Monday, September 20, 2021

Builders warn of “housing limbo” as first time buyer lending falls

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HOME builders have expressed concern at a new report showing a continuing fall in the number of first time buyers in Scotland.Homes for Scotland, which represent businesses in the building trade, has warned that...
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Two million eco-friendly bricks go into production following funding award

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A CLEAN-tech company has been awarded £1 million in funding to commercialise production of its brick made of recycled construction waste.Kenoteq is set to make more than 2 million K-Briq's per year with the...

Boroughmuir alumni invited to celebrate school’s new chapter

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FORMER pupils who studied within one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable school buildings are being offered the chance of an exclusive first peek into its next chapter.Ahead of the launch of its sales office and...

Firefighter receives £1.5m after losing hand in training exercise

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A HERO firefighter whose hand was amputated after being injured by faulty cutting gear has received £1.5million in damages.Ian McDonald, 37, was pierced by a high-pressure jet of hydraulic fluid while using the ‘jaws of life’ on a...
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How Locks and Keys Have Developed Over The Period

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What are Locks and KeysLock and Keys are a combination of systems and mechanical parts that keeps information or documents secured. Locks are generally stored in the container to keep the information within. Keys...

Financial advisory consultancy first in its sector in Scotland to enter employee ownership

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A FINANCIAL services firm has "broken the mould" by becoming the first Scottish business in its sector to become entirely employee owned.All shares of Montrose-based Gill Financial have now been placed into an employee ownership trust...

Whisky fan camps in rain for four nights – so he can spend £17,000...

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A DIEHARD whisky fan camped out in the November rain for four nights for the chance to spend £17,856 on a single bottle of Scotland’s finest.Bruce Langereis pitched up in a chilly car park...
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Higher education firm announces new £10,000 “Net Zero Award”

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A NEW environmentally friendly aimed award worth £10,000 has just been launched to help turn a global challenge into an opportunity to "reinvent our future."The "Net Zero Award" has been set up by Converge...
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Beyond Borders International Festival celebrates 10 years

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Beyond Borders International Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a line up of writers, broadcasters, politicians, diplomats and artists who will be heading to the magical Traquair House in the Scottish...
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Paris match for Scots skin-tech firm with key French appointment

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Scottish Skin-tech company Cutitronics has secured a foothold in Europe with the appointment of Virginie Darteyre to reach beauty counters, spas and salons across the continent.She brings more than 15 years’ experience in international...

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...
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5 Things That You Must Know Before Legally Changing Your Name

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While there can be a number of reasons behind someone wanting to change their name, it’s important to note that the process passes through a legal framework. So, everyone opting in for a name...

Prestigious £100k research prize awarded to world-leading academic

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A WORLD-leading expert in modern languages and comparative literature from the University of St Andrews has been awarded a research prize worth £100,000 from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust.Dr Emma Bond, a Reader in the School...
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New “whole-animal” restaurant set to open in Edinburgh’s West End

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A NEW whole-animal cooking style restaurant is opening this July in the West End of Edinburgh. Palmerston restaurant will use the whole-animal method in which every part of the animal is used, including largely forgotten...

Causes of loneliness differ between generations, research says

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People of different generations are equally lonely but for different reasons, a study suggests.Living alone increases the risk of loneliness in older age whereas in midlife feeling isolated is more linked to personality traits,...
Zero Waste Scotland have recently found a positive shift in Scots second hand shopping habits. They are urging savvy shoppers to look for the Revolve logo when shopping which ensures high quality products and safety of second hand goods

New figures show shift in Scots second-hand culture

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A RECENT survey commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland has revealed a positive shift in Scots second hand shopping habits as they seek out value and look to save the planet.The survey showed that 48%...

Edinburgh publisher rakes in millions from Obama book rights

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By Rory ReynoldsA SMALL Scots publishing house is reaping millions in profits after it bought the rights to Barack Obama’s best-selling titles – before he was president.Jamie Byng’s publishing firm Canongate has posted a...

Dundee expertise aids COVID-19 testing effort

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The University of Dundee has helped establish Scotland’s central COVID-19 testing facility in support of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. The centre, based at the University of Glasgow, was announced by the UK...

Putting the Dram into Drama

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Benromach Single Malt Whisky is building on its successful partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland as it continues to sponsor a UK tour of the Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.The play takes theatre...

LNER nominated for investing in lifesaving cardiac equipment

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A TRAIN company is investing more than £100,000 in lifesaving equipment and training for staff to provide greater cardiac support for customers.Over the last 12 months, London North Eastern Railway have overseen the installation...
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