Hollicom Digest 14.07.2017

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Golf tourists and Scotch connoisseurs will be rejoicing at some of the stories we have found for you today. Also, we bring you tidings of how the inexorable drive towards electric vehicles faces a few bumps along the road. Things are looking up for oil price ravaged-Aberdeen, but Bill Jamieson points to dark economic clouds in the silver lining of the UK’s post-Brexit future.

Fore! Golf tourism is going to be worth a cool £300million in Scotland in just a few years, writes golf fan Kirsty Dorsey at Insider.

http://www.insider.co.uk/news/second-annual-scottish-golf-tourism-10789997

Electric vehicles will be taking over the world sooner than anyone thought possible. But the UK might need six new Hinkley Points to feed them. By Nathalie Thomas in the FT (£)

https://www.ft.com/content/11528c98-66fa-11e7-8526-7b38dcaef614

North Sea woes have been bringing down the economy in Aberdeen for a few years now, but it seems the Granite City office market is doing just fine, thank you. By Keith Findlay on Energy Voice.

https://www.energyvoice.com/other-news/144707/property-firm-reveals-massive-growth-aberdeen-office-space-take/

Whisky genius Billy Walker is back! Fresh from the £285million sale of BenRiach to Brown Foreman, he’s snapped up a new distillery in Aberlour from Pernod Ricard. He’s building a “a wholly Scottish-owned, Scottish-based, and truly independent Scotch whisky company”. From Terry Murden on the Daily Business.

https://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2017/07/walker-returns-to-scotch-with-deal-for-distillery/

Worried about the economic impact of Brexit? The inimitable Bill Jamieson of the Scotsman lays out stark facts about much bigger concerns on the horizon.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/bill-jamieson-ageing-population-a-problem-bigger-than-brexit-1-4502353

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