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Ex-SPL chief sends unsympathetic tweet about Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Former SPL chief executive Roger Mitchell received a backlash on social media after sending out an unsympathetic string of tweets about Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. READ MORE - Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: Help Leigh Griffiths find happiness...

15 min. ago in Environment

Theresa May faces no confidence motion in her Government

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face another attempt to topple her administration next week, with Labour and the SNP both considering motions of no confidence in the final days before parliament rises for Christmas. Opposition parties are...

today, 22:16 in Politics

Scottish Budget: Warning some could take home just 30p in the pound

Economists have said some higher rate taxpayers in Scotland could take home as little as 30p in the pound following decisions in the Scottish Government draft budget. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay outlined the Scottish Government’s draft tax and...

today, 19:37 in Politics

A Christmas message from Church of Scotland Moderator Rt Rev Susan Brown

For many, there is no happier time than Christmas.  For others, there is no harder time. When it comes around, Christmas tends to be something that either floats your boat – or rocks it. It is something you love. Or it’s something you endure. In...

today, 18:30 in Lifestyle

Crabbies confirms first Edinburgh whisky for 100 years

Single malt whisky distilling has returned to Edinburgh after one of the city’s best known drinks brands pushed the button on spirit production. Halewood Wines & Spirits, owners of Whitley Neill Gin, Crabbie’s and the John Crabbie & Co malt...

today, 17:52 in Politics

Developers reveal proposal for Scotland’s tallest building in Dundee

Developers have revealed they want to create Scotland’s tallest building next to the city’s new V&A museum. The £200 million development proposed for a vacant site between the £80 million attraction and the Tay Road Bridge would tower 460 ft tall...

today, 17:52 in Politics

Boston Networks expands with fresh buy-out

A Glasgow-headquartered IT firm is continuing its ambitious growth plan after swooping on an English peer. Boston Networks, which aims to become a mid-market leader in network-enabled smart technologies, has accelerated its expansion by acquiring...

today, 17:52 in Politics

Edinburgh-Madrid easyJet flight makes emergency landing after passenger falls ill

An easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Madrid was forced into an emergency landing in England after a passenger on board required urgent medical assistance. The aircraft departed Edinbugh Airport just after 3pm and had been expected to arrive in the...

today, 17:46 in Politics

Puffins in Scotland: where and when to see the colourful sea birds

Puffins are Scotland's most sought-after seabird due to their strikingly coloured beak, trademark waddling gait and unique behaviour - and spotting them in Scotland is easier than you might think. The puffins annually migrate to Scotland, settling all...

today, 16:55 in Lifestyle

Luxury care home opens after £10m investment.

A care home described as one of the most luxurious in Scotland has opened its doors, boasting facilities including a cinema room and chauffeur-driven Mercedes. More than £10 million has been invested in purpose-built Bothwell Castle Care Home. The...

today, 15:57 in Business

Law firm Burness Paull seals deal for extra floor at Edinburgh base

Scottish legal heavyweight Burness Paull has ramped up the size of its Edinburgh base as it continues to win new international work. The firm, which is based on the third floor of the capital’s Exchange Plaza office complex, has now leased the floor...

today, 15:26 in Politics

Capital hotel eyes growth after seven-figure refit

An Edinburgh city centre hotel has invested almost £3 million in a major refurbishment to transform it into an “iconic” destination attracting local, national and international visitors. The five-storey Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace has...

today, 14:54 in Business

Frank O’Donnell: responsible businesses are gaining competitive advantage

Responsible business is no longer the tick-box item for companies as it was in the early nineties. In the present period of increasing alarm over global warming and seismic shifts for the world’s major economies, responsible business is now essential...

today, 14:51 in Health

Goals cheers 50th football centre milestone

Goals Soccer Centres, the East Kilbride-based five-a-side football operator, has hailed a milestone moment after opening its 50th site. The latest venue, located in California, forms part of the Scottish group’s North ­American joint venture with...

today, 14:50 in Politics

Brexit: UK politics in persistent vegetative state – Feargal Cochrane

After the Prime Minister survived an attempt to oust her as Conservative party leader, Professor Feargal Cochrane says the UK must understand that there is gridlock in Government and the only things moving are the hands on the Brexit clock that are...

today, 14:44 in Politics

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