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Scottish Airshow marred by cancellations after heavy rain

Scotland’s National Airshow was a washout today for the first time in its 20-year history after heavy rain and poor visibility grounded most of the flying displays.

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Extra rail services are to be laid on for the Edinburgh Festival. Picture Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

ScotRail announces extra services for Edinburgh Festival

EXTRA train services and more carriages are to run on many of Scotland’s busiest routes in an effort to manage demand over the festival season.

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British-caught cod is back on the menu for shoppers and diners who care if their fish is sustainable, a decade after stocks came close to collapse

Stephen Jardine: Net gains from return of North Sea cod

Co-ordinated action to be applauded for tackling threat of low stocks, says Stephen Jardine

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The figures, analysed by the Scottish Property Federation, led to the organisation saying that they point to the continued slowing of the commercial property market in Scotland. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Land and building tax revenue in Scotland plummets by 31%

Commercial revenue from Scotland’s stamp duty replacement fell by 31 per cent in June compared to the same month in 2016, it emerged yesterday..

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Milton Jones is Out There, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Milton Jones

One of the best exponents of the one-liner in British comedy is on the other end of the phone and I’m braced for a machine gun fire barrage of witty puns and bon mots as Milton Jones limbers up for his Edinburgh Festival run. As well as puns, Jones has a taste for the surreal and the absurd so I’m wondering if I’ll get any sense out of the man responsible for “I’ve got a bad feeling about intuition fees” and “A lot of people like cats. Take the Pope, for example: I read recently that he was a cat-oholic!” or “I went out with this girl the other night, she wore this real slinky number...She looked great going down the stairs.”

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Petrol and diesel prices have fallen by 2p since last month because of supermarket competition. Picture: Toby Williams/Getty Images

Brexit vote ‘added £140 to fuel bills’

Drivers are paying more than 5p a litre extra for fuel because of the weakened pound since the Brexit vote, the AA motoring group claimed today.

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Miller Homes pulled the plug on plans for a stock market float in 2014. Picture: Andrew Smith SG Photography

Edinburgh housebuilder Miller ‘set for £600m takeover’

Miller Homes is in advanced talks over a takeover deal that would value the Edinburgh-based housebuilder at more than £600 million, it has been reported.

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Scott-Moncrieff partner Gareth Magee. Picture: Contributed

Gareth Magee: Small firms show strength amid uncertainty

With around 99 per cent of UK businesses classed as small or medium-sized (249 or fewer employees) it’s fair to say that our economy is driven by SMEs.

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Travel disruption is expected following the Kos earthquake. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Brits face flights disruption after Kos earthquake

BRITISH holidaymakers are facing travel disruption at the busiest time of the year after a powerful earthquake off the Greek islands and Turkey killed two people, the Government has warned.

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Maclay Murray & Spens chief Kenneth Shand, left, with Dentons' Jeremy Cohen. Picture: Contributed

Maclay Murray & Spens name to disappear in Dentons tie-up

Scots commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) is to merge with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm as measured by number of lawyers.

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The note will feature the same design but will be plastic. Picture; PA

Clydesdale bank sets date for new plastic £10 note launch

Clydesdale Bank’s new £10 polymer bank note will enter circulation in two months’ time.

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The sale to Cairn Group has secured 125 jobs in Aberdeen. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Jobs saved as buyer found for Holiday Inn sites in Aberdeen

Administrators for two Holiday Inn hotels in Aberdeen have found a buyer for the venues, safeguarding 125 jobs.

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Lloyds Banking Group has made more than �10 million of compensation offers and hardship payments to customers affected by the HBOS fraud scandal.  Picture; PA

Lloyds makes compensation offer over HBOS fraud scandal

Lloyds Banking Group has made more than £10 million of compensation offers and hardship payments to customers affected by the HBOS fraud scandal.

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Paul Noble says anyone who has benefited from an EBT 'should take appropriate advice on their affairs'. Picture: Contributed

Paul Noble: Putting Employee Benefit Trusts in the spotlight

There may never be an outright winner in the ongoing debate of whether Rangers are rightful winners of championships won during the years that the infamous Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) scheme was in operation.

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Tenant farmers should have 'nothing to fear' by approaching landlords, said Dr Bob McIntosh. Picture: Michael Gillen

Tenant farmers warned that amnesty clock is ticking

While 12 June 2020 might seem like quite a long time away, tenant farmers have been warned that the clock is already ticking on the three-year tenant’s improvement amnesty – and were urged to “get on with the job”.

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A Peak Scientific employee from 1997 is pictured alongside a 2017 worker. Picture: Contributed

Inchinnan’s Peak Scientific cheers two decades of growth

Peak Scientific, which specialises in gas generators for laboratories, is celebrating 20 years in business.

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Unilever, owner of the Marmite brand, served up a 27% rise in profits. Picture: Contributed

Marmite maker overcomes ‘volatile’ markets with profit hike

The Anglo-Dutch conglomerate behind the Marmite and Pot Noodle brands has boosted half-year sales and profits despite “volatile” market conditions.

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The warmer weather helped drive footfall on the high street. Picture: John Devlin

Sun shines for retailers as clothing sales heat up

The UK high street received a welcome boost last month as the generally fine weather gave clothing sales a lift.

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KPMG's Blair Nimmo warned of storm clouds on the horizon for Scotland's companies. Picture: Contributed

Fewer firms going bust, but KPMG warns of challenges ahead

The number of firms failing in Scotland saw a significant drop in the second quarter, according to new data from accountant KPMG.

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ScottishPower and SSE are facing tough competition from smaller rivals. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

‘Big six’ energy firms SSE and ScottishPower shed customers

Scots utility giants SSE and ScottishPower have lost hundreds of thousands of customer accounts as households continue to switch away from the “big six” players to smaller rivals.

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