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2015013120150201 (RS)

In this week's Business Scotland, Gillian Marles, reports on two companies who have eyes at the heart of their business. She speaks to Ron Hamilton of Daysoft contact lens firm who has shaken up the market with his daily disposable lens. She hears from Roy Davies from the Dunfermline company, Optos, which has developed cutting edge technology to detect changes in the retina of the eye.

20150131

2015013120150201 (RS)

In this week's Business Scotland, Gillian Marles, reports on two companies who have eyes at the heart of their business. She speaks to Ron Hamilton of Daysoft contact lens firm who has shaken up the market with his daily disposable lens. She hears from Roy Davies from the Dunfermline company, Optos, which has developed cutting edge technology to detect changes in the retina of the eye.

20150131

2015032820150329 (RS)

This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles takes a look at the future of money. A few days ago the Clydesdale Bank became the first to produce polymer £5 notes. Gillian asks whether hard cash has a future and takes a look at how the alternatives are working out.

20150328

2015032820150329 (RS)

This week on Business Scotland Gillian Marles takes a look at the future of money. A few days ago the Clydesdale Bank became the first to produce polymer £5 notes. Gillian asks whether hard cash has a future and takes a look at how the alternatives are working out.

20150328

2015082920150830 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20150829

The stories and issues making the news in business from Scotland, the UK and around the world.

20150829

2015082920150830 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20150829

The stories and issues making the news in business from Scotland, the UK and around the world.

20150829

20150912

This week's Business Scotland programme comes from the Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen. Gillian Marles speaks to some of the leading players in the oil and gas industry. She finds out how companies are adapting to the low oil price and hears of efforts to find fresh markets in other parts of the world.

2015091220150913 (RS)

Gillian Marles speaks to some of the leading players in the oil and gas industry.

20150912

20150912

This week's Business Scotland programme comes from the Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen. Gillian Marles speaks to some of the leading players in the oil and gas industry. She finds out how companies are adapting to the low oil price and hears of efforts to find fresh markets in other parts of the world.

2015091220150913 (RS)

Gillian Marles speaks to some of the leading players in the oil and gas industry.

20150912

2015101720151018 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20151017

The stories and issues making the news in business from Scotland, the UK and around the world.

20151017

2015101720151018 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20151017

The stories and issues making the news in business from Scotland, the UK and around the world.

20151017

20160123

The stories and issues making the news in business.

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20160123

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20160123

2016043020160501 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20160430

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20160430

2016043020160501 (RS)

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20160430

The stories and issues making the news in business.

20160430

Ethical Finance20160402

On the programme this week, Gillian Marles, examines the issue of ethical finance.

She visits a museum dedicated to the world's first savings bank in deepest rural Dumfriesshire and finds out about the minister who started it.

She hears of a new partnership between the Islamic Finance Council and the Church of Scotland designed to create ethical financial services. And she speaks to Triodos bank which markets itself as the world's most sustainable bank - for people and the planet.

Ethical Finance2016040220160403 (RS)

Gillian Marles explores the issue of ethical finance.

Ethical Finance20160402

Ethical Finance20160402

On the programme this week, Gillian Marles, examines the issue of ethical finance.

She visits a museum dedicated to the world's first savings bank in deepest rural Dumfriesshire and finds out about the minister who started it.

She hears of a new partnership between the Islamic Finance Council and the Church of Scotland designed to create ethical financial services. And she speaks to Triodos bank which markets itself as the world's most sustainable bank - for people and the planet.

Ethical Finance2016040220160403 (RS)

Gillian Marles explores the issue of ethical finance.

Ethical Finance20160402

Faith20151031

Gillian Sharpe looks at how faith sometimes provide a seed for businesses and social enterprises. She visits enterprises in Greenock, Glasgow and Edinburgh and finds out how they differ from everyday businesses.

Faith20151031

Faith20151031

Gillian Sharpe looks at how faith sometimes provide a seed for businesses and social enterprises. She visits enterprises in Greenock, Glasgow and Edinburgh and finds out how they differ from everyday businesses.

Faith20151031

Floods20160514

Months on from the storms and floods which devastated parts of Scotland, Gillian Sharpe hears about the costs for businesses. She travels to Newton Stewart and talks to a number of business owners about what happened and where they are now.

Floods2016051420160515 (RS)

Gillian Sharpe hears about the costs for businesses affected by flooding in 2016.

Floods20160514

Floods20160514

Months on from the storms and floods which devastated parts of Scotland, Gillian Sharpe hears about the costs for businesses. She travels to Newton Stewart and talks to a number of business owners about what happened and where they are now.

Floods2016051420160515 (RS)

Gillian Sharpe hears about the costs for businesses affected by flooding in 2016.

Floods20160514

Food and Drink2015101020151011 (RS)

This week Business Scotland is inviting you to dinner. We take a tour around the country sourcing gin for an aperitif, a roast lamb main course from the Highlands and some soft fruit from Fife. That's followed by some Glasgow-roasted coffee or if you'd prefer - a cup of tea - grown on the Perthshire hills.

Food and Drink20151010

Food and Drink2015101020151011 (RS)

This week Business Scotland is inviting you to dinner. We take a tour around the country sourcing gin for an aperitif, a roast lamb main course from the Highlands and some soft fruit from Fife. That's followed by some Glasgow-roasted coffee or if you'd prefer - a cup of tea - grown on the Perthshire hills.

Food and Drink20151010

Happiness2015082220150823 (RS)

How important is it that we're happy at work? And does it affect productivity? How responsible are employers for the well-being of their staff? And should Governments care about how happy people are? Answers to all these questions and more on Business Scotland this week with Laura Maciver.

