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Euan McColm: Radicalised misogynists go under the radar

When we think of people who have been radicalised, we think of Jihadists, 
don’t we?

The airline said that staff had been in error. Photograph: Getty Images

easyJet flies into Scots banknote storm

Easyjet is training cabin crew to recognise Scottish banknotes after a passenger’s attempt to make an onboard purchase with Scottish money was turned down.

As the Catalan independence crisis deepens tourism, which is a vital economic input for the entire region, seems little impacted. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Catalonia tourism down 15% as images of police violence hit industry

It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Europe, a mere two-hour flight from Scotland and home to millions of sun-seekers every year. But Catalonia has seen tourism slump 15 per cent in the two weeks since the region held a controversial referendum on independence, according to industry experts.

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BBC Scotland's coverage of the Tattoo will be beamed into 54 Canadian cinemas later this month.

Edinburgh Tattoo to stage cinema screenings for the first time

Organisers of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have unveiled plans to take the event into cinemas for the first time - with a pilot to be rolled out in Canada.

A beauty spot like Glencoe sells itself (Picture: Ian Rutherford)

Kenny MacAskill: Who needs bricks and mortar tourist offices?

Bricks and mortar offices will not sell Scotland to the world, writes Kenny MacAskill

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Merlin has a vast leisure portfolio that includes the Edinburgh Dungeon.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Merlin investors spooked by update

Merlin Entertainments, the leisure giant behind Madame Tussauds, Alton Towers and the Edinburgh Dungeon, saw its shares slump as peak summer trading woes following the UK terror attacks took the shine off a worldwide Peppa Pig deal.

The Scotsman is celebrating its 200th year

John McLellan: Will start-ups match Scotsman’s staying power?

Some of the newest start-ups in Scotland could do worse than learn from the brand values of this paper, writes John McLellan.

Harvey Weinstein is accused of rape and sexual assault. Picture: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

The Weinstein company in talks to sell assets as scandal grows

The Weinstein Company is mulling over the sale of “all or a significant portion” of its assets amid growing allegations of sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The number of tourists is increasing but more than half of the tourist offices have closed. Picture: by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brian Ferguson: Tourists numbers rising so why the office closures?

It is quite an achievement to turn what should have been a success story for one of Scotland’s most important industries into a country-wide controversy.

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Erica Moore set up Eteaket after giving up a career in law and moving to Edinburgh where she and her husband only knew one person. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

The Big Interview: Eteaket founder Erica Moore brews up a five-year plan

Eteaket founder Erica Moore visited Japan as a backpacker 20 years ago, where she became “enthralled” by the matcha tea ceremony and learnt more about the UK and Japan’s long-standing connections with the drink.

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Weinstein's career may be ruined but the bullying sense of entitlement he embodies is still thriving. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Faux outrage adds to agony of Weinstein revelations

The unmasking of Harvey Weinstein ought to have been a cause for celebration: an inveterate sex pest finally outed by the women whose careers rose and fell with his libido. Instead, it ushered in the bleakest of weeks: an orgy of terrible revelations met with faux shock, victim-blaming and blatant revisionism.

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Edinburgh will keep its tourist information office - but many other smaller Scottish towns will lose theirs. Picture: Jon Savage

VisitScotland to shut 60% of tourist information offices

More than half of Scotland’s tourist information centres are to be axed - despite soaring numbers of visitors from overseas countries.

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Growing numbers of overseas visitors are flocking to Scotland, according to the latest figures.

New hike in number of overseas visitors to Scotland revealed

The number of overseas visitors flocking to Scotland has risen by 10 per cent, according to new industry figures.

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The firm runs 48 sites including two in the US. Picture: Contributed

Goals Soccer boss to bow out

The boss of Scottish five-a-side football group Goals Soccer Centres is stepping down.

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Ryaniar cancelled flights after French strike. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Pupils forced to take ferry and bus after Ryanair cancellations

A group of Fife school children were forced take a ferry and bus back home, while other Scottish holidaymakers slept on airport floors after Ryanair cancelled a host of flights.

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VIDEO: G-SHOCK watch survives incredible trip into space to test 'world’s toughest timepiece'

A G-SHOCK watch has survived an incredible unprotected trip into space on a mission to test the world's toughest timepiece - watch the amazing video here.

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The success of the North Coast 500 route has put a question mark over the suitability of current facilities for tourism.

Leader comment: Escaping the tourist trap

The photographer, Martin Parr, once pointed out that the reality of a place can be markedly different from the mythology surrounding it. There is a good chance recent visitors to some of Scotland’s most cherished locales will agree.

Steamtrain on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Snow

Scotland’s tourism ‘pressure points’ to be reviewed

Scotland’s national tourism agency is carrying out a country-wide review of infrastructure amid growing fears that areas like Skye, Glenfinnan and the North Coast 500 route are being swamped with visitors, The Scotsman can reveal.

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Burrrastow House is on the remote west side of Shetland. Picture: Good Hotel Guide)

Shetland hotel voted as Scotland’s best by The Good Hotel Guide

Burrastow House in Shetland has been voted as the country’s best hotel by The Good Hotel Guide 2018.

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