Holyrood to probe demise of Airdrie Savings Bank

The chief executive of ­Airdrie Savings Bank will appear before MSPs today as they examine the impact of the decision to close its doors for good.

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Inver Houses Roger Hall, left, toasts the funding deal with Simon Woodcock from Bank of Scotland. Picture: Chris Watt

Distiller Inver House eyes expansion with £45m deal

Inver House Distillers, the whisky firm behind single malts including Old Pulteney and Speyburn, has struck a £45 million financing deal with Bank of Scotland.

Asda fresh food buyer June Rose displays Scotty Brand's salmon products. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Salmon producer reels in higher sales as demand leaps

An Airdrie-based food manufacturer has seen sales of its salmon jump, particularly during the festive season, according to new research.

TOM Vehicle Rental was founded in 1991 and now employs more than 500 staff. Picture: Roddy Scott

Van hire firm TOM in buyout deal backed by Equistone

Private equity firm Equistone Partners has taken a majority stake in one of Scotland’s largest vehicle hire firms as part of a buyout deal.

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Alice and Emily with mum Margaret (front) and dad Dougie Hall (back left) with staff from the neonatal unit including Dr Duncan Boyd, consultant neonatologist, (back right). Picture: Contributed

Twin Airdrie toddlers thank staff who saved their lives

TWIN girls took to the track to raise money for the hospital where their lives were saved.

Inver House boss Graham Stevenson is focusing on premium brands. Picture: Contributed

Sales down as distiller Inver House focuses on brands

Inver House Distillers, maker of Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn whiskies and Caorunn gin, has seen sales and profits fall as it looks to shift the focus of its business.

Malcolm McLaren was found dead on Thursday.

Body in Airdrie flat prompts murder investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of man’s body in a flat in North Lanarkshire.

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Tributes paid to Airdrie nurse ‘killed in accident at home’

Tributes paid to Airdrie nurse ‘killed in accident at home’

Tributes have been paid to a nurse said to have died in a freak accident.

Scotty Brand general manager Richard Allison with Asda buying assistant June Rose. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scotty expands into baking with £150,000 Asda deal

Fruit and vegetables producer Scotty Brand has made its first foray into the bakery market after landing a £150,000 supply deal with Asda.

Monklands Hospital, Airdrie. Picture: Colin Templeton

Lizzy Buchan: Top doctors speak out over merger of trauma service

A group of top doctors have warned that patients would suffer due to proposals for an overhaul of services at a hospital that was saved by ministers.

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Airdrie, Lanark, Coatbridge and Kilmarnock are among the best value for homes in terms of size. Picture: John Devlin

Which Scottish town has the ‘cheapest homes’ in the UK?

HOMES in Airdrie are the best value for money in Britain in terms of size, new research has revealed.

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Police probe 'suspcious' death in Airdrie

Police probe ‘suspicious’ death in Airdrie

Police investigating the death of a man found injured in a street are treating it as ‘suspicious’.

The teenager was targeted after getting off the train at Airdrie. Picture: Geograph

‘Hero’ taxi driver who helped teenager evade thugs found

A HERO taxi driver who prevented a teenager from being attacked has been traced after the victims mother launched an appeal to find him.

The teenager was targeted after getting off the train at Airdrie. Picture: Geograph

Airdrie mum in search for taxi driver who saved son from attack

AN Airdrie mum has issued a heartfelt plea to trace a taxi driver who stopped her son from being attacked.

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Eddie Wolecki Black suffered a stroke during Saturdays game. Picture: SNS

Airdrie boss recovering after stroke

AIRDRIEONIANS have revealed that head coach Eddie Wolecki Black suffered a stroke during Saturday’s victory over Cowdenbeath.

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Schoolboy’s Alex Salmond impression praised by man himself

A schoolboy has become something an internet sensation with his hilarious impression of Alex Salmond.

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Petersburn Road, near Dunrobin Primary, where the crash happened. Picture: Google Maps

18 children hurt after school bus crash in Airdrie

A CRASH between a packed school bus and a car during rush-hour traffic left 18 children in hospital yesterday morning.


Africa memorial planned in memory of Scots teacher

THE family of a Scottish teacher who died while hiking in the United States is to build a school classroom in her memory in ­Africa.

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