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Stress and anxiety ‘destroys the Scottish workplace’

Increasing support to staff is easy and cost effective says Louise Aston, wellbeing director at Business in the Community. According to Health and Safety Executive statistics, work-related stress accounts for 37 per cent of all ill health cases and 45...

Friday, 14:27 in Health

Rise of the Clans episode 3: who were Mary Queen of Scots, James Stewart, Lord Darnley and the Earl of...

The final episode of BBC series Rise of the Clans looks at how the clans plotted against Mary, Queen of Scots - whose life was marked by a web of ruthless, scheming power-plays and family struggles that would put Game of Thrones to shame. But just who...

Friday, 14:20 in Lifestyle

Interview: Landmark birthday finds Paul Towndrow ready to experiment

Serendipity, or just the results of hard work and venturesome vision? Scots saxophonist Paul Towndrow is looking back on his career before celebrating his 40th birthday tomorrow night with a performance of his Charlie Parker with Strings programme at...

Friday, 14:09 in Lifestyle

Glasgow secures Linda McCartney photography exhibition

Intimate family portraits captured at the Argyll home of former Beatle Paul McCartney's home in Argyll during the sixties and seventies are to go on display in the UK for the first time. Kelvingrove art gallery in Glasgow has secured a major...

Friday, 13:48 in Politics

Rise in young Scots at risk of exploitation by extremists, police warn

There has been an increase in the number of young people believed to be at risk of exploitation by extremists in Scotland, according to police figures. A total of 28 children under the age of 15 were referred to the UK Government’s Prevent scheme over...

Friday, 13:13 in Politics

Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ‘around £10m’

The cost of staging the EU referendum in Scotland amounted to around £10 million, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission. The statistics give detail on the expenditure for administering the vote, including running polling stations...

Friday, 13:13 in Politics

The Marty McFly effect: sci-fi shaping Scotland’s future

Graham Campbell from SP Energy Networks’ Ayrshire and Clyde District looks at how drivers in Scotland are changing. If you’re a fan of the three Back to the Future movies, as I am, you’ll know that was the response of the 1955 Doc Brown character in...

Friday, 12:54 in Environment

Louis Vuitton group buys Royal Scotsman train operator

Louis Vuitton and Glenmorangie owner LVMH is to buy luxury hotel and travel company Belmond for $3.2 billion (£2.54bn), concluding a sales process that attracted interest from a range of high-profile bidders. Belmond said it had received “broad and...

Friday, 12:14 in Business

Dairy group Graham’s delivers hike in sales

Graham’s the Family Dairy has flagged an “exciting year ahead” after annual turnover was given a lift thanks to fresh investment and new product launches. The family-owned business, which has been based in Bridge of Allan since 1939, said turnover in...

Friday, 10:59 in Business

Writers in Scotland ‘concerned’ about digital surveillance

Many writers in Scotland have avoided writing or speaking about a particular topic over concerns about digital surveillance, according to a new study. A survey of 118 writers, including journalists, academics and fiction authors, found more than one...

Friday, 10:03 in Learning

Letters: Derek Mackay’s Robin Hood budget could bring him an arrow in the back

Letters to the editor: Friday, 14 December SNP Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s budget proposals mean middle and higher income earners in Scotland will continue to pay more income tax than elsewhere in the UK. While everyone earning over £33,000 will...

Friday, 09:21 in Politics

Edinburgh student, 21, jailed for smuggling £100k of cannabis from Barcelona

A University student sobbed as she was jailed yesterday after being caught bringing drugs worth £100,000 into Scotland in a suitcase. Zixian Long, an Arts student at The University of Edinburgh, was caught with a suitcase containing 10kg of cannabis...

Friday, 08:37 in Hot News

John Gibson: Evening News legend laid to rest as famous Capital faces say final farewell

FAMOUS faces from the worlds of sport, entertainment, politics and business in the Capital joined other friends and former colleagues to say a final farewell to legendary Evening News columnist John Gibson. A large congregation at the funeral service...

Friday, 08:28 in Lifestyle

Don’t worry Indiana, I’ve found Holy Grail of long life – Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy used to hope he’d die before he got old, but he now thinks living into his Eighties might be all right and has discovered how to do it. The old Indiana Jones movies with Harrison Ford were pretty epic events in their day. From Raiders of the...

Friday, 06:36 in Hot News

Andy Simpson: Scottish firms need to adopt 3D vision

Why do we need 3D printing? is unfortunately not an ­uncommon response from Scottish companies when I ask if they’re interested in using additive manufacturing in their business. Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s fondly known, is a...

Friday, 06:36 in Hot News

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