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Scottish independence activists demand Nicola Sturgeon ‘use the mandate’

Pro-independence activists are demanding that Nicola Sturgeon “use the mandate” at the SNP autumn conference by calling a second referendum. A fringe group, Scotland Land of the Brave Saor Alba, has shared an invite with its followers to attend the...

3 min. ago in Politics

Video: Henry Naylor doesn’t hold back in new Fringe play Games

When Henry Naylor brought his sell-out show ‘Borders’ to last year’s Fringe, he made waves as one of only a handful of playwrights honing in on the migrant crisis. And so the multi-award winning British playwright hasn’t held back on talking about the...

4 min. ago in Lifestyle

Book review: Perfidious Albion by Sam Byers

I wouldn’t normally comment on the cover of a book, but I will make an exception for this scintillating and timeous novel. It is a hybrid between the kind of ghastly corporate “vision” used on hoardings around areas about to be “gentrified” and Pieter...

36 min. ago in Lifestyle

John Swinney told of child left covered in faeces at school

A child with additional support needs (ASN) was left covered in faeces at school as teachers would not help her, a mother has told the Scottish education secretary. The woman, who gave her name as Marie, was taking part in a BBC Radio Scotland...

41 min. ago in Learning

Under the Radar: Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe has had a meteoric rise in the trad world over the past couple of years, playing to thousands of people on a touring schedule which would make Metallica look like skivers. Growing up with the ballad tradition in her native Aberdeenshire she...

42 min. ago in Lifestyle

John Swinney: No "morale crisis" among Scots teachers

John Swinney has insisted Scotland there is no "crisis in morale" among Scottish teachers as he faced a grilling over punishing workloads and low pay. The Education Secretary was today told by one retiring head teacher that that the...

today, 11:06 in Politics

TVSquared targets Latin American advertisers

TVSquared, the Edinburgh-founded technology firm that helps firms measure returns from ­television advertising, has further grown its global footprint. The company said that its new Miami-based office would oversee its TVSquared Latin America...

today, 10:24 in Business

New marketing boss for footwear retailer Schuh

Schuh, the Livingston-headquartered footwear retailer, has bolstered its management team after hiring a chief marketing officer. Alice Cleary, who has more than 15 years’ experience in global marketing, will join the existing eight members of the...

today, 10:24 in Business

Capital stars in new Proclaimers video for latest single ‘Streets of Edinburgh’

The Proclaimers have shared their latest music video for the song Streets of Edinburgh, with the Capital being the star of the show. A number of famous, and infamous, landmarks feature in the video which dropped yesterday. The video, directed by...

today, 09:55 in Lifestyle

Bride-to-be diagnosed with brain tumour shares inspirational story of living in the moment

AT just 11-years-old, Kirsty Harrison was given news which would be devastating and terrifying to someone twice her age. She had a brain tumour and there was no way to remove it. But Kirsty, from Penicuik, refused to let the shattering diagnosis news...

today, 09:53 in Politics

US data and tech outfit Transiris Corporation opens base in Glasgow

A Silicon Valley technology and data consultancy is looking to create 26 jobs after choosing Glasgow for the next phase of its global expansion. Transiris Corporation’s expansion is being supported by £250,000 of regional selective assistance (RSA)...

today, 09:38 in Business

House of Fraser website offline amid reported delivery woes

House of Fraser took its website offline yesterday amid complaints from customers about delayed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct last week. A message on the retailer’s home page read: “We’re currently working hard to make some...

today, 09:38 in Business

Weatherbys board appoints Jacqui Low

Weatherbys Private Bank has appointed Jacqui Low to its advisory board as it continues its ambitious Scottish growth plans. The bank, headquartered in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, said there was “no one better” to help expand its business in...

today, 09:38 in Business

Rugby star Danny Cipriani in court over ‘police assault’ at nightclub

England rugby star Danny Cipriani is due to appear in court accused of assaulting police during an incident at a Jersey nightclub The fly-half, 30, was also charged with resisting arrest, common assault, larceny and being disorderly on licensed...

today, 09:30 in Lifestyle

Love Island winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer to attend Edinburgh TV Festival

Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham will join previous stars from the reality show for an exclusive masterclass at the Edinburgh TV Festival. Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes, contestants from the 2017 series, and the programme’s narrator Iain...

today, 09:09 in Lifestyle

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