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Clubbers left shocked as man proposes at Hive

Clubbers at Hive were enjoying a casual Friday night out, except one man who was about to ask the biggest question of his life. While revellers took to the dancefloor, one man took the plunge, getting down on one knee. The man popped the question, and ju

Scotsman, today, 09:10

Scots universities check buildings after Grenfell tragedy

Universities and colleges across Scotland are carrying out safety checks on buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The representative body of the nation’s higher education institutions said its members were conducting the inspections to ma

Scotsman, yesterday, 22:45

Video: Edinburgh Airport hit by major power cut

A power outage left Edinburgh Airport without lighting and affected the computer system and air bridges. A statement from Edinburgh Airport said: “We can confirm that power is now returning to the terminal and that flights have resumed. We’re working to

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:22

Edinburgh Napier building ‘features same cladding as Grenfell’

An inspection carried by Edinburgh Napier University into building safety has found that a halls of residence building features the same cladding as Grenfell Tower. A review found that a quarter of the exterior panels of Bainfield Halls, currently home t

Scotsman, Tuesday, 15:15

Facebook Live: Where to learn skills to future-proof your career

In the fast-paced technological age, it’s important to keep your skillset up-to-date to remain an attractive prospect to employers. Ewan Anderson, Marketing and Communications Specialist at Eden Scott, will be discussing ways to do just that during a Fac

Scotsman, Tuesday, 14:43

Scots actors in Harry Potter: Where are they now?

It was one of the biggest film franchises of all time, as well as being a much-loved book series. We all know that Edinburgh and Scotland played a significant role in Harry Potter, but where are the actors that helped bring Hogwarts to the Big Screen?

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:06

Edinburgh vet student killed in crash awarded posthumous degree

A veterinary nursing student who died in a car accident has been awarded a posthumous First Class Honours degree. Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair was killed on the A1 near Dunbar when her car collided with another vehicle as she drove to work the day after her

Scotsman, Monday, 18:16

Video: On board the HMS Queen Elizabeth

There is much interest around the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy is expected to leave her home port for the first time today. The 280-metre, 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier is due to set out from Rosyt

Scotsman, Monday, 14:00

Quiz: How well do you know Harry Potter?

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series. FIrst published in 1997, the book was largely inspired by the Capital, with Edinburgh home to some of the famou

Scotsman, Monday, 11:45

Labour hits out over maths failures

More than half of youngsters who left school in 2015/16 did not have a key maths qualification. Labour is demanding urgent action from Education Secretary John Swinney after figures showed that 43.4 per cent of all school leavers passed maths at National

Scotsman, Sunday, 06:33

Pupils taught to help classmates at risk of ‘honour’ violence

Pupils are being taught how to help classmates at risk of honour-based violence under a pioneering programme being rolled out in two Scottish schools. Edinburgh secondary schools Leith Academy and Drummond Community High School have held sessions highlig

Scotsman, Friday, 06:10

Experimental bone growth treatment saves dog’s leg

Scientists and veterinarians at a Scottish university have helped save a dog from losing its leg thanks to a pioneering bone growth treatment. In what has been described as an “exciting development” in the fledgling field of bone regeneration technology,

Scotsman, Friday, 06:10

Brian Wilson: The SNP are great at asking for your views – but nobody’s listening

The Scottish ­Government are big on consultations. You name it, they’ll ­consult on it. At present, you can have your say on anything from ­cremation costs to Improved ­Parking in Scotland. It’s the kind of badge they like to wear; an impression of liste

Scotsman, Friday, 06:10

Schoolbench unveiled at Moray school in memory of pupil

Classmates at a Moray primary school have unveiled a playground bench in memory of seven-year-old Kieran McQuillan who was tragically killed in a road accident. The bench has been installed at New Elgin Primary School in Elgin where Kieran McQuillan was

Scotsman, 22 June 2017

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

VIRGIN Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. Virgin Media said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was “small”,

Scotsman, 22 June 2017

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