Loch Duart boosts wireless broadband for Sutherland community

Mark McIntyre Loch Duart

Salmon Pool fund will fill the fibre gap in Scourie The connectivity of the communities in and around the Sutherland village of Scourie is to be transformed by the installation of free wireless broadband for all local residents. Loch Duart, the independent Scottish salmon farm, which is based in the village, has awarded £14,400 from a local community fund to …

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Macfarlane Packaging invests further £200,000 in new tech for innovation lab

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging materials, has further enhanced the capability of its Innovation Lab to create authentic, innovative and effective packaging solutions that help customers to reduce their total cost of packaging and environmental impact. The company’s £200,000 investment in new technology at its Innovation Lab means that customers visiting the facility can see precisely …

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Macfarlane Group PLC: Trading Update

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Group

Trading Update At our Annual General Meeting in May we announced that the trading performance in the first quarter of 2020 had been strong with profits well ahead of the same period in 2019.  However, we indicated that we expected demand in the second quarter to reduce by between 20% and 25% of the level achieved in 2019 due to …

Fundraising round supports Scottish developer of social distancing tech

Mark McIntyre blog

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based tech company that recently launched its innovative SAFE-DISTANCE device to enable social distancing among workers, has completed a further £700,000 round of fundraising for the ongoing development of its innovative personal monitoring equipment and reporting technology. The funding round was led by leading business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, with co-funding from Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm …

Tilbury on the Thames Trust and The Port of Tilbury release visual celebration to mark Windrush Day 2020

Dylan Macdonald General News, Port of Tilbury

On the 22 June, the Tilbury on the Thames Trust in partnership with Port of Tilbury usually hold a celebration in the London Cruise Terminal to mark national Windrush Day where 72 years ago, the port played a significant role for the Windrush generation as their arrival point into the UK from their long voyages. This year, the COVID-19 restrictions mean that no events can take place, but both the Tilbury on the Thames Trust and the port wanted to mark the day.

Optoscribe appoints new CEO

Dylan Macdonald General News

Optoscribe Ltd, a world-leading supplier of 3D glass-based integrated photonics components, is delighted to announce the appointment of Russell Childs as CEO. Russell will be responsible for leading the Company’s expansion into the mass production of designed-in products for customers in the Telecoms and Datacenter sectors of the fast growing optical communications market.

Top Scottish law firm set to “rock” the HALO Kilmarnock

Dylan Macdonald General News

Businesses who locate at the Enterprise & Innovation Centre at the £63 million HALO Kilmarnock will be able to collaborate on-site with top Scottish law firm, Anderson Strathern, which has become the first Gold #ROCKME Partner at the ground-breaking development.

Ashley Nicholson becomes first female President of UKHMA

Dylan Macdonald General News

Ashley Nicholson from Forth Ports has been appointed President of the UK Harbour Masters Association (UKHMA). Ashley, who takes on the role today (10 June), is the first female to hold the title and she is the youngest certificated Harbour Master in the UK to hold the role with the UKHMA.

Loch Duart invests in fish processing facility

Mark McIntyre Loch Duart

Independent Scottish salmon farm will create new jobs in Dingwall Loch Duart, the Sutherland and Uists-based producer of farmed salmon, has purchased its own fish processing facility for the first time in the company’s 21-year history.  The future aim is to provide the company with greater flexibility and control than ever before. Loch Duart has acquired the fish processing facility …