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Weisfield moves in as first resident at luxury Bothwell Castle Care Home

A luxury care home has launched in South Lanarkshire with the arrival of its first resident, Glasgow retail tycoon Gerald Weisfeld. Purpose-built Bothwell Castle Care Home represents an investment of more than £10 million and is set to create more...

Monday, 18:43 in Health

Capital office changes hands in £66m deal

Property firm Patrizia Immobilien has completed the sale of an Edinburgh office complex. The German-headquartered company has sold the 1 Tanfield office development in Canonmills to Greenridge Investment Management, on behalf of a joint venture with...

Monday, 17:21 in Business

Scottish Enterprise is working to help companies source the right funding to fuel growth

Whether an early-stage small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a fully-established larger firm, Scottish Enterprise offers access to a range of funding options and support to ensure that Scotland’s diverse array of companies continue to grow and...

Monday, 16:57 in Science &Technology

Brexit: Theresa May admits her deal 'would be rejected' over backstop

Theresa May has confirmed the government will not press ahead with a vote on its Brexit deal on Tuesday, admitting that it “would be rejected by a significant margin”. The Prime Minister indicated that she will travel to European capitals ahead of an...

Monday, 16:39 in Politics

Statue of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can help Glasgow ‘move on’ from art school fire

One of Scotland’s leading artists has said he hopes a new statue of Charles Rennie Mackintosh will help Glasgow move on from the devastating fire which destroyed the celebrated architect’s best known building. Sculptor Andy Scott was today joined by...

Monday, 16:36 in Art & Culture

We proved Brexit can be stopped, public must now be given the choice – Catherine Stihler

Brexit is not inevitable and the UK should now grasp the opportunity to remain within the EU, writes Catherine Stihler MEP, one of six Scottish parliamentarians who won a ruling from the European Court of Justice that the UK was legally able to stop...

Monday, 16:23 in Hot News

Bianca Jagger warns of Brexit threat to human rights

Bianca Jagger has said Brexit could threaten human rights as she welcomed plans to introduce a new statutory human rights framework across Scotland. An independent review group set up by Scotland’s First Minister recommends the new law at Holyrood...

Monday, 15:28 in Politics

What Conservative Brexiteers want from Theresa May – Steve Baker MP

Theresa May must now return to Brussels to renogotiate the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, writes Conservative MP Steve Baker, a key member of the Eurosceptic European Research Group of Conservative MPs. The postponement of the Commons’ vote is...

Monday, 15:10 in Politics

Chairman of Omega Diagnostics steps down

Medical testing kit specialist Omega Diagnostics has announced that chairman David Evans has resigned from the board and stepped down with immediate effect. The Alva-based business, which is focused on allergy, food intolerance and infectious disease,...

Monday, 15:06 in Business

Scotland is putting human rights at its core – Judith Robertson

Amid the “worryingly negative rhetoric” about human rights and with too many countries failing to meet their international obligations, Scotland is fortunate to have a Government and Parliament that regard rights as their core business, Judith...

Monday, 14:58 in Politics

Edinburgh-made first Encyclopaedia Britannica to go online

WHEN three ambitious young Edinburgh tradesmen put the finishing touches to the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica 250 years go today they may not have known it, but they were literally bringing the Scottish Enlightenment to the world. In...

Monday, 14:05 in Lifestyle

Kirk Moderator: Sturgeon must take urgent action over child poverty

The Scottish Government needs to take urgent action to help children in poverty by adding £5 a week to Child Benefit, writes Rt Rev Susan Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. I believe in the compassion of people in...

Monday, 14:04 in Politics

Edinburgh voted Britain’s best city to visit for fifth year running

Edinburgh has retained the title of Britain’s best city to visit for the fifth year running. The annual Telegraph’s Top 20 Travel Destinations is voted for by members of the public, who have opted for the Capital once again. According to the paper,...

Monday, 13:23 in Lifestyle

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says vote delay is 'pathetic cowardice'

Nicola Sturgeon has accused Theresa May of "an act of pathetic cowardice" following reports that the so-called 'meaningful vote' on her Brexit deal will be delayed. The Prime Minister held an emergency cabinet meeting by telephone conference...

Monday, 13:16 in Politics

Calls for refunds as Glasgow 'immersive' film screening branded as rip off

Customers have demanded refunds from organisers after an “immersive cinema experience” in Glasgow was branded a wash out. The screening of Home Alone, at the city’s SWG3 Studio Warehouse, has been described as “like a sleepover in a Scout Hall”, with...

Monday, 13:13 in Lifestyle

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