News archive from 3 August 2014

Book shows how sustainable food could boost health

Book shows how sustainable food could boost health

A VISION of Scotland's future where low-emission cattle graze in fields and cars fuelled by seaweed zip along the roads is set out in a new book that claims to show how reshaping food production could create a healthier population and save the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Salmond and Darling set for TV independence debate

Salmond and Darling set for TV independence debate

ALEX Salmond and Alistair Darling go head-to-head in a television debate this week, with Yes Scotland strategists predicting a victory for the SNP leader that will help win next month's referendum. Figures on the Yes side are confident that Salmond’s...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Russian threat a ‘warning against independence’

Russian threat a ‘warning against independence’

THE new threat emerging from Russia should act as a warning against Scottish independence, the chairman of the Commons defence select committee has said. Rory Stewart, the former Black Watch soldier who represents an English Border seat for the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Entrepreneur seeks £370m in damages from FCA

Entrepreneur seeks £370m in damages from FCA

A FINANCIAL services entrepreneur is pursuing the City watchdog for more than £370 million in damages after claiming he was the victim of a "politically motivated" closure of his firm. Stewart Ford, who is the subject of disciplinary...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Investor helps Lomond harness rentals boom

Investor helps Lomond harness rentals boom

PROPERTY management firm Lomond Capital has secured an investment from a private equity firm to accelerate its already rapid expansion. MML Capital Partners, a European and US investor, has bought a minority stake in Edinburgh-based Lomond which has...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Oil and gas policy ‘should be decided in Aberdeen’

Oil and gas policy ‘should be decided in Aberdeen’

GOVERNMENT policy and decision makers responsible for oil and gas taxation and regulation should be moved from London to Aberdeen, according to an economics pressure group. Decentralising energy policy to the north of Scotland would replicate the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Marginal oil fields ‘worth £40bn to UK’

Marginal oil fields ‘worth £40bn to UK’

The North Sea could hold more than £40 billion of "unforeseen" oil revenues in fields which were rejected for development but could now be exploited with the latest exploration and recovery technology. The fields in the UK continental shelf...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Mike Smith: The ups and downs of a high-flying career

Mike Smith: The ups and downs of a high-flying career

Mike Smith, who has died at the age of 59 after heart surgery, was one of the most popular British broadcasters of the 1980s, who overcame a serious flying accident to reinvent himself as a successful aerial cameraman. Smith joined BBC Radio 1 from...

BBC, 00:06 in Art & Culture
 
Festival deal feeds Appetite

Festival deal feeds Appetite

AN EVENT catering business has taken a big step towards its goal of doubling turnover after agreeing a three-year deal to provide food for Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) venues. Appetite Direct, which is based in the Scottish capital, has...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Terry Murden: Seeking truth over Yes vote

Terry Murden: Seeking truth over Yes vote

ON THIS most poignant of weekends it is worth noting the words attributed to US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson in 1918 that truth is the first casualty of war. His aphorism applies not only to the battlefield, but also to the boardroom and debating...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Outlander sparks global interest in Scots heritage

Outlander sparks global interest in Scots heritage

Dubbed Scotland's Game of Thrones, Outlander is set to become a fantasy tourist phenomenon, but it's also arousing global interest in our real heritage, writes Dani Garavelli TOUR guide Hugh Allison had been managing the Culloden Visitor Centre for a...

 
Jacobites set for battle over Cumbria housing plan

Jacobites set for battle over Cumbria housing plan

GRAVES of those who fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie and whose deaths were immortalised in the Scottish song The Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond could end up stranded in the middle of a roundabout on a housing development, campaigners have claimed. The...

 
Jeff Salway: No sign of banks changing ways

Jeff Salway: No sign of banks changing ways

NEXT weekend marks the seventh anniversary of "the day the world changed". That’s seven years for the banking industry to get its act together and start the cultural overhaul that was so obviously needed. It was Adam Applegarth, chief...

 
Warning for savers over bond risks

Warning for savers over bond risks

Many investors may be unaware of the true potential for losses when they put money in corporate bond funds, writes Jeff Salway SAVERS starved of income from cash accounts and turning to corporate bond funds for low-risk growth have been told by the...

 

WATCH: Robson Green’s surprise visit to Powburn Show to take part in wrestling match

Northumberland-born actor Robson Green paid a surprise visit to Powburn Show today and tried his hand at one of its traditional events, Cumberland and Westmoreland wrestling. Crowds were delighted to see Robson, who was filming for his second series...

 


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