Figures published by the Scottish government show that Scotland’s economy shrank between April and June.
Ship repair firm Dales Marine Services, which has facilities in Montrose and Grangemouth, remains buoyant despite a 4% fall in pre-tax profits.
A Dundee-based chartered accountant has handed in her notice at a large finance firm and is set to open a plastic free, environmentally friendly retail outlet in Broughty Ferry next week.
Craft brewer Innis & Gunn, have shrugged off a pre-tax loss of more than £1 million as the company toasted its 15th consecutive year of double-digit sales growth.
Fife cabling company Brand-Rex, now known as Leviton, saw its pre-tax profits increase by more than 11% last year as sales grew across Europe.