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Under the Radar: VanIves

Growing up in the small Galloway town of Castle Douglas, Roan Ballantyne and Stuart Ramage were ten when they first bonded over a mutual love of skateboarding. Four years later the fully fledged lords of the boards had expanded their talents to...

today, 13:21 in Lifestyle
 

What the benefits of being a responsible business?

Vision Voices: We asked people from a broad selection of sectors to describe in their own words the biggest impact acting responsibly has had on their organisations. Lorna Jack, Chief Executive, Law Society of Scotland As the professional body for...

today, 13:15 in Business
 

Meet the stars of the Scottish ski mountaineering circuit

Skimo, a challenging cross between skiing and mountaineering, is well-suited to Scottish conditions and could soon feature at the Olympics, writes Cat Hart Racing a pack of Lycra-clad skiers up a mountain in gale force winds and driving sleet probably...

today, 12:13 in Lifestyle
 

How Snowfactories are revolutionising the Scottish ski industry

The Scottish weather is notoriously unreliable when it comes to creating good skiing conditions, so is the latest technology the answer? Cat Hart talks to two resorts who have tried it One of the biggest problems with skiing in Scotland has always...

today, 12:13 in Lifestyle
 

Theresa May returns to Brussels after surviving bruising Tory confidence vote

Theresa May heads to Brussels on Thursday seeking fresh concessions for her Brexit deal after emerging from a confidence vote by Tory MPs bloodied and bruised but victorious. The Prime Minister will address EU leaders at the two-day European Council...

today, 12:09 in Politics
 

David McColgan: Lessen the heart-break by learning the lesson of life-saving CPR

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This rather daunting title describes the simple, but potentially life saving, steps that we should all be familiar with. It’s where a person presses up and down on the chest of someone who has had a...

today, 10:50 in Health
 

Three new Tim Hortons stores to create 100 jobs

Tim Hortons franchise company Pizza Cake is set to launch three new sites in Scotland on the back of a multi-million pound funding package from HSBC UK. Pizza Cake, the first franchise company for the Canadian coffee shop in the UK, expects to create...

today, 10:19 in Business
 

UK’s highest court to rule on Scottish Brexit bill

The UK’s highest court will rule on a challenge brought over Brexit legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament. Supreme Court justices will announce their decision on Thursday on the “competence” of the Scottish Bill following a hearing in London...

today, 09:25 in Politics
 

Call for answers over Amanda Cox Edinburgh Royal Infirmary death

QUESTIONS are being asked as to how a new mum could get lost in the Royal Infirmary before being found dying alone in a stairwell. Tory health spokesman Miles Briggs has written to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman demanding answers as tributes continue...

today, 09:25 in Politics
 

Speedy Hire swallows Glasgow business in multi-million deal

Plant supply heavyweight Speedy Hire has snapped up a Glasgow-headquartered training provider in a multi-million-pound deal. The group said it had acquired the entire issued share capital of Geason Holdings from Ian and Robert Kilpatrick and connected...

today, 09:11 in Politics
 

John McLaren: Scottish budget likely to unravel as spending felt

A very odd Scottish Budget. Despite the extra Barnett consequential’s money from the UK Budget, the day-to-day (resource) Scottish budget actually fell in real terms (i.e. its spending power is reduced, after adjusting for inflation) moving from...

today, 06:39 in Politics
 

A strange paradox at the heart of the Scottish economy – Bill Jamieson

Assumptions about the link between employment, average earnings and high street spending no longer seem to apply, writes Bill Jamieson. These days, you can’t look away for five minutes. The dramatic delay of the crunch EU Withdrawal Agreement vote in...

today, 06:39 in Politics
 

Cutting Scotland’s drink-drive limit fails to make roads safer

The reduced drink-drive limit in Scotland has had no impact on cutting road accidents, a new study has found. The Scottish Government cut the legal blood alcohol limit for motorists from 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood to 50 in...

today, 06:39 in Politics
 

Brexiteer fantasies are wrecking Britain – leader comment

The attempt to oust Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party was bound to fail from the start and was nothing but a meaningless distraction. They were doomed to fail from the start, they knew it, yet still they sallied forth to make a stand for...

today, 06:32 in Hot News
 

How to fix the NHS and Scotland’s health – Catherine Calderwood

Improving cancer treatment and mental health care, persuading people to take more exercise, and ensuring parents and babies are healthier are among the most important steps that could be taken to improve the NHS, writes Catherine Calderwood,...

today, 06:32 in Hot News
 


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