FM Conway doubles Port of Tilbury bulk operation

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Rail freight of aggregate increases to two per week The Port of Tilbury and FM Conway today announce that they have extended their agreement for a further five years to load aggregate for FM Conway’s Theale facility.

Communication matters

Meadhbh Hendrie Spreng Thomson

Whether it’s investing in entrepreneurial businesses; keeping people safe at work; providing fresh, healthy food or getting vital goods to businesses and people across the UK – 2020 highlighted just how important our clients are to our health, our wellbeing and our economy. They’re helping to keep our lights switched on, producing the finest Scottish salmon and helping construction workers …

Archangels increases support for Scottish tech and life sciences companies in 2020

Graeme Thomson Archangels

Business angel syndicate ends year with appointment of IP expert to board Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, led investments of £16.3m in promising Scottish start-up and early stage companies in 2020, topping its 2019 total of £13.4m by 22%. Across 2020, the syndicate directly invested £8.1m (2019: £7.4m) in companies in the …

Janice Kirkpatrick and Clydesdale horse

Scotland’s much-loved Clydesdale Horse is star of new feature length documentary

Meadhbh Hendrie Graven

The much-loved Clydesdale Horse breed – currently classed as ‘vulnerable’ in the UK by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – is the focus of a feature length documentary to be screened on BBC Scotland during the Christmas holiday period on 30 December at 19.30. Clydesdale: Saving the Greatest Horse – is produced by the BBC, in partnership with Screen Scotland …

Charles Hammond: Our team is Brexit ready, are you?

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Charles Hammond OBE, Chief Executive, Forth Ports With less than a month until the end of the transition period, Forth Ports’ chief executive, Charles Hammond, issues valuable guidance to shippers, cargo owners and the wider logistics sector using the group’s eight ports along the east coast of the UK. 

Further investment in Port of Dundee as new wharf and land upgrade gets under way for energy transition

Mark McIntyre Forth Ports

Construction specialist GRAHAM to deliver major project The investment programme in the redevelopment in the Port of Dundee, totalling £40m, has reached a significant milestone with the start of the latest contract for the construction of a new wharf alongside land upgrades to secure the port’s future in offshore renewable energy and North Sea Oil and Gas projects. This work …

Investment to respond to growth in demand for integrated services at UK drug delivery company BDD

Mark McIntyre Archangels

Backing to fund the further expansion of formulation and manufacturing capabilities underpinned by strategic senior appointments Innovative Scottish-based drug delivery company, Bio-Images Drug Delivery Limited (BDD), has positioned itself for rapid growth with a further round of investment in its GMP* manufacturing capabilities alongside strategic recruitment to the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors. The £1.2m investment, has …

rail terminal, containers

Port of Grangemouth invests £3 million in rail freight facility at Scotland’s largest freight hub

Meadhbh Hendrie Port of Grangemouth

Investment secures capacity for the UK’s longest freight trains The Port of Grangemouth today (10 December) announces a multimillion-pound investment in its rail freight offering which will cement its position as the key strategic freight and export/import hub of Scotland. The £3 million investment will significantly scale up and modernise the port’s current rail capacity to create an extended dual …

Stagecoach helps spread Christmas cheer with school advent calendar drop-off

Mark McIntyre Stagecoach West Scotland

Schoolchildren of Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan received a festive surprise today, with a Stagecoach West Scotland bus dropping off dozens of advent calendars for the kids during the morning rush hour. The advent calendar drop-off follows Stagecoach West Scotland’s support for the school’s Breakfast Club, launched last summer in partnership with the Greggs Foundation. Over the last two …

Port of Leith announces investment in Scotland’s offshore renewables future

Mark McIntyre blog

Over 25 hectares of land being released for large projects The Port of Leith, owned by Forth Ports, is enhancing its position in the offshore renewables market with a seven figure privately funded investment at the port to bring to the market an additional 25 hectares of land linked to over 3km of deep water quaysides. This investment will see …