The weaker pound was cited as a major factor in record numbers of North American visitors jetting to Scotland last year.
Scottish manufacturing is facing the brightest future in a cautiously optimistic outlook for a range of businesses north of the Border.
Scotland’s economy still lags behind the rest of the UK, according to the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.
The parent group of Arbroath smoked fish producer RR Spink and Sons has plunged further into the red.
The Insights Group, the Dundee-based people development organisation, saw its overall pre-tax profit rise by 19% to £5.9 million last year.
Perth-based builders group A & J Stephen celebrated a good performance last year with positive growth and increased profitability.
Fife-based Briggs Marine Ltd, which operates the Woolwich ferry across the Thames in London, reported "a satisfactory year of trading" in a variable economic climate
Profits at property, wines and spirits and agriculture group Wemyss Development Company rose impressively last year.
The Dunvegan Hotel, one of the most iconic 19th holes in the golfing world, has been sold.
The Hydropathic Hotel Pitlochry Ltd, owner of the Atholl Palace hotel in the town, served up an improved financial performance last year.