Happiness20150822

Happiness2015082220150823 (RS)

How important is it that we're happy at work? And does it affect productivity? How responsible are employers for the well-being of their staff? And should Governments care about how happy people are? Answers to all these questions and more on Business Scotland this week with Laura Maciver.

Happiness20150822

Music20151017

On Business Scotland this week we are studying the business of music. Paul Carlin - once a drummer in a band - went along to Glasgow university where some of the great and the good of the industry came together to discuss whether it is possible to make lifelong career in the music industry and just how to do that.

Music2015101720151018 (RS)

A look at the business of making music and turning it into a career.

Music20151017

Music20151017

On Business Scotland this week we are studying the business of music. Paul Carlin - once a drummer in a band - went along to Glasgow university where some of the great and the good of the industry came together to discuss whether it is possible to make lifelong career in the music industry and just how to do that.

Music2015101720151018 (RS)

A look at the business of making music and turning it into a career.

Music20151017

Pantomime20151205

Pantomime20151205

Pets20150801

This week on Business Scotland we take a look at the business opportunities afforded by our furry or feathered friends.

With the whole pet industry being worth about 5 billion pounds Gillian Sharpe visits a number of businesses and finds out that even when times are hard, we always want to treat them.

Pets20150801

Pets2015080120160529 (RS)

This week on Business Scotland we take a look at the business opportunities afforded by our furry or feathered friends.

With the whole pet industry being worth about 5 billion pounds Gillian Sharpe visits a number of businesses and finds out that even when times are hard, we always want to treat them.

Pets20150801

Pets20150801

This week on Business Scotland we take a look at the business opportunities afforded by our furry or feathered friends.

With the whole pet industry being worth about 5 billion pounds Gillian Sharpe visits a number of businesses and finds out that even when times are hard, we always want to treat them.

Pets20150801

Queen's Awards2016042320160424 (RS)

Gillian Marles takes a look at four recipients of the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Queen's Awards20160423

As The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday - seventeen Scottish firms have been granted the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. This week on Business Scotland we take a closer look at four of them. Gillian Marles visits the Edinburgh-based architectural design studio, Kettle Collective, Renfrewshire medical device innovator Vascutek, Lothian firm, Vegware, which specialises in eco-friendly packaging and the Perth-based company, Merlin ERD which develops oil and gas drilling techniques.

Queen's Awards20160423

Queen's Awards2016042320160424 (RS)

Gillian Marles takes a look at four recipients of the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Queen's Awards20160423

As The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday - seventeen Scottish firms have been granted the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. This week on Business Scotland we take a closer look at four of them. Gillian Marles visits the Edinburgh-based architectural design studio, Kettle Collective, Renfrewshire medical device innovator Vascutek, Lothian firm, Vegware, which specialises in eco-friendly packaging and the Perth-based company, Merlin ERD which develops oil and gas drilling techniques.

Queen's Awards20160423

Scotland the Brand2016030520160306 (RS)

Gillian Sharpe takes a look at Scotland's 'brand'.

Scotland the Brand20160305

Gillian Sharpe takes a look at Scotland The Brand. She talks to companies who export goods about whether the 'Scottish label' makes a difference. And she looks at what brings visitors to Scotland and how the marketing message has changed over the years.

Scotland the Brand20160305

Scotland the Brand2016030520160306 (RS)

Gillian Sharpe takes a look at Scotland's 'brand'.

Scotland the Brand20160305

Gillian Sharpe takes a look at Scotland The Brand. She talks to companies who export goods about whether the 'Scottish label' makes a difference. And she looks at what brings visitors to Scotland and how the marketing message has changed over the years.

Scotland the Brand20160305

Tax20160409

In the week that the Panama Papers revealed stories of money laundering, sanction dodging and tax avoidance, Gillian Marles finds out just how many tax havens there are around the world and what makes Panama so attractive to some. She hears what measures have been taken in this country to crack down on aggressive tax avoidance and as the new tax year begins, she learns what has changed. And a report from Norway outlines what total tax transparency can achieve.

Tax20160409

Tax20160409

In the week that the Panama Papers revealed stories of money laundering, sanction dodging and tax avoidance, Gillian Marles finds out just how many tax havens there are around the world and what makes Panama so attractive to some. She hears what measures have been taken in this country to crack down on aggressive tax avoidance and as the new tax year begins, she learns what has changed. And a report from Norway outlines what total tax transparency can achieve.

Tax20160409

The Inner Isles20160521

Ian Hamilton visits the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum, Coll and Eigg to look at the economic challenges faced by the local communities.

The Inner Isles2016052120160522 (RS)

A look at the economic challenges facing the communities of the Inner Hebrides.

The Inner Isles20160521

The Inner Isles20160521

Ian Hamilton visits the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum, Coll and Eigg to look at the economic challenges faced by the local communities.

The Inner Isles2016052120160522 (RS)

A look at the economic challenges facing the communities of the Inner Hebrides.

The Inner Isles20160521

Whisky2016041620160417 (RS)

This week on Business Scotland Douglas Fraser raises a glass to the whisky industry and finds out why its once rapid growth rate seems, like the angel's share, to have evaporated. He hears what's gone wrong in key markets, from Caracas to Hong Kong, what's going right in sales to Africa, and how important Scotch is to British exports. And he investigates liquid investments.

Whisky20160416

Whisky2016041620160417 (RS)

This week on Business Scotland Douglas Fraser raises a glass to the whisky industry and finds out why its once rapid growth rate seems, like the angel's share, to have evaporated. He hears what's gone wrong in key markets, from Caracas to Hong Kong, what's going right in sales to Africa, and how important Scotch is to British exports. And he investigates liquid investments.

Whisky20160416