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Glasgow Distiller Company branches out with debut rum drink

The Glasgow Distillery Company is today launching its first rum brand, Banditti Club. Named after an infamous group of young drinkers who used to meet in the city’s pubs more than 200 years ago, the drink uses rum distilled from pressed Madeira sugar...

today, 06:06 in Business
 

Shetland to Caithness subsea electricity link given provisional approval

Plans for a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland have been provisionally approved by the energy regulator. Ofgem said it is minded to approve the Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) 600MW transmission link, which would...

yesterday, 20:39 in Environment
 

Stiff Little Fingers frontman condemns mosh pit ‘sex assault’ during Glasgow gig

The frontman from a cult punk rock band has spoken out to condemn the actions of a fan who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a gig in Glasgow last weekend. Jake Burns, lead singer and guitarist from the Northern Irish group Stiff Little...

yesterday, 20:15 in Lifestyle
 

World’s first tidal wave engineering test centre to be built in Rosyth

The world’s first engineering test centre aimed at speeding the development of materials and structures for tidal energy and transport is to be built in Fife by a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock International. The £2.4...

yesterday, 19:57 in Environment
 

You’d ban smacking if you’d seen what I’ve seen – Dr Punam Krishan

As a GP, Dr Punam Krishan has seen too many cases where ‘light smacks’ have gone wrong. She writes of how appalled she is to learn that there is resistance to a ban on smacking in Scotland. I just had a haunting consultation with a patient who, in...

yesterday, 19:45 in Learning
 

Two men arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over St Patrick’s Day disco crush

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by police investigating the deaths of three teenagers outside a St Patrick’s Day disco, police said. The youngsters died after a crush near the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown in Co Tyrone on Sunday...

yesterday, 19:15 in Hot News
 

ONE drives tech agenda with ScotlandIS tie-up

Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) is teaming up with digital industries trade organisation ScotlandIS to boost the tech community in North-east Scotland. The partnership will focus on developing the area’s digital...

yesterday, 19:02 in Politics
 

CYBG study finds personal touch is key in future of banking

The banking industry must work to maintain trust and ensure customers are not left behind as the sector embraces technological advances, new research suggests. The Bank of the Future report from CYBG – the owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks,...

yesterday, 18:59 in Business
 

5,000 Highlanders and an unprecedented exodus to Australia

Details of the 5,000 Highlanders who emigrated to Australia amid an unprecedented exodus from Scotland during the 19th Century have been published. The records from the Highland and Islands Emigration Society have been released online by the National...

yesterday, 18:40 in Lifestyle
 

Delay to Brexit must be ‘useful’ to get approval, warns Michel Barnier

The European Union will need to know “the reason and the usefulness” of any UK request for a delay to Brexit before deciding whether to grant an extension, the EU’s chief negotiator has cautioned. Theresa May is due to write by the end of Wednesday to...

yesterday, 18:24 in Hot News
 

Witnesses to crush at St Patrick’s Day disco won’t face action for being underage

Young witnesses to a crush that killed three teenagers outside a St Patrick’s Day disco will not face police action for being underage, detectives have said. Police and prosecutors made the pledge in an effort to get more teenagers to come forward to...

yesterday, 18:08 in Hot News
 

Social enterprise cheers Co-op tie-up to fund clean water project

Craft beer social enterprise Brewgooder is teaming up with Co-op for its first national retail campaign. Launching tomorrow in 408 stores, the eight-week Co-op Well Dig aims to sell enough Ellon-brewed Brewgooder lager to fund clean water access for...

yesterday, 17:53 in Business
 

Mackay claims Scotland "sold out" by Brexit process

THE UK government has been accused of "shortchanging and ripping off Scotland" as the country prepares to leave the European Union. Scotland’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, said that the country had been "sold out" during the...

yesterday, 17:44 in Politics
 

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn 'further from People's Vote than Theresa May'

Jeremy Corbyn is further away from accepting a second EU referendum than Theresa May, opposition party leaders have claimed after failing to secure the Labour leader’s support for a so-called People’s Vote. The Westminster leaders of the SNP, Liberal...

yesterday, 17:44 in Politics
 

Galbraith to accelerate rural services after merger

Property consultancy Galbraith is to merge with a specialised rural estate management firm, saying it will enable the provision of enhanced rural services across a wider geographic area. Galbraith, which has 11 offices north of the Border, is teaming...

yesterday, 17:01 in Business
 


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