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Edrington executive steps up to become Macallan managing director

The head of Asia Pacific and India for spirits group Edrington has been named as the new managing director for its Macallan single malt brand. Igor Boyadjian, who is currently based in Singapore, will succeed Scott McCroskie who was recently appointed...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

Why Ruth Davidson will be watching Scottish Labour conference – Paris Gourtsoyannis

Scottish Labour gathers for its party conference in Dundee today, giving SNP supporters and keen followers of Scottish politics and their favourite springtime activity: being unkind about pictures of a half-empty conference hall on social media. There...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

Quiz issues second earnings alert in 2019

Glasgow-headquartered fashion retailer Quiz has issued its second profit warning this year, almost halving its full-year earnings expectations amid a double-digit drop in sales from its brick and mortar stores. Sales from the group’s 71 UK stores and...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

Assessing the risks and rewards faced by the investment community

Cyber crime is the biggest threat that investors will face over the next decade was one of the key messages delivered at The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019 – Looking out to 2020, held at the Principal in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on Tuesday....

7 March 2019 in Business
 

Ensuring investments meet expectations for retirement

The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019 – Looking out to 2020 was held at the Principal in central Edinburgh on Tuesday. Three representatives from partner organisations of the event summarise their presentations given to delegates Living longer is...

7 March 2019 in Business
 

Tennent’s lager owner expects strong profit growth

C&C Group, the Irish-based drinks group behind brands including Tennent’s lager, said it expects full-year figures to come in towards the upper end of market estimates. Positive trading momentum at its Glasgow-based operations was cited among the...

7 March 2019 in Business
 

Fashion chain goes into administration

LK Bennett, which has two Scottish stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has gone into administration, with almost 500 jobs at risk UK-wide. The brand, which posted an operating loss of £5.9 million in the year to July 2017, filed a notice of intention to...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Rare spiders discovered in Cairngorms national park

A rare large spider known for its proficient hunting skills and spinning its webs on bridges has been discovered in the Highlands for the first time. The bridge orbweb, which is more commonly seen in the south of England, was found in the Cairngorms...

7 March 2019 in Environment
 

Theresa May will refuse indyref2 permission, says Jeremy Hunt

Theresa May would “of course” refuse the Scottish Government permission to hold another independence referendum, Jeremy Hunt has said. The Foreign Secretary used a visit to Glasgow to make clear the Prime Minister would rebuff any request from Nicola...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

This is the salt content of popular kids’ meals at chain restaurants

Data was collected from company websites or by emailing customer service departments. In total, 357 children’s meals were surveyed from 26 outlets across the UK. Of these, 42% had more than 1.8g of salt per portion - the maximum salt target for...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 

The ‘joy’ of being an NHS ‘ePatient’ – Susan Morrison

Dealing with Computer says No is an operation in itself, finds Susan Morrison The NHS is devoted to The Leaflet. No consultation is complete until the patient has reeled away clutching page turners such as How to Manage YOUR Earwax, or Living with...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

Ensuring investments meet expectations for retirement

The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019 – Looking out to 2020 was held at the Principal in central Edinburgh on Tuesday. Three representatives from partner organisations of the event summarise their presentations given to delegates Mark Whitehead,...

7 March 2019 in Business
 

Smacking ban ‘will change culture around violence’

Introducing legislation to ban smacking is the first step in changing the culture around physical punishment, it has been suggested. MSPs are currently considering a bill that would remove the defence of “justifiable assault” in Scots law. The defence...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

SNP ‘risk credibility’ due to Alex Salmond’s RT show, claims Jeremy Hunt

Alex Salmond’s RT chat show could create the impression the former first minister and the SNP do “not understand the difference between good and evil”, the Foreign Secretary has claimed. Jeremy Hunt said this was the “risk” from Mr Salmond...

7 March 2019 in Politics
 

The 27 registered Scottish tartans for the US states

Any state not mentioned has yet to have their tartan officially registered or has simply not applied to do so. Main Picture: The US Customs and Border Protection pipe band performs at a Pipes and Drums Competition in Washington DC. Picture: Donna...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle
 


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