Rob McLaren, The Courier

Rob McLaren

The Courier

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Past articles by Rob:

Fife mill workers to be balloted for strike action in pay dispute

The workers have rejected a 4.5% offer. → Read More

First look at new Dundee city centre shop Keepsakes

The Murraygate shop stocks more than 7,000 unique items. → Read More

New Look in Kirkcaldy forced to shut down ‘for greater good’

New Look has confirmed its Kirkcaldy High Street shop will close. The fashion chain is trying to find alternative employment for the Fife workers in other → Read More

Finance firm Advanta Wealth opens Dundee office

Personal finance firm Advanta Wealth has opened a new Dundee office. Advanta Wealth has recruited Susan Bennett to lead the new office, based at Prospect → Read More

Crieff Hydro boss on Scottish budget: Next year will be arduous

Crieff Hydro’s chief executive has warned many Scottish businesses will trade at a loss in an “arduous” 2023 in response to the budget. → Read More

Former Fife nightclub in historic building goes to auction

One of the most prominent buildings in Cupar will go up for sale at auction next week. The Wm Watt Seed Merchant offices building is more than 200 years → Read More

Passion for property leads Louise to set up new Dundee letting agency

After working in letting agents for the last decade, a Dundee woman has taken the plunge to set up her own business. Louise Todd, 38, officially started → Read More

Tayside and Fife jobs at risk as clothing shop Joules on brink of administration

Fashion brand Joules is set to go into administration, putting its shops in Tayside and Fife at risk of closure. The brand said talks over an emergency → Read More

Dundee computer shop 3000 RPM closes after 18 years

Computer shop 3000 RPM, which has been part of Dundee’s West Port for 18 years, has shut its doors. The origins of the company can be traced back to 2002 → Read More

Acquisition of Dundee Co-op store will create 15 new jobs

The Co-Op in Dundee’s Albert Street is due to be sold next month, with 20 staff transferred to new owners. Fife-based convenience chain Greens has agreed → Read More

Dundee printers placed into liquidation with more than 20 job losses

A printing business which has operated in Dundee for 45 years has been placed into liquidation. Ken Pattullo and Kenny Craig of Begbies Traynor have been → Read More

McGill: Dundee employment event offers help to redundant staff

Staff made redundant with the administration of Dundee construction firm McGill are being offered support at an event this week. Dozens of workers lost → Read More

Empty shelves at Tesco supermarkets in Tayside due to Heinz dispute

Tesco supermarkets in Tayside are running out of Heinz products such as tomato ketchup, soup and baked beans due to a row over pricing. → Read More

Tayside hotel is best in Scotland and among Europe’s finest according to TripAdvisor reviews

A Tayside hotel has been voted best in Scotland for the second year running by reviewers on TripAdvisor. Green Park Hotel in Pitlochry was also ranked → Read More

‘I work in Fife’s most animal-friendly office – my job is to make sure pets are happy’

When Fiona Grierson was sent the job advert by a friend her first reaction was: 'it must be fake'. For years she had worked in PA and office manager roles → Read More

Perthshire baker reveals hilarious joke cakes requested by Royal Family to make the Queen laugh

A Perthshire cake decorating expert has recalled hilarious cakes he made at the request of the Royal Family to make the Queen laugh. → Read More

Dundee company spends almost £1m to encourage staff back to the office

A Dundee company has spent a total of £850,000 on upgrades in a bid to encourage staff to return to its offices. → Read More

Overgate Shopping Centre: New fashion store to open this month

A new Regatta shop will open its doors at Dundee's Overgate Shopping Centre this month. The ground floor unit that previously housed Oasis will become the → Read More

10 positive business stories from Tayside and Fife including jobs, drinks and athletics

Business Bites is a weekly round-up of positive business stories from Tayside and Fife where we celebrate local success stories. → Read More

Bank of Scotland closures: Tayside branch among 60 axed by Lloyds

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of "abandoning" communities, as it plans to shut 60 branches of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax. → Read More