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Plans revealed for 180 new homes next to Queensferry Crossing - including affordable housing

Plans will also include designated open spaces and footpath connections to the adjoining countryside and residential areas of Springfield. A MAJOR developer is presenting residential proposals, which include 180 new homes, on land made available...

Tuesday, 11:50 in Lifestyle

How Brexit could help right a historic wrong of epic proportions – Ian Johnston

Allowing the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures held in the British Museum in London – once misnamed as the ‘Elgin marbles’ – with those in Athens would be a diplomatic masterstroke by Brexit Britain, writes Ian Johnston. What is the greatest...

Tuesday, 11:44 in Politics

It’s churlish not to wish Harry and Meghan well – Angus Robertson

The decision by Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to step back from their royal duties may lead to a debate about a smaller civil list, writes Angus Robertson. The Prince Harry and Meghan story continues to dominate the...

Tuesday, 11:42 in Hot News

How Helen Mirren and Jaws got my teenage heart racing – Aidan Smith

Some scenes in 1970s films felt genuinely heart-stopping, writes Aidan Smith, after researchers reveal a trip to the cinema can raise heart rates to levels experienced during light cardio exercise. Long before she was Dame Helen Mirren and...

Tuesday, 11:42 in Hot News

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

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