and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).

University of Edinburgh hosts Darwin Tower consultation

Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

The University of Edinburgh is to stage a public consultation on its Fielden Clegg Bradley led redevelopment of the Darwin Centre within its King’s Buildings campus masterplan.

Further wave of homes planned for Bonnington

Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

The WBG Partnership has submitted plans for a brownfield residential development of 80 apartments at West Bowling Green Street, Edinburgh, drawn up by EMA.

New lets totalling 6,000 sq ft agreed at Edinburgh Park

Published: Monday, 08 February 2016

IT consultancy Exception Ltd has taken 3,900 sq ft and technical assessment and certification body DNVGL has taken 2,153 sq ft at 3 Lochside Way.

Continental makeover planned for Edinburgh’s George Street

Published: Monday, 08 February 2016

New spaces for festivals, events and pavement cafes will be created as one of Edinburgh’s flagship thoroughfares gets a radical overhaul.

EICC eyes £6m boost with double conference win

Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is forecasting a £6 million boost for the local economy after securing two major clients.

Plans revealed for Edinburgh's Old Odeon Cinema

Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

Scotland’s largest independent leisure operator, G1 Group, have announced their plans for the old Odeon cinema on Clerk Street which they hope to open by the end of 2016.

Tourism plan to boost Chinese visits to Scotland

Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

Experts are gathering in Edinburgh to discuss how Scotland and the capital can tap into one of the world's most lucrative tourism markets.

Brewdog founder to host Edinburgh start-up festival

Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

Brewdog founder James Watt has been named as the headline speaker of a free day-long start-up festival in Edinburgh next month.

This is Edinburgh campaign delivers £50m boost

Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016

A marketing campaign aimed at promoting the Capital following disruption caused by tram works has generated a £50 million economic boost.

UK services sector maintains growth

Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016

The UK's dominant services sector maintained its growth in January, according to the latest PMI survey.

Scottish retailers see sales slip

Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016

The amount spent by shoppers dipped in Scotland in the final quarter of last year but rose in Great Britain as a whole, according to new figures.

Fashion retailer H&M takes larger unit at Ocean Terminal

Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016

H&M is relocating to a new 21,000 sq ft unit on the ground floor of Ocean Terminal from its current location on the first floor.

Academy created to boost social enterprise

Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Asda plans to increase the availability of social enterprise products on supermarket shelves after joining forces with Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

Leeds-based Citivale secures £5.15m Scottish Deal

Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016

The joint venture between Leeds-based Citivale property development and asset management company and Peveril Securities has bought a business park with further development land in Edinburgh for £5.15m

Pickering's Gin: Around the world in 80 trades

Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Pickering's Gin was founded less than two years ago making it the first gin distillery in Edinburgh for over 150 years and already the firm is actively exporting across the globe.

Cirrus Logic in major Edinburgh office move

Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Chip designer Cirrus Logic is to embark on a major office letting at Edinburgh’s Quartermile regeneration scheme.

Volume of residential sales up 14.5%

Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016

The volume of residential sales in Scotland rose 14.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2015-16 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to official statistics published today.

Small firms hampered by slow broadband speeds

Published: Monday, 01 February 2016

The typical small company in Scotland could be losing a day’s work each week because of slow internet connections, according to a new study.

New homes boss sets out plan of action for tackling housing crisis

Published: Monday, 01 February 2016

Nicola Barclay has set out the plan of action she has identified as necessary for tackling the country’s housing crisis.

Scottish firms invest in sustainability

Published: Monday, 01 February 2016

The number of Scottish firms generating their own locally-generated renewable energy doubled in 2015, according to new research.

Edinburgh office refurbishments get underway amidst rising demand

Published: Monday, 01 February 2016

Knight Property Group has begun the speculative refurbishment of two city centre office premises in Edinburgh amidst increased confidence in the sector.

Major affordable housing boost for the Capital

Published: Friday, 29 January 2016

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the Council’s ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by partner housing associations.

Borders Railway passes 500,000 passenger mark

Published: Friday, 29 January 2016

The Borders Railway between Tweedbank and Edinburgh has passed the 500,000 passenger mark less than five months after it opened.

UK economic growth rises to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Published: Friday, 29 January 2016

The UK economy grew at a faster pace at the end of last year, but annual expansion slowed amid global trade woes and falling commodity prices.

Higgs Centre for Innovation design finalised

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

Graham Construction has commenced delivery of the £10.7m Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, following the finalisation of its design by JM Architects.

Moxy move on Edinburgh Airport with 230 bed hotel

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

Marriot owned hotel brand Moxy is continuing its roll out with plans for a 230 bed hotel at Edinburgh Airport on the site of a former golf driving range on the Royal Highland Showground site.

Highland Show boosts Edinburgh’s global presence

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

RHASS also makes a strong economic contribution, writes Alison Taylor.

Edinburgh hotels hope for check-in lift with global deal

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

The owner of two prestigious hotels in the capital hopes to increase their occupancy rate and revenue after inking a franchise agreement with global accommodation group Choice Hotels International.

Pickering’s Gin expands distillery as overseas demand soars

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

Edinburgh-based Pickering’s Gin has expanded its distillery just two years since its launch to cater for increasing demand from overseas.

£500m funding package to be announced for north east

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016

More than £500 million is to be invested in Scotland’s north east after Holyrood pledged additional cash on top of a city deal which is being jointly funded with Westminster.

Edinburgh marketing chief wants ‘tourist tax’ to generate £10m

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The man responsible for selling Edinburgh to the world has warned it faces slipping behind its major rivals if it is not allowed to introduce some form of tourist tax.

New Queensferry Crossing ‘will be on time and under budget’

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Engineers insist the new Queensferry Crossing is on course to be delivered on time and under budget.

Construction industry 'needs 21,000 recruits' over next five years

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The construction industry in Scotland will need more than 21,000 recruits over the next five years to replace those leaving the workforce.

Craigmillar town centre information event launched

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

EDI Group has unveiled a fresh batch of images depicting how Craigmillar town centre could look following its £200m transformation into a new commercial hub.

Craigmillar town centre information event launched

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

EDI Group has unveiled a fresh batch of images depicting how Craigmillar town centre could look following its £200m transformation into a new commercial hub.

Positive signs for Scottish restaurants

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Restaurants were the fastest growing sector in Scotland last year, according to new research by insolvency trade body R3.

Creative industries worth £10m per hour to UK

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1bn per year to the UK economy, growing by 8.9% in 2014

Seasonal cheer for Glasgow and Edinburgh hotels whilst Aberdeen hoteliers record historic lows

Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

City centre hotel performance showed year-on-year increases in occupancy and room rates in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but sustained losses for the Aberdeen hotel market in December 2015.

Talks planned on Scottish councils funding deal

Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

An attempt is to be made to help resolve a row over local government budgets at a meeting later.

Edinburgh Baptist Chapel to be transformed into holiday flats

Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Planners are recommending that approval be granted to the transformation of the B-listed Charlotte Baptist Chapel on Rose Street into 22 serviced apartments and a pub.

Haggis maker eyes export success

Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Haggis maker Macsween of Edinburgh is looking to break into the US market after securing £114,534 in funding from the Scottish government.

New homes plan could support 49,000 jobs, Scottish Labour says

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

A pledge to build 60,000 new homes over the course of the next parliament would support almost 50,000 jobs a year, Scottish Labour has claimed.

Housing subsidies increased

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

Boost for 50,000 affordable homes target.

Edinburgh-Glasgow trains ‘every ten minutes’

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

Trains on Scotland’s busiest line would be increased by one third under plans being considered by Network Rail.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh highlighted in city economies report

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

Aberdeen and Edinburgh are among the top 10 UK cities for their high wages and low welfare payments ratio, according to a report from a think tank.

Small builders see 'sharp fall' in workloads

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

Small construction firms in Scotland saw their workloads fall sharply towards the end of last year, according to a survey.

Sales boost for medical tech firm Craneware

Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

One of Scotland's leading technology companies has reported a significant boost to its sales, as it targets expansion.

Homes plan for former McEwan's Fountain Brewery site in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

The former McEwan's brewery site at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh is to be reinvented as a homes and office complex.

Amazon to add 2,500 UK jobs after ‘record year’

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

The expansion plans follow what the company described as a “record year for job creation”, with more than 10,000 permanent roles created in Europe during 2015, bringing its headcount across the continent to more than 40,000.

Higher education boost for Scotland’s public service sector

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, has launched a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) in an effort to meet a growing industry demand.

New Family Business degrees to be launched at QMU

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, has announced plans to launch two new postgraduate study programmes in Family Business in 2016.

Rise in number of British tourists to Scotland

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

The number of tourist visits to Scotland from Britain has increased by 9%, a survey has suggested.

Westerlea House redevelopment wins approval

Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

CDA Architects and S1 Developments have won permission to redevelop Edinburgh’s B—listed Westerlea House in the West Murrayfield Conservation Area.

New railway station will be 'gateway' to Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016

Edinburgh's newest railway station is on schedule to open by the end of the year, Network Rail has said.

University of Edinburgh to begin work on £25m Data Technology Institute

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016

The University of Edinburgh is to commence work on a £25m Data Technology Institute, following the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey as main contractor for the 100,000sq/ft project.

40,000 Scottish jobs could be created by end of next Parliament if home building returned to pre-recession levels

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016

Over 100,000 new jobs were created in England last year as result of a massive increase in home building.

Edinburgh hotel named second most luxurious in UK by TripAdvisor

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016

Think of the UK’s most luxurious hotels and images of the Ritz’s dazzling chandeliers or the Savoy’s pristine marble pillars might spring to mind.

Council funding deadline is extended for more talks

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016

Councils are to get more time to consider the Scottish government's plans for funding them for the coming year.

Hollywood and tourists 'should pay more for Scottish heritage'

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Film and tourism industries could be persuaded to pay more towards the upkeep of the great outdoors as part of a rethink of the way the nation's leading conservation charity cares for heritage.

ONS figures show Scottish employment at record high

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Employment in Scotland reached a record level between September and November, according to official figures.

Edinburgh gap site to be plugged by new retail offer

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A long standing brownfield site on Edinburgh’s Craighall Road is to be filled after West Coast Estates secured planning permission for a £2m mixed use redevelopment of a former garage and pub.

MoD to release a dozen sites for housing

Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced the release of 12 major sites for sale, including Craigiehall in Edinburgh, to provide land for up to 15,000 new homes.

Scots firms raising the bar on corporate responsibility

Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Corporate Scotland has been given a tentative thumbs-up in a new study examining responsible business practices.

Scottish businesses urged 'to help build a fairer Scotland'

Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Scottish businesses must be motivated by more than the financial bottom line if they are to help build a fairer and greener Scotland.

CDA push ahead with plans for 100 Granton homes

Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

CDA Architects have submitted plans for 100 homes at Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh, on behalf of Places for People, phase one of a larger 300 home development.

