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Glasgow aims to protect economy post-Brexit by selling city ‘to the world’

Civic leaders are aiming to protect Glasgow’s economy in the wake of Brexit by “selling the city to the world”. Politicians, academics, and business leaders will be among those to join a new steering group which will meet quarterly to coordinate a...

Friday, 00:44 in Politics

Celtic Connections and Scottish Open win big at ‘Scottish tourism Oscars’

The Celtic Connections music festival and the Scottish Open golf tournament have been named the nation’s best cultural and sporting events at the annual “Scottish tourism Oscars”. The 25th edition of the winter music festival was chosen ahead of the...

Thursday, 23:51 in Lifestyle

44 pictures showing Scotland's lost and forgotten football grounds

Some have been replaced by housing developments, others by supermarkets - but some linger on, reclaimed by nature or left to the elements. Crumbling terraces, rusting barriers or a solitary turnstile are all that remain in some cases. From Rutherglen...

Thursday, 21:54 in Lifestyle

Brexit delay vote reaction: What Twitter users said

The Brexit story took another turn on Thursday as MPs voted to delay Brexit beyond the scheduled date of March 29. Reacting to the news, a European Commission spokesman said: “We take note of tonight’s votes. A request for an extension of Article 50...

Thursday, 20:13 in Politics

Scottish food and drink exports hit record high

Food and drink exports from Scotland reached a record high of £6.3 billion last year, driven higher by surging whisky sales. Exports rose by £293 million in 2018, a 4.9 per cent increase year on year, according to HMRC figures. Whisky accounted for...

Thursday, 19:00 in Business

Brexit: Public’s view of immigration has changed dramatically – Paris Gourtsoyannis

Remarkably, discussions about immigration over the past two years have been a model for how to calmly change views, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis. As there’s so much going wrong with British politics and public debate, let me rescue one small positive...

Thursday, 18:45 in Hot News

Scotland can win European space race, says MSP

Scotland is leading the way and can win a European space race, an MSP has said. Speaking at Holyrood on Thursday, Scottish Conservative Edward Mountain said all MSPs should get behind proposals to increase the country’s space capabilities. He made the...

Thursday, 18:38 in Science &Technology

Glasgow life sciences firm hailed ‘best of UK sector’

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has hailed a Glasgow firm as showcasing the best of the UK life sciences sector. Tissue Solutions, a virtual biobank providing human tissue and biomaterials to pharmaceutical and biotech companies in...

Thursday, 18:35 in Politics

Global giant swoops on capital archaeologist

An Edinburgh-headquartered archaeology firm that has worked on projects including the Aberdeen bypass is eyeing new opportunities for growth after being snapped up by a global engineering and environmental services operator. Headland Archaeology,...

Thursday, 18:13 in Politics

New East Coast Main Line trains tipped for summer

New LNER trains will start operating on the East Coast Main Line five months later than planned. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) announced its Azuma trains will enter service on 15 May between London and Leeds. LNER said the Hitachi-built fleet is...

Thursday, 18:06 in Politics

Memorial for ‘innocent’ victims of Orkney witchcraft trials unveiled

A memorial to at least 72 men and women who were accused of witchcraft in the Orkney Isles has been unveiled. The stone has been placed at the Gallow Ha’ in Kirkwall where the brutal executions of those found guilty of witchcraft took place. Inscribed...

Thursday, 17:34 in Lifestyle

Gran dies after contracting deadly hospital infection

A grandmother has died after contracting a hospital infection - the latest such incident in the Glasgow area in recent weeks. Mito Kaur, 63, picked up the mucor fungus at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where two patients recently died after...

Thursday, 17:19 in Politics

Video: George and Amal Clooney greet crowds in Edinburgh at charity gala

HOLLYWOOD star George Clooney and his wife Amal is in Edinburgh to collect an award at a charity gala in the McEwan Hall. The celebrity couple greeted crowds outside the venue this afternoon. He told them ‘make sure you stay warm out there’. The actor...

Thursday, 16:55 in Lifestyle

MPS to vote on whether to ask EU for Brexit delay

MPs will vote later today on whether to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It comes after MPs last night rejected a No Deal Brexit 321 to 278 votes. Theresa May is now expected to make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament in the next...

Thursday, 16:51 in Politics

Brexit: Damage to Scottish universities would be ‘utter madness’

Scotland’s universities will suffer if students and academics from around the world are unable to secure visas to study in the UK after Brexit, Richard Lochhead has warned. The Scottish Government minister for higher education said in a Holyrood...

Thursday, 16:27 in Politics

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