Scotland is producing some growing Internet businesses which could hopefully match any US company. Companies like GoBananas and Travel Scotland, these companies have grown year on year with very little help from any Government agency.
Coming out of what has been an very tough recession which may have been the worst for decades when people look back at it means that businesses like these are positioned to take advantage of the growth in the coming years.
Recessions are sometimes not a bad thing, in Business you have to act quickly and looking at ways to streamline your business and make it effective can add dividends going forward. Companies like Club Class Bus and www.selfcatering-scotland.net who again have manged to grow through these tough times and found banks unwilling to support them will find going forward a new lease of life that they can really take advantage of.
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Scotland is about to get a major tourist attraction soon with the transformation of the home of ‘Sir Walter Scott‘, in the Borders. The ‘Abbotsford House’ will get a makeover with the grant of £4.8m by the Heritage lottery fund. This project has seen lot of support and appreciation from all corners, Lord Sanderson, chairman of Abbotsford Trust said that, this project will create a legacy for one of the Scotland’s important son.
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist and poet, he was also the first English language author to get an international career in his life.
It was learnt that a new visitor centre, learning suite and exhibition area will also be constructed along with other repair works. This project will be one of the major tourist attractions with Sir Walter Scott being the person who lifted the Scottish identity at the global platform with his literary works.
This project will also draw lot of revenue for the Scotland tourism board being a world class tourist attraction.
Source : BBC News
Kelvingrove Park, witnessed a sparkling display of acts, dance, musical treats this Sunday for the Scotland’s biggest multi-cultural festival -“Annual Glasgow Mela”. Being in its 20th successful year, this festival attracted a huge number of people, with crowd attendance crossing over 40,000 this time.
The festival highlighted, the tradition and culture of India by a mix of performances put up by various artists, singer JK who grabbed the award for the best newcomer at the 2010 Brit Asia Awards was also part of this years festivity. Apart from JK, Bangara legends too enthralled the crowd by their dazzling performances.
The main attraction of this Mela were the street theatre performances, real sand urban beach sports zone, food stalls from the east and many such attractions. The Mela showcased the earthly touch of the Indian soil far from the Indian sub-continent.
Have you ever fancied to go for that dream drive on the one of the most picturesque routes in Scotland? If yes, then get ready for a dream run on the ten-mile stretch of the A817 from Loch Lomond to Garelochhead which has been voted as the most scenic stretch in Scotland. This beautiful stretch which extends up through the Glen Fruin was recently voted the most scenic stretch in a poll of motorist conducted to find Britains best drives.
This pleasant stretch has been known for its splendid views, thanks to the Loch Lomond and The Trossach National Park which adds charm to the place. Meanwhile, last year A87 was voted the best stretch, but this new found stretch from Loch Lomond to Grelochhead is also among the top five UK’s best drives. Been built for transporting military supplies, today this spectacular stretch stands out to be one of the most idyllic and beautiful stretch of Scotland.
Driving on this stretch resembles as if you are riding on a rollercoaster, with the nature of the road rising 1000ft above Glen Fruin and dropping hundred of feet, driving on it remains special. Being the top favourite among riders and motorists, this beautiful stretch has always attracted many motorists to experience a memorable drive on this ten-mile road.
Scotland is about to lose over 1200 health staffs, including nursing and midwifery with the aforesaid cut in the number of medical staffs by NHS . This decision came as a shocker for all, and also raised a concern over the treatment and care of the patients. It was told that no compulsory redundancies will be done and the slash in jobs will be done through natural wastage. Though this job cut is seen as a risk factor for the patients but, NHS GGC says, this reduction in staffing reduction is part of the efforts to modernize and redesign our services.
Looking at the figures we can see that during 2009 and 2012 they have spent £350m on modernising the hospitals and providing new facilities,equipments and other services. This cut will even be bringing more fund to better the facilities and treatments but will also raise a question on the care of the patients.
Noman Provan, Associate director for the union for employment relation condemns this new policy and said, the decision which was announced triggers a fear and if implemented will put patients safety at risk. He further added that it is simply not possible to cut the number of nursing and other posts without the patients care and safety being affected.
Now it has to seen what will be the fate of the innocent patients by these cuts, and how will the hospitals will cope up with the rising needs of quality health and care of patients.