News archive from 17 January 2013

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: In the Cumberland Bar

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: In the Cumberland Bar

The ninth instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's new series of his daily novel 44 Scotland Street Volume 9, Episode 9 In the Cumberland Bar A dog will always sense when its owner’s spirits are low. With that uncanny canine ability to detect distress,...

 
Interview: Brandon Cronenberg talks about his debut film ‘Antiviral’

Interview: Brandon Cronenberg talks about his debut film ‘Antiviral’

Brandon Cronenberg's inspiration for his debut film - a dystopian vision of a sick society obsessed with fame - was discovered close to home, he tells Alistair Harkness THE FIRST time Brandon Cronenberg noticed people being weird around him was in...

 
Film reviews: The Wee Man | The Sessions | Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Film reviews: The Wee Man | The Sessions | Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Alistair Harkness rounds up the latest cinema releases The Wee Man (15) Directed by: Ray Burdis Starring: Martin Compston, John Hannah, Patrick BergIn, Denis Lawson, Stephen McCole * THIS tedious biopic of ex-Glaswegian gangster Paul Ferris has all...

 
Arts blog: ‘It’s the key to keeping things electric’

Arts blog: ‘It’s the key to keeping things electric’

Alistair Harkness explains how the creator of Buffy and Avengers Assemble ended up doing a Shakespeare movie Thanks to Marvel’s multi-movie lead up to last year’s Avengers Assemble, Joss Whedon and Thor director Kenneth Branagh have had plenty of...

 
Film review: Django Unchained is a crazy yet hugely entertaining return to form

Film review: Django Unchained is a crazy yet hugely entertaining return to form

QUENTIN Tarantino continues to justify his superstar status on the world's cinema stage with Django Unchained, his brilliant, bloody and thrillingly unpredictable revenge western about a freed slave unleashing hell on his plantation-owning enemies in...

 
Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers on fame and their upcoming live shows

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers on fame and their upcoming live shows

THROUGH ten series of Strictly Come Dancing, celebrities have enjoyed the limelight, but the professional dancers have gained a big boost from it too, they tell Kelly Apter One of the longest running programmes on British television, Come Dancing,...

 
In pictures: Unearthing Hitler’s bunker

In pictures: Unearthing Hitler’s bunker

THE squalid end of Adolf Hitler and his murderous Third Reich in an underground lair in Berlin is laid bare by these previously unpublished photographs. Allan Hall reports from the German capital At the height of its power, Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich...

 
Images of Scotland: Deer near Dunkeld in Perthshire

Images of Scotland: Deer near Dunkeld in Perthshire

Scotsman photographer Jane Barlow took this picture of fallow deer in a snowy field filled with mist from the nearby River Tay near Dunkeld in Perthshire View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online...

 
Exhibition reviews: Derek Clarke RSA | William Gillies | John Bellany

Exhibition reviews: Derek Clarke RSA | William Gillies | John Bellany

A remarkable collection of work by the RSA's oldest member shows a search for spirituality that sweeps from the pre-war years to the present day, always focusing on clarity DEREK CLARKE RSA - THE ARTIST AT 100 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY, EDINBURGH * * *...

 
Critics’ choice: What to watch

Critics’ choice: What to watch

A roundup of the best art and entertainment on offer for this week THEATRE A TASTE OF HONEY ROYAL LYCEUM, EDINBURGH, TOMORROW UNTIL 9 FEBRUARY WHEN Shelagh Delaney died last winter, she was still barely 73; yet the tributes to her all focused on the...

 
Tennent’s puts in ‘solid’ showing as higher prices offset sales drop

Tennent’s puts in ‘solid’ showing as higher prices offset sales drop

Higher pricing boosted revenues at Tennent's during the nine months to the end of November, even though the amount of lager sold by Scotland's best-selling brand continued to decline. Tennent’s, which is made at the company’s Wellpark Brewery in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Supermarket sales help Thorntons post sweeter numbers

Supermarket sales help Thorntons post sweeter numbers

A LEAP in sales of chocolate boxes through supermarkets has helped Thorntons avoid a repeat of its previous year's dismal Christmas performance. The group told investors yesterday that its “commercial” sales grew strongly, up 26.4 per cent to £34.7...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Baillie Gifford sees assets rise

ASSETS managed by Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford rose to 
£85 billion at 31 December, compared with £69.9bn a year earlier, according to figures released yesterday. But the partnership refused to divulge any profit or revenue data as it...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
PEP GUARDIOLA SNUBS CHELSEA AND MANCHESTER CITY FOR BAYERN MUNICH

PEP GUARDIOLA SNUBS CHELSEA AND MANCHESTER CITY FOR BAYERN MUNICH

PEP GUARDIOLA last night delivered a huge snub for Roman Abramovich and moneybags Manchester City. The former Barcelona boss shocked the world of football when he agreed to take over at Bayern Munich this summer. Only yesterday Guardiola – who has...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

SEP powers up Smart Grid Solutions with £3m funds

Investment firm Scottish Equity Partners has led a £3 million funding round in Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) to help the Glasgow-based company take its electricity network technology to Europe and North America. SGS – which lists Scottish- Power, SSE...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 


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