As if they weren"t annoying enough, it would appear wasps are among the few to have benefited from the recession.
Asda has officially announced its intention to bid for a Forfar store and with it the prospect of almost 300 jobs.
Production has restarted at a Fife vegetable processing factory ravaged by fire last month.
A large number of Fife shoppers seem to be heading to Dundee but not for its atmosphere.
Dozens of smaller producers could beat the recession by grabbing a slice of the potentially lucrative public procurement pie, the Scottish Government has said.
Dundee Airport is flying high thanks to a big rise in passenger numbers.
Employers across Fife can help look after the countryside on their doorstep and boost their green credentials through a scheme launched this week.
One of Forfar"s oldest businesses is celebrating a milestone, just as it is witnessing the struggle facing the town's high street.
The investment company Alliance Trust has reported profits of £468 million for the year ending January 31, turning around a £523m loss for the previous year.
A Mearns food firm has scooped the top award for chocolate cake in a contest aimed at celebrating innovative new products.