I have been a journalist for 20 years and a business specialist specialist since 1999 when I was Tokyo Correspondent for Sunday AM. I am interested in all areas of the business beat, particularly in diverse fields with the most potential to grow Scottish GDP, such as export-promotion, housebuilding, superfast broadband and the data processing sector.
The "Neckerchew", developed by entrepreneurs Amy Livingstone and Julie Wilson, last week achieved a listing with the Jojo Maman Bébé chain, which has 40 UK stores, adding to existing stocking agreements with Amazon Baby Store, Fenwick's and Kiddicare, plus tens of independent stores and boutiques throughout the UK.
The pair's company, Cheeky Chompers is expecting to sell 20,000 bibs – which are made in Glasgow – within its first year of trading.
Martin McAdam, chief executive of Edinburgh-based Aquamarine said the Oyster device, installed at Orkney's European Marine Energy Centre "will get there" after achieving an uninterrupted 24 hours of electricity generation, 18 months after installation in the Pentland Firth.
The development of commercial marine power has been slower than expected, as the difficulties of developing and testing "survivable" equipment have become evident.