Edinburgh-based NetThings secures £500K funding

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

A technology firm that monitors power consumption with web-connected devices is looking to expand internationally after securing £500,000 from Barclays.

Boost to good causes from Co-op carrier bag fund

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

More than 800 good causes in Scotland are to receive a share of £750,000 raised through the sale of plastic bags in Co-op food stores.

New Forth road bridge ‘may not be ready by end of 2016’

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

Engineers on the new Forth crossing are facing a race against time to have it ready by the end of the year.

Demand for Edinburgh office space soars

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

Office occupier take up in Edinburgh hit a 15-year-high during 2015, according to new research by leading property consultancy JLL.

Start-ups continue to invest in Scotland

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

The number of businesses launching in Edinburgh and Glasgow increased by 13% in 2015 as almost 12,000 businesses were launched throughout the year.

Scottish retailers see slight rise in December shoppers

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

Scottish retailers have said they are encouraged by a slight rise in shopper numbers in December.

UK and Scottish governments 'must back creative industries'

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

The UK and Scottish governments should work more closely to support the creative industries in Scotland, a Westminster committee has recommended.

Musicians back plans for Royal High music school

Published: Monday, 18 January 2016

Scotland's only independent music school has revealed support from a host of industry figures for its bid to take over one of Edinburgh’s most celebrated buildings.

Mansion tax considered for Edinburgh’s high-value properties

Published: Friday, 15 January 2016

Residents in high-value properties across the Capital face being hit with a “mansion tax” under plans aimed at helping cash-strapped city leaders balance the books.

SNP ditches plan for Glasgow-Edinburgh high speed bullet train

Published: Friday, 15 January 2016

Ambitious plans to build a bullet train between Scotland's two biggest cities have been dropped.

Positive outlook for Scottish manufacturing

Published: Friday, 15 January 2016

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce shows a rosy outlook for Scottish manufacturing.

3DReid helm Royal Highland Show pavilion rebuild

Published: Friday, 15 January 2016

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society has tabled proposals to level their current Sir Basil Spence designed member’s pavilion.

Council gives green light to Fountainbridge scheme

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016

Edinburgh city council has granted planning consent for Grosvenor’s build-to-rent scheme at Fountainbridge.

Hundreds of homes for Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016

Developments to ease capital’s housing pressures.

Housebuilder Barratt Developments to open 14 new Scottish sites

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016

Barratt Developments said it plans to deliver more than 1,400 new homes in Scotland in 2016 in a development programme it said will support more than 300 jobs locally.

Cashmere label Brora to open Edinburgh Airport store

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016

Scottish cashmere and clothing brand Brora is to launch a new store at Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe appoints new chief executive

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016

One of Northern Ireland’s leading arts administrators has been charged with leading the Edinburgh Festival Fringe into its 70th year.

Scottish economy grows 0.1%

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

City needs firm tourism strategy

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The remarkable success of Edinburgh Airport in dealing with 11.13 million passengers last year is a sign that this city really is on the up and up, at least as far as tourism goes.

Raising renewables targets 'achievable' for Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016

An industry body has called for Scotland to triple the amount of renewable energy it produces within the next 15 years.

IOmet acquired by American pharmaceutical giant

Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Edinburgh-based drug discovery company IOmet Pharma has been acquired by American pharmaceutical giant Merck for an undisclosed sum.

Edinburgh Airport hails record year

Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Edinburgh Airport said it had experienced the busiest year on record at a Scottish airport after it was used by 11 million passengers in 2015.

Travel firm Skyscanner secures major investment

Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Edinburgh-based travel website, Skyscanner, has secured major new investment to boost its global growth.

Boroughmuir High: excitement grows as building takes shape

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Fresh images of how the new Boroughmuir High School will look have been released.

Edinburgh hotel demand hits record high

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Demand for overnight accommodation in the Capital has soared to a record high – sparking calls for the construction of more luxury hotels.

Construction contract signed for Edinburgh’s Higgs Centre

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Graham Construction has been appointed to deliver the £12m Higgs Centre for Innovation at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre’s Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

Scottish businesses start 2016 with ‘upbeat outlook’

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Consumers in Scotland are enjoying their best start to the year in almost a decade, contributing to an upbeat business outlook despite global economic concerns.

Scottish business 'marginal growth' reported in PMI survey

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Research published by the Bank of Scotland has indicated that Scotland's private sector may be starting to grow again.

Entrepreneurial Spark team enjoys Ministerial visit

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands, met with a number of inspiring Scottish entrepreneurs when he visited the brand new Entrepreneurial Centre in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh vs London - cost of living comparison

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016

The two capital cities are cultural epicentres that are ranked amongst the finest in the world. But they are often bemoaned for their high prices.

UK shopping centre transactions surpass long term average to reach £4.3 billion in 2015

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016

Activity in the UK shopping centre investment market remained strong in 2015 with 86 assets traded totalling £4.30 billion, according to international real estate advisor Savills.

Huge boost for Edinburgh commuters

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016

Commuters in Edinburgh are set to receive a major boost from a new partnership between Transport for Edinburgh and Google.

Scottish National Gallery expansion plan finalised

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016

Hoskins Architects have submitted a planning application for a series of extensive extensions and alterations to the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

Scottish National Gallery expansion plan finalised

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016

Hoskins Architects have submitted a planning application for a series of extensive extensions and alterations to the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

Regeneration of deprived communities

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

£56 million funding to stimulate growth and create local jobs.

UK service sector growth 'solid' in December, survey suggests

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

Growth in the dominant UK service sector fell slightly in December, but remained "solid", a closely watched survey has suggested.

West End to get two new hotels

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

Two new hotels are set to be opened in the West End – cementing the area’s recovery from disruption caused by tram works.

Hundreds of Summer Camp jobs at BUNAC’s Edinburgh Recruitment Fair

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

BUNAC’s annual Summer Camp Recruitment Fair is coming to Edinburgh next week on Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Aldi invests in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is planning to increase its footprint in Scotland this year with the opening of eight new stores.

Jupiter liquid metal created in Edinburgh office

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016

An amazing substance found in places such as the heart of Jupiter has been recreated in an Edinburgh lab.

Scotland set for year of innovation

Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Following the success of last year’s Year of Food and Drink, Scotland is getting ready to celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

Plans tabled for regeneration of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket

Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Peveril Securities has lodged plans drawn up by Fletcher Joseph Architects for the regeneration of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket along King’s Stables Road in the heart of the Old Town.

Mo Farah backs Meadowbank Stadium redevelopment

Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Track superstar Mo Farah has thrown his weight behind plans to redevelop Meadowbank Stadium – saying it can play a vital role in creating “the next generation” of the Capital’s top athletes.

Edinburgh's Crowne Plaza sold to high net worth investor

Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016

The 4-star Crowne Plaza, Royal Terrace, Edinburgh has been sold to a high net worth investor subject to a franchise agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

£690 million housing support

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Investment in affordable housing.

BMX track, velodrome and cycling hub slated for Craigmillar

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

A cycling hub is set to be built in one of the Capital’s poorest areas – sparking hopes the district will be boosted in the same way London’s east end was by the 2012 Olympic Games.

Timetable set for St James Centre demolition

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Developers behind the £850 million revamp of the St James Centre have unveiled their initial timetable for demolition of the shopping mall.

Retailers to create 160 jobs at Edinburgh Airport

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Up to 160 new retail jobs are to be created at Edinburgh Airport in the first half of this year.

Living wage impact to vary considerably across Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

About one-third of workers in Clackmannanshire and Dumfries and Galloway will benefit from the national living wage, according to research.

Edinburgh Marina proposal Ok’d by planners

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016

A bid by Granton Central Developments has received the all clear from Edinburgh City Council planners, clearing the way for the mixed use scheme.

Edinburgh Marina Development Finally Gets the Green Light

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015

City of Edinburgh Council planning committee have granted planning consent to the revised masterplan for Edinburgh Marina.

Traffic returns to Forth Road Bridge

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Traffic has returned to the Forth Road Bridge after the completion of temporary repairs.

Film industry generates record £6.6m for Edinburgh, Lothians

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015

With its famous closes, scenic castle and rich history, there is little wonder that Edinburgh has been a draw to filmmakers from around the world.

Report shows improved access to finance for SMEs

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Almost half (44%) of SME firms applying for development finance over the past year were successful, up from 27% in 2014, according to a report by venture capital investors Albion Ventures.

Automotive software firm moves HQ to Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Vehnet, an automotive and transport software business, has expanded into Scotland with the opening of an Edinburgh office and some senior appointments.

Scottish tech sector third fastest growing in UK in 2015

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The latest quarterly KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor suggests Scotland's tech sector has grown 43.4% in the past five years, ahead of the UK average growth of 31.3%.

Transport for Edinburgh announce three senior appointments

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

George Lowder MBE appointed chief executive of Transport for Edinburgh, Richard Hall appointed managing director of Lothian Buses and Lea Harrison appointed general manager of Edinburgh Trams.

Should Scotland’s planning system be reformed?

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A review of Scotland’s planning system should consider the introduction of an “equal right of appeal”, campaigners have said.

Hotel and flats planned for Edinburgh city centre

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Plans for a hotel, flats, a public square and a cafe have been lodged for a vacant site in Edinburgh's city centre.

Polly Purvis named CodeClan chair

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Polly Purvis, the chief executive of trade body ScotlandIS, has been named chair of CodeClan, Scotland’s first digital skills academy.

Scottish economy remains strong despite global headwinds

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Scottish economy remains strong despite increasing headwinds particularly impacting upon manufacturing and the oil and gas industry, according to new research.

Angel investors provide tech firms with £2m lift

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Two Scottish technology start-ups have together secured more than £2 million in funding from indigenous angel investors as they look to ramp up growth in 2016.

Edinburgh trams use up 12 per cent, surpassing targets

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

More than five million passengers have used Edinburgh’s trams in the network’s first calendar year, the Evening News can reveal.

Improved planning performance momentum must be built on

Published: Friday, 18 December 2015

Industry body Homes for Scotland has welcomed latest Scottish Government planning performance statistics which indicate a reduction in the time taken to decide major housing developments.

IP consulting firm opens for business in Scotland

Published: Friday, 18 December 2015

An intellectual property (IP) and business development consultancy based in London has expanded its operations with the opening of an office in Edinburgh.

Royal High School hotel plans rejected by Edinburgh councillors

Published: Friday, 18 December 2015

Plans to turn the old Royal High School building in Edinburgh into a luxury hotel have been rejected.

‘Collaboration is key’ for Scottish food and drink exporters

Published: Friday, 18 December 2015

A new partnership between the Scotch Whisky Association and Scotland Food and Drink is looking to significantly boost Scottish exporters.

