News archive from 12 January 2013

3,000 gather for fire festival

Around 3,000 people have gathered to watch and take part in the annual Burning of the Clavie. The fire festival, which is said to date back to the 1750s, is held in Burghead, Moray, on January 11 each year. The clavie, which is a half-cask filled with...

 

Priests raise gay marriage concerns

More than 1000 priests have signed a letter voicing concerns about how same-sex marriage will threaten religious freedoms and may even lead to Catholics being excluded from jobs. In the letter, published in The Daily Telegraph, the priests claim that...

 
Kathryn Bigelow: under fire

Kathryn Bigelow: under fire

Kathryn Bigelow: ‘I was surprised to learn women were at the centre of this hunt. And I was sort of surprised that I was surprised.' Photograph: Dan Busta/Corbis Outline When Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces two years ago, Kathryn...

 
EMMANUELLE RIVA: 'OSCAR NOMINATION FEELS LIKE A FAIRY TALE'

EMMANUELLE RIVA: 'OSCAR NOMINATION FEELS LIKE A FAIRY TALE'

The 85 year old has made history as the eldest nominee to ever compete for the Best Actress title at the Oscars, and she shares the category with the youngest ever nominee - Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis, aged nine. But Riva insists...

 

Santander chief predicts rebound

THE chairman of banking giant Santander has said he expects profits to rebound in 2013 after provisions for home loan defaults in Spain peak. In an interview with the Banker, Emilio Botin said the group’s 2012 profits will be down due to “large...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Lobbyist Ryan set to leave Lloyds

Wall Street lobbyist Tim Ryan is to leave the board of Lloyds Banking Group after taking up the top regulatory role at JP Morgan Chase. Ryan, who has been president and chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association since...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Matheson’s pay falls at Brewin

Brewin Dolphin executive chairman Jamie Matheson saw his total pay package fall 13 per cent last year, despite profits surging by more than a third thanks to benign markets and firm customer demand. The firm’s annual report shows Matheson received a...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

‘Disappointing’ Tullow output misses targets

PRODUCTION at Tullow Oil, the Africa-focused explorer, has fallen short of City forecasts following problems in the North Sea. The group also said its full-year results, due to be published next month, would include $670 million (£416.1m) in...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

FoundOcean seals £4.4m wind farm grouting deal

GROUTING firm FoundOcean yesterday won a £4.4 million contract to protect the bases for 108 turbines in the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm being built by Dong Energy and ScottishPower in the Irish Sea. The contract – which will be completed...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Flood of complaints over Sepa action

The legacy of last year, with flooded crops and saturated land, burst out this week, with farmers accusing the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) of contributing to their problems through not allowing ditches to be cleaned. The annual...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Mixed news for lamb producers

There was both good and bad news for British lamb producers yesterday, with news that a major retailer is expanding its commitment to British lamb offset by the threatened closure of one of the largest abattoirs in the country. A total of 800 sheep...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Freight companies face 25% hike in costs to pay for track wear and tear

Rail freight operators will see their average charges jump by almost a quarter to help meet the costs of wear and tear on train tracks, under plans unveiled by the industry regulator. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) said the freight sector was...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

3,000 gather for fire festival

Around 3,000 people have gathered to watch and take part in the annual Burning of the Clavie. The fire festival, which is said to date back to the 1750s, is held in Burghead, Moray, on January 11 each year. The clavie, which is a half-cask filled with...

 
Pension firms agree to disclose more details on work schemes

Pension firms agree to disclose more details on work schemes

MAJOR pension providers have pledged to disclose charges and costs more clearly and consistently to people in workplace pension schemes. The members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), including Aviva, Legal & General, Prudential,...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Tods Murray to ‘bounce back’ after profit and fees take hit

Tods Murray to ‘bounce back’ after profit and fees take hit

TODS Murray, the mid-tier Scottish law firm, said it is returning to growth after suffering a sharp fall in profit and fee income caused by the downturn in activity. The slump in corporate work left the firm nursing a 26 per cent fall in profit to...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 


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