Having taken a good hard look at the financial sector in Scotland, post-recession and post referendum, my conclusions are surprisingly upbeat.
FROM an early age, as has been the case for decades, most of us know about omnivores from primary school science.
It is 15 years since claims of inflated and opaque charges on pensions first became widely reported, not least by The Herald.
What a year for Scotland and Scotland's capital city.
The recent severe weather conditions in Scotland has raised some interesting questions about dealing with staff who are unable to get to work.
GLASGOW Airport turned in an impressive performance in November, with year-on-year growth in passenger numbers of nearly 12 per cent, the latest monthly figures show.
On November 5, we expressed our hope that the Autumn Statement would not be a damp squib for the oil and gas industry.
Last month Glasgow Chamber of Commerce together with the Herald launched our ??Inspiring 500?? campaign to find mentors for young people who are not starting out in life with the advantages so many families take for granted.
The disconnect between the Scottish Parliament and the realities of the rural economy is alive and well, if the reaction to the Scottish Government's land reform proposals is anything to go by.
CAN business play a part in addressing social issues as well as economic ones?
CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Welch, who was last night named Scotland's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
Nice analogy from Nora Senior, chairman of the Scottish (and president of the British) Chambers of Commerce, at the SCC's annual dinner.
LOOKING out over the vast port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan leaves you in absolutely no doubt about the economic might and potential of the Asia-Pacific.
Our capital city has benefited considerably from closer co-operation between transport providers and the wider business community.
THE menu of regulatory and enforcement powers for food safety and food fraud in Scotland is changing.
The Scottish Government, perhaps noting that wild europhilia is not necessarily a vote-winner, is having the odd crack at "Brussels", while defining itself against a Ukip-ified UK.