First patients scanned using ultra-powerful MRI scanner

Patients in Scotland have become the first in the world to use a new scanner which has been likened to “100 MRIs in one”.


Video: Five of Scotland’s most innovative Life Sciences companies

Half of all Scottish Life Science companies are meditech and pharma organisations, but innovation stretches as far as cloud computing and DNA sequencing.

Royal Bank of Scotland is to offer its Natwest customers so-called 'robo-advice'. Picture: TSPL

Royal Bank of Scotland to offer customers ‘robo-advice’

ROYAL Bank of Scotland is to launch a new robo-advice service aimed at customers who lack the confidence to invest alone.


Has Scotland been failing to develop a world vision for life sciences?

Industry leaders believe Scotland is missing a trick in not selling itself abroad, says David Lee

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Opportunities are knocking for the Scottish life sciences community

There’s a lot going for the sector in Scotland and now is the time to get that message across. David Lee reports

Sunset over Blacklaw windfarm. (Picture: Ian Rutherford)

Claire Mack: Europe’s windiest country is set to reap the economic benefits

Scotland is the windiest country in Europe. That’s a fact which gives us an unassailable edge in tackling one of the world’s most important challenges: climate change.

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Altnaharra. Picture: Geograph

Isolated Scottish communities now enjoying fastest broadband speeds

Two remote communities now have among the fastest broadband speeds in Scotland through a unique partnership with digital network business Openreach.

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.

A firm owned by Bill Gates has bought 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah for the smart city project. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Gates plans to build world’s first smart city in Arizona

Technology billionaire Bill Gates is to build the world’s first purpose built smart city – with driverless cars and state of the art connectivity.

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Loch Lomond at Balloch. Picture: Alan Milligan

Flamingo Land’s plan for Loch Lomond to go on public display

Controversial plans to build a £30m leisure development on the banks of Loch Lomond will go on display next week as part of a public consultation.

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An architect's impression of the Candleriggs development, viewed from the Trongate. Pictures: Contributed

Long-awaited development of Candleriggs in Glasgow moves forward

An ambitious scheme to transform a long-neglected city centre site in Glasgow has won planning approval.

Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab, speaks at the 2017 festival. Picture: Contributed

Data Lab festival to return to Edinburgh in 2018

The power of data must be made accessible and available to all and not just specialists if it is truly transform society.

Digital food labelling.

Industry 4.0 – Helping Scotland’s Food and Drink Industry Innovate

For those who like their jargon, there is a new phrase in town: Industry 4.0. In other words, the fourth industrial revolution is coming.
Skyscanner CEO and co-founder Gareth Williams. Picture: Contributed

Skyscanner snaps up social content group

Travel search giant Skyscanner will bolster its hotel offering after acquiring the London-based content business Twizoo.

Robert Gregory and Alistair Hindle. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Edinburgh patent attorney firm makes its mark

Hindles, a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys based in Edinburgh, has moved to larger premises on the city’s George Street, completed a rebranding and begun hiring following a record year of growth.

Laura and Craig Davidson of Tag Digital. Picture: Martin Shields

Scots digital ad agency Tag eyes LA expansion

A digital advertising firm founded in Milngavie is eyeing up an expansion from one west coast to another - by opening an office in Los Angeles.

The cyber attack that brought the NHS to a halt earlier this year would have been remedied swiftly had an adequate backup system been in place

How to protect your SME from a cyber-attack

From the NHS, to the American election – compromised cyber security has loomed large in 2017. But with strict new protection laws on the horizon, how can small businesses keep things compliant, yet still efficient?

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Second innovation competition launched by IP attorney Murgitroyd

A Glasgow firm of intellectual property attorneys is launching a second round of its Innovator Launchpad awards.

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