September 2016

A new approach on fracking

Our Director Andy Maciver looks at the communications behind fracking ahead of an industry event. When in a hole, stop digging. This may not be an obvious mantra for the Scottish onshore gas extraction industry, and I certainly wouldn't advise it when it comes to the...

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Older workers vital for future of economy

Leading businesses are calling on employers across Scotland to do more to retain and recruit older workers. At this time of political change and uncertainty, harnessing the benefits that older workers can bring to workplaces and the economy is more important than ever. A Business in...

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Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate 50 years of success

Local authorities, community groups and individuals from across Scotland gathered yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to celebrate the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Aberdeen City Council, recognised the hard work of...

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New business support for Food for Thought programme

Scotland’s responsible business network, Business in the Community Scotland (BITC Scotland) has announced new corporate partnerships for one of its flagship programmes, Food for Thought. New members of the food education programme’s Phase 4 roll-out include Waitrose, Scottish Beekeepers Association and Holiday Inn Aberdeen. The new...

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Calls for devolution of VAT to Holyrood

Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has published its submission to the Scottish Parliament's European and External Relations Committee's inquiry into Scotland's relationship with the EU following the EU referendum. In its response, which can be read here, Reform Scotland focuses on the Committee's call for comments...

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