A collection of Scottish industrial assets, known as the Malt Portfolio, sold for £27 million in one of the biggest deals of its type seen in Scotland this year that highlighted investor appetite this week.

The property was sold by Galbraith, the commercial property specialist, together with MWM Property Consultants, to Manchester-based David Samuel Properties, and represents a quarter of the volume of the £100m worth of deals concluded this year so far in Scotland.

Scottish entrepreneur David Moulsdale has launched a bid for an historic golf club located in the shadow of the Campsie Hills, it has emerged.

Mr Moulsdale, who founded the Optical Express chain, has submitted an offer to acquire Cawder Estate and the long-term lease of Cawder Golf Club in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire. The offer has been lodged with landowner Derwent of London, according to an email circulated to club members.

In this week's Legal Focus, legal aid review tops the agenda for latest Law Society president.

The future of legal aid has been a preoccupation for Law Society of Scotland presidents for a number of years, but for the current one it is personal. John Mulholland is the first president with a background in criminal law to hold the presidency since former procurator fiscal Cameron Ritchie filled the role between 2011 and 2012.

The strength of Scotland’s oil and gas industry could help the country play a significant role in the effort to tackle climate change, one of the sector’s most successful entrepreneurs suggested.

Offshore engineering tycoon Sir Ian Wood said oil and gas industry expertise should help speed the development of technologies that could have a big impact on the drive to reduce carbon emissions.

In this week's Monday Interview, Jacqueline Dobson, president of Barrhead Travel, says the look of the package holiday may be changing but the principle is the same.

Holidaymakers are more discerning, they want to go further, and can, often for the same price as the tradition sunshine getaway to Spain. She cites the peace of mind of financial protection should something go awry, convenience, the personal touch and professional pride to go the extra mile as key elements that continue to draw people to the agency.