Monday, October 18, 2021

Most expensive Scottish home slashed by £3million

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By Ruairi CreaneySCOTLAND’S most expensive mansion has had £3million knocked off the asking price – but it still costs £12million.The 14 bedroom Yester Estate house has failed to attract a single bidder during two...

Tax body denies action on struggling Scots firms is unfair

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By Rory ReynoldsTHE government’s tax collector has denied claims that it is forcing firms to the wall after it was attacked for axing struggling Scottish businesses.New figures have revealed that HM Revenue and Customs...

Michelle Mone to ‘bulk-up’ for gruelling Arctic adventure after losing six stone

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By Rory ReynoldsSCOTS lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone has revealed she’s been ordered to pile on the pounds for a new Arctic TV expedition – just a few years after losing SIX stone.The Ultimo boss...

Hearts owner’s building “at risk”

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By Cara SuliemanAN ICONIC building owned by Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov has been branded “at risk” after sitting empty for three years.The Scottish Civic Trust added the former RBS headquarters in Edinburgh city...

Businesswoman set up dog creche for 40 – in their homes

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By Rory ReynoldsTWO budding businesswoman are launching a canine care home to pamper pooches while their owners are at work.Sally Maxwell-Forbes, 46 and Sarah McLean, 35, have decided to open Edinburgh’s first daily dog-sitting...

Distillery bosses resurrect 130-year-old still

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By Cara SuliemanWHEN a tiny Hebridean distillery needed to bring in more equipment to meet rising demand, they ditched plans to buy new state of the art machinery and decided to resurrect a 130-year-old...

Oldest wine firm collapses

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By Rory ReynoldsSCOTLAND’S oldest wine firm has collapsed after two centuries of trading to some of the nation’s most famous figures.Cockburn’s of Leith, which famously sold Sir Walter Scott 4,200 bottles of wine and...

English haggis sales bring £8.8million to Scotland

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By Michael MacLeodHAGGIS lovers in England have helped sales of Scotland’s national dish to soared by a fifth, with some suppliers struggling to keep up with demand.As Scots around the world prepare to...

Harris Tweed makers target India and America

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By Michael MacLeodSALES of Harris Tweed are soaring in India, but the famous Scottish wool still can’t crack America.An unprecedented surge in demand has seen Scotland’s largest tweed producer appoint a dedicated agent in...

Virgin Trains confirm interest in bidding for East Coast Main Line

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By Oliver FarrimondVIRGIN Trains revealed yesterday that they plan to bid to take over running the East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and London.The group – which already runs the West Coast Main Line...

Buckfast brewers pressured to remove caffeine

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By Rory ReynoldsTHE makers of Buckfast are under pressure to remove caffeine from its recipe after new figures linked the drink to crime.Research shows that half of young men jailed for booze-related crimes consumed...

Sir Fred conned by comic’s sympathy letter

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By Andrea McCallumBLUNDER banker Sir Fred Goodwin was sucked into replying to a spoof letter of sympathy.A prankster pal of impressionist Rory Bremner sent the shamed former RBS chief a bunch of flowers and...

Former nurse patents booze-o-meter glass

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By Rory ReynoldsA FORMER Scots nurse has invented a glass design that shows drinkers the number of units they are downing in an attempt to cut down on the nation’s binge drinking culture.John Sharp,...

Lawyers set up “divorce hotline”

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By Cara SuliemanCHRISTMAS is traditionally a time of goodwill and cheer – but for some couples it will end in tears and divorce.And to help waring spouses get the ball rolling on the proceeding,...

Homecoming Scotland boss sacked in “charade”

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By Rory ReynoldsA TOP PR boss was sacked from his post at Homecoming Scotland without warning because bosses judged it more “humane”, a tribunal heard yesterday.Richard Saville-Smith is suing VisitScotland – the public body...

FLYGLOBESPAN: day of tears for staff who learn they have lost jobs

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By Michael MacLeod and Cara SuliemanJUST a day earlier they had been talking excitedly about their plans for Christmas, looking forward to time off for the festive season, helping customers with their own holiday...

FLYGLOBESPAN: collapse of firm means heartache for thousands of holidaymakers and travellers

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By Andrea McCallumSTUNNED travellers turned up at Edinburgh Airport unaware about the collapse of Flyglobespan – only to learn their plans had been left in ruins.Some had travelled from as far afield as Aberdeen...

FLYGLOBESPAN: closure has knock on affect for other Scots businesses

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By Shaun MilneONE Scots business told how the collapse of Flyglobespan would have a huge knock on affect on them just months after securing what had been their biggest contract win of the year...

FLYGLOBESPAN: Bust airline ‘owed’ £30 million by credit card firm

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By Cara SuliemanSCOTS travel giants Globespan went bust despite being owed around £30 million from a credit card processing company, it was revealed last night.Administrators said they believed a firm called E-Clear owed the...

Holiday nightmare for travellers as flyglobespan goes bust

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By Michael MacLeodTHOUSANDS of passengers and 600 staff were facing a nightmare last night after a Scots airline went bust.Edinburgh based operator flyglobespan – which only days earlier predicted a bright future of...
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