Strong private sector key to meeting Scottish Government’s affordable housing ambitions

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015

Responding to today’s draft Budget, Homes For Scotland welcomed the significant increase in affordable housing investment next year.

Edinburgh Council approve Donaldson’s School redevelopment plan

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015

Developers City & Country will restore and convert the Playfair building to 115 new properties ranging from one to three bedrooms and CALA Evans, part of Cala Homes, will build 84 two and three bedroom homes within the grounds.

Edinburgh office take-up expected to exceed 1 million sq ft

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015

Property agents Savills said Edinburgh take-up for 2015 is on track to surpass 9,290 sq mt this year – up 7% on 2014

Scottish businesses welcome plans for business rates review

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015

Scottish business groups have welcomed plans for a review of business rates north of the border.

Community bakery to expand across Scotland

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015

A community bakery in Edinburgh has secured investment to franchise its business model across Scotland.

New social enterprises add £1.7 billion to Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Scotland is a world-leading nation when it comes to social enterprise, having a fairer and more inclusive way of doing business.

Edinburgh church to make way for new student housing

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A disused church on Edinburgh’s Pennywell Road, Muirhouse, is to be demolished and replaced by new build student housing under plans submitted by EMA.

New batch of Royal High School images published

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A fresh series of perspectives illustrating the impact of a planned makeover of Edinburgh’s old Royal High School have been published by the Royal High School Preservation Trust.

Scottish unemployment total falls by 8,000

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Scotland's jobless total fell by 8,000 between August and October and now stands at 156,000, according to official figures.

Macdonald Hotels to take on 400 trainees

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has committed to providing 400 young people with full-time traineeships next year.

Swinney to outline Scottish budget plans for 2016/17

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The finance secretary John Swinney is expected to rule out an increase in Scottish income tax next year, when Holyrood gets new financial powers.

Edinburgh, Glasgow to team up on tourism

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A new tourism initiative is set to make Edinburgh and Glasgow’s constant competition a thing of the past.

Ministers to re-consider Midlothin film studio plans

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Scottish Government is to call-in plans for a £140 million film and television studio development in Midlothian after a U-turn by ministers.

Council supports firms affected by Forth Road Bridge closure

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Edinburgh Council has vowed to support businesses that have suffered due to the Forth Road Bridge closure.

Engineers aim to open Forth Road Bridge by 4 January

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Engineers are working towards having the Forth Road Bridge open to traffic by the first Monday in January, it has been confirmed.

Royal High plan: Developers reveal 100 champion backers

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Developers behind a £75 million plan to turn the former Royal High School into a hotel have unveiled a 100-strong list of “champion” backers ahead of a crunch vote on the scheme.

Mallzee opens new Edinburgh office

Published: Monday, 14 December 2015

Mallzee opened its new office in Edinburgh yesterday, supported by the mobile shopping firm's biggest backer.

Shoppers 'switch from town centres to internet'

Published: Monday, 14 December 2015

Shoppers abandoned Scotland's town centres last month in favour of the internet, according to a report by retailers.

Waverley Station to get new level as passenger numbers soar

Published: Friday, 11 December 2015

A major redevelopment of Waverley Station has been announced with a new mezzanine level to free space for more platforms was proposed today by owner Network Rail.

Edinburgh street named as most expensive for houses in Scotland

Published: Friday, 11 December 2015

Northumberland Street in Edinburgh has been named Scotland's most expensive street, with an average house price of just over £1.3m.

214 homes on the cards for Edinburgh’s Bonington Village

Published: Friday, 11 December 2015

Miller Homes have drawn up plans for a development of 214 homes arranged over five blocks at Bonington Village, Edinburgh, on a site presently occupied by warehousing.

Royal High School hotel plans ‘to be rejected’

Published: Friday, 11 December 2015

Controvertial proposals to transform the old Royal High School into a luxury hotel have been dealt a serious blow after planning officials urged councillors to reject the scheme.

Plans filed for £700m Edinburgh Airport business park

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

First phase plans for a giant £700m business park at Edinburgh Airport have been filed by a consortium comprised of Murray Estates, New Ingliston, Frogmore and Salmon Harvester.

Scottish GVA per head grows at faster rate than UK

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

Economic output per person grew faster in Scotland last year than in the UK's other nations, according to new data.

Digital vision for Scotland unveiled

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

A vision for making Scotland into a world-leading digital society has been published, predicting 26 times more data use within 15 years.

Businesses lobby John Swinney over bridge closure costs

Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Scotland's deputy first minister John Swinney has held talks with some of the businesses being affected by the closure of the Forth Road Bridge.

New Royal High School hotel images published

Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2015

The developer behind plans to develop a hotel within and around Edinburgh’s historic Royal High School building has released a fresh batch of images revealing how the scheme could look, as a public relations battle heats up in advance of a planning decision.

Scottish Pavilion returns to Ecobuild for 4th year

Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Scottish Enterprise is hosting its “Scotland Pavilion” at the Ecobuild exhibition in London next year and is urging the nation’s construction businesses to get involved.

Scottish companies 'ramping up recruitment plans'

Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Scottish companies are ramping up their recruitment plans for the new year, according to a new report.

Royal High School concert hall plan showcased

Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2015

The Royal high School Preservation Trust has showcased plans for a 300 seat concert hall to be created within the Edinburgh’s former Royal High School on Calton Hill.

Labour peer Lord Foulkes proposes second chamber for Scottish Parliament

Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2015

A Labour peer has proposed turning the former Royal High School in Edinburgh into a second chamber for the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish economy ‘must tackle productivity head on’

Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Productivity is the key challenge for the Scottish economy, according to a new report from the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI).

New cafe culture plans for Edinburgh's George Street after part pedestrianisation trial

Published: Monday, 07 December 2015

New "cafe culture" plans to improve one of Edinburgh’s busiest shopping thoroughfares after a year-long part pedestrianisation trial are due to be unveiled by designers.

Scottish economy 'needs better balance'

Published: Monday, 07 December 2015

A leading economic forecaster has warned that a "better balance" is needed in the Scottish economy after predicting that growth will lag well behind the UK both this year and next.

Intelligent Point of Sale sees turnover rise 300%

Published: Monday, 07 December 2015

Edinburgh-based Intelligent Point of Sale has seen its turnover grow 300% to £1m in only its second year in business.

University of Edinburgh in Carphone partnership

Published: Friday, 04 December 2015

The University of Edinburgh Business School has signed a “big data” partnership worth about £500,000 with retail chain Dixons Carphone.

Tram vote delayed until after election

Published: Friday, 04 December 2015

The final decision on whether to go ahead with the tram extension to Newhaven will be taken after the next council elections in 2017, city leaders have confirmed.

Scottish Government rejects planning help plea from developers behind £140m Scots film studio proposals

Published: Friday, 04 December 2015

The developers behind a £140m plan for a film studio in Scotland have had their plea for help from the Government rejected.

Tycoon vows to woo ‘elite’ to Royal High School hotel

Published: Friday, 04 December 2015

A hotel industry tycoon has vowed to bring the world’s “elite” leisure travellers to Edinburgh if the city seizes a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to convert one of its most celebrated landmarks.

Third time lucky for Edinburgh-Oxford flights?

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2015

LinksAir is to launch Edinburgh-Oxford flights in the third attempt by an airline since 2010 to make route work.

£60m revamp as East End to be ‘Edinburgh’s Covent Garden’

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2015

Major plans to transform a neglected maze of back streets into a bustling hive of high-class shops, restaurants and businesses have been given the go-ahead.

Edesix eyes further export success

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2015

Edinburgh-headquartered Edesix has raised £750,000 to fund expansion into new markets and to further develop its body worn camera (BWC) technology.

FSB: Lending climate "markedly better" for Scotland's small businesses

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015

The Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland has described the credit climate as “markedly better”, after official figures show lending by banks to SME firms in the UK rose sharply last month.

Social housing completions up

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015

30,000 affordable homes target delivered.

Charity shops and nailbars take over high street

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Shops left empty on Scottish high streets in the wake of the recession are being filled by service retail businesses such as hairdressers, tattoo parlours and nail salons rather than traditional shops

Navigation giant TomTom in Edinburgh move

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015

GPS firm to take space at Technopole site.

Scottish business confidence 'falls'

Published: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Scottish firms have cut their forecasts for expenditure on areas such as research and development after a fall in confidence, according to a survey.

Scots swoop on Cyber Monday deals

Published: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Scotland has outstripped other parts of the UK in online shopping activity on Cyber Monday, according to a data firm.

Scottish Poetry Library extension completed

Published: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Scotland based fit-out contractor Morris & Spottiswood has completed a project to help transform Edinburgh’s famous Scottish Poetry Library.

Skyscanner sales may hit £120m in 2015

Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Skyscanner, the travel search engine which is regarded as one of Scotland’s hottest technology prospects, could see revenues hit around £120 million this year.

Barratt gives economy £250m boost, says study

Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Housebuilder Barratt Developments’ Scottish operations have contributed more than £250 million to the economy during the past year.

West Coast Estates embarks on £2m Edinburgh development

Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

An expanding Scottish property firm is preparing to embark on a key project in the capital as it targets opportunities
nationwide.

Scotland: 'meeting industry’s answer to Game of Thrones'

Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Scotland’s £1.9bn meetings and conference industry is the sector’s version of Game of Thrones, according to a leading international business expert.

Fresh wave of Craigmillar homes on the horizon

Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

CCG and EDI Group PARC Craigmillar have submitted proposals for 121 terraced and flatted homes at Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh.

Technology entrepreneurs and investors brainstorm on creating more Scottish successes

Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

Scotland’s ‘unicorn’ companies – the elite that soar to a $1billion valuation – are vital for growing the Scottish technology sector, a high-powered gathering of entrepreneurs and investors has been told.

Green light for capital projects

Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

Go-ahead for over £330 million of schools and health centres to be built.

Growth of 0.5% confirmed for UK

Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

The UK economy grew 0.5% between July and September, official figures have confirmed, unchanged from the initial estimate.

Edinburgh public ‘back Old Royal High hotel plan’

Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

Controversial plans to transform the old Royal High School into a top hotel have “overwhelming” support from the public, according to the largest poll of its kind ever carried out in Scotland.

Edinburgh City Deal moving forward

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Edinburgh's £1 billion City Region Deal has moved a step closer – despite not getting an expected mention by George Osborne in his Autumn Statement.

12 Edinburgh closes in line for illuminating makeover

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Edinburgh World Heritage, in partnership with Napier University and the city council, is to give 12 Old Town closes a lighting focussed makeover including new artwork and public realm enhancements.

Industrials on top as Scottish commprop has mixed Q3

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Commercial property across Scotland’s cities yielded a mixed performance during the Q3, but overall the market remained steady amid continuing demand for industrial space, new research has suggested.

