Archangels leads further investment in home-grown Scottish innovators

Mark McIntyre blog

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate – believed to be the oldest in the world – has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis; Fios Genomics; Optoscribe; and Speech Graphics – were the recipients of the additional investment. £2.6 million came …

Scottish Businesswoman urges Dunkirk spirit during coronavirus pandemic

Mark McIntyre blog

Scottish businesswoman, Marie Macklin CBE, has today (Wed 18th March) offered a package of support to the communities of Kilmarnock which will help tackle the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the places closest to her heart. Having seen first-hand how the pandemic is directly affecting the community of her home town, Kilmarnock, Marie is promoting a ‘Lift Up …

Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine

The HALO backs Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls

Mark McIntyre blog

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company today (Fri 13th March) announces it is sponsoring Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine. The cyber savvy Greenwood girls won the Scotland regional section of the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual competition to qualify for the Grand Final which takes place in Cardiff next week. And the HALO, whose Enterprise and Innovation Hub in …

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Scottish-based Optoscribe announces investment round from Archangels, Maven and Par Equity

Mark McIntyre blog

Optoscribe Ltd, a world-leading supplier of 3D glass-based integrated photonics components, today announced that the company has closed its latest investment round. This funding round, which was led by Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, with participation from Maven Capital Partners, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank, will facilitate the continued expansion of the business and enable extended commercial engagement. …

Unifeeder Launches New East Coast Feeder Service Connecting Grangemouth and London

Mark McIntyre blog

The arrival of the cargo vessel the Anna G into Scotland’s container terminal in Grangemouth at the weekend launched a new east coast container feeder shipping service with Unifeeder. This new service is the first direct feeder call from Scotland to London Gateway on the Thames increasing connectivity options for customers shipping to international markets and providing a new offering …

Calcivis CEO Adam Christie

Edinburgh-based CALCIVIS receives Approvable Letter from FDA

Mark McIntyre blog

Edinburgh, March 5th 2020 – CALCIVIS, a medical devices company focused on modernising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, announces receipt of an Approvable Letter for the Premarket Approval (PMA) of its CALCIVIS® Imaging System from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CALCIVIS intends to introduce this novel product in the US in 2021 with the …

New agri-hub fully operational at the Port of Rosyth with the arrival of 30,000 tonnes of animal feed

Mark McIntyre blog

Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub (“agri-hub”) is now fully operational at the Port of Rosyth with the arrival of the Baltic Mantis bulk cargo ship and her load of over 30,000 tonnes of animal feed from Argentina. As part of a long-term partnership with Forth Ports and Cefetra Ltd, the Fife port has now become the main Scotland’s principal agri-hub, …

Bringing an idea to life

Meadhbh Hendrie blog

Every day, Fishers’ laundry trucks drive past Scotland’s major landmarks delivering towels and bed linen to hotels and B&Bs across the country making sure Scotland’s visitors always get a world-class welcome and a great night’s sleep. When staying at a hotel you’ll maybe notice the housekeepers sometimes get creative, turning your bath towel into a swan or your face cloth …

Composeher launch photo

GSA Choir announces Composeher – an ambitious project to create new choral music composed by women

Mark McIntyre blog

Kickstarter campaign launched to raise vital £4,000 The Glasgow School of Art Choir (GSA Choir) has announced its most ambitious project to date to commission, perform and promote seven new pieces of choral music created by leading contemporary composers. Entitled “Composeher”, the initiative aims to address the under-representation of female composers that is evident across the music industry. With backing …

Stagecoach new bus design

Stagecoach unveils people-powered new look buses as it marks 40 years of connecting communities

Mark McIntyre blog

Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has unveiled a brand new look for its iconic buses, shaped by the needs of customers it proudly serves across the UK, every day. The new bus design is part of a wider commitment from Stagecoach to simplify, modernise and enhance its customer experience, whilst reaffirming the customer-first approach that runs through …