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Renfrewshire business consultancy Consenna on track for £2m revenue goal

Business consultancy Consenna is on track to top £2 million in turnover in the current financial year, thanks to a period of sustained growth and client wins. The firm, which last month relocated to larger premises in Renfrewshire to accommodate its...

Friday, 17:27 in Business

General Election: Nicola Sturgeon talks of ‘inclusion’ but demonises a million Scots – Brian Wilson

Nicola Sturgeon’s demeanour at a recent pro-independence rally in Glasgow may not have made passers-by with the ‘wrong’ accent feel particularly welcome, writes Brian Wilson. Scotland is “open, welcoming, diverse and inclusive” and “no Tory is every...

Friday, 17:12 in Politics

Watch as Glasgow's Question Time audience mocks Scottish Tory MP for saying Boris Johnson 'cares about...

A Tory minister who appeared on BBC Question Time hosted in Glasgow was laughed at by the audience for saying the Prime Minister 'cares about Scotland'. The clip from the flagship program showing former Tory MP Kirstene Hair saying Boris Johnson cares...

Friday, 17:03 in Hot News

Traders angry at lack of clarity in new business improvement group

Concerns have been raised by Kirkcaldy traders over plans to replace Kirkcaldy4All with a new Digital Innovation District (DID), with some saying it lacks transparency and that it is still unclear what it would even do. Kirkcaldy4All, which currently...

Friday, 16:39 in Lifestyle

These are the top 12 kids toys for Christmas – and where to buy them

But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice. So if you have little ones to buy for, here are 12 of the best toys on offer this year – as recommended by TV programme This Morning. 1. But...

Friday, 16:21 in Lifestyle

Meet Police Scotland’s cutest recruits - 12 photos of dog and puppy police officers

Not only are the force’s police dogs super efficient when it comes to tracking suspects and keeping the public safe, they are also adorable. Here are 12 photos of Police Scotland’s furry recruits. 1. PD Billy and PD Bodie This dynamic duo work well as...

Friday, 16:02 in Lifestyle

The day the presses stopped for the Fife Free Press’big flit

Just over 50 years ago in October 1969 not only did the Fife Free Press report on the local news, it also featured in it. A major step in the Fife Free Press Group’s evolution took place with the transfer of the firm’s production departments from its...

Friday, 16:02 in Lifestyle

Investigation into Scottish woman's death says body found after police failed to report her missing

An investigation report found that Police Scotland failed to categorise the Ayrshire woman as a missing person after concern was raised for her welfare. The 38-year-old woman was found dead in her home 12 hours after police first went to the property...

Friday, 15:56 in Lifestyle

General Election 2019: Scottish Labour 'set for worst election in 100 years', latest poll shows

Scottish Labour is on course for its worst election in a century, according to newly-released polling figures. The survey by YouGov shows Labour falling behind the Liberal Democrats in Scotland, securing just 12% of the vote if an election was held...

Friday, 15:45 in Politics

University of Dundee principal steps down following claims of failure to pay rent

The £300,000-a-year principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Dundee has stepped down after his suspension following allegations he failed to pay his rent. Professor Andrew Atherton took up the £300,000 role at the start of this year, but was...

Friday, 15:06 in Hot News

General Election 2019: Scottish Greens announce bid to "inject radical ideas" into UK politics

The leaders of the Scottish Greens have said it is their party's job to "inject radical ideas" into UK politics. At the launch of their campaign for the December 12 General Election, Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie said the party has been...

Friday, 14:54 in Environment

Midlothian Council receives hundreds of garden waste complaints

Residents trying to avoid paying the new garden waste collection charge refused because leaves they had to clear from their properties came from “council-owned” trees. Midlothian Council introduced a £35 annual fee for collecting the brown  waste bins...

Friday, 14:54 in Environment

Sainsbury backs Forth Valley free school clothes scheme

What’s billed as a “life-changing” website offering free second hand school clothing now has a new resource a short drive from Falkirk. The website,, is said to provide an easy and anonymous way to source school uniforms free...

Friday, 14:16 in Learning

Baby of the week: Rachel Janice Elizabeth Davie from Falkirk

Rachel Janice Elizabeth Davie was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert on May 22, 2019 at 11.31pm. She weighed 4lbs 5oz. THE PARENTS: Mum Kelly McNie (38) is a photographer, while dad Gordon Davie works in the Asda warehouse. She also has a...

Friday, 14:14 in Lifestyle

General Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon unveils list of demands for post-election deal with Labour

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed another hung Parliament would be the "best outcome" for Scotland as she set  out the price of SNP co-operation in a post-election deal with Labour. The First Minister said the power to stage a second independence...

Friday, 13:37 in Politics

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