Scottish builders demand equal housing commitment as Osborne doubles budget to support 400,000 extra new homes by end of decade

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

George Osborne today announced "the biggest home building programme since the 1970s".

Survey: Insolvency risk falls for Scottish retailers, and lower than in UK as a whole

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Insolvency risk among Scottish retailers has fallen in each of the last six months, a survey has found, and is lower north of the Border than in the UK as a whole.

A culture plan for the capital

Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A new ‘Culture Plan for the Capital’ has been developed to guide Edinburgh’s cultural future.

Green Investment Bank hits £10bn milestone

Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Bank has invested £2.3bn in projects worth more than £10bn since its launch.

Scots employers to feel pay pressure

Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Improving economy to lead to rising demand for staff.

Edinburgh Airport hails new tourism campaign

Published: Monday, 23 November 2015

A dramatic sound and light installation in St Andrew Square, a design expo at Edinburgh Airport and a celebration of style at the National Museum of Scotland.

Scottish hotels check in with £25m investment

Published: Monday, 23 November 2015

Two prime hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow are to undergo a £25 million makeover and rebranding as part of a deal with industry giant Hilton.

New budget proposals published

Published: Monday, 23 November 2015

New proposals to help save the Council money over the next four years have been published for public comment.

Funding for town centre regeneration

Published: Monday, 23 November 2015

Projects share town centre fund.

50,000 homes pledge

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Affordable homes to tackle housing shortage.

Archangels and Scottish Investment Bank Support three Scottish Businesses with further funding

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Scottish-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) have supported the investment of a further £2m in three growing businesses in the third quarter of 2015.

More Scottish entrepreneurs finding exits but start-up numbers growing

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

The creation rate of new Scottish companies has grown more strongly than the rest of the UK but the proportion of high-growth businesses has fallen.

Edinburgh trams: Business groups back taking trams to Newhaven

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Business and transport groups have urged councillors to back plans to extend Edinburgh's tram network.

Start-up growth in Scottish cities outstrips London

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Scotland’s biggest cities are experiencing faster levels of start-up growth than London.

Affordable homes target exceeded

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

30,000 homes delivered ahead of plan.

New retail outlet creates 44 jobs at Scottish airport

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The opening of a travel retail outlet at Edinburgh Airport has delivered dozens of jobs.

easyJet launching growth push in Scotland with new routes to European cities from Glasgow and Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

easyJet is targeting a 10 per cent increase in passenger numbers in Scotland in the current year, to around six million.

Social entrepreneurs call for greater recognition

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

94% of people running a social venture feel they should be recognised as serious businesses, according to a new poll from UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs.

Scottish Retail Consortium: October figures 'disappointing'

Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

High street stores had a disappointing October, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Booming housing market buoys sales at Taylor Wimpey

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

UK housebuilding giant Taylor Wimpey yesterday hailed record sales amid a strong housing market, as its boss said buyer sentiment was strong enough to ride out any interest rate rises.

Empty homes in Scotland could be worth £4.3billion

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) said these properties had an average sale price of £160,000 once they are no longer vacant.

Scottish female employment second highest in Europe

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Scotland has the second highest female employment rate in the European Union, according to official figures.

John Lewis to anchor Edinburgh’s flagship St James development

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

John Lewis Partnership has been named as anchor tenants of a 1.7m sq/ft shopping mall in Edinburgh city centre, developer TH Real Estate has announced.

Scotch Whisky Association toasts new HQ

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has moved into a bespoke headquarters at Quartermile 2, Edinburgh, following relocation from its long-standing base at Atholl Crescent.

Scottish shop vacancy rate 'at four-year low'

Published: Monday, 16 November 2015

The number of empty shops in Scotland's town centres has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years, according to a survey.

Marketing chief hails scheme for Royal High hotel

Published: Monday, 16 November 2015

The man in charge of promoting the Capital has given his full backing to two controversial developments lined up for the city.

John Lewis scraps St James objections

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Store giant John Lewis has dropped its objection to the massive St James redevelopment and removed its threat to quit the city.

Working with Scotland’s cities

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Investment of £4 million secures £40 million in return.

St Mary's Cathedral restoration receives boost from team behind Haymarket development

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

The restoration of St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh has been given a major boost by the involvement of The Haymarket development.

Greenspace funding

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Environment Minister invites applications for support to transform central belt.

Best big UK city to live in? It's Edinburgh again - thanks to high wages, affordable rents and low crime levels

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Edinburgh has been named the best city in the UK for standard of life after research found it benefited from high wages, low rents and low crime rates.

Edinburgh trams: Plans to extend the line to Newhaven

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Edinburgh's tram network should be extended to Newhaven, a report to councillors has recommended.

International restaurants invest in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Three international restaurants have committed to investing in Edinburgh at the new South St Andrew Square development.

Residential conversion on the cards for Edinburgh’s B-listed Mackenzie House

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Queensberry Properties are marketing their latest residential development in Edinburgh, a collection of 10 properties on Kinnear Road.

Scottish house prices 'continuing to rise'

Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015

Scottish house prices are continuing to rise despite a slight easing in recent buyer demand, according to a report.

Barratt to build 40 affordable homes at the Gyle

Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015

Barratt Homes has revealed a £5m plan to build 40 affordable homes at The Gyle development in Edinburgh, launched last month.

Britain’s squeezed business middle could be key

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Medium-sized businesses (MSBs) form the engine room of Scotland’s economic recovery.

Care provider Mears Group to create 120 new jobs in Edinburgh area

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Gloucester-based Mears Group said the expansion “is the result of an ageing population and the rapidly growing demand for care at home services.”

Top retailers in business rates warning

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Leading high street retailers have warned that jobs could be at risk unless there is fundamental reform of business rates north of the border.

Scottish unemployment total rises by 11,000

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Unemployment in Scotland rose over the summer months but fell in the UK as a whole, according to official statistics.

Labour not ready to give up Leith Walk tram extension

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Labour leaders in the Capital are ready to accept an SNP veto on extending the trams down Leith Walk rather than split the coalition.

Jamie Coleman: Building factories in the cloud

Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Scotland is a great place to launch a start-up. We’ve been quietly building a tech ecosystem in this country that can now stand up and be counted, with a voice that is now heard around the world.

Leith Walk tram line extension blocked by the SNP

Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Plans to extend the Capital’s tram line down Leith Walk have suffered a major blow with SNP councillors set to oppose the move.

Scotland Bill: Scottish powers bill backed by Commons

Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

MPs have backed the Scotland Bill on new devolved powers as it completed its final stages in the Commons.

Staran Architects apply finishing touches to Waverley Arches

Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Staran Architects are close to unveiling Edinburgh’s revamped Waverley Arches on behalf of Artisan Real Estate.

RBS Doomed Claims Top Economist

Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

Top economist claims Edinburgh will never recover from banking collapse fall-out.

Scottish business activity 'rebounds'

Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

The summer slowdown in the Scottish economy has been arrested, according to a survey of purchasing managers.

St James revamp squares could be Festival venues

Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

Three new public squares set to be created as part of the £850 million St James Quarter could play host to Edinburgh Festival events and winter shows.

Tired old square to enjoy an upgrade

Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

A neglected square in the heart of the Old Town is set for a revamp after residents launched a bid to smarten up its appearance.

Final Commons vote on Scotland Bill

Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

Legislation to give more powers to the Scottish Parliament will complete its final House of Commons stages later.

Four Edinburgh restaurants in top 100 list

Published: Friday, 06 November 2015

Four Edinburgh eateries have been ranked as among the best places to eat in Britain, appearing in an influential list of the country’s top 100 restaurants.

Scottish new car sales fall sharply

Published: Friday, 06 November 2015

The emissions scandal surrounding Volkswagen may have contributed to a sharp fall in new car sales in Scotland, according to motor traders.

Insurance policy launches on growing Airbnb rentals

Published: Friday, 06 November 2015

One of Scotland’s biggest insurance brokers has launched a policy to cover Britain’s £2 billion bed and breakfast industry amid the growing popularity of online private rental marketplace Airbnb.

Controversial Uber taxi app to launch in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 06 November 2015

The controversial Uber taxi app is launching in Edinburgh after the company reported "huge demand" for the service in the city.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh in UK top 5 cities

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015

Aberdeen and Edinburgh have been ranked in the top five UK cities to live and work.

Bid to cement plan for 8000 new homes

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015

Thousands of extra affordable homes are to be built by the city council across the Capital over the next decade.

Politicians urged to "get housing sorted" so Scotland has enough homes

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015

Scotland’s home building industry is today highlighting the need for at least 100,000 homes of all tenures by the end of the next Scottish Parliament in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis.

Scottish retail sales rise in third quarter

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015

Retail sales in Scotland increased slightly in the third quarter of the year, according to new figures.

Fall in Scotch whisky exports 'slowing'

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015

Scotch whisky producers have released new figures suggesting the decline seen in overseas sales in recent years is slowing.

Record number of Scottish businesses

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

50 per cent increase in number of enterprises since 2000.

Scottish road tolls 'should be considered', civil engineers say

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Road tolls should be considered to help fund a backlog of local road repairs, a report on infrastructure has said.

BT generates £1bn contribution to Scots economy

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Telecoms provider BT claims to have generated £1 billion for the Scottish economy in the past year, according to the findings of an independent report published today.

Rugby academy set for £2.5m expansion

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Rugby stars of the future will be honed in the Capital after work began on expanding an academy.

Scottish retail sales grow 1.0 per cent

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Fresh help for home buyers

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

More funding to help home seekers get foot on property ladder.

Scottish-focused property investor to list on Friday

Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

A real estate investment trust (Reit) with a heavy focus on the Scottish commercial property scene is to make its stock market debut this week.

Scotland bucks UK export slump in third quarter

Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

The UK’s export drive risks moving into “reverse gear” with firms reporting falling confidence, and their lowest export growth for more than six years, according to a new report published today.

Fears city may lose pioneering Green bank

Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Edinburgh could lose the headquarters of the Green Investment Bank to Hong Kong or Shanghai under the UK government’s sell-off plans, the SNP has warned.

Scottish private sector business numbers at record high

Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

The number of businesses operating in Scotland has reached a record high.

Ogilvie Construction hand over 302 Fountainbridge student apartments

Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Ogilvie Construction has wrapped up construction of an £11m student residential development at Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge, delivering 302 apartments.

Aberdeen’s hotel sector still in ‘doldrums’

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Check-in desks at Aberdeen hotels became even quieter in August, while Edinburgh’s performance in the month was “extraordinary,” according to new research published by accountancy firm BDO.

Britain ‘outstrips rest of EU in economic performance’

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Britain's economic performance has outstripped all major European Union countries and it is now one of the best places in the world to start up a business, an international survey has found.

