PENSIONS and investments giant M&G has underlined its commitment to Scotland by taking a 20-year-lease on an office complex with space for hundreds of staff.

The complex in Stirling will provide a base for around 700 employees who work for the group’s Prudential and M&G businesses on the Craigforth site in the city. The site has been occupied by the group and forerunners since the 1990s.

READ MORE: Skills of Stirling and Edinburgh workers are in demand in finance sector

Travel agent to close 89 shops


The TSSA trade union has declared the closure of 89 shops by Hays Travel is “a sad but inevitable move”, while laying the blame at the door of the UK Government.

The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association declared: “It is unclear how many of the 388 jobs at risk will be able to transfer to home working or other alternative roles.”

READ MORE: Hays Travel to close 89 shops - trade union blames UK Government 'failure to act' on border controls

Famous Scottish chippie dishes up another outlet


Blue Lagoon, the long-established fish and chip shop chain, has hit the expansion trail, declaring the acquisition of a new outlet in Glasgow is a “gamble worth taking”.

And director Alessandro Varese vowed it would not be the family-owned firm’s last.

READ MORE: Famous Scottish chippie dishes up another outlet

Argyll and Dumfries and Galloway economies set for windfarm boost


Renewables giant Vattenfall has underlined the appeal of investing in Scotland where it is working on plans for a big expansion of its windfarm portfolio.

The Swedish company is preparing to submit planning applications for four windfarms it wants to develop in Scotland and has already identified a range of other opportunities in the country. It reckons there is a very supportive environment for windfarm developers in Scotland.

READ MORE: Argyll and Dumfries and Galloway economies set for windfarm boost


Ian McConnell: Bite of UK's lunch for EU as PM fails to have his cake and eat it

Mark Williamson: Bank's claims to be different ring hollow as its axes branches in Scotland

Scott Wright: Debenhams’ demise is a sad chapter in story of high street

Kristy Dorsey: Blu Tack and sticky plasters fail to ease fiscal woe


Monday Interview: Glasgow Airport chief slams Government for lack of 'meaningful' engagement on aviation crisis

SME Focus: Coronavirus technology funding boosts Edinburgh fintech entrepreneur

Employment Focus: Vaccines raise questions and answers on returning to work

And finally, from the bulletin: Lanarkshire brothers realise brewing dream

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