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Item Club think-tank warns of downturn in growth

The dive in the pound since the Brexit vote will prompt a “hard rebalancing” of the UK economy away from consumer spending and towards exports, an influential new think-tank report will say tomorrow. But while UK economic growth will become better balanc

today, 00:05 in Hot News

Food sector faces ‘terrifying’ tariffs after hard Brexit

Scotland’s food sector has called the prospect of a hard Brexit “terrifying” and has urged the UK government not to walk away from EU negotiations table without a trade deal. Scottish exports of red meat worth hundreds of millions of pounds could be “clo

today, 00:04 in Politics

Dani Garavelli: Women on the march nurse their wrath

In the darkest of times, you take your comfort where you find it. Waking up on Friday morning to see images of #bridgesnotwalls banners draped on river crossings from London to Nepal provided the tiniest glimmer of light; enough to help me overcome the u

today, 00:02 in World News

Scottish company convinced The Queen to embrace solar power

With clients ranging from The Queen to the Scottish Parliament, a small company in Forres has been playing a leading role in Scotland’s renewables revolution for more than three decades. AES Solar is the longest running solar thermal manufacturer in West

yesterday, 23:57 in Environment

Edinburgh pupils missed 500 school days due to building fears

Schools in Scotland’s capital were closed for almost 500 days last year as a result of PFI-related safety fears, new figures have revealed. Eleven of the schools affected in Edinburgh faced seven-week closures, according to data released under Freedom of

yesterday, 23:47 in Politics

Euan McColm: ‘America first’ is a dumb example to follow

It was grimly compelling, wasn’t it? Donald Trump’s speech after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States was so ostentatiously awful, so devoid of class or statesmanship that one could only despair that this punk, this lousy huckster du

yesterday, 23:47 in Politics

Bill Jamieson: Mind the growing gap between north and south

Amid the Niagara of news and comment on Brexit, a worrying trend is slipping by with little discussion: the growing disparity in economic performance between Scotland and the rest of the UK. It’s been easy to shunt this off as a consequence of Brexit unc

yesterday, 23:47 in Business


‘It’s been like a noose tightening around our necks for years,” says John Buchan, “and now we’re going to be free of it.” The Scottish Government’s version of events may be that the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union spells econom

yesterday, 23:42 in Business

Interview: Why EDF’s Vincent De Rivaz backs Scotland

‘Scotland matters a lot to us, and as the First Minister put it in her speech, we matter for Scotland,” says Vincent De Rivaz. The chief executive of EDF Energy was in the Scottish capital to join First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last Tuesday as she opened

yesterday, 23:42 in Business

Grand Theft Auto mastermind Leslie Benzies launches new companies

The Scot who helmed the firm behind one of the world’s best-selling video game series has set up a series of new companies amid an acrimonious legal battle with his former employer. Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North, the studio which pro

yesterday, 23:39 in Hot News

Helen Colhoun: Big data holds key to tackling diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most pressing modern health problems. Nearly 350 million people worldwide are affected by the disease and rates of both type 1 and 2 diabetes are on the rise. We believe that clues to tackling the condition could be right here in S

yesterday, 23:36 in Health

Greens put SNP budget at risk by holding out for 60 per cent tax on the rich

The SNP government is running out of options to find support to get its budget passed after the pro-independence Greens warned they won’t back the current proposals. Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie insisted there is a “clear need” for new income tax po

yesterday, 23:20 in Politics

Braemore snaps up Click-Let to exploit ‘huge opportunity’

Braemore, the Edinburgh-based property firm, has sealed a deal to acquire Click-Let, pushing the business into the buoyant short-term lettings market. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is Braemore’s tenth bolt-on deal since 2010 and will add 400 p

yesterday, 23:17 in Business

School bus crash fireball leaves 16 dead in Italy

At least 16 people were killed after a bus taking Hungarian schoolchildren home from a trip to France was engulfed in a fireball after slamming into a road barrier in northern Italy. Thirty-nine people survived the crash, although dozens were seriously i

yesterday, 21:51 in World News

Twenty people killed after bomb explodes in Pakistan market

Twenty people were killed and scores injured after a bomb exploded at a bustling market in Pakistan yesterday. The blast in the city of Parachinar, near the Afghanistan border, left at least 50 people injured, A faction of the Pakistani Taleban (TTP) had

yesterday, 21:51 in World News

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