Plans for Edinburgh ‘festival tax’ presented to MPs

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Plans for a festivals tax aimed at raising up to £15 million for Edinburgh have been included in a £1 billion “city deal” presented to UK ministers.

Decision date set for Royal High School development

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Decision day on the future of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings has been fixed for December 17.

Fantasy sports firm FanDuel confirms UK launch

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Lesley Eccles, the co-founder of fantasy gaming firm FanDuel, has announced that the company is ready to expand beyond the US.

King’s Stables Road consultation outlines latest thinking

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

Peveril Securities have outlined their latest thinking behind their mixed use proposals for Edinburgh’s Kings Stables Road, calling for the creation of new homes, student housing and a hotel on the site of a former stables.

Atria Edinburgh on market for sale

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced it has put Atria Edinburgh, its landmark, award-winning office development in the heart of the Exchange district, on the market for sale.

SJP expands academy into Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 02 November 2015

St. James's Place Wealth Management (SJP) is expanding its academy programme into Edinburgh to take in candidates from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East of England.

Small Businesses Boost

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

Record numbers benefitting from bonus scheme.

Holyrood hosts tenth Business in the Parliament event

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

More than 200 business figures will gather at the Scottish parliament today to discuss opportunities for growth.

Profits surge at Edinburgh builder J Smart

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

Building contractor J Smart has seen its annual profits almost treble despite a drop in turnover.

Double boost for city cyclists unveiled

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

Cyclists in the Capital have been handed a double dose of “wheely” good news.

Businesses need to do more to beat city poverty

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

The Lord Provost has called on city businesses to play a more active part in the battle to reduce poverty.

Eurowings to start new Edinburgh to Düsseldorf service

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

Lufthansa is to restart direct flights between Edinburgh and Düsseldorf after a gap of three years.

History as ethical finance sets up in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2015

A new home for smaller firms specialising in ethical finance is due to open following the launch of a centre dedicated to bringing the sector into the mainstream investment market.

Chris Stewart takes chair at property federation

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2015

Property developer Chris Stewart will tonight take over as chairman of the trade organisation for Scotland’s £6 billion commercial property sector.

Creative Scotland bullish despite lack of studio

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2015

Arts agency Creative Scotland today insisted it is the right body to revive the nation’s troubled screen industry – despite the lack of progress over a national film studio.

Haymarket Station named best civil engineering project

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2015

Edinburgh’s remodelled Haymarket Station has been named best civil engineering project at the 2015 Saltire Civil Engineering Awards.

Residential: Ferrymuir Gait, South Queensferry

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A prime South Queensferry residential development site is up for sale.

Investors reap benefits from out-of-town retail

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

They may be blamed for sucking the life out of the traditional high street, but Britain’s out-of-town shopping centres are proving a boon to property investors, new research suggests.

Developers warned to scale back Royal High hotel bid

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Developers behind a hugely-controversial luxury hotel earmarked for one of Edinburgh’s most historic landmarks were warned their plans would cause “exceptional and significant” harm to the building.

Technology investor Mercia opens Edinburgh office

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Midlands-based investment group Mercia Technologies is growing its Scottish footprint by opening an Edinburgh office, securing partnerships with Abertay University and the University of Strathclyde.

Shoe retailer Skechers to open new store on Edinburgh's Princes St

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The US-based shoe retailer has taken retail space across two floors at 79 Princes Street on a 10-year lease at £285,000 a year, subject to five yearly “upwards only” rent reviews.

New bed tax threat faces Edinburgh tourists

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A fresh drive has been launched to introduce a “bed tax” in the Capital.

Volume of residential sales up 6.5 per cent

Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The volume of residential sales in Scotland rose 6.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2015-16 compared to the same period in the previous year.

Skyscanner expands with three new offices

Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Travel search engine Skyscanner has opened three new offices and appointed a senior figure to its engineering team as it eyes further growth.

UK economic growth slows to 0.5% in third quarter

Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The UK economy's growth slowed in the third quarter of the year, weighed down by the performance of the construction and manufacturing sectors.

Mid-sized firms at heart of UK’s economic recovery

Published: Monday, 26 October 2015

Scotland’s mid-market companies are “overlooked” but essential to the UK economic recovery, according to new research showing that their collective turnover has leapt 63 per cent in the last 5 years.

Housing association agrees 'innovative' £40m funding deal

Published: Monday, 26 October 2015

Hanover Scotland, which specialises is providing housing for older people, said the deal, joining a revolving credit facility with a private placing it claims is a first of its kind.

Flybe to launch new Edinburgh to Liverpool route

Published: Monday, 26 October 2015

Budget airline Flybe is to launch a new daily service between Edinburgh and Liverpool on Sunday.

Cruden Homes launch second phase of housing at Craigmillar

Published: Monday, 26 October 2015

Cruden Homes have launched their latest batch of housing in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, in partnership with Places for People.

Fountainbridge student housing clears planning

Published: Friday, 23 October 2015

City of Edinburgh Council have granted planning permission to a £41m post-graduate student housing build at Fountainbridge offering 261 self-contained studios, communal space, cinema and gym.

Edinburgh to build 9 new schools

Published: Friday, 23 October 2015

Schools and roads are set for an investment boost of almost £300 million to ensure the Capital can cope with plans for around 14,400 new homes over the next ten years.

Scottish construction skills gap 'near crisis point'

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

An ongoing skills shortage in Scottish construction is reaching "crisis point", a report has warned.

Scottish Power to back 150 trainee jobs in £200m deal

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

ScottishPower yesterday said it had awarded £196 million in network upgrade contracts which will see 150 new trainees recruited into the industry.

Edinburgh best place to live in UK - It’s official

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Capital is often hailed for having a unique character that makes it an attractive and desirable place to live.

Engineering firm takes 11,800 sq ft office at The Cornerstone Building

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

Blyth & Blyth Consulting Engineers has taken the Grade A office on a 10-year lease, and will relocate from its existing base in Westpoint, South Gyle.

Edinburgh property boom means more expensive housing

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Major commercial developments in the city centre are set to spark a housing price boom, experts predict.

Planning revamp - Written evidence call as part of planning overhaul.

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Organisations and individuals across Scotland are being asked to submit views as part of a nation-wide review of the planning system.

Survey reveals public demand for more investment in cycling

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Three quarters of people think more money should be invested in cycling, according to researchers.

September a better month for Scotland's retailers

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015

September was a more upbeat month for Scotland's retailers, according to the latest survey.

GLM draw up plans for Port Edgar Marina

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015

GLM have drawn up plans to upgrade Port Edgar Marina with the addition of a new hub building to serve as focal point for the revamped site.

Rates cut ‘can rejuvenate waterfront’

Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

New powers allowing councils to offer business rate discounts could be used to try to attract investment to Edinburgh’s waterfront, experts say.

SMEs starting to close the chronic output gap

Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Two-thirds of small and medium sized (SME) businesses have taken measures to ratchet up productivity over the past 12 months, a new report out yesterday said.

Apex Hotels launch hospitality sector scholarship programme

Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The hotel chain has teamed up with Queen Margaret University to launch a new scholarship programme which will include bursary support and "significant work experience in the hospitaliy industry".

Leith Walk student accommodation unveiled

Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Ziggurat Student Living has unveiled a 272-bed student housing development off Edinburgh’s Leith Walk, the first of two builds which will eventually deliver a total of 532 beds.

Scotland's fair weather and bank holiday trading boosts shopper numbers

Published: Monday, 19 October 2015

Fair weather and bank holiday trading gave retailers a boost in September but shopper numbers were still down on last year's figures, according to a new report.

Aberdeen leads the way in creative SME league table

Published: Monday, 19 October 2015

Aberdeen has emerged as the UK city with the highest concentration of small businesses in the creative, professional and digital sectors.

Edinburgh's Advocate's Close wins national award

Published: Monday, 19 October 2015

A historic area of Edinburgh's Old Town, which was restored following decades of neglect, has been named best development in Britain.

Scottish jobs market sees 'modest' improvement

Published: Monday, 19 October 2015

The number of people placed in work in Scotland rose only modestly last month, according to a survey.

UK hotel investment to surpass 2006 peak at £8.5 billion by year end

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

International real estate advisor Savills has forecast that total transaction volumes in the UK hotels market could reach £8.5 billion by year end. This marks a 39% increase on 2014’s post recession peak of £6.1 billion and marginally exceeds the record total of £8.3 billion in 2006.

Tourism visitor numbers increases again

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

Seven per cent increase.

HSBC to open new Edinburgh site

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

Banking major HSBC has underlined its commitment to Scotland with the opening of a further Edinburgh site that can house up to 400 people.

Eight in 10 back luxury hotel, claim developers

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

More than 80 per cent of people in Edinburgh are supportive of one of its most famous landmarks becoming a luxury hotel, according to an opinion poll commissioned by developers.

Over 1,000 new jobs in six months at Fort Kinnaird

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

One of Edinburgh’s largest retail parks has seem a boom in employment due to a recent expansion, new brands being offered to shoppers and longer opening hours.

SNP conference: John Swinney to give councils business rate powers

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

Scotland's deputy first minister, John Swinney, is to give councils the power to cut business rates from the end of this month.

Three new flights for Edinburgh Airport

Published: Friday, 16 October 2015

Three new regular passenger flights to major European destinations have been confirmed at Edinburgh Airport.

Five Scots retailers close a week in first half of year

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2015

A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Local Data Company shows that 4.65 stores closed every day in Scotland in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

Edinburgh community group unveil Fountainbridge ‘Wikihouse’

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2015

Temporary community meeting space built in Fountainbridge.

JM Architects prepare plans for Old Town student homes

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2015

JM Architects have submitted plans to build 91 student residences and commercial space in Edinburgh’s Old Town on behalf of Buile Developments, replacing a single storey stone warehouse on Calton Road

Scotland’s first digital skills academy opens to students

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

CodeClan has welcomed welcomed its initial intake of 15 students, who are due to graduate in January 2016.

Pioneering affordable housing model launches

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Plans to build 1,000 homes across Scotland.

Scotland sees house price growth

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

House prices are on the rise in Scotland as the property market shows signs of adjusting to the country's new version of stamp duty, a survey has found.

Scottish business secretary role called for by small firms

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The next Scottish government should appoint a business secretary to represent small firms' interests, according to a lobby group.

Scottish unemployment total rises by 18,000

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Scotland's jobless total increased by 18,000 between June and August to stand at 170,000, according to official figures.

Right to buy

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Impact evaluation of community right to buy report.

Edinburgh offices hit new highs

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Office occupier take-up in Edinburgh is set for another record-breaking year, according to new research by property consultancy JLL.

VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund generating ‘remarkable’ returns

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

A fund set up three years ago to encourage conferences to take place in Scotland is expected to help generate more than £200 million for the economy north of the Border.

Airports enjoy bumper month

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Scotland’s two largest airports have both enjoyed a bumper September, according to new figures.

