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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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