News archive from 28 June 2013

Festival fans got moves like Jagger

Hundreds of festivalgoers proved they had the moves like Jagger by taking part in a Jumping Jack Flashmob at Glastonbury. The Jagger Off, arranged by two Rolling Stones fans to celebrate the band's first appearance at the festival, saw crowds of...

 

Local authorities in tune over music fees

THE scrapping of charges for musical instrument tuition at examination standard has been backed on the day a new report called for a review of fees. The Scottish Government’s instrumental music group report said there should be no financial barrier...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Learning
 
Belhaven brewer Greene King sees profits rise

Belhaven brewer Greene King sees profits rise

BARS and brewing group Greene King, whose brands include Belhaven Best, has hit out at the proposal for a statutory code governing links between pub companies and tenanted landlords as unnecessary "strong-arming" of the industry. Rooney...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Scots firms get less than 1% of UK crowdfunding

Scots firms get less than 1% of UK crowdfunding

SCOTTISH firms are missing out on millions of pounds of potential investment from "crowdfunding", as a report shows that less than 1 per cent of money raised last year in the UK went to recipients north of the Border. A study commissioned by...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Wind farm investor eyes £300m float to buy assets

Wind farm investor eyes £300m float to buy assets

RENEWABLES Infrastructure Group, an investment firm focusing on onshore wind and solar power assets, has unveiled plans to raise up to £300 million through a stock market flotation. The company said it would use the proceeds to buy an initial 276...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Online shopping rates to ‘plateau’ - report

Online shopping rates to ‘plateau’ - report

INTERNET shopping is expected to plateau over the next few years, giving a much-needed reprieve for high streets, a new report has claimed. Colliers International’s 17th mid-summer retail report predicts that the number of empty shops will fall from...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Churches have role to play as investors

Comment: Churches have role to play as investors

A WEEK before he was crucified and rose from the dead, Jesus overturned the money-changers' tables in the temple at Jerusalem, warning that the house of God had been turned into a "hideout for thieves" that ripped off the faithful. Taking...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Shop failure won’t derail Hornby sales

Train sets and model maker Hornby has insisted that the failure of the ModelZone toy store chain will have a limited impact on its business. ModelZone, which has 47 stores across the UK, including three in Scotland, yesterday appointed administrators...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

CAP reform – ‘now the hard work begins’

Any thoughts that decision-making on the new common agricultural policy (CAP) was all but done were dismissed yesterday by Jonny Hall, policy manager for NFU Scotland. “We are now at the end of the beginning. Scotland now has to get on with the sheer...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Decisions going local

LAST night another two pieces in the CAP jigsaw were put in place and in both the final decision will rest with the Scottish Government. The first deals with the maximum amount of cash any farmer can receive, with Europe saying it was up to member...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

£6m in funds for hotel operator

Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group has bought the Busby Hotel in Clarkston and Greenock's Redhurst Hotel after borrowing £6.25 million from Barclays through the Funding for Lending scheme run by the Bank of England and the Treasury. Cash from the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Pinewood fears lack of space for Hollywood films

THE film studio used for up-coming Disney movie Maleficent has warned that rising demand for its facilities from Hollywood producers is leading to a capacity crunch. Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said film makers are “concerned”...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Betfair put its money on simplified products

BETFAIR is attracting more gamblers to its website with simpler products, the online betting company said, defending its strategy after rejecting a £1 billion takeover bid. Chief executive Breon Corcoran gave details of the changes in the firm’s final...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Costa Del Sol ‘murder-suicide’ disability link

Costa Del Sol ‘murder-suicide’ disability link

An apparent murder-suicide involving a family of three in Spain may be linked to the daughter's disability, it is understood. • Deaths of three people in apparent murder-suicide may be linked to disability of daughter, 20 • Reports suggest that note...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Jail for £920k injury claim rugby player

Jail for £920k injury claim rugby player

A MAN has been jailed for eight months after he was caught playing rugby while making a £923,000 claim for wrist injuries. The Old Bailey heard David Ribchester, 31, was secretly filmed at his local rugby club where he was “seen to grab the ball with...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 


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