Gaming sector gets a lift from Elevator programme

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

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The best way to explore your surroundings is on the run.

Scotland has some of the UK's highest rental yields, according to Rettie & Co. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Matthew Benson: Rental sector built on solid foundations

The private rental sector, often referred to as PRS, has grown at an incredible rate in recent years – to the extent that industry commentators now agree it will come to be seen as one of the single largest defining factors of the Scottish housing market in the 21st century.

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Dundee West MP Chris Law was detained last September in a probe connected to his Spirit of Independence referendum campaign in 2014. Picture: PA

SNP MP Chris Law cleared of any wrongdoing by police

AN SNP MP has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a police investigation into financial dealings.

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Barratt's Douglas McLeod said demand for homes 'is still high across Scotland'. Picture Contributed

Housebuilders give sector boost with plans for new sites

Three housebuilders have unveiled plans to construct hundreds of homes north of the Border, going some way to plugging the gap between supply and demand.

4J Studios is headed by East Linton-based chief executive Paddy Burns, centre. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Minecraft maker 4J Studios has high hopes for Switch game

The Scottish firm behind the hit game Minecraft is hoping for another high score with a new instalment for Nintendo’s forthcoming Switch device.

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Chief executive Angela Vickers has reported another year of strong financial performance at Apex Hotels. Picture: Contributed

Hotel group Apex eyes further investment

Scottish hotel group Apex is eyeing fresh investment and acquisition opportunities after hailing a “strong” full-year outcome.

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Alliance Trust's 'orchestra' is not assembled on a single stage but is scattered round the globe, writes Bill Jamieson. Picture: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

Bill Jamieson: Alliance Trust assembles its orchestra

Those who have caught a snatch of contemporary classical music on Radio Three are often immediately struck by a sense of wild and tuneless cacophony: a sound comprising many notes but no identifiable theme.

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Dundee man’s death not due to “act or omission by police”

THE death of a man in Dundee hours after police spoke to him was not due to any “act or omission” by officers, a police watchdog has found.

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Design firm opens Glasgow base on back of Scottish wins

A design consultancy that specialises on projects in the theatre sector has opened a Glasgow base to support a growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

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Lord Smith of Kelvin urged Alliance Trust shareholders to approve its new investment approach. Picture: Neil Hanna

Alliance Trust reveals list of new investment managers

Wealth manager Alliance Trust has revealed the eight equity managers chosen to oversee its new investment strategy.

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Colin Graham says the Thorntons chairman role comes at 'absolutely the right time'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Monday interview: Thorntons Solicitors chairman Colin Graham

Thorntons chairman’s destiny to return to City of Discovery as firm looks to build on deals

NESS chief executive Graham Findlay. Picture: Contributed

137-year-old charity NESS celebrates its best year ever

A 137-year-old north-east charity is looking forward to continued success after celebrating its best year ever.

DC Thomson's comic characters include Desperate Dan. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Publishing group DC Thomson in £20m dividends bonanza

Dundee-based newspaper and comics publisher DC Thomson paid out dividends of £19.8 million to its family owners last year despite a fall in profits, up from £19.2m in the previous 12 months.

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The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

�50 million was secured for Dundee waterfront investments. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish Cities Alliance hails £100m boost to economy

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) is celebrating bringing £100 million into the country’s economy in the past 18 months.

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Christian Nissen is the founder of Dundee-based Highland Game. Picture: Contributed

Venison supplier looks to grab slice of ostrich meat market

A Tayside meat supplier has secured deals with major supermarket chains including Tesco and Morrisons after investing more than £1 million launching a range of speciality products.
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Top five Scottish share risers last week

Which were last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market?

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