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Scotch whisky under threat from fakes post-Brexit, warn Labour

A group of Scottish Labour MPs are calling on the Brexit Secretary to clarify whether fake Scotch whisky will be banned following Brexit. Currently the drink is protected by EU law through a geographical indication (GI) which outlaws imitation and...

yesterday, 19:00 in Politics

Scottish Government tourism campaign accused of ‘pushing SNP message’

A prominent advertising campaign aimed at attracting more visitors to Scotland has been accused of “blurring the lines” between advertising the country and the SNP. Scotland is Now was unveiled in April as part of a bid to set the country apart from...

yesterday, 19:00 in Politics

Watch Theresa May slammed by Tory MP: ‘When did Brexit mean Remain?’

Theresa May was blasted by one of her own MP’s during a highly charged session of Prime Minister’s Questions. Andrea Jenkyns, an outspoken critic of the Brexit Chequers proposals, asked the Prime Minister at what point “it was decided that Brexit...

yesterday, 19:00 in Politics

Doctors ‘should be allowed to prescribe cannabis’

Doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients in the UK, the official body which advises the UK Government on drugs has said. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said there is “evidence of medicinal benefit of...

yesterday, 19:00 in Politics

Perthshire glazing business becomes nation’s latest employee-owned firm

A Perth-based glazing company founded 25 years ago has joined the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland. A dozen members of staff have now become the owners of Balhousie Glazing, which operates throughout Perth, Dundee and beyond,...

yesterday, 18:59 in Business

Poundworld to close all high street stores

Poundworld is likely to close all its stores next month, it was announced today. Administrators at Deloitte have announced the budget retail chain will shut down a further 78 stores across the country by 29 July, and is likely close its remaining...

yesterday, 18:59 in Business

Pickering’s cheers Chinese gin and seafood bar

Edinburgh-based gin maker Pickering’s is gearing up for the launch of its first ever dedicated gin and seafood bar in Beijing this weekend. The venue, which will be located in the popular Chaoyang district of Beijing, showcases Pickering’s gins...

yesterday, 16:54 in Business

Growth on cards at headhunter Denholm

Specialist marketing recruitment agency and headhunter Denholm has strengthened its top team after booking double-digit revenue growth during the first half of the year. Jackie Anderson, who is head of agency, and Fiona Todd – head of Glasgow – have...

yesterday, 14:18 in Business

Sir Tom Devine is the first Scots historian to win parliamentary award

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian Sir Tom Devine has been honoured by a parliamentary group. The committee of the (UK) All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History awarded Sir Tom and archivist Bruce Jackson with its annual Lifetime...

yesterday, 12:20 in Hot News

Build-to-rent gap persists in Scotland

Scotland is lagging behind in the build-to-rent sector, despite rising demand and favourable conditions for growth, according to research. A report released yesterday highlighted the continuing gulf between planned build-to-rent (BTR) homes north and...

yesterday, 12:17 in Business

Humza Yousaf will ‘keep an open mind’ on parole reforms

New justice secretary Humza Yousaf has said he will “keep an open mind” on Scottish Conservative proposals to reform the parole system. In a letter to the Tories, Mr Yousaf suggested the plans, which include allowing victims to attend parole board...

yesterday, 10:22 in Politics

Number of Scots medical students drops to 10-year low

The number of young Scots studying clinical medicine at university north of the Border has dropped to a ten year-low, official figures indicate. Ministers insist numbers are on the rise with the proportion of Scots in the first year of medical degrees...

yesterday, 10:22 in Politics

Leader comment: Health service without doctors is not worthy of the name

An array of different pressures have combined to create a crisis for the NHS in Scotland. An array of different pressures have combined to create a crisis for the NHS in Scotland. And one of the most significant is a growing shortage of doctors....

yesterday, 09:52 in Health

Kevan Christie: Judge politicians and officials by ability, not BMI

The public shaming of NHS Scotland’s chief executive and our new Health Secretary – who were told to quit their bad habits and “practice what they preach” – overstepped the mark in terms of intruding into people’s private lives. No doubt, Tam Fry,...

yesterday, 09:52 in Health

Estate on site of Jacobite battle could be yours for £5m

A Highland Perthshire residential and sporting estate which was the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie in the 17th century has been put up for sale for offers over £5 million. The battle – which saw “Bonnie Dundee” lead a Jacobite force to victory...

yesterday, 09:49 in Lifestyle

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