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Plastic debris found at deep-water reef

Fragments of fishing equipment and microplastics have been found inside animals living on Scotland’s only inshore deep-water coral reef. Scientists discovered tiny plastic fibres inside creatures including starfish and sea worms at the remote Mingulay...

11 March 2019 in Environment

US aerospace giant ties up with Scots engineering centre

A US aerospace giant is joining forces with a Scottish hi-tech manufacturing research hub in a move to help shape the future of aircraft development. Spirit AeroSystems, which employs about 1,000 people in Prestwick, has teamed up with the University...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Scottish Investment Operations to reboot amid high demand

Financial services body Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) will unveil plans to double in size when the organisation’s chief executive addresses delegates from Scotland’s financial community this evening. CEO Raymond Wales is to announce SIO’s new...

11 March 2019 in Business

Academics, teachers and students issue education warning

Brexit chaos is “killing” the education system across the country, an open letter signed by dozens of academics, teachers and students has penned. They warn that leaving the EU will make “schools poorer” on the back of hardline austerity cuts, while...

11 March 2019 in Politics

John McDonnell promises 50,000 Scots jobs in green industrial revolution

A Labour government would deliver 50,000 new jobs in Scotland as part of a “green industrial revolution” and the party is already preparing for office, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said. He told party delegates in Dundee at the weekend that...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Brexit could spell disaster for Edinburgh tram extension – Robert Aldridge

The tram line extension to Newhaven should not get the green light until the findings of Lord Hardie’s inquiry are released, says Robert Aldridge On Thursday the council will decide whether to extend the tram to Newhaven. When the council first talked...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Price rises and firm failures leave energy customers cold

Overall satisfaction with energy suppliers has fallen for the second year running after customers were battered by price rises and nine small firms collapsed, according to a survey. Challenger supplier Ovo was voted first in the industry for overall...

11 March 2019 in Business

Kelvin Capital cheers tenth anniversary with record year

Investment syndicate Kelvin Capital has cheered its tenth anniversary with the completion of its biggest investment year to date. The Glasgow-based organisation secured £10.5 million for nine of its portfolio businesses in 2018, consisting of one new...

11 March 2019 in Business

UK aid worker among 157 people killed in Ethiopian Airlines tragedy

A United Nations worker has been named as one of the seven British passengers who were among 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after take-off. Joanna Toole, a 36-year-old from Devon, was said to have been among those...

11 March 2019 in Hot News

Knife crime is a symptom of a disease in our society – Christine Jardine

The dominant issue of youth culture is not music, clothes or even drugs – but alarming rates of knife crime, writes Christine Jardine. It doesn’t matter what age your child is, you never stop worrying about them. As a 40-year-old, married mum, I...

11 March 2019 in Hot News

Brexit: Why Tory minister is danger to peace in Northern Ireland – Helen Martin

Nobody mentioned the Backstop during the EU referendum, but now the Irish question is coming back to haunt us, says Helen Martin THINK back to the EU referendum . . . now can we all remember anything said by either side at the time which warned voters...

11 March 2019 in Hot News

Why Scotland needs a dose of American justice – Karyn McCluskey

Never be too proud to ask for help. I’ve being lucky enough to be involved in some great projects all over Scotland and almost everything began with someone saying: “Can you help me?” The successes we’ve had dealing with violence in Scotland have been...

11 March 2019 in Hot News

West Lothian engineer secures five-figure grant

Rooflighting and ventilation firm Lareine Engineering is to create job opportunities in West Lothian after securing five-figure funding. The Livingston firm, which currently has 75 staff, is poised to recruit six additional employees after landing an...

11 March 2019 in Business

Comment: Scotland is harnessing global markets

The reputation of Scotland’s food and drink industry is recognised and appreciated across the globe and with overseas demand for our products continuing to grow, there’s a real opportunity for ambitious businesses to take advantage. According to the...

11 March 2019 in Business

Neil Findlay hits out at ‘eejits, rogues and galoots’ in the Tory ERG

Theresa May has been left “at the mercy of the eejits, rogues and galoots of the ERG” as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Scottish Labour’s Brexit spokesman said. Neil Findlay hit out at Tory hardline Brexiteers in the European Research...

10 March 2019 in Politics

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