News archive from 16 April 2015, page 17

Trenchcoats help Burberry shrug off sales slowdown

Trenchcoats help Burberry shrug off sales slowdown

Luxury fashion label Burberry has enjoyed a "robust" second half, boosted by strong demand in American and European markets, but saw a weaker performance in the Far East. The group said total revenues for the six months to the end of March...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
GUY MARTIN ISLE OF MAN TT EXCLUSIVE: Tyco BMW star on search for first Manx win

GUY MARTIN ISLE OF MAN TT EXCLUSIVE: Tyco BMW star on search for first Manx win

THE majority of the motorbiking world would probably like to see a Guy Martin win at this year's Isle of Man TT. For all his talent, fame and enthusiasm the Kirmington racer has never stood on the top step of the podium at the famous Manx event....

 
Keppie wins contract to design £333m AECC

Keppie wins contract to design £333m AECC

Architectural practice Keppie Design has been appointed to design the new £333 million Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). Aberdeen City Council recently approved plans to relocate the centre next to the Rowett Institute at Bucksburn and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Fingerprint software to revolutionise cash machines

Fingerprint software to revolutionise cash machines

A Scottish cash machine maker plans to create ATMs which allow customers to

 
Leaders: Protest vote against ­Labour could backfire

Leaders: Protest vote against ­Labour could backfire

With a seeming acceptance now that the minor parties will hold the balance of power in the new UK parliament the battleground has to switched to what that power balance would look like. David Cameron's view of a Labour/SNP pact at Westminster will...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 
Osprey Lassie lays first egg in old Lady’s nest

Osprey Lassie lays first egg in old Lady’s nest

A YOUNG osprey that has taken over the nest left by Lady - possibly Scotland's most famous bird of prey - has laid her first egg, it was revealed yesterday. The fish eagle, dubbed ­Lassie, produced her first egg of the season on Tuesday night, on the...

 
Orkney wind turbine spins into record books

Orkney wind turbine spins into record books

A WIND turbine in Orkney has spun its way into the record books - becoming the first in the UK to generate more than one hundred million kilowatt hours of electricity. The device on the island’s exposed Burgar Hill, the windiest location for a wind...

 
Scottish bagpipe maker turns skirl to profit

Scottish bagpipe maker turns skirl to profit

A SCOTTISH bagpipe-maker who made his first set of pipes using parts from a washing

 
44 Scotland Street: Drummond Place issues

44 Scotland Street: Drummond Place issues

Volume 10, episode 24: Into Drummond Place swept the anodyne grey station wagon in which the Pollock family (sans Irene) travelled with Stuart's

 
Capital gains: Another Fuller Thomson pub

Capital gains: Another Fuller Thomson pub

The pubs group behind Edinburgh establishments Holyrood 9A, Red Squirrel and The Southern has taken the wraps off its latest venue in the capital after securing an £850,000 funding package from Bank of Scotland. Fuller Thomson, which also owns...

Scotsman, 00:23 in Business
 
Scotland studio saga drags on as deadline missed

Scotland studio saga drags on as deadline missed

SCOTLAND'S troubled film and TV industry has been dealt a new blow after a public sector quango missed its own deadline to finalise a long-awaited deal to secure a permanent film studio. The private-sector bid was ­revealed in early February by...

 
Cameron: SNP will be chain to Labour wrecking ball

Cameron: SNP will be chain to Labour wrecking ball

THE prospect of the SNP propping up an Ed Miliband government will come under sustained

Scotsman, 00:25 in Politics
 
Royal birth ‘to have impact on sales of prosecco’

Royal birth ‘to have impact on sales of prosecco’

COMMEMORATIVE china by the Royal Collection Trust, an Emma Bridgewater celebratory mug and a £5 coin will be among the souvenirs marking the birth of the royal baby. Ahead of Prince George’s arrival in 2013, the memorabilia market was flooded with...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 
Ukip manifesto: We want our country back - Farage

Ukip manifesto: We want our country back - Farage

NIGEL Farage yesterday set out plans for an early referendum on withdrawal from the European Union, a radical reduction in immigration, increased spending on defence and an £18 billion tax giveaway as he launched the Ukip manifesto under the slogan...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 
Honda powers to top of chart for car reliability

Honda powers to top of chart for car reliability

BENTLEYS and Porsches may be posh but they are more prone to break down than other cars,

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 


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