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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.

Black Friday began on the other side of the Atlantic.

Shoppers set to spend £300 on Black Friday deals

Consumers are set to fork out £300 each on Black Friday bargains as retailers slash their prices for the US shopping phenomenon.

Tracey Matthews enjoys the fast pace of hospitality, where she has spent her entire career. Photograph: Stewart Attwood

The Big Interview: Tracey Matthews, chief operating officer of Gaucho

One of the first parts of the New Town to be completed, Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was at one time home to philosopher David Hume, who entertained one of the US’s founding fathers Benjamin Franklin among his first guests.

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Is this Edinburgh rental property the perfect New Year let?

Edinburgh is known for its world-famous street party and New Year celebrations.

Hearts announced a profit of �2.3m

Hearts announce profit of £2.3 million

Hearts recorded a £2.3 million profit during the financial year ending June 30, 2017, despite spending £6.9m on stadium redevelopment at Tynecastle Park.

More fields are being decommissioned. Picture SWNS

North Sea oil industry could be boosted by change in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to unlock billions of pounds in investment in the offshore industry by changing tax rules in this week’s budget.

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Ken Stanley, Morag Yellowlees, Ian Beattie, Alasdair Cummings.  Picture: Gareth Easton.

Edinburgh legal firm Lindsays ties knot with Aitken Nairn

Lindsays has flexed its muscles as one of Scotland’s biggest mid-tier legal firms by agreeing a tie-up with Edinburgh-based practice Aitken Nairn.

Anyone re-using apparently unmarked stamps will now infuriate their recipients. Photograph: John Devlin

How the Royal Mail has stamp penny-pinchers beat this Christmas

It is a money-saving trick used by the most miserly of penny-pinchers.

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Freddie Spindler, left, founder of Deadly Donuts, with Princes Trust patron Mike Welch. Photograph: Stewart Attwood

Prince’s Trust Scotland launches enterprise platform online

The Prince’s Trust Scotland has marked 25 years of guiding young people into business by launching its enterprise programme online.

Lomond Capital chief executive Stuart Pender is anticipating a step-change in terms of growth. Photograph: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh-headquartered Lomond Capital unveils management shake-up

Property group Lomond Capital has unveiled a management shake-up as it prepares to announce its first move into the London market which will signal a step-change in the firm’s growth.

Cash machines can retract notes that are not promptly claimed. Photograph: John Devlin

Lloyds Banking Group to refund missing ATM money

Lloyds Banking Group is to refund thousands of people who did not pick up the correct amount of money from its ATM machines – five years after it reassured customers that any such payouts would be made automatically.

The quest for high investment returns is risky.

James Walker: Take professional advice before investment punt

Are you enjoying that increase in the rate on your savings account or ISA? No? What do you mean it hasn’t happened…?

According to trade body UK Finance, nearly four million mortgages are some sort of variable rate deal. Photograph: PA

Savers and borrowers urged to tick off interest rate checklist

Banks and building societies have started announcing how they plan to apply the base rate rise to their products – but what does this mean for savers and borrowers?

Hundreds of BiFab workers gathered in Edinburgh ready to march to the Scottish Parliament.

Agreement reached to save BiFab after talks

A deal has been reached to stave off the immediate threat of administration for troubled engineering firm BiFab, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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Philip Hammond could introduce measures in the Budget to promote intergenerational fairness. Picture: Christopher Furlong

Bill Jamieson: Spreadsheet Phil’s desperate bid for a less lacklustre nickname

What headline-grabbing measure is Chancellor Philip Hammond likely to favour this week – the one by which this Budget will be defined?

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

Stephen Jardine: Beware Coke Christmas trucks bearing ‘gifts’

A sugary drink giveaway by Coca-Cola is ‘last thing children need’ at Christmas, writes Stephen Jardine

Glasgow's nextbike scheme is set to grow (Picture: John Devlin)

Leader comment: Edinburgh, finally, joins global cycle revolution

Finally, the flagship scheme of what is a global cycling revolution has arrived in Scotland’s capital. London has its ‘Boris Bikes’, Glasgow’s version is the nextbike, Paris boasts more than 20,000 Velib bicycles, there’s Citi Bike in New York City and, even that most car-obsessed of cities, Los Angeles, there is Metro Bike Share.

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Scots have a reputation for having a bad diet, but this country has some of the finest produce (Picture: Getty Images)

Jane Bradley: How the myth of bad British food was born

I always knew French president Jacques Chirac was a bad egg – well before he was ever convicted of corruption and diverting public funds – when he launched a vitriolic attack on British cuisine.

The Moray Firth. Picture: Dave Conner

Elderly fisherman claims sewage in Moray Firth wrecked catch

An 89-year-old fisherman who has been catching salmon since 1958 claims sewage pumped into the Moray Firth has seen his annual catch go from hundreds to zero.


Pipeline of skilled staff has Scotland looking to the future

From the days when Clydeside rattled with the roar of shipbuilding, to steel manufacturing, engineering and medical breakthroughs, brewing, textiles, oil and agriculture, Scottish industry and skills have led the way.
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