Business news in brief 31.01.2019

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Total new orders growth picked up in the three months to January, according to the latest Industrial Trends Survey for Scotland, with export and domestic orders both strengthening following declines in the previous quarter. But looking ahead, total new orders are expected to fall in the next three months, with expectations at their weakest since October 2015. While export orders growth is anticipated to broadly keep pace with the past three months, domestic orders look set to contract significantly.

The Lodge on Loch Lomond has won nine regional honours within the Scottish Hotel Awards for the Argyll and Lomond area. The regional ceremony event took place on January 15. It won Large Wedding Hotel, Family Hotel, Business Hotel and Large Conference Hotel of the year 2019. Five members of the Lodge’s team also picked up People of Excellence Awards bringing their total tally to nine.

Perle Hotels, which owns the Marmalade and Bosville Hotels on the Isle of Skye, and the Perle Oban Hotel, has purchased Lochardil House Hotel in Inverness for an undisclosed sum. Lochardil House, which has 28 bedrooms, is regarded as one of the finest hotels in the Highlands. Set in its own gardens, the hotel is regarded as one of the best locations to relax in the area. Twelve of the bedrooms are located in the grandeur of the original Victorian hotel building, with 16 bedrooms located in the adjacent Garden Wing.

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