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Stars head to Glasgow for BBC 6 Music Festival

Some of Scotland's biggest musical acts are being lined up to appear at a BBC festival being staged north of the border for the first time.
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A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb. Picture: DeadlineNews.

Retired Cod Wars trawler converted into Ben Nevis BnB

A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb.

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Christina Jansen stands in front of a painting by Geoff Uglow, whose works are on display at the gallery. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The Big Interview: Christina Jansen, The Scottish Gallery

It’s been said that the art of life “lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings”.

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'Everything in the garden is rosy,' said Beattie boss Laurna Woods. Picture: Contributed

Comms agency Beattie buoyed by record annual results

Beattie, the public relations and ­communications group, has predicted a “flourishing” year ahead after unveiling record annual results.

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Shinty's Camanachd Cup has won a new sponsor. Picture: Neil Hanna

Top shinty Cup wins new sponsorship deal from Tulloch Homes

SHINTY’S prestigious Camanachd Cup has secured a sponsor from Scots homebuilders Tulloch Homes for four years.

James Little joins Dalhousie from The Lincoln Hotel. Picture: Contributed

James Little named as Dalhousie Castle resort boss

Dalhousie Castle, the luxury hotel and spa south of Edinburgh, has appointed an industry high-flyer to take the reins.

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Edinburgh Castle was the most visited Historic Environment Scotland attraction.

Visitor numbers at Scotland’s historic sites hit record highs

Visitor numbers at Scotland's historic sites have rocketed by 13 per cent over the past year, tipping over the four million mark for the first time.

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Reg and Barry Chisholm with children Aaron, 14, and Abbie, 12, and Hamish the dog. Picture: Contributed

Transplant dad teams up with son to cycle in memory of donor

A FATHER and son who have both suffered heart attacks have teamed up to tackle one of country’s most beautiful cycling events – in memory of the organ donor who has allowed them to ride Etape Loch Ness side by side.

New directors will join CEO John Donnelly on the Marketing Edinburgh board. Picture: Greg Macvean

Leaders sought to help shape Edinburgh’s future

Business leaders are being urged to apply to join a revamped board of Marketing Edinburgh, the organisation which promotes the capital across the world.

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Standard Life Investments was among the investors to reject the pay deal for Thomas Cook directors. Picture: Contributed

Thomas Cook rocked by shareholder revolt over pay

More than a fifth of Thomas Cook’s shareholders rebelled yesterday over the travel giant’s boardroom pay policy as a cautious trading update also saw its shares take a hit on the stock market.

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Parkdean is investing in all eight of its parks north of the Border. Picture: Contributed

Scots holiday parks to gain from record investment

Britain’s biggest holiday park operator is spending £2.5 million on its Scottish sites as part of a record investment programme.

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Tourism chiefs believe a cut in Air Passenger Duty could save some firms Photo: Ian Georgeson,

Air tax cut could save Scottish tourism firms, MSPs told

Cutting air passenger duty (APD) in Scotland could help save some tourism businesses from closure, a Holyrood committee has been told.

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Ballantyne House in Inverness will be converted into a Travelodge hotel. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness to gain new hotel after £4.4m Maven deal

Maven Capital Partners’ property arm has acquired an office building in the centre of Inverness in a multi-million-pound deal that will see the site converted into a budget hotel.

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The Represent team, from left: Ailsa Veitch, Sue Hean, Adam Foster, Judith O'Leary, Katie Goodfellow, Bobby Galloway and Kirrie McNab. Picture: Contributed

PR agency relaunches in capital after revamp

A communications agency is today relaunching with a new name, move to Edinburgh and debut of a digital division, saying this is “part of a strategic overhaul of the business”.

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Scottish Ballet will visit Minneapolis in April for a staging of Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling. Picture: Andy Ross

Travel group wins key role in Scottish Ballet US tours

A corporate travel business with offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen has been reappointed by Scottish Ballet to take care of all its transport arrangements for its American tours later this year.

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The Old Friuitmarket is one of the most popular venues for concerts at Celtic Connections.

Celtic Connections attracts 100,000 audience for 10th year in a row

Well over 100,000 people have flocked to shows at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections music festival - for the tenth year in a row.
A street performer on the Royal Mile during the 2016 Edinburgh festivals. Picture: Steven Scott Tyalor/JP Resell

Creative industries worth £3.7 billion to Scotland

The creative industries in Scotland comprises more than 15,000 registered enterprises and employs some 73,600 people, official figures have revealed.

Heather McDaid (left) and Laura Jones of Glasgow-based 404 Ink believe digital tools can boost print products. Picture: Sinead Grainger

404 Ink prove print publishers need not fear the internet

It’s fair to say the rise and rise of the internet has not always been kind to publishers. But despite reports of plummeting magazine circulations and a decline in the adult fiction market, the literary world is not afraid to embrace the digital age.

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