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Christmas mad office worker has country’s most festive workplace

A Christmas-mad office worker has turned his desk into Britain’s most festive workspace - transforming into a snow-covered castle complete with ‘smoking’ chimney. For the third year running engineer Jack Makepeace has created a merry masterpiece of...

Tuesday, 14:21 in Hot News

Scotland’s least used railway station sees passenger numbers double

It’s a quaint station in a rural corner of Scotland, far removed from the hustle and bustle of urban transport hubs. But there has been a quiet upsurge this year in the number of passengers boarding or alighting the train at Barry Links in Angus, with...

Tuesday, 14:11 in Politics

BrewDog unwraps 80th bar with launch of new site in Finland

Craft beer maker BrewDog has expanded its international footprint with the launch of its second Finnish bar. The Ellon-based brewer has opened the doors to its Tampere site in southern Finland, marking its 15th new bar this year and bringing its...

Tuesday, 13:39 in Business

SNP gives Jeremy Corbyn until end of day for no-confidence motion

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has given Jeremy Corbyn until the end of the day to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government, or face being outflanked by other opposition parties. At a joint press conference with MPs supporting...

Tuesday, 13:31 in Politics

Silverwood resort to expand with fresh HSBC funding

A family-run holiday resort has secured a fresh six-figure investment to expand its site and meet growing demand. Silverwood Lodges and Bistro, in Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire, has secured a £700,000 funding boost from HSBC UK to enable the site to...

Tuesday, 13:27 in Politics

Bertie’s in Edinburgh: First look inside Scotland’s biggest chippy

Dubbed as Scotland’s biggest chippy, Bertie’s is situated in the heart of Edinburgh in the landmark St John’s Church building, formerly Khushi’s Indian restaurant. 1. 300 seats means plenty of space for diners Owner Tony Crolla said the 300-cover...

Tuesday, 13:03 in Lifestyle

Man arrested by armed police outside Houses of Parliament

A man has been arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament. About a dozen officers swarmed around the suspect as he was held against a fence inside the Carriage Gates on Tuesday. The entrance was the scene of a terrorist...

Tuesday, 12:55 in Politics

Art reviews: Affinity and Allusion at Collective | Emma Hart at the Fruitmarket

Collective’s magnificent space on Calton Hill has a thought-provoking opening exhibition Affinity and Allusion, Collective, Edinburgh **** Emma Hart: Banger, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh *** It’s a time of change for many of Scotland’s art spaces....

Tuesday, 12:47 in Lifestyle

Hipster home from home

It’s unusual to feel right at home when you travel. It’s partly the reason why I love visiting New York so much. For the most part, people jet off on holiday to experience something new, but there is something to be said about occasionally being...

Tuesday, 12:33 in Lifestyle

Album reviews: The 1975 | Willard Grant Conspiracy | Jah Wobble

Digital life may fascinate The 1975, but this calculated collection of songs fails to spark much interest The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Polydor) ** Willard Grant Conspiracy: Untethered (Loose Music) *** Jah Wobble: The...

Tuesday, 12:24 in Lifestyle

“Panto is pure magic” - Still Game star Gavin Mitchell on playing an Ugly Sister in Cinderella at the Clyde...

It was one of the saddest and most dramatic moments in the whole history of Scottish pantomime; the day in October 2010 when it was announced that Gerard Kelly, the legendary “daft laddie” in more than a dozen pantos at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow...

Tuesday, 12:24 in Lifestyle

‘Why it’s wrong to refuse to employ staff who travel by train’

A phenomenon of modern life is that people commute further to work than previously. This is now expected – indeed a requirement of receiving JobSeekers Allowance is that one must be prepared to travel 90 minutes each way by public transport, writes...

Tuesday, 12:17 in Politics

WW2 veteran loses court battle to be allowed to die at home

A blind 97-year-old Second World War veteran who wants to leave a care facility and end his life at home has lost the opening skirmish of a High Court battle. The widower, a former Royal Navy gunner who served in the Italian and North African theatres...

Tuesday, 12:06 in Hot News

Esbjerg, Denmark, Scandi chic by the sea - Scotland on Sunday travel

Discover badehotels, blokarting and flødebolle, Denmark’s answer to the Tunnock’s Teacake, in the country’s unspoilt south west The Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, Denmark, is at first barely visible, hidden under the sand dunes, but as you get closer it...

Tuesday, 12:04 in Lifestyle

Music review: Ben Howard, Hydro, Glasgow

For all his considerable commercial success since 2011 breakthrough debut Every Kingdom, Ben Howard remains a musician on the fringes of fashion. It’s hard to get a fix on his schtick – this modest, introverted performer was literally a shadowy...

Tuesday, 11:56 in Lifestyle

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