Sláinte Mhath! Scotland's Burns Night boost

Jan 25, 2024
It’s a big day in Scotland — the birthday of poet Robert Burns. His legacy continues to bring millions into the country’s economy.
People dance at a Burns Supper in Fethiye, Turkey.
Courtesy Burns Night Fethiye

Seaweed sellers worry about tariffs, too

Dec 26, 2019
Fiona Houston co-founded Mara Seaweed five years ago. The company is expanding, but tariffs and geopolitics have been concerning.
Fiona Houston, co-founder of Mara Seaweed, harvesting off the Scottish coast.
Angus Bremner

Scotch eyes new markets amid stiff competition

Jul 5, 2019
The traditional "water of life" is facing threats from potential U.S. tariffs on top of global competition.
Glass of Scotch Whiskey orange juice alcohol cocktail with swirled orange peel and smoking cinnamon sticks. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDACO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

This banker needs an airplane to provide service to customers

Sep 26, 2018
In the latest installment of My Economy, a dispatch from a far-flung group of Scottish islands.
Anne Rendall, the flying banker, with a plane that takes her to work every day.

Trump drives hard in golf course project

Apr 1, 2016
The tycoon has angered some with the development in his mother's native Scotland.
Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012.
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Europe's oil capital feels the pinch

Mar 22, 2016
The recent volatility in crude oil prices is a blow to Aberdeen, Scotland.
Ships are seen in Aberdeen Harbour, the busiest port for the oil industry in the UK, in Aberdeen, Scotland on January 21, 2015.
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Investors await another big IPO

Sep 23, 2014
The Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to raise $3.5 billion.

For public good, not for profit.

Scotland says no to independence. Now what?

Sep 19, 2014
The "no's" have it: the United Kingdom is still united as a kingdom.

Will the Scottish referendum come down to 'Braveheart' or cool head ?

Sep 17, 2014
Opponents of Scottish independence say emotion is getting the better of independence supporters.