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A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs

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A FORMER nurse has praised staff and management for improvements to a care home criticised by health watchdogs. The Care Inspectorate had previously criticised the home for its quality of services. The daughter of a current resident at the Pentland Hill Care Home, in Edinburgh said she is relieved by the transformation at the home. […]

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire

RARE amphibians are to be given their own road underpass in North Lanarkshire to ensure that they can continue to breed safely. The move comes after ecology experts raised fears that the creatures, including the protected great crested newt, could be at risk from traffic as they moved to near by ponds to mate. The […]

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year

A SCOTS courier company have cut their mileage by 250,000 miles a year in a bid to become more eco-friendly. Eagle Couriers, who are based in Bathgate, West Lothian,  are also set to hit a series of other targets by annually recycling 650 used tyres, 1100 pallets and 1500 litres of oil -all of which […]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scotland’s first Indian restaurant are looking to hunt down original customers

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An appeal has been launched for Scotland’s curry-loving pioneers to help celebrate a keynote anniversary at one of the country’s best know Indian restaurants.   Khushi’s – famed as the first Indian restaurant in Scotland when it was launched in 1947 – is looking to track down original customers from the time of its opening to […]

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

‘Package for Nicole Kidman’ – Courier firm reveals 10 strangest deliveries

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A GIANT model giraffe, rugby’s Heineken Cup and a cat who travelled nearly 500 miles are among a top courier firm’s strangest deliveries. Eagle Couriers, which celebrates 25 years of operating in Glasgow this month, also helped save a bride’s wedding day by delivering a vital part of her dress on time. The firm has […]

January 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

School piping championship comes to the capital

Scots turning up at rugby games in New Zealand will be faced with a bagpipe ban

A SCHOOL bagpiping championship will take place in Edinburgh next year – despite the council not funding bagpipe tuition for secondary pupils. More than 60 schools will gather in the capital in March for the 2014 Scottish School Pipe Band Championships in a bid to be crowned the best. But the organisers are hoping that […]

December 5th, 2013 | Posted in Business,In Brief,News | Read More »

Support to make the golden eagle Scotland’s national animal gathers momentum

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SUPPORT to make the golden eagle Scotland’s national animal is steadily growing after receiving support from a rather unexpected source. Bosses at Eagle Couriers, one of the country’s biggest delivery companies, have pledged the support of their 100 plus staff saying the bird is a symbol of “strength and pride”. Further attempts to help campaign […]

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Business,Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Good vibrations: New study into how offshore wind affects marine mammals

The clicks the mammals make are different on the east and west coasts of the country

GROUND-breaking new research on the effect of offshore wind turbines on whales and dolphins has been carried out which could give the green light to the industry expanding. Scientists at a Scottish firm have been able to model the effects of vibrations from wind farms and tidal power sources on marine mammals such as whales […]

November 17th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

Global consternation as Facebook goes face down

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MILLIONS of Facebook users across the globe were plunged into near panic yesterday after the social media network crashed for more than an hour. At around 3pm, users attempting to access their personal profiles were instead shown an error message. Furious users took to another social media site, Twitter, to try to find out what […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Delivery driver for hospital seething after being hit with traffic fines

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A COURIER delivering medical supplies to hospitals is fuming after being hit four times in a week with £60 bus lane fines – despite driving at midnight. Dave Durnan is seething over the £240 of fines which he picked up on journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow’s Gartnavel General Hospital. Dave, a driver with Eagle Couriers, […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

IT merger “putting North Sea oil platforms at risk from cyber terror”

NORTH Sea oil platforms could be shut down by cyber terrorists because cost-cutting measures have left them vulnerable, experts have warned. Auditors KPMG said a decision by many firms  to merge computer systems had left the system potentially open to hackers. The industry has been using separate IT systems for production and general use. The […]

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A Scots courier company has been praised for setting a new record for delivery

A COURIER firm has been praised for setting a new record for delivery. Delivery company, Shutl, praised Bathgate based company Eagle Couriers for delivering a package in just 14 minutes. Eagle Couriers had been delivering a package on behalf of Shutl from Argos in Aberdeen, and had the product with it’s new owner in just […]

November 5th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Double gold for Edinburgh PR firm

STAFF with an Edinburgh public relations agency are celebrating after collecting a clutch of honours at Scotland’s biggest and most prestigious PR awards. Holyrood Partnership scooped two Golds, a Silver and three Finalists Awards in the 2013 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, at a black-tie ceremony in Glasgow. A first Gold was […]

October 28th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Firm offers Xmas party deals during the July heatwave

A CATERING firm is offering Scots Christmas party deals – despite July temperatures hitting 80 degrees and above. As Scots try to keep cool during the heatwave, Sodexo Prestige is trying to tempt them into signing up for Christmas functions at four top venues. They are promising anyone who makes a party enquiry before September […]

July 11th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Orchard & Shipman Continues Partnership with Edinburgh Council

A national property group has secured an extended contract with City of Edinburgh Council which could provide homes for up to 1,500 people living in the capital by March 2014. Orchard & Shipman through its innovative Letfirst model has secured over 1000 homes so far through its partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council who […]

June 4th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Last Orders For Draughty Pubs

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An Edinburgh pub has become the first bar in the UK to install a futuristic heating system using the same technology as found in baby incubators. The Earl of Marchmont, a boutique food and drink establishment, decided to install the innovative Infranomic system from energy savings specialist Direct Savings after looking for an alternative heating […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

One is best pleased: Royal Warrant for catering company fit for a Queen

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THE SCOTS catering firm behind the Queen’s Holyrood garden party has been granted a Royal Warrant. Edinburgh-based Heritage Portfolio have been catering for Her Majesty at the Palace of Holyrood House since 2002. They have now been awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen as Supplier of Catering Services. The team, who have catered […]

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

Top catering firm moves up three places in catering ‘Top 40’

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Sodexo, a leading provider of onsite service solutions, is celebrating after its key people claimed three coveted spots in a list of the top 40 influencers in Scotland’s catering sector. The first ever Hot Scot Power 40 list was drawn up to mark 40 years of the ScotHot exhibition, the major annual showcase of the […]

March 12th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Catering team wins contract for star-studded music awards

A TOP catering company has won a contract to serve 600 guests at a star-studded awards ceremony in Edinburgh. Sodexo Prestige has been appointed as the caterer for the 10th annual Radio Forth awards which will take place on November 6. The company will draft in an 80-strong team and create specially constructed kitchens in […]

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Scotland Gets Toasty In Energy Efficiency Drive

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A family made of toast are set to make their television debut in an advert aimed at educating homeowners in Scotland on a revolutionary energy efficient heating system. Scots firm Direct Savings developed the animated commercial with capital firm LA Media which centres upon the family life of Mr & Mrs Toasty and illustrates the […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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