Scottish universities ‘need to play bigger part on world stage’

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Scottish Government is being called on to do more to boost the international profile of Scotland’s colleges and universities.

Scottish recovery runs out of steam but employment holds up

Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

The faltering recovery in the Scottish private sector economy ran out of steam in September as activity declined for the first time in six months.

Buoyant but varied year for hotels in Scotland

Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

Scotland's hospitality sector is “having a good year” but Aberdeen needs to attract hotel customers from outside the oil and gas industry to minimise its falling revenues and occupancy.

Edinburgh rubber works set for £6.6m arts revamp

Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

The little-known birthplace of the welly boot and the traffic cone is to get a new lease of life after being threatened with demolition for years.

£4m boost for video game industry

Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

Video game businesses are to receive a £4 million funding boost from the UK government to aid the industry’s growth.

Collective Architecture take reins at Edinburgh City Observatory

Published: Monday, 12 October 2015

Contemporary arts organisation Collective has employed their architectural namesake Collective Architecture to pick up the reins of a redevelopment of Edinburgh’s City Observatory.

UK's largest poem unveiled on Royal Mile

Published: Friday, 09 October 2015

A huge banner displaying what is believed to be the UK's largest printed poem has been unveiled on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Scottish Enterprise helps generate £1.3bn

Published: Friday, 09 October 2015

Companies supported by Scottish Enterprise (SE) enjoyed combined turnover growth of £1.3 billion in the 2014-15 financial year, it was revealed yesterday.

Glasgow car park to become 400 bedroom hotel in £6.75m deal

Published: Friday, 09 October 2015

A CITY centre car park in Glasgow has been sold by the council for £6.75million and is destined to become a 395 bedroomed hotel.

Former S&N boss Dunsmore launches Edinburgh microbrewery

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015

Beer industry heavyweight John Dunsmore, the former chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle and C&C Group, has launched a craft brewery in his home city of Edinburgh.

Scottish property market activity 'picking up'

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015

House sales picked up across Scotland last month following a "modest" rise in the number of properties coming on to the market, according to a report.

International investors are big spenders in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015

International markets accounted for 40% of transactions in 2015.

Act boldly to meet home owning aspirations here too, builders urge Scottish Government

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015

Plans announced for 200,000 new starter homes for First Time Buyers under 40 in England.

Borders Railway journeys top 125,000 in first month of operation

Published: Wednesday, 07 October 2015

More than 125,000 journeys have been made on the new Borders Railway during its first month in operation, according to ScotRail.

£10m of funding for Smart Cities Scotland programme

Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015

A programme which aims to make services in Scottish cities greener and more efficient has secured £10 million in European funding.

SMEs offered chance to win £150,000 from HSBC

Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Banking giant HSBC today launched a competition giving small firms the chance to win £150,000 to invest in their business and help realise their growth ambitions.

Council Budget 2016-2020

Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015

City of Edinburgh Council's consultation on the budget for 2016-2020.

New images of £65m India Buildings hotel development

Published: Monday, 05 October 2015

Fresh images have been unveiled showcasing new plans to transform a huddle of historic buildings in the heart of the city’s Old Town into a luxury four-star hotel.

New figures highlight planning barrier to housing

Published: Monday, 05 October 2015

Number of new homes being built in Scotland 40 per cent below pre-recession levels.

Scottish construction confidence falls back to 2014 levels

Published: Monday, 05 October 2015

Confidence among employers in the Scottish construction sector has fallen back to levels of the first half of 2014, according to a report.

Call to build more affordable housing

Published: Monday, 05 October 2015

At least 12,000 affordable homes need to be built in Scotland each year for the next five years, according to three leading housing organisations.

First ever Living Wage Expo

Published: Friday, 02 October 2015

115 firms gather as support for Living Wage increases.

Project launched to make Edinburgh 'China ready'

Published: Friday, 02 October 2015

A project to make Edinburgh "China ready" is being launched to help the city capitalise on its growing popularity with Chinese tourists.

Mixed results for housing development decisions

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2015

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scottish universities reach Times 'top 200' list

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2015

Five Scottish universities have climbed up a respected table of the world's top higher education institutions.

Clothing and food drive September retail sales

Published: Tuesday, 29 September 2015

High street sales grew at a “much stronger rate than expected” in September, driven by strong demand for autumn fashions and the supermarket price war, a new survey showed yesterday.

CodeBase sets sights on other cities in expansion

Published: Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Edinburgh-based tech incubator CodeBase has unveiled plans to expand its mentoring services to companies in three other Scottish cities – with openings set to be announced by the end of this year.

Chinese cash could fund Scottish construction

Published: Monday, 28 September 2015

Chinese investors could be attracted to plough hundreds of millions of pounds into key Scottish infrastructure projects.

Nicola Sturgeon to unveil £78m business fund

Published: Monday, 28 September 2015

The Scottish government is to announce the details of a £78m fund which it says will help Scottish businesses to develop almost 1,000 new inventions, products and services.

Edinburgh University worth £2bn to Scots economy

Published: Monday, 28 September 2015

The University of Edinburgh generates £2 billion annually for the Scottish economy, according to recent financial figures.

Majority of Scots businesses support EU - survey

Published: Friday, 25 September 2015

About three-quarters of Scottish businesses want to remain in the European Union (EU), a survey has found.

Scots tech unicorns join leaders organisation

Published: Friday, 25 September 2015

Technology entrepreneurs Gareth Williams and Nigel ­Eccles have signed up to join ­Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Leaders Exchange in a high-profile endorsement of the peer-to-peer network.

Renewable energy hits new heights

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2015

Energy consumption below target level 7 years early.

New Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh moves a step closer

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2015

The vision for a new Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh has moved a step closer after the council revealed the funding shortfall has dropped.

Downsizing could free up 2.5m homes

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2015

Rics says more should be done to encourage older people to vacate their houses.

Call for Scots companies to boost crowdfunding

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Companies are increasingly turning to crowdfunding as an equity source to grow their businesses.

Garden district plans for Capital back in business

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Hundreds of family homes, a new primary school and a network of roads and streets would be built under plans for the first phase of a £1 billion “Garden District” in the Capital.

Have your say on the future layout for George Street

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The public are invited to share their views to help shape the future of one of Edinburgh’s key thoroughfares.

7N Architects detail Portobello affordable homes

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

7N Architects have submitted plans to build 52 homes on brownfield land at Fishwives Causeway, Portobello, on behalf of Cruden – fulfilling the affordable housing requirement of a wider site master plan.

Recruiter launches to support emerging businesses

Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The first spin-out from recruitment firm Edgar Stewart’s new business incubator and start-up hub in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge area has launched, “committed to helping innovative Scottish businesses”.

Council chiefs to reject privatisation plans

Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Edinburgh's ruling Labour-SNP coalition is set to reject controversial privatisation plans being recommended by officials to help save £141 million from the council’s budget.

Scottish housing crisis brought into focus by million new homes target in England

Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Responding to today’s announcement that the UK Government wants to see a million homes built across England by 2020 in order to tackle the housing crisis there, Homes for Scotland Chief Executive Philip Hogg (right) said:

Edinburgh Christmas: Royal Mile to be lit up

Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The Royal Mile is set to be transformed into a spectacular “Street of Light” this Christmas – lit up by more than 60,000 lights and filled with the sound of choirs.

New lease of life for B-listed Edinburgh offices

Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Morgan McDonnell Architects have submitted revised plans on behalf of Square and Crescent for a residential conversion and extension of 235 Corstorphine Road, a B-listed former Barnardos building.

Historic Scotland objects to Royal High School hotel

Published: Monday, 21 September 2015

Controversial new plans for a landmark building have been dealt a serious blow after the nation’s heritage agency lodged a damning criticism of the scheme.

Between the lines: EICC vital to Edinburgh economy

Published: Monday, 21 September 2015

Investment and innovation will keep the conference centre thriving for the next 20 years, writes Gordon Munro.

Thousands of journeys made on new Borders Railway

Published: Monday, 21 September 2015

A total of 23,500 journeys were made on the new Borders Railway during its first 10 days, according to ScotRail.

HFS responds to planning review announcement

Published: Monday, 21 September 2015

Director of Planning Nicola Barclay's response to planning system review.

Edinburgh ready to welcome Shenzhen creative and tech companies

Published: Friday, 11 September 2015

It is time to cut the red ribbon! The Shenzhen Incubator Opening Reception, taking place next week at Edinburgh’s Creative Exchange, will welcome Chinese creative companies to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh office building sold in £32.2m deal

Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015

European real estate fund Cording Real Estate Group buys 95,174 sq ft Westport 102 office building in Edinburgh’s Exchange District on behalf of Danish pension fund investor, Britannia Invest.

House prices in Scotland set to rise by 5% due to lack of supply

Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015

Scottish house prices are expected to rise by 5% over the course of the year due to a lack of properties entering the market, according to a report.

College vows to reach out to poor areas

Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015

Edinburgh College has promised to attract more students from the poorest backgrounds as new figures reveal rival institutions are teaching more people from deprived areas.

Scots international exports ‘lower than 2002’

Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

International exports from Scotland are lower than they were in 2002, a new paper has claimed.

Montreal becomes 8th new Scots air route in weeks

Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Scotland's first route to Montreal was announced today by Air Transat as the country’s eighth new air link in the last three weeks.

Detail of new Help to Buy scheme urgently needed if rise in number of new homes to be maintained

Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Home builders have welcomed a nine per cent rise in the total number of new homes built across Scotland.

Queen Margaret University push ahead with £80m innovation hub

Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Queen Margaret University (QMU) has unveiled the first visualisations of an £80m commercial and innovation hub.

New homes on the rise

Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Affordable housing on track to exceed target.

CityFibre wins Edinburgh 'ultra-fast' broadband expansion deal

Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015

The latest deal is an extension of its existing Gigabit City project in Edinburgh CityFibre is managing in partnership with Edinburgh-based Commsworld, which has to date reached 300 new council sites.

CodeClan tooling-up next generation coders

Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015

CodeClan, a new software skills academy for Scotland, opens its doors in Edinburgh, this October. We spoke to Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment Rebecca Heaney…

Large student village planned for Water of Leith

Published: Monday, 07 September 2015

A huge student village could soon be built on the banks of the Water of Leith if new plans get the go-ahead.

Business can benefit from district heating roll-out

Published: Monday, 07 September 2015

The roll-out of central heating districts across Scotland offers major commercial benefits to the Scottish business community, a report has found.

Study highlights business angel syndicate's economic impact

Published: Monday, 07 September 2015

Companies backed by business angel syndicate Archangels have created nearly 3,000 Scottish jobs since it was formed in 1992, according to a study.

Businesses back £1bn bid for Edinburgh and south-east

Published: Monday, 07 September 2015

A bid to secure £1bn of funding for Edinburgh and the south east of Scotland has won the backing of almost 100 businesses.

