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Scottish pub featuring 'forgotten' mural by Alasdair Gray goes on the market

A pub featuring a 'forgotten' mural by the late Scottish artist Alasdair Gray has gone on the market. The Falls of Clyde mural was rediscovered on the wall of the Riverside Tavern in Kirkfieldbank, Lanarkshire, as part of refurbishment works. It had...

Tuesday, 11:42 in Lifestyle
 

18 of the most iconic Scottish animals and where to find them

Here are 18 of the most iconic - and the best places to spot them. [Main pic: Scotland's famous Heilan Coos can be seen in many places across the country - Picture: Shutterstock] 1. SCOTTISH WILD CATS With a population that's under threat of...

Tuesday, 11:36 in Lifestyle
 

Edinburgh fintech breaks global market in first year of trading

A Scottish tech start-up launched in April has already broken into the overseas market, closing out the year with around 200 clients. Edinburgh fintech ePOS Hybrid is now serving customers in Australia and India, as well as throughout the UK, and is...

Tuesday, 11:20 in Business
 

2020 Ford Puma review - small SUV's surprise package

It’s a new year, hell, it’s a new decade but of course we’re kicking it off with a review of a small SUV Love them or hate them, small SUV/crossover vehicles are a huge deal for car makers and the B segment in particular offers a rich market to...

Tuesday, 11:11 in Lifestyle
 

Threat to East Dunbartonshire natural beauty areas

East Dunbartonshire has four beauty spots designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) – and new analysis has revealed that 
33 per cent of them are 
under threat. A study of hundreds of SSSIs across Scotland has found one in three is in...

Tuesday, 10:43 in Environment
 

Edinburgh's Cairn Energy hails strong result from North Sea fields

Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy has seen oil and gas revenues top $500 million (£384m) after production from its North Sea fields came in at the upper end of guidance. In a trading update ahead of March’s full-year results, the energy explorer and...

Tuesday, 10:11 in Business
 

British-Australian university lecturer jailed in Tehran says she feels "abandoned and forgotten"

A British-Australian university lecturer jailed in Tehran has said she feels "abandoned and forgotten" and claimed Iran tried to recruit her as a spy. In letters smuggled out of her cell in Evin prison and seen by both The Times and The...

Tuesday, 09:59 in Lifestyle
 

Investigations into disappearance of Scottish man reviewed after family raise concerns

Police reviewing the death of a man who disappeared six years ago are to carry out house-to-house inquiries in the area where he vanished. Stefan Sutherland went missing in Lybster in Caithness on Friday September 6 in 2013, aged 25. His body was...

Tuesday, 09:37 in Lifestyle
 

British mother fumes after takeaway owner brands her "pathetic" in letter after she left two star review

A mum who posted a two star review for a takeaway was sent a letter by the manager calling her ''pathetic'' - and saying he should have given her food to pigs. Aimee Casey, 27, posted a scathing write-up on a food ordering app after spending £14 on...

Tuesday, 09:22 in Lifestyle
 

Thousands of Scottish Aldi workers to get inflation-busting pay hike

Discounter Aldi is to hike the pay for its in-store staff by just over 3 per cent, making it one of the best-paying supermarket chains in the UK. The German-owned group, which recently unveiled plans to further expand its Scottish footprint, said...

Tuesday, 08:44 in Business
 

Scottish mother to sue hospital after being accused of trying to kill her own daughter

A WOMAN traumatised by claims she tried to murder her daughter is suing the NHS. Kirsteen Cooper, from Cambuslang, Glasgow, was accused of deliberately causing infections and cutting of the food supply tube to her daughter, Baillie. Medics also...

Tuesday, 08:44 in Lifestyle
 

More than 100 jobs saved after rescue of string of Edinburgh car dealerships - including Rolls-Royce and...

More than 100 jobs have been saved after separate rescue deals were struck for a string of Edinburgh car dealerships including Scotland’s only Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce showrooms. English high-end car dealer Cambria Automobiles, which trades under...

Tuesday, 08:09 in Business
 

Should Nicola Sturgeon hold a fresh independence referendum without UK Government agreement?

Is Boris Johnson's blunt refusal really his last word? BORIS Johnson’s blunt refusal of a second independence referendum has sparked renewed speculation over whether the SNP might decide to go ahead and hold an unofficial vote in bid to force the...

Tuesday, 08:06 in Politics
 

Prince Harry lands in Canada to start a 'new life' with Meghan and Archie

The Duke of Sussex has reportedly arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan and son Archie. Photographs from the Daily Mail appeared to show the royal walking across the tarmac at Vancouver International Airport. The paper said he flew...

Tuesday, 07:52 in Lifestyle
 

An exhausted fox floating on rubbish in the Water of Leith and a poisonous tarantula in West Lothian -...

Fox spotted floating on debris ANIMAL charity the Scottish SPCA has revealed its most unusual rescues of 2019 - including a fox stranded on debris in the Water of Leith and a tarantula found in a wheelie bin in West Lothian. The fox rescue - reported...

Tuesday, 07:52 in Lifestyle
 


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