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Hotel chain Travelodge aiming to fill 1,000 vacancies

Hotel chain Travelodge is looking to fill 1,000 vacancies in the coming months, ranging from managers and receptionists to bar staff and cleaners.

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Millions in prizes left unclaimed by Scots lottery players

This week a Scottish lottery player failed to come forward in time and missed out on the chance to take home a £1 million jackpot.

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The Enchanted Forest. Picture: Angus Forbes/Contributed

Perthshire’s famous Enchanted Forest set to make a return

Scotland’s premier sound and light event is set amidst the Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood.

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Minoan said Morningside Travel was an 'excellent fit' for its Stewart Travel arm. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Minoan buys Edinburgh travel agent and raises £450,000

Travel group Minoan has bought an Edinburgh-based agency and also raised £450,000 to help develop its resort project in Crete.

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Greg Wells and Daniel Sylvester are launching the new Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival this weekend.

Biscuit-flavoured pints face crunch test at new craft beer festival

It has a biscuit-making heritage going back more than two centuries - when William Crawford started a baking business in a small shop in Leith which grew to become a household name throughout Britain.

Bob and Kelly McAlpine of Dalriada Luxury Lodges in Stonehaven. Picture: Contributed

Former oil exec invests £1m in Stonehaven luxury lodges

A former oil and gas executive has launched a new luxury tourism business in Aberdeenshire after his family unveiled plans to invest more than £1 million in the development.

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has been getting the lowdown on the forthcoming Jacobites exhibition st the National Museum of Scotland.

Outlander author hopes BBC will screen the show - as long as it is not cut

It is the most lucrative television programme ever made in Scotland - yet has never appeared on the nation’s TV screens.
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More than 100 new Peppa Pig episodes are coming to TV screens. Picture: Contributed

Peppa Pig owner pushes button on 117 new episodes

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One has announced that it will produce 117 new episodes of the popular children’s television show.

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Almost 365,000 people have visited Go Ape's Scottish sites in the past ten years. Picture: Contributed

Go Ape reaches new heights with Scottish operations

Forest adventure company Go Ape has seen more than 50,000 visitors swing through the trees in Scotland during the 2016 season.

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Johnston Press, led by CEO Ashley Highfield, said total revenues were up on a year ago. Picture: Malcolm Irving

Johnston Press ‘encouraged’ by improving sales trends

Media group Johnston Press today said it was “encouraged” by improving revenue trends in the face of “challenging” conditions for the regional newspaper market.

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The Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, where there are tourism infrastructure problems. Picture: Jon Savage

Solutions sought for Skye’s tourism infrastructure problems

A SERIES of meetings are to take place to identify and find solutions to the pressures on the Isle of Skye caused by increases in tourism on the island.

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Inverness emerged ahead of Edinburgh in Colliers' hotel index. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness takes lead among Scotland’s hotel hot spots

Inverness has emerged as the surprise leader in a new ranking of Scottish hotel “hot spots”.

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Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. Picture: Russell Sherwood/Contributed

Skye’s Fairy Pools seeks £500k to improve visitor attraction

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to upgrade visitor facilities at the famous Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.

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Glasgow aims to become one of Europe's most sustainable cities, said Aileen Crawford of Glasgow Convention Bureau. Picture: John Devlin

New push to encourage green energy events in Glasgow

A new network has been launched in a bid to champion Glasgow’s credentials as a world leader in sustainable business tourism and boost its ability to attract major events to the city.

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Amy Macdonald will be among the artists appearing at the Freemasons Hall on George Street during this year's Fringe.

Amy Macdonald, Judy Murray and David Mach lined up for Fringe venue

They are set to be unlikely bedfellows - even by the typical standards of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Opponents of the Punch deal argue it will lead to a reduction in choice for consumers. Picture: Jonathan Faulds

War of words intensifies in Scottish pub fight

Former pub landlord Colin Yale has witnessed his fair share of heated bar-room disputes in his time.

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Kelburn Castle and Estate has been owned by the Boyle family since 1140. Picture: Contributed

Kelburn Castle gets £1m boost to carry on glamping

One of the oldest family-owned estates in Scotland has secured seven-figure funding to support the expansion of a luxury camping site.

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Rugby fans descend on Edinburgh for European Champions Cup

Thousands of French and English rugby fans have descended on Edinburgh for the weekend’s European Champions Cup double-header at Murrayfield, generating a multi-million pound windfall for the capital.

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The advertising sector supports 42,000 jobs across Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Advertising gives £8.8bn injection into Scots economy

Scotland’s advertising industry provides a near-£9 billion boost to the economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, new research has revealed.

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Jacquie Boyd-Coleman, left, with Beattie chief executive Laurna Woods. Picture: Contributed

PR group Beattie appoints MD for London and the south

PR and communications stalwart Beattie has appointed Jacquie Boyd-Coleman as head of its offices in London and the south of England.

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