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Fantasy sports firm Premier Punt secures casino licence

Premier Punt, the Edinburgh-based fantasy sports operator, has been awarded a remote casino licence from the Gambling Commission.

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Improvements being carried out on the A82 at Loch Lomond two years ago. Now the road is to be widened to make it safer.

Leader comment: Loch upgrade a boon for all

The stretch of the A82 which hugs the western banks of Loch Lomond as it snakes north towards Crianlarich is one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. It is a shame, however, that so few drivers get the chance to truly savour it, given they must watch the road like a hawk.

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Brian Cox played Winston Churchill in the new big-screen biopic, which was shot in and around Edinburgh.

New Scottish film and TV fund delivers £17.5m boost for economy

A new incentive fund to help bring films and TV productions to Scotland has generated a £17.5 million return on investment in its first 18 months - 10 times more than was put in.
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Cameron House. Picture: Supplied

Cameron House reveals new terrace with Loch Lomond views

CAMERON House Hotel, one of the most luxurious in Scotland, has unveiled a new terrace with stunning view over Loch Lomond.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Napier's James O'Kane, left, with EICC boss Marshall Dallas. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Napier and EICC team up for degree in business events

Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have teamed up to offer what they say is the first course of its kind in the UK.

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See Ben Nevis in the twilight. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

5 tips on seeing the midsummer sunrise from a mountain

THERE is a tradition with many hill walkers of climbing a hill to catch the glories of a midsummer sunrise.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa. Picture: Contributed

Macdonald Hotels takes wraps off £3.5m Aberfoyle revamp

The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle has unveiled the results of its £3.5 million renovation.

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'Scotland has long had a vibrant commercial creative sector,' writes John McLellan. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan: Scotland’s ad industry has plenty of fizz

From Ba-Bru and Sandy in the 1930s, to Girders and then the Raymond Briggs’ Snowman, Irn-Bru campaigns have led the way for Scottish advertising; now your other national drink is on the march again, this time for the advertising industry itself.

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North Coast 500 is attraction thousand of new tourists. Picture: Supplied

North Coast 500 attracts 29,000 more visitors to Highlands

ONE of Scotland’s newest visitor attractions, North Coast 500, has attracted 29,000 additional visitors to the Highlands - and an additional £9 million - in its first year, according to a new report.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Shore is the result of the transformation of the former Gateway Centre at Loch Lomond. Picture: Contributed

Events venue 200 SVS creating 40 jobs at Loch Lomond

Glasgow’s 200 SVS conference, events and wedding venue is to create more than 40 jobs with the opening of a new site on the banks of Loch Lomond.

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Equator innovation director Martin Jordan said the move was a 'huge innovation' for the hotels sector. Picture: Contributed

Village Hotels trials virtual assistant at Glasgow site

Guests at a Glasgow hotel can enjoy a high-tech concierge in their room in the form of virtual assistant Amazon Alexa.

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Fethaland on Shetland. Pciture: VisitScotland

5 hidden - but must-see - tourist gems in Shetland

A HOLIDAY to Shetland is a mammoth task, given the distance for people to travel - and the cost.

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Arthur's seat is one of the famous landmarks in the Capital

How these famous Edinburgh landmarks got their names

Our city is home to many famous landmarks that capture the imagination of both residents and tourists.

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Leonardo Hotels is planning further growth in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Leonardo Hotels eyes more sites after Edinburgh launch

Leonardo Hotels has opened its first hotel in Scotland, and says it is on the lookout for further growth north of the Border.

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Alison Brie stars in Netflix's new women's wrestling drama, GLOW, out 23 June

Interview: Alison Brie - Why the star of Netflix’s new wrestling drama GLOW had to fight for the role

Why the star of new wrestling drama GLOW had to fight for the role

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Work being completed on Cumnock Swimming Pool. Picture: Dumfries House Trust/Facebook

Refurbished New Cumnock open air pool to get Royal welcome

It was built in 1966 and is one of the few remaining open air swimming pools in Scotland.

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Herring lassies at the quayside in Thurso. Picture: Library of Scotland

Historic life on Scotland’s coast told in archive film tour

Rare vintage footage telling the story of people living on Scotland’s coast is to be screened in a touring programme.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Viking Star at Lerwick, Shetland. Picture: Rory Gillies, Shetland Flyer/Supplied

Harbour upgrade helps Lerwick attract record cruise visitors

SHETLAND is set to welcome a record number of cruise ship tourists this season after a multi-million pound upgrade of Lerwick’s harbour.

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The Prime Minister may have other things on her mind, but John McLellan says press regulation remains of 'utmost importance'. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

John McLellan: Mapping press regulation is no easy task

Amidst the chaos in Downing Street, the future of press regulation is likely to be some way behind survival on Theresa May’s list of priorities but for news publishers it remains a matter of utmost importance.

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How the transformation of Sauchiehall Street is set to look. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street set for £7.2m revamp

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to re-develop Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street to be debated by city councillors.

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