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Food poisoning American claims Scots Travelodge “toxic landfill”

The Travelodge in central Edinburgh

AN American who claims he suffered the stay from hell in a Scottish Travelodge has taken hilariously over-the-top revenge via TripAdvisor. Scott Harvey reckons he suffered food poisoning at the hotel in central Edinburgh that was so bad he was confined to bed for several days. To make matters worse the student from Chattanooga, Tennessee, […]

October 1st, 2015 | Posted in Business,Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Craft Distillers Toast as Perthshire Prepares for a Conference Boom

The two day conference will bring together distillers, suppliers and enthusiasts

THE UK’s first national conference for craft distillers heads up a month of important trade events taking place in Perthshire, expected to significantly boost the food and drink sector locally and across Scotland. On 5-6 October 2015, The UK Craft Distillers’ Conference, which is run by the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA), will take place in Atholl Palace Hotel […]

October 1st, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief | Read More »

Get women into “male” careers by making science compulsory at school


SCIENCE should be compulsory in Scottish secondary schools to encourage more women into careers in “male” industries such as engineering. Gijsbert Stoet, a psychologist at Glasgow University, said the change is necessary to increase the number of girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths – the so-called Stem subjects. Dr Stoet’s comments follow a survey […]

September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Community,Scottish News | Read More »

Arran Brewery Racks Up Another Prestigious Award

Sleeping Warrior Sell Sheet 0.3

ARRAN Brewery’s Sleeping Warrior Barley Wine, has won the title of the “UK’s Best Barley Wine” in the 2015 World Beer Awards. Barley Wine, despite its name, is a style of strong beer dating back to the 18th Century when during the frequent wars with France patriots drank ale rather than wine. The ale could […]

September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Onshore Wind Developer Announces Vision for Renewables in Scotland

Connect2Renewables. Onshore wind farm event in Scottish Parliament.

IN PIC................. Event sponsor, Christina McKelvie, SNP, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse hosting the event in the Burns Room at Holyrood on Tuesday night.

Christina McKelvie SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse

A SCOTTISH Renewables Developer has revealed that by 2020, proposed wind farm projects in Scotland have the potential to inject £2billion into struggling rural economies and supply £50million of funding to help people into work, training and further education. Speaking at a parliamentary reception to discuss the future of renewable projects in Scotland, Colin Anderson, […]

September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Gatwick courts Scottish vote for expansion bid

UK passengers can expect to pay more than everyone else

LONDON airport bosses are courting the Scottish vote to secure backing for a new runway expansion at Gatwick Bosses at London’s Gatwick airport are trying to convince SNP MPs that Scotland’s best interests will be best served by an expansion at their site – rather than rival airport Heathrow. The airport’s chief executive – Stewart […]

September 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Top energy boss slates SNP for “glaring inconsistencies”

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A TOP energy boss has slated the SNP for “glaring inconsistencies” in the Scottish government’s energy policy. Stuart Paton – former boss of Dana Petroleum – have called the SNP “completely disingenuous” for supporting the North Sea oil industry as well as championing their own green credentials. The adviser to the oil and gas industry […]

September 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief | Read More »

Tigerlily Refurbishment Promises Visually Stunning New Look

Tigerlilly, George Street, Edinburgh

TIGERLILY, the ground-breaking ‘go-to’ venue that redefined Edinburgh’s bar and restaurant scene, is undergoing a major refurbishment – which promises to underline its position as Scotland’s number one destination for food, drink and good times. The George Street venue – which includes an award-winning boutique hotel – is to have a ‘visually stunning’ complete makeover […]

September 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief | Read More »

Scots homeowners benefit the most from Help to Buy, it is revealed


SCOTS homeowners have benefitted the most from the Help to Buy scheme, it has been revealed. Figures released today show that 6,817 successful mortgage applications have gone through north of the border – a higher rate than the UK average.   The programme makes it easier for first time buyers to get on the housing […]

September 9th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Vauxhall Cars Dominate AutoTrader Fastest Selling List


Four out of ten cars on last month’s Auto Trader Fastest Selling Car Chart in Scotland were Vauxhalls. The list featured the 2014 Vauxhall Mokka, which sold in an average of 20 days, the 2012 Vauxhall Astra, which sold, on average, in 21 days, plus the 2014 Vauxhall Astra and the 2012 Vauxhall Insignia.   […]

August 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

First women-only engineering class taught in Scotland

The new class is set to encourage female participation in the field

THE FIRST women-only engineering class is being offered in Scotland. The City of Glasgow College is teaching a no-lads-allowed Higher National Certificate (HNC) in engineering after female students said they would lack confidence in a mixed class. The first 12-strong class will begin this September – with college bosses also claiming it will begin to […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Edinburgh sets new record for company creation on campus

Photo:Philip Allfrey

A RECORD number of companies has been formed by the University of Edinburgh in the past 12 months. The University supported the formation of 44 start-ups and three spin-outs in 2014/15 – a total that supersedes the previous best of 40 five years ago. Investment in University-founded companies has also hit a record high, with a […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Energy efficiency fund “will help thousands”

70-year-old Margaret Reid was left without heating for two days after being told by Fife Council she was too young to qualify for an emergency call out..15 March 2012

ALMOST 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said today. The HEEPS: Cashback Scheme, for social housing providers, offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures. Under the scheme, 28 housing associations and […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief | Read More »

Johnny Walker whisky at centre of furious row over its kosher status


SCOTLAND’S most popular whisky is at the centre of furious row in Israel – over its kosher status. The Chief Rabbinate – the supreme spiritual authority for Jews in Israel – has claimed that vast quantities of Johnnie Walker whisky in the country feature unauthorised kosher certifications. Now the Jewish authority has warned followers that […]

August 19th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

The Open Golf showcases Scotland’s food and drink


With the international spotlight on the home of golf for one of the world’s great sporting events, The Open also helped celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. Some of the country’s best finest produce was on offer at the championship. Despite some tough weather conditions, spectators were able to enjoy a warm Scottish welcome […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New model predicts when borrowing goes bad

The model was developed at Edinburgh uni

CREDIT card and mortgage interest rates are set to become tailored to our exact credit history and behaviour, thanks to a new model developed by academics. The ‘intensity model’, developed at the University of Edinburgh Business School, allows banks to more accurately predict when and where their customers are most likely to fall behind on […]

August 10th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Scotland to ban GMOs

The government is moving towards a ban on GM crops

GROWING genetically modified (GM) crops will be banned in Scotland, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. Mr Lochhead has confirmed that the Scottish Government intends to take advantage of new EU rules allowing countries to opt out of growing EU-authorised GM crops. The Scottish Government will shortly submit a request that Scotland is excluded from […]

August 10th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Scotland’s first cereal cafe to open this year


PLANS are afoot to open Scotland’s first cereal cafe where breakfast connoisseurs can choose from more than 150 different types – all day long. The idea has already proved a big hit south of the border with thousands flocking to the ‘Black Milk Cereal Dive’ in Manchester. Now the owners have set their sights on […]

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

Blackwood appoints new director of housing


BLACKWOOD, a Scottish housing and care provider, has announced the appointment of a new Housing and Care Director. Angela Currie, from East Lothian, has more than 20 years of experience in social housing across Scotland and will manage Blackwood’s 1,500 plus property portfolio.     She will also drive forward plans to introduce greater innovation […]

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Chinese healthcare to benefit from expertise of Scottish universities


STAFF and managers from China’s leading healthcare companies are to receive support and training from two of Scotland’s most prominent universities. The University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee have signed an agreement with the Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healthcare Industry of China (SAMHIC).     The group consists of 20 influential […]

August 4th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

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