When building more homes isn't enough

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

When we published our revised market forecasts earlier this summer, we nudged upwards our prediction for the number of property transactions this year.

SMEs expect to increase sales and jobs

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

Small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland expect to achieve strong growth in coming years with around one in five expecting to take on staff, research has shown.

Royal Bank of Scotland slashes lending to SMEs again

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has slashed lending to small and medium sized enterprises by around a quarter of a billion pounds under a key scheme in the latest quarter official figures have revealed.

Scottish Enterprise lifts business grant total

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

Grants awarded to companies in Scotland under the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) scheme have increased by nearly 10 per cent, rising to £57.8 million in the 2014/15 period.

Borders Railway unveiled ahead of public opening

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

The Borders Railway is unveiled today ahead of Sunday’s public opening, with one of the first trains carrying passengers on the line since it closed 46 years ago.

The rise of social enterprises in Scotland

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

Scotland’s social enterprises employ more than 112,000 people, according to new research which highlights the importance of the growing sector to the economy.

Number of permanent jobs on rise but at slow pace

Published: Friday, 04 September 2015

The number of permanent job vacancies has risen in the last month but at the slowest pace for more than two years, according to the latest figures.

UK service sector growth 'slows'

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

UK service sector growth slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey has indicated.

Urban Union submit phase 2 plans for Pennywell

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

Urban Union have submitted plans for a further 177 new homes in the second phase of a regeneration master plan for the Pennywell area of Edinburgh which will deliver 715 mixed tenure homes over the next decade.

Final phase plans emerge for Edinburgh's Moredun & Hyvot

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

Cruden Homes and Dunedin Canmore have teamed up for the delivery of 24 affordable homes above three retail units on a brownfield site at Gilmerton Dykes Street, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

The City Region Deal is a mechanism for accelerating growth and investing in success.

Plans for Royal High School hotel unveiled

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

New design images have been released of a proposed hotel on the site of Edinburgh's Old Royal High School.

Festival chief: Edinburgh needs new concert venue

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

The new director of the Edinburgh International Festival has warned that the city has an urgent need for a new concert hall.

Help for thousands of homebuyers in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015

New scheme to focus on affordable homes.

‘Keep Edinburgh festival tax out of council hands’

Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015

A new trust should be set up to raise million of pounds through a festivals tax in Edinburgh, according to one of the city’s major promoters.

Late summer bloom for UK’s economic rebound

Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Economic growth in the UK picked up pace in the three months to August, with strong expectations by business for the next quarter, the CBI employers’ body said in a report out today.

Edinburgh's twin festivals 'a spectacular success'

Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Millions of people descended on Edinburgh for the biggest and best festival season yet with record-breaking ticket sales across the city.

Transformation of Donaldson’s into housing revealed

Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Dramatic new images have been unveiled showcasing the planned redevelopment of Donaldson’s School into luxury apartments.

Edinburgh University social media recruitment bid

Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015

The University of Edinburgh has launched a social media campaign aimed at attracting new students from overseas.

Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%

Published: Monday, 31 August 2015

UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.

Highly-paid chief brings energy to the first green bank

Published: Monday, 31 August 2015

The man dubbed the UK’s highest-paid public servant last year has fulfilled his first ambition, to head the world’s first Green Investment Bank.

Extra trams for Edinburgh to meet demand considered

Published: Monday, 31 August 2015

EXTRA rush-hour trams are being considered by Edinburgh transport chiefs to ease the pressure on packed carriages.

SME finance

Published: Monday, 31 August 2015

New analysis of small business funding.

Tackling employment barriers

Published: Monday, 31 August 2015

£43 million to boost job opportunities.

Edinburgh 'post-graduate urban village' nears completion

Published: Friday, 28 August 2015

Work to build 924 student flats as well as a collection of bars, shops, restaurants & offices is progressing apace at Holyrood North, the latest student housing led project to take shape in Edinburgh.

Home ownership drop the result of circumstance rather than changing aspirations

Published: Friday, 28 August 2015

A six per cent fall in home ownership levels between 2009 and 2014 is largely the result of the dramatic decline in private home building and ongoing issues surrounding large mortgage deposits.

Plans for single malt distillery in Edinburgh

Published: Friday, 28 August 2015

A single malt distillery is set to return to Edinburgh - the first in 90 years.

Edinburgh’s Capital Square wins go-ahead

Published: Friday, 28 August 2015

Planning permission has been granted for a 152,623 sq/ft office block and 233 space underground car park on Edinburgh’s James Morrison Street financed by Hermes Investment Management.

Donaldson’s College residential conversion back on track

Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015

Long stalled plans for the conversion of William Playfair’s A-listed Donaldson’s College, Edinburgh, to residential use have been rekindled with the submission of plans by City & Country.

Food and drink firms plan jobs bonanza

Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015

Scotland's burgeoning food and drink sector has declared its intention to create an additional 14,000 jobs by 2020, as companies forecast achieving average annual turnover growth of 19 per cent.

£1.7 million for town centre communities

Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Alex Neil announces fund to help communities regenerate town centres across Scotland.

Delta announces Edinburgh-New York flights

Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

DELTA will become the third airline to fly daily between Edinburgh and New York next year, competing with American Airlines and United.

Plans to extend Edinburgh's air pollution zone

Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Plans to extend Edinburgh's city centre air pollution zone by 3.5 km to the south and west of the city have been announced by the council.

Edinburgh ‘festival tax’ in the pipeline

Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The councillor responsible for Edinburgh’s festivals has said a new tax-raising system will have to be introduced to maintain their funding levels.

Edinburgh University forms record number of start-ups

Published: Monday, 24 August 2015

A RECORD number of companies has been formed by the University of Edinburgh in the past 12 months, taking the total created over the past five years to 184.

‘Critical weaknesses’ in Scotland’s climate goals

Published: Monday, 24 August 2015

THERE are “critical weaknesses” in Scotland’s efforts to meet its world-leading climate change targets, a major report today warns.

‘Twin-engined’ economy will drive growth, says CBI

Published: Monday, 24 August 2015

Rising household spending and robust business investment will help to fuel a “twin-engined” boost from the UK economy, the CBI said today as it raised its growth forecasts for this year and next.

UK retail sales volumes rise by 0.1%

Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015

UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.1% in July, after falling the previous month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

£75M in equity funding available for Scottish companies over the next three years

Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015

Scottish Enterprise enhances and streamlines its four funds into two.

Fresh bid to knock down historic Leith grain tower

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A FRESH bid has been launched to demolish a historic grain silo that has been a feature of the Capital’s docklands for more than 80 years.

Councils make £1bn city deal bid for Edinburgh and south east Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Edinburgh and neighbouring local authorities are to submit a bid to the UK and Scottish governments to secure £1bn of funding.

Charlotte Square restoration plans put on hold

Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Council leaders have axed a £1 million investment aimed at restoring the Georgian grandeur of Charlotte Square amid a disagreement over funding with a developer.

Developer defends 'ribbon' hotel plan after petition

Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The developer behind the “ribbon” hotel planned for the Scottish capital has defended the shopping district revamp after a petition was set up in opposition.

Safestay seals bumper deal for Edinburgh Hostel

Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Edinburgh Hostel, a building providing student and tourist accommodation in the Old Town, has been acquired for £14.9 million.

Businesses urged to back £1bn City Region Deal bid

Published: Monday, 17 August 2015

Businesses from across Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland have today been urged to back a £1bn bid to accelerate growth across the region.

Shortage of homes in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Published: Monday, 17 August 2015

The number of new homes coming onto the market in Edinburgh and the Lothians has dropped by 8.8 per cent between May and July compared to the previous year.

Construction bounces back to see rise in output

Published: Monday, 17 August 2015

Britain’s construction sector returned to modest growth in June after a slowdown over the previous two months, official figures yesterday showed.

Build for rent is the new kid on the block

Published: Monday, 17 August 2015

Where do you stay? That’s very much a Scottish question – “stay” needs replaced by “live” to make sense in the rest of the UK.

Edinburgh leads way for prime logistics rent rises

Published: Friday, 14 August 2015

Prime industrial rents in Edinburgh grew by +11.1% in the first half of 2015, the largest increase in Europe, according to the latest Industrial and Logistics Snapshot from Colliers International.

UK renewables smashed power record at the start of this year

Published: Friday, 14 August 2015

Growth in biomass saw renewable electricity reach a new high in quarter one of the year.

MSPs to be asked to halt Edinburgh 'ribbon' hotel plan

Published: Friday, 14 August 2015

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling on MSPs to step in over plans for a new hotel in Edinburgh.

Controversial ‘ribbon hotel’ approved in Edinburgh

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2015

The final major part of the massive £850 million St James development has been given the go-ahead – but questions remain over whether the controversial “ribbon” hotel will keep its distinctive copper swirl.

Government failing to address housing supply, says Rics

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2015

The government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

Help shape the future of George Street layout

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The public are invited to help shape the future of one of Edinburgh’s key thoroughfares.

Why can't Britain build enough homes to meet demand?

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

With the average price of a house now just over £200,000 and rents in the private sector soaring in parts of the country, many observers argue that the UK is in the grip of a housing crisis.

Scottish unemployment bucks UK trend

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 13,000 over the past quarter, according to official figures.

Businesses say graduates lack employment skills

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A third of Scottish businesses have increased graduate recruitment in the past year, but employers remain concerned about how ready new graduates are for the reality of the workplace.

Scottish and Welsh governments warn against ‘alarming proposals’ to shake up renewables subsidies

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ministers voice concerns Conservative proposals will hit community energy schemes and deter much-needed clean energy investment.

EMA Architects table 139 home Abbeyhill development

Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

EMA Architects have submitted plans for the replacement of two large warehouses on an 8 hectare site off Abbey Lane, Edinburgh with 139 apartments in a series of four & six storey blocks for Bellway.

Hays to take on 15 following Edinburgh switch

Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hays has unveiled plans to take on 15 consultants in Edinburgh as the recruitment firm switched its base in the city to a Grade A office in Castle Street.

Old Mutual Global Investors moving into prime Edinburgh address

Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Old Mutual Global Investors is opening an office in Edinburgh after hiring a team displaced from Ignis Asset Management in the takeover by Standard Life Investments.

Will St James ‘ribbon hotel’ plan collapse?

Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The “ribbon” hotel is nothing if not eye-catching – a swirling, copper-coloured cupcake rising above Edinburgh’s historic New Town and unravelling into the sky.

Scottish growth accelerates as manufacturing output rebounds

Published: Monday, 10 August 2015

Growth of Scotland’s private sector economy has accelerated to its best pace this year, while remaining modest, with manufacturing output rebounding after three straight months of decline.

