It is four years since Alliance Trust wheeled out its defences against a rebel shareholder, but its finest PR guns will be polished and ready to face another guerrilla assault at this week's annual meeting in Dundee.
London-based public relations and web marketing agency Beattie Communications Group saw its turnover rise 6.5 per cent to £7.4 million in 2014, according to figures to be filed with Companies House this week.
Turkey's potential as a source of increased tourism and business revenue has not been fully exploited, partly because of Scotland's low profile in the high-growth nation, according to the head of Turkey's expansionist national carrier in Scotland.
Trade agreements rarely hit the headlines so the controversy over the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or "TTIP", with accusations of threats to public services and excessive secrecy, has taken the European Commission by surprise.
The board of HSBC has "full confidence" in its chairman Douglas Flint the bank's senior non-executive told shareholders yesterday as they questioned recent scandals and recorded a significant 24per cent vote against the remuneration report.