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'Reimagined' Princes Street Gardens would host 15 major events a year under new business plan

All ticket events would be allowed to be staged in Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens on up to 15 days every year under plans for a £25 million revamp to turn it into a year-round arena. A business plan for the long-awaited Quaich Project would...

Wednesday, 13:32 in Lifestyle

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. The actor and comedian, who had dementia, directed some of the comedy troupe's most-loved works, including Life Of Brian. He appeared in TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus in a variety of...

Wednesday, 13:09 in Lifestyle

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland "redefining" what it means to be successful nation

Scotland is "redefining" what it means to be a successful nation, Nicola Sturgeon has told business leaders. The SNP leader has said that the broader "wellbeing" of the population covering areas like health and general happiness is...

Wednesday, 12:54 in Politics

SNP MP says 'once in a generation' indyref was just a 'turn of phrase'

An SNP MP has said that the "once in a generation" line used by Nicola Sturgeon during the Scottish independence referendum six years ago was just a "turn of phrase". Kirsty Blackman, deputy leader of the party's Westminster group,...

Wednesday, 12:54 in Politics

Number of Scottish firms failing hits highest level in seven years

Conditions may be harshening for Scottish businesses after an increase in the number of firms going bust last year. The latest official statistics show that corporate insolvencies in Scotland for the whole of 2019 were 4 per cent up on the year...

Wednesday, 12:43 in Business

SNP mounts devolution protest at Privy Council over Brexit bill

The SNP’s Westminster leader has demanded he attend the next meeting of the Privy Council to protest the granting of Royal Assent to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), after all three devolved legislatures rejected the Brexit bill. Ian Blackford has...

Wednesday, 11:57 in Politics

Yes campaigners form new body to target floating Scottish Independence voters

Cross-party Yes campaigners are to rally undecided voters in a bid to increase backing for an independent Scotland. According to a report in The National, leaders of the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) said there was growing frustration in the...

Wednesday, 11:57 in Politics

10 Glasgow bars and restaurants that closed in 2019

From big high street names to smaller businesses, here are 10 Glasgow bars and restaurants that shut down last year. 1. Benihana, West Nile Street The teppanyaki restaurant opened in the city centre in 2019 but after only a few months of trading,...

Wednesday, 11:56 in Lifestyle

Property firm with £1 billion-plus portfolio guns for further growth amid 'challenging' market

Property firm NewRiver REIT has told investors that it was “pleased” with the festive trading performance of several of its major tenants, adding that it is “well-positioned” to grow amid challenging market conditions. NewRiver, which is structured as...

Wednesday, 11:50 in Business

Scottish pensioner with dementia beats Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Stormzy in download charts

A pensioner with dementia has stormed the UK download charts with her cover of Frank Sinatra's My Way - beating Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Ariana Grande. Margaret Mackie, 83, lives in a care home and while she struggles to remember names, she stunned...

Wednesday, 11:49 in Lifestyle

Actor Laurence Fox: I have received death threats over unfortunate things I said

Laurence Fox has said he has received death threats over the past week following the "unfortunate things" he has said about racism, but that he has to right to express his opinions. The actor sparked controversy last week when he questioned...

Wednesday, 11:43 in Lifestyle

Scottish tourist town calls for 'boozed up teenagers' to be banned from celebrating Hogmanay

A tourist town has called for teenagers to be banned from celebrating Hogmanay - claiming boozed up teens on the rampage are putting people off staying in hotels. Drunk youths are blamed for 'intimidating' locals with 'out of control' behaviour, in...

Wednesday, 10:15 in Lifestyle

New Fife golf course will be ‘must play’, says new manager

Fife’s newest golf course will become a ‘must play’ course when it opens later this year, its new general manager has said. The 6,905-yard, par 72, Dumbarnie Links is due to open on May 16, aiming to attract golfers who visit north east Fife to play...

Wednesday, 09:27 in Business

Meghan Markle's dad: 'I fear I will never speak to my daughter again'

The estranged father of Meghan Markle has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary to be broadcast tonight - but said he fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband again. READ MORE: Dani Garavelli: Royal commentators will...

Wednesday, 09:04 in Lifestyle

Change of chief executive for supermarket giant Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe is to leave after nearly six years at the helm of the supermarket giant. He intends to stay in his role until the end of May and will be replaced by Simon Roberts, the group’s retail and operations director. Coupe attempted...

Wednesday, 08:52 in Business

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