Scottish economy 'thriving' - report

Published: Monday, 10 August 2015

Scotland's economy is thriving despite global economic unrest, according to a business survey.

Granton Harbour blueprint to be sunk by council

Published: Friday, 07 August 2015

A huge planned transformation of Granton Harbour said to be worth £300 million to the economy looks set to be killed off by the council.

High street stores suffer worst summer for six years

Published: Friday, 07 August 2015

Fashion retailers worst hit as shops blame sales slumps on poor weather and lingering low consumer confidence, according to accountants BDO.

Observatory sees big cash boost for art gallery vision

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015

The transformation of a derelict 18th-century observatory on Calton Hill into a modern art gallery has been given a six-figure cash boost.

Call to scrap St James ‘ribbon’ hotel

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015

Developers behind the “ribbon” hotel at the centre of the regeneration of the St James Centre have been dealt a blow after planning officials urged councillors to reject the scheme.

B-listed Edinburgh chapel set for hotel transformation

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015

A B-listed chapel on Edinburgh’s Rose Street is set to be transformed into a four star boutique hotel.

Substantial rise in skills for life and work

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015

An increase of more than 6,800 vocational and other qualifications awarded.

Scottish retail sales up slightly in second quarter

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Retail sales in Scotland rose slightly in the second quarter of this year, according to new figures.

Skyscanner seals Microsoft deal

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Skyscanner has agreed a deal for its technology to power flight search for Microsoft Travel.

Leading expert: Give Scots councils freedom to set tourist taxes

Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Councils should be given powers to levy tourists on hotel visits as part of the overhaul of local taxation, according to Scotland's leading academic expert on local government.

Queen to open Borders Railway

Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The Borders Railway will be officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on the day that she becomes Britain's longest serving monarch.

Edinburgh Festival debuts pop-up theatre

Published: Monday, 03 August 2015

A custom-built auditorium is to be given its Edinburgh Festival debut by Paines Plough, the London-based performing arts theatre.

Edinburgh’s regeneration to bring jobs and homes to city centre

Published: Monday, 03 August 2015

A new wave of development is set to change the face of the Scottish capital — but not everyone is impressed

Record investment from overseas into Edinburgh

Published: Monday, 03 August 2015

More foreign companies are flocking to the Capital than ever before, it has been revealed – pumping millions of pounds into the city’s economy.

Stirling and Edinburgh castles up for travel award

Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015

Two Scottish castles have been shortlisted for a top national travel award.

Deal on track to bring fast rail link to Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A deal to cut train journeys from Scotland to London to three hours by bringing high-speed rail north of the Border is in the offing between the UK and Scottish governments.

UK economic growth picks up to 0.7% in second quarter

Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2015

UK economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production, official figures have shown.

Scottish fantasy sport firm FanDuel plans expansion

Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2015

One of the big hopes for Scotland's digital sector is to expand into an office which could see its workforce multiply up to three-fold.

Edinburgh’s 21st Century Homes drive gathers pace

Published: Monday, 27 July 2015

Anderson Bell + Christie have submitted plans for the creation of 184 affordable homes at North Sighthill, Edinburgh, on behalf of 21st Century Homes.

Fund to target whisky connoisseurs in China

Published: Monday, 27 July 2015

A new £3m fund has been set up to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.

New Waverley Arches to be transformed into Fringe venue

Published: Friday, 24 July 2015

A set of Victorian C-listed arches in Edinburgh are to become the newest venue for the Edinburgh Fringe festival after developers announced plans to host Freestival within the space.

Proposed Ocean Terminal hotel has touch of New York

Published: Friday, 24 July 2015

It is a development set to bring a touch of Manhattan to the Capital’s waterfront.

Construction industry confidence 'at 10-year high'

Published: Friday, 24 July 2015

The construction industry in Scotland is more optimistic than at any time in more than 10 years, according to the latest Chambers of Commerce survey.

Pennywell regeneration push wins plaudits

Published: Friday, 24 July 2015

Urban Union, developer behind the award-winning Laurieston development in Glasgow, are seeking to replicate their success in the west with completion of the first new homes within the Pennywell regeneration area of Edinburgh.

Mixed results for annual planning performance

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Demand for business property in Scotland is growing

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015

Demand from Scottish businesses for commercial property is growing, according to a new survey.

Investors back fashion shopping app Mallzee

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015

Fashion shopping app developer Mallzee is set to expand after securing £2.5m from investors.

“Boris Bikes” scheme to be extended to West Lothian

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A pioneering “Boris Bikes” scheme introduced at a Capital station last month is set to be rolled out across West Lothian.

Call for city residents to contribute to #ThisisEdinburgh24

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

People of Edinburgh were today invited to share their own recommendations of how to spend time in the city as part of an online marketing drive.

Fantasy sports firm Fanduel acquires app developer

Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fanduel, the Scottish-founded fantasy sports firm which last week raised $275 million (£176m), has acquired a Scottish app developer for an undisclosed sum.

Scottish job placements and pay rates 'on the rise'

Published: Monday, 20 July 2015

The number of people finding jobs in Scotland rose again last month, according to a labour market report.

'Massive leap' wins engineering award

Published: Friday, 17 July 2015

An Edinburgh company has won the UK's top engineering prize for its digital hydraulic power system.

Princes Mall to be rebranded as Waverley Mall

Published: Friday, 17 July 2015

It's a retail complex located next door to Waverley station – but many of the rail hub’s 25 million annual passengers would be forgiven for missing it entirely.

Into Film Young Reporter Programme

Published: Friday, 17 July 2015

Do you have a passion for film and love watching old classics as well as the latest releases?

Scotland outperforms UK with above-trend growth in Q1

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2015

Economic growth in Scotland outstripped expansion in the UK as a whole in the first quarter as the dominant services sector put in a solid performance and construction output surged.

Tourism visitor numbers increases again

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2015

10 per cent increase.

Non-profit energy supplier to launch

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2015

A new energy supply company is to be launched which aims to cut millions of pounds from bills in some of Scotland's most disadvantaged communities.

Printmakers unveil plans for £10m gallery and studio

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2015

New images of how a major arts hub will look once a £10 million revamp is complete have been unveiled.

Modern apprenticeships increase 60% since 2007

Published: Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The number of people on modern apprenticeships has increased by almost 60% since 2007, figures show.

Unemployment in Scotland down by 15,000

Published: Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 15,000 to 152,000 in the period between March and May, according to official figures.

Global fund services group lands in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Global financial services firm BTIG is opening its first Scottish location this month.

'Record' year for inward investment to Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Scotland has enjoyed a record year for inward investment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Renewable energy goes to town

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Urban projects among 23 to receive half million community renewables funding package.

Edinburgh Airport passenger numbers reach 1.1m

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Almost 1.1m people travelled through Edinburgh Airport in June, making it the airport’s second busiest month ever.

The empty Scots properties turned into family homes

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2015

PRIVATE empty homes brought back into use in Scotland last year have an estimated market value of around £93 million.

New funding for community renewables projects in urban areas

Published: Monday, 13 July 2015

Communities from Glasgow to western Harris are set to benefit from £500,000 in funding for demonstrator projects designed to encourage the use and local ownership of renewable energy.

Strathberry beats target on Kickstart crowdfunding drive

Published: Monday, 13 July 2015

Luxury leather goods company Strathberry has beaten expectations on its Kickstarter fundraising drive.

Aberdeen overtakes Edinburgh as richest city

Published: Friday, 10 July 2015

Aberdeen has overtaken Edinburgh for the first time as Scotland’s richest city.

Nearly 700 new homes planned for Edinburgh green belt

Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015

Plans have been put forward for hundreds of new homes, a primary school and parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

First Scottish software skills academy to be launched

Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015

Ambitious plans to create a new generation of computer programmers at Scotland’s first dedicated software skills academy have been unveiled ­today.

Green energy summit to be held

Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015

Energy minister Fergus Ewing is to chair a green energy summit to discuss the impact of plans to end onshore wind farm subsidies.

Average shop prices fall 1.3% as lower costs turn into heavy discounts

Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Strong harvests around the world lead to a cut in the valuation of basic foodstuffs, and furniture and DIY sectors also saw a dip in retail charge.

Builders hail £100m fund to finance small firms

Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Housing industry leaders have welcomed a £100 million initiative aimed at supporting small construction companies that are struggling to access finance.

Japan turns to Scots for renewable energy help

Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Japan is looking to the Outer Hebrides to help it harness wind and wave power in the wake of the destruction wrought by the country’s devastating tsunami in 2011.

Work begins on pioneering £25m green energy centre

Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Deputy First Minister visits north east Fife site for state-of-the-art facility

Scottish spin-out numbers 'ahead of UK'

Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015

The number of companies being spun out from ideas formed at Scots universities is strongly ahead of other parts of the UK, according to a new report.

Restaurant chain eyes St Andrew Square outlet

Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015

A fast-growing restaurant group is planning to open its first UK venture outside London in the £75 million office development at St Andrew Square.

CityFibre reports strong interest in Edinburgh fibre optic network

Published: Monday, 06 July 2015

Cityfibre has said more than 200 businesses have expressed interest in using the high speed fibre optic network it is building in Edinburgh.

Hackland + Dore submit plans for 157 Edinburgh homes

Published: Monday, 06 July 2015

Hackland + Dore have submitted plans to erect 157 mixed tenure houses and flats neighbouring Saughton Prison, Edinburgh, on behalf of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

Edinburgh in bid to lure Scotland's first direct flight with China

Published: Monday, 06 July 2015

The battle between Scotland's two busiest airports to attract a direct flight with China is intensifying as Edinburgh launches a project dedicated to bringing the coveted route to the capital.

Scots wind power outlet enjoys ‘astonishing’ month

Published: Monday, 06 July 2015

June was an “astonishing” month for wind power in Scotland as output more than doubled compared to the same period last year, according to environmentalists.

Scottish Companies thriving in Europe

Published: Friday, 03 July 2015

European Union offers opportunities for business and growth

Japan’s Renewables Revolution

Published: Friday, 03 July 2015

New Energy Hub Launched to Boost Scottish Business in Japan.

Council to ‘rent’ city centre streets and squares

Published: Friday, 03 July 2015

Streets and squares in the city centre are set to be “put up for rent” under plans aimed at revitalising them through a “rolling programme” of shows, markets and other events.

UK construction output accelerates, PMI survey says

Published: Friday, 03 July 2015

Activity in the UK's construction industry grew last month at its fastest pace since February, a survey suggests.

Edinburgh’s High School Yard Steps re-open

Published: Thursday, 02 July 2015

A Malcolm Fraser initiated project to re-open an historic flight of stairs in Edinburgh’s Old Town has been marked with a new art installation by Callum Innes.

St James development gets go-ahead from councillors

Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2015

The £850 million St James project which will transform the east end of the city centre has been given the go-ahead, after councillors rejected protests o