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Peter Vardy gears up to launch Dundee car superstore

Car retailer Peter Vardy is gearing up for the official opening of one of the biggest dealerships in Scotland.

Transport
'There is a real buzz within the firm,' said Thorntons joint managing partner Craig Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Law firm Thorntons targets further growth in Edinburgh

Tayside-headquartered legal firm Thorntons has outlined plans to further grow its footprint in Edinburgh as fee income from the capital operation spirals well into seven figures.

Law
Developer 4J Studios, behind the Minecraft console games, has a base in Dundee. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Martin Flanagan: Dundee’s game for the digital challenge

More evidence today that down-with-the-kids Dundee continues to leave its historical roots of jam, jute and journalism firmly in the rear-view mirror.

Tech 1
Philanthropist Garreth Wood opens the newest Boozy Cow in Dundee. Picture: Alan Richardson

Charity restaurant Boozy Cow makes moo-ves into Dundee

GENEROUS restaurant group that donates all its profits to good causes has opened its fourth venue and increased the number of charities it is supporting.

News
Dundee - fort of the Tay. The fort was likely to have been Dundee Law, where this photo was taken from. Picture Ian Rutherford

Place name of the week: Dundee - Dùn Dè / Dùn Deagh

This name originally denoted ‘the fort of the Tay’, although the second element has changed a great deal over time – the modern Gaelic form for the river is Tatha.

More Heritage
The ticket was purchased last month

Are you a mystery millionaire? Dundee £1m lottery ticket remains unclaimed

Scottish Lottery players are being urged to check their old tickets after the operator revealed that a prize of £1million has still gone unclaimed.

News
The University of Dundee.  PICTURE: Jane Barlow

Dundee is best ‘young’ UK university on global list

Dundee University has scooped first place among UK universities on a list of the world’s top “young” universities.

Education 7
The RRS Discovery in Dundee.. Picture: Robert Perry

Brian Ferguson: Why Dundee should be named culture capital

I ended up in memory lane again last week, after being asked to speak to a group of Scottish student journalists.

Opinion 4
The new V&A Museum of Design is set to be a cultural centre piece. Picture: Contributed

Dundee plots new arena to bolster culture capital bid

Lifestyle 16
Queen Street Station's concourse has re-opened after this closure last year, but very little else. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Passengers are getting a raw deal during station overhauls

Rail passengers have really felt the disruption from the upgrading of Scotland’s railway lines - and they are now being made to feel it again as major stations are re-built around them.

Opinion 4
Katherine Garrett-Cox was ousted from Alliance Trust after a battle with a rebel shareholder. Picture: Jane Barlow

Former Alliance Trust boss picked up £1.4m final pay

Katherine Garrett-Cox received a final pay package of just under £1.4 million before leaving Dundee-based Alliance Trust last year, its annual report has confirmed.

Financial 3
Alliance Trust chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin said the ATS owner was 'well placed for the future'. Neil Hanna

Alliance Trust Savings returns to full-year profit

Dundee-based investment platform Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) today announced a move back into the black following the completion of its £14 million takeover of Edinburgh rival Stocktrade.

Financial
The James Hutton Institute has developed a new system of blight reporting. Picture: Robert Biedermann/thinkstock

New weapon in the fight against late potato blight

Scottish potato growers will this year have an added weapon in their fight against one of their perennial problems – late blight.

Farming
Augean has teamed up with Forth Ports to handle decommissioning waste at Dundee. Picture: Guthrie Photography

Waste management firm Augean eyes deals as profits jump

Specialist waste management business Augean, which has a base in Paisley, is mulling acquisitions in the North-east after revealing another year of double-digit profit growth.

Companies
Dundee's digital economic output surged 171% in the four years to 2015. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dundee’s digital sector growth outpaces rest of UK

Dundee’s pacy expansion as an IT and gaming hub is highlighted in a new report out today, showing the city’s digital economic output nearly trebled in the four years to 2015.

Tech 4
Sir Winston Churchill used the Queen's Hotel as his base while MP for Dundee. Picture: Contributed

Iconic Dundee hotel goes on the market for £2.75m

One of Scotland’s most celebrated hotels – which has welcomed guests including Sir Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra – has been put on the market with a £2.75 million price tag.

Media & Leisure 1
Graeme Carling said there is a lack of affordable student housing across Scotland. Picture: Fraser Band

Dundee property firm moves into student accommodation

A privately-owned property and investment firm that already has hundreds of rental properties on its books in Scotland has entered the student accommodation market.

Companies 1
'Heavy Snow on the Skipness Road, by JoLoMo. Picture: Contributed

Beatles’ hit ‘Long and Winding Road’ inspires Jolomo art show

The road which inspired The Beatles’ hit ‘The Long and Winding Road’ is to feature in a new exhibition of paintings by best-selling Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison, OBE, (known as “Jolomo”).

Lifestyle 1
Dundee have been playing at Dens Park since 1899. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dundee set to leave Dens Park for new stadium

Dundee could be set to leave their Dens Park home and move into a new stadium, according to the club’s managing director.

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Elevator UK project manager Lynne Martin with Accelerator manager Andy Campbell at the launch in Dundee. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Gaming sector gets a lift from Elevator programme

An international project to help nurture Scotland’s brightest gaming companies has been unveiled in Dundee.

Tech
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