Friday, February 26, 2021

Airdrie bank bucks the economic trend

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By Clare CarswellSCOTLAND’S last surviving independent bank is launching a customer recruitment drive in the back yard of its big name rivals as the firm looks to bucks the economic trend with plans to...
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New research collaboration to look at drug treatments for diseases

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A RESEARCH collaboration aiming to discover and validate the next generation of drug targets for immunological diseases has been announced.The University of Glasgow has announced it will work with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in...

Edinburgh lettings firm reward staff with property portfolio

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A Scots letting firm is giving its staff the ultimate incentive to build for their future success – by helping them to buy their own property portfolio.Umega Lettings has conceived a plan to use...

New labs at Scotland’s oldest university after devastating fire

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SCOTLAND's OLDEST university has announced their world-leading biomedical sciences department will return in the form of a £9 million Portkabin Complex.St Andrews University built temporary accommodation to allow researchers to continue with their pioneering...

Hotel-Whisky Tie-Up Toasts Special Order of Rare Spirit

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A CITY hotel is emerging as a must-visit destination for whisky afficionados - thanks to a unique partnership with Scotland’s most acclaimed supplier of rare single-cask whisky.Edinburgh’s Nira Caledonia is working with Adelphi Selection...

High Flying Pete reaches 15,000th passenger in ballooning experiences

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An AERONAUTICAL engineer has reached an incredible milestone in his hot air balloon piloting career after he flew with his 15,000th passenger.Pete Forster from Edinburgh has clocked up over 28 years of experience...

Physiotherapist introduces martial art-inspired treatments

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AN accomplished martial arts expert has launched a new physio treatment inspired by his combat skills.Chongsu Lee, who runs the Korean Physiotherapy Clinic in Edinburgh, combines martial arts and traditional physiotherapy to treat a...

Scotland’s “most picturesque” estate (which includes private island) up for sale

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An estate described as the most picturesque in Scotland has gone on sale - complete with its own private island.For anyone with £2.25m to spare, the 748-acre Kilchoan Estate includes a nine acre Hebridean...

Halloween Pumps £23 million into UK Cosmetics Industry

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The UK has fallen under Halloween’s spell, with its Halloween cosmetics market growing 36.5% between 2017-2018. Online beauty comparison site Cosmetify explored further and found that the season’s increased popularity has caused a spike...

A High 5 for Edinburgh Castle as it wins top travel award

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Edinburgh Castle has won 'Best Heritage Attraction' at the prestigious British Travel Awards (BTAs) for a staggering fifth time.The award is decided by members of the public and was announced at the BTA Gala...
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CICV Forum welcomes new member and creates consultant sub-group as important work continues

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The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed a new member to its ranks and also set up a specialist sub-group to gather and share expertise from some of Scotland’s leading consultants.  Trade association DHF has become the latest organisation...
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Scottish town piloting Barclays’ business support programme

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A SCOTTISH town is the first to benefit from a business support programme developed by Barclays.Businesses in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, can get help with issues such as cash flow, resilience, and funding growth.The town...

Lovell confirms new regional managing director in Scotland

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Partnership housing developer Lovell has announced the permanent appointment of Kevin McColgan as regional managing director in Scotland.Kevin had previously been acting as interim managing director for Scotland, a position which he assumed in July 2018 having originally...
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Musselburgh racecourse to fly Saltire ahead of St Andrew’s to honour the national...

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MUSSELBURGH Racecourse will be flying the saltire flag ahead of St Andrew's Day at it's next meeting to honour the national flag.The Saltire Raceday, which is being staged behind closed-doors, is supporting the Scottish...

Scotland bucks EU trend on youth employment

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SCOTLAND is one of the EU’s leading nations on tackling youth unemployment, with record numbers of young people in Scotland finding work.Figures published last week by the Scottish Government showed a record low of...

Free university IP on offer to business

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Glasgow University is to offer up the rights to its groundbreaking research projects by allowing firms to use its intellectual property for free.It claims the move – which claims is a first in the...

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...

Assembly Rooms is Leading Light for City’s Carbon Reduction Plans

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The Assembly Rooms, a beautiful Georgian building in Edinburgh, has replaced all 888 lights in its iconic glittering chandeliers with LED bulbs in a bid to cut carbon emissions. Lighting throughout the impressive multi-purpose events...

YMCA urges UK’s next government to help boost youth employment

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THE YMCA is challenging the next UK government to remove some of the barriers which prevent youngsters get into work.Central YMCA, which supports young people into work through its national YMCA Training operation, has...

Sales Record Set for Homebuilder in East of Scotland

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A STRONG summer performance and a broad range of homes available has helped a developer’s east of Scotland regional team secure more than 100 reservations within a single quarter. CALA Homes (East), which is currently...
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