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Jobs boost for Arnish yard near Stornoway

The Arnish yard near Stornoway that was mothballed about a year ago has been brought back into use to construct supports for offshore wind turbines in a move that is expected to create some 80 jobs. The fabrication facility is operated by BiFab, which...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

PMQs: Theresa May urges MPs to ‘give up EU membership’ for Lent

Theresa May has urged MPs to “give up being a member of the European Union” for Lent as a Tory MP called on the Commons to back her Brexit deal. Simon Hoare (North Dorset) said at Prime Minister’s Questions: “Today sees the start of Lent,...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

Anger over Russian ship with 'vomit weapon' off Scottish coast

The SNP has accused the Ministry of Defence of “failing Scotland” after a Russian Navy vessel believed to be carrying a state-of-the-art ‘vomit inducing’ weapon carried out manoeuvres in the Moray Firth. Two Russian support vessels were spotted off...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

New home for expanding Aberdeenshire oil field equipment duo

Two Aberdeenshire-based oil field equipment suppliers are expanding their operations and moving their head offices to an industrial park in Inverurie as they gear up for growth. With support from a six-figure funding package from Royal Bank of...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

Build auxiliary naval ships in Rosyth to protect Scots jobs, says MP

Work to build three auxiliary ships for the Royal Navy should be awarded to a UK consortium in order to protect jobs at Rosyth, a Scottish MP has said. Pressure is growing on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to ensure the new vessels, known as fleet...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

Safety failings putting football fans at ‘significant risk’, report claims

Football fans are being put at “significant risk” by a series of safety failings, according to a new report. The independent review of football policing found clubs deliberately selling more tickets than their stadium capacity, erecting unsafe...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

Theresa May hails Scotland's approach on knife crime

Scotland’s public health approach to reducing knife crime will form part of the UK Government’s response to the rising toll of young victims of violence across England, Theresa May has said. The Prime Minister praised the “excellent” work of police...

6 March 2019 in Politics
 

25 of the most unusual and intriguing registered Scottish tartans

There are now over 7,000 different variations of tartan registered with the Scottish Tartan Register - the only official government register for tartan in Scotland. Popular food chain Nando's registered their tartan in January 2017 incorporating the...

6 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Jenners famous toy shop has closed for good

The popular toy department at Jenners in Edinburgh has now closed permanently. Customers who visited the Hamleys branch in the basement of the Princes Street store were greet with a closure sign which said: “The basement is now closed.” READ MORE:...

6 March 2019 in Business
 

Scotland suspicious packages: What we know so far

Suspicious packages have been found in two prominent locations in Scotland’s biggest cities this morning. A suspicious package was found in the mailroom at the University of Glasgow and reported to Police Scotland about 10:50am. In a separate...

6 March 2019 in Learning
 

Scottish new car sales in the fast lane

Scotland’s new car market pulled ahead of the rest of the UK last month, new figures reveal, with industry leaders saying there was potential for further growth. Registrations of new motors in February totalled 6,183 north of the Border, an increase...

6 March 2019 in Business
 

Glasgow University evacuated after suspicious package found

Buildings at the University of Glasgow have been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in a mailroom. Students were ordered from the campus this morning after the alarming discovery was made about 10:50am. Police Scotland officers have sealed...

6 March 2019 in Learning
 

New BBC channel attracts one in three Scots

BBC Scotland chiefs say their new channel has already reached one in three viewers in Scotland. Bosses claims it was the third most-watched channel in Scotland during its first week of broadcast. The final series of Still Game, a fly-on-the-wall...

6 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Ode to Muir: US snowboard legend Jeremy Jones tips his hat to Dunbar’s lad o’pairts

It took me a while, but this week I finally got round to watching Ode to Muir, the latest film from big mountain snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones, released last autumn. As the title suggests, the project is inspired by the writings of John Muir, the...

6 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Film reviews: Captain Marvel | Scotch: The Golden Dram | The Kindergarten Teacher | Border

Brie Larson quickly comes into her own as amnesiac superhero Captain Marvel, while Maggie Gyllenhaal excels as a passive-aggressive teacher keen to make the most her star student’s poetic talents Captain Marvel (12A) *** Scotch: The Golden Dram (PG)...

6 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 


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