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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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”).

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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.

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5 fantastic running routes that take in Dundee’s sights

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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The investigation concluded that the actions of the officers were appropriate in gaining entry to the flat to assess the situation and check on the welfare of those inside the property.
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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.

Charcoalblue's projects include Perth Theatre. Picture: Contributed

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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