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Russell Brand to get key slot at Edinburgh TV Festival

Outspoken comic Russell Brand is to be given one of the main platforms at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this summer.
Lifestyle 1
A 'glampotel' is available at Dundas Castle during festival season. Picture: Supplied

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Dundas Castle offering glamping accomodation

EDINBURGH will soon be welcoming thousands for its festival season, but many visitors find it difficult to find available - and inexpensive - accommodation in the city.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Torridon is to host second Mountain & Sea Festival. Picture: Supplied

Discover the best of Scotland at Mountain & Sea Festival

THE Mountain & Sea Festival returns to Torridon in the Highlands for its second year later this year.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 1
Forest Hills has undergone an extensive renovation. Picture: Supplied

Aberfoyle’s Forest Hills Hotel unveils £3.5m makeover

THE luxury Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa has unveiled a multi-million pound renovation

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Reg Varney  makes the first withdrawal from a Barclaycash machine, at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank in 1967. Picture: PA

Scottish invented ATM celebrates 50 years in operation

It is the brainchild of Scottish inventors which transformed everyday banking for millions of people around the world.

Odd
Google was found to have denied European consumers 'genuine choice'. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Google fined record £2.1bn for breaking EU competition rules

Google has been hit with a record fine of €2.42 billion (£2.1bn) after breaching European competition rules with its online shopping service.

Tech
Alistair McDonald brings more than 30 years of whisky expertise to the Clydeside Distillery. Picture: Contributed

‘Milestone’ as Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery appoints manager

The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow’s newest whisky venture, has appointed Alistair McDonald as distillery manager.

Companies
Manufacturing is a key target sector for the Zero Waste Scotland fund. Picture: John Devlin

£1m fund aims to boost green ideas in manufacturing sector

Manufacturing businesses with innovative green ideas are being urged to tap into £1 million of funding currently available from Zero Waste Scotland.

Companies

Kirsty McLuckie: the future of rural pubs

The sale of a village pub can mean the end of an era for its locals, but it also presents an opportunity for new owners to redevelop it as a hospitality business focusing in a different direction.

Management
'We need a science-based approach to delivering quality,' said Steve McLean of Marks & Spencer. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Marks & Spencer building science into beef supply chain

A proposal that would see a ground-breaking partnership between Aberdeen Angus beef producers, their breed society, gene technology firms and a major retailer has been revealed.

Farming
NFU Scotland said that Jonnie Hall's 'skills and knowledge were not being fully utilised'. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Ground-breaking Brexit farm policy link-up put on hold

When the move was announced late last year, some thought it a masterstroke allowing one of the experts in Scottish agricultural policy to influence Scottish Government thinking.

Farming 3
Debenhams warned its profits could come in at the lower end of City forecasts. Picture: TSPL

Debenhams warns over ‘volatile’ trading as sales fall

Department store chain Debenhams has warned that “volatile” conditions on the high street could hit its full-year profits.

Retail
The competition watchdog is examining Heineken's swoop on Punch Taverns. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Heineken offers to sell pubs to ease Punch deal concerns

Brewing giant Heineken has offered to offload several pubs as part of efforts to satisfy competition concerns over its £403 million takeover of Punch Taverns.

Media & Leisure 1
JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin is a vocal supporter of Brexit. Picture: Contributed

JD Wetherspoon unveils major EU investment in Dublin

Pubs giant JD Wetherspoon, founded by vocal Brexit-backing chairman Tim Martin, has announced its biggest ever single investment – into the European Union.

Media & Leisure 2
Scottish Newspaper Society director John McLellan says forecasts for ad spending are 'pretty encouraging'. Picture: Neil Hanna

John McLellan: Outlook for ad market is far from gloomy

With the remorselessly gloomy headlines about Britain’s immediate economic future amidst the chaos of Brexit, it’s heartening that some in the advertising world are taking a much more upbeat view of the UK’s prospects.

Media & Leisure
Axis has also expanded its Glasgow studio to accommodate up to 180 people. Picture: Mike Scott

Glasgow animation outfit Axis flaunts brand overhaul

A Glasgow-based animation studio that has worked on some of the world’s biggest video game franchises has unveiled a new brand as it eyes further growth.

Media & Leisure
Dickson Minto partner Douglas Armstrong sees 'many exciting opportunities' to advise clients on flotations. Picture: Stuart McClay

Law firm Dickson Minto breaks into City’s top three

Dickson Minto, the Edinburgh-based corporate legal boutique, has broken into the top tier of advisers to Britain’s biggest listed companies.

Law 2
Turtle Pack hopes to make a splash with its swimming aid for children. Picture: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Start-up behind revolutionary child swim aid gains funding

A Stirling-based entrepreneur who developed an alternative to traditional swimming aids for children has secured a six-figure funding injection.

Companies
A third of motorists say driving changes don't go far enough.

Motorists say driving test changes don’t go far enough

A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits.

News 2
US Supreme Court reinstates Donald Trumps travel ban. Picture: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump: Travel ban clear victory for national security

US President Donald Trump has hailed the Supreme Court decision on his controversial travel ban as a “clear victory for our national security”.

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