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Scottish Ballet pays tribute after its first stage star passes away

Tributes have been paid to Scottish Ballet’s first ballerina after she passed away – four years after winning a landmark legal social care case. Elaine McDonald spent 20 years with the company and was a leading figure in its formation in Glasgow in...

Friday, 06:26 in Politics
 

Why Tories can’t be trusted with devolution – Joyce McMillan

The chaos over Brexit is of crucial importance to the powers Scottish ministers will have, says Joyce McMillan. There was a widespread sigh of relief, this week, as Scotland’s Finance Secretary Derek McKay rose at Holyrood to make his annual draft...

Friday, 06:26 in Politics
 

Kevan Christie: What Plato had to say about Brexit

The European Court of Justice ruling that Brexit can be unilaterally halted by the UK, – meaning we can put a stop to our two-year bender and come home with our tail between our legs – should have led to parties in the street. It means the UK has our...

Friday, 06:26 in Politics
 

John Swinney hits out at Fife council for scrapping P1 tests

A controversial national testing regime for five-year-olds in Scottish schools has suffered a fresh blow after one council announced it would be axing the assessments. Education secretary John Swinney last night hit out at the move by Fife Council,...

Friday, 06:15 in Learning
 

Ex-SPL chief sends unsympathetic tweet about Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Former SPL chief executive Roger Mitchell received a backlash on social media after sending out an unsympathetic string of tweets about Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. READ MORE - Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: Help Leigh Griffiths find happiness...

Thursday, 23:31 in Environment
 

Theresa May faces no confidence motion in her Government

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face another attempt to topple her administration next week, with Labour and the SNP both considering motions of no confidence in the final days before parliament rises for Christmas. Opposition parties are...

Thursday, 22:16 in Politics
 

Scottish Budget: Warning some could take home just 30p in the pound

Economists have said some higher rate taxpayers in Scotland could take home as little as 30p in the pound following decisions in the Scottish Government draft budget. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay outlined the Scottish Government’s draft tax and...

Thursday, 19:37 in Politics
 

A Christmas message from Church of Scotland Moderator Rt Rev Susan Brown

For many, there is no happier time than Christmas.  For others, there is no harder time. When it comes around, Christmas tends to be something that either floats your boat – or rocks it. It is something you love. Or it’s something you endure. In...

Thursday, 18:30 in Lifestyle
 

Crabbies confirms first Edinburgh whisky for 100 years

Single malt whisky distilling has returned to Edinburgh after one of the city’s best known drinks brands pushed the button on spirit production. Halewood Wines & Spirits, owners of Whitley Neill Gin, Crabbie’s and the John Crabbie & Co malt...

Thursday, 17:52 in Politics
 

Developers reveal proposal for Scotland’s tallest building in Dundee

Developers have revealed they want to create Scotland’s tallest building next to the city’s new V&A museum. The £200 million development proposed for a vacant site between the £80 million attraction and the Tay Road Bridge would tower 460 ft tall...

Thursday, 17:52 in Politics
 

Boston Networks expands with fresh buy-out

A Glasgow-headquartered IT firm is continuing its ambitious growth plan after swooping on an English peer. Boston Networks, which aims to become a mid-market leader in network-enabled smart technologies, has accelerated its expansion by acquiring...

Thursday, 17:52 in Politics
 

Edinburgh-Madrid easyJet flight makes emergency landing after passenger falls ill

An easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Madrid was forced into an emergency landing in England after a passenger on board required urgent medical assistance. The aircraft departed Edinbugh Airport just after 3pm and had been expected to arrive in the...

Thursday, 17:46 in Politics
 

Puffins in Scotland: where and when to see the colourful sea birds

Puffins are Scotland's most sought-after seabird due to their strikingly coloured beak, trademark waddling gait and unique behaviour - and spotting them in Scotland is easier than you might think. The puffins annually migrate to Scotland, settling all...

Thursday, 16:55 in Lifestyle
 

Luxury care home opens after £10m investment.

A care home described as one of the most luxurious in Scotland has opened its doors, boasting facilities including a cinema room and chauffeur-driven Mercedes. More than £10 million has been invested in purpose-built Bothwell Castle Care Home. The...

Thursday, 15:57 in Business
 

Law firm Burness Paull seals deal for extra floor at Edinburgh base

Scottish legal heavyweight Burness Paull has ramped up the size of its Edinburgh base as it continues to win new international work. The firm, which is based on the third floor of the capital’s Exchange Plaza office complex, has now leased the floor...

Thursday, 15:26 in Politics
 


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