News archive from 3 February 2013

Krispy Kreme spots hole in Edinburgh market

Krispy Kreme spots hole in Edinburgh market

DOUGHNUT chain Krispy Kreme UK, which is due to open its first Scottish outlet in Edinburgh this month, is eyeing further expansion north of the Border in a move that could create at least 200 jobs. The firm, which sold more than 50 million doughnuts...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 

Apprentices’ prospects ‘not rosy’

ONLY a third of modern apprentices in Scotland received a pay rise in the six months after they completed their training programmes, a new study has shown. That compares with 82 per cent of all other private sector workers who landed a pay rise last...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 
Wolfson cashes in as shoppers keep taking tablets

Wolfson cashes in as shoppers keep taking tablets

A SURGE in demand for tablet computers in the run-up to Christmas is expected to trigger bumper fourth-quarter results this week for one of Scotland's highest-profile technology companies. Audio chips made by Wolfson Microelectronics, which was spun...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 
BP aims to double cash flow with emphasis on high-margin oil fields

BP aims to double cash flow with emphasis on high-margin oil fields

OIL giant BP will concentrate on large and highly profitable projects such as the Clair Ridge field west of Shetland this year in a move that will almost double its cash flow. Fourth-quarter results on Tuesday will show the company has completed the...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 

Life sciences deal rolls in ahead of key dinner

SCOTLAND'S life sciences sector has chalked up another investment ahead of one of the key dates in the industry's 
calendar. Software and consultancy firm Formedix, which writes programs to help put drugs through clinical trials, is to...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 

Rainbow hails circuit board breakthrough

A TECHNOLOGY firm run by industry veteran Jonathan Kennett is to ramp up production and staffing as it launches a "revolutionary" way to make printed circuit boards (PCBs). Glasgow-based Rainbow Technology Systems was founded by Kennett in...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Business
 
Flowers influence Aerin Lauder as she launches her own beauty, homeware and fashion accessories brand

Flowers influence Aerin Lauder as she launches her own beauty, homeware and fashion accessories brand

AERIN Lauder's world must smell of flowers. Tuberose and gardenia to be exact. At the launch of her new beauty line, available in Scotland from this week, the scent hangs in the air, while her homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons are filled with heady...

 
Being humanist: Will a redefining of the law see humanism woven into mainstream society?

Being humanist: Will a redefining of the law see humanism woven into mainstream society?

ON A blizzard-ridden evening in late January, piped into the back room of the Robin's Nest pub, Carole McNeice and Dave Lindsay are about to become the 11,307th couple to get married in a humanist ceremony in Scotland. Carole is 52 and Dave is 59. He...

 
The great, great niece of David Livingston follows in his footsteps through Malawi

The great, great niece of David Livingston follows in his footsteps through Malawi

ASK a Malawian about the Scots missionary explorer Dr David Livingstone and many will rattle off, "Born Blantyre, Scotland, 1813. He stopped the slave trade and brought Christianity to Malawi." The presence of this Victorian freedom fighter...

 
Interview: Biffy Clyro’s Ben Johnston on the making of a monster new release

Interview: Biffy Clyro’s Ben Johnston on the making of a monster new release

BEN Johnston, drummer with Scotland's favourite lean, mean power trio Biffy Clyro, is trying to think of an example of a double album which can justify its running time. Like many music fans, he rates The Clash’s London Calling and The Beatles’ White...

 
Motoring reviews: Volkswagen Golf

Motoring reviews: Volkswagen Golf

GOLF: a four letter hatchback that has sold 29 million since the first in 1974. Now we meet the seventh generation, which arrived last month, from £16,330. It is the first modern Volkswagen to share a chassis and major components with Audi (the A3) in...

 
Restaurant review: Ostlers Close, Fife

Restaurant review: Ostlers Close, Fife

WE OWE much to the generation of chefs and foodies who opened up rural Scotland to good food in the 1980s and 1990s. Ostlers Close 25 Bonnygate, Cupar, Fife 
(01334 655 574, www.ostlersclose.co.uk) 5/10 These pioneers – Hilary and David Brown at La...

 
Tom Kitchin’s pancake day recipes

Tom Kitchin’s pancake day recipes

PANCAKE Day is fast approaching and with it the excuse to get everyone in the kitchen and see who can flip the best pancake. For me though, pancakes aren’t just great on Shrove Tuesday. In our house, pancakes are a staple for simple suppers, brunches...

 

Wine: ‘Products are positioned to encourage supermarket shoppers to trade up’

MARY Portas would warmly applaud Ellies Cellar's founder Gordon Polley and his support for the British high street. Almost all of his half-dozen wine merchant stores are in the commercial centre of what he considers lively, traditional, medium-sized...

 
Walk of the week: Pressmennan Wood

Walk of the week: Pressmennan Wood

WINTER ice-creams are such a decadence, like going to the cinema in the afternoon, or that Walk of the Week is staying in East Lothian for a second Sunday Avid readers will know ice-cream is advocated all year round as an after-walk treat, especially...

 


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