Call to help Dundee’s Waterfront progress

Entrepreneurs in the hospitality, leisure and tourism service sectors are to be invited to come forward and help drive the expansion of Dundee’s Waterfront economy in a “rare blank canvas development opportunity”, it was announced today.

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Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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Jessica Thummel was one of theee shortlisted candidates for the Dundee International Book Prize.

Coveted Scottish book prize goes to American 'coming of age' novel

American writer Jessica Thummel has won a major Scottish book prize for debut novelists.
Husband and wife team Graeme and Leanne Carling at Alloway Halls. Picture: Contributed

Property group seals seven-figure deal for Dundee halls

Dundee property and investment firm Carling Property Group has acquired Alloway Halls in the city from Abertay University in a seven-figure deal.

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Citibase is behind the Strathclyde Business Park and aims to grow its number of Scottish hubs to 15. Picture: Contributed

Citibase aiming for 15 Scottish business centres

Business centre operator Citibase has unveiled a three-year plan to enlarge its Scottish footprint to 15 hubs as demand for more flexible office space spirals.

The funeral of boxer Mike Towell  at St Andrews Cathedral. Picture: SWNS

Mike Towell funeral: Friends, family, and boxers pay respects

Fellow boxers have joined friends and family for the funeral of Mike Towell.

From left: snap40 co-founders David Bowie, Christopher McCann and Stewart Whiting. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Health tech start-up snap40 secures £2m seed funding

An Edinburgh healthcare technology firm has secured a £2 million cash injection in the largest seed funding round for a Scottish start-up in more than a decade.

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The mural by Symon Mathieson created in memory of boxer Mike Towell who died following a televised bout. Picture: PA

Mural in memory of Scots boxer Mike Towell unveiled in Dundee

A mural in memory of boxer Mike Towell, who died following a televised bout, has been created in his home city.

The chicken was found by police in Dundee city centre. Picture: Neil Hanna

Police issue appeal to find out why chicken crossed the road

Police have launched an appeal to find out why a chicken crossed a road in Dundee.

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Left to right: Petra Boznik, Tanya Meager, Dee Dewar (chef), Jennifer Grubb, Rosie Fraser. Picture: Contributed

Coca-Cola puts fizz into female entrepreneurship

A global programme from Coca-Cola which aims to empower five million women by the end of the decade has launched in Scotland.

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Police say two men have been arrested. Picture: John Devlin

Two arrested after £220,000 of heroin and cocaine seized

Two men have been arrested and £220,000 of heroin and cocaine recovered in a police raid.

Scottish boxer Mike Towell. Dundee Boxing Club/PA Wire

Boxer Dale Evans ‘feels responsible’ for Mike Towell’s death

Boxer Dale Evans has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of opponent Mike Towell.

Dundee's V&A is due to open in 2018. Picture: Contributed

Caterer Heritage Portfolio has designs on Dundee

Heritage Portfolio, the Edinburgh-based catering outfit, has been appointed to run the café, restaurant and events for Dundee’s new V&A Museum of Design.

Kaitlin McIntosh has not been seen since 11.15pm on Wednesday.

Missing girl Kaitlin McIntosh found safe and well

A vulnerable 13-year-old girl who disappeared in Dundee has been found safe.

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MacRoberts, headed by John Macmillan, declined to comment on a possible tie-up with Morton Fraser. Picture: Contributed

MacRoberts and Morton Fraser ‘in merger talks’

Two Scottish law firms are believed to be in merger talks for a potential combination that would be the sixth-largest by revenue in Scotland.

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An image of what Dundee's V&A museum will look like when it opens in 2018.

Dundee's V&A to become a work of art two years before it opens

Dundee's new V&A museum is set to be turned into a glow-in-the-dark work of art - two years before the waterfront attraction opens its doors to the public.

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Beth Lamont in her studio. Picture: Isabel McCabe.

What’s knot to like?

Edinburgh-based designer maker Beth Lamont is carefully packing up her ceramics to head for London as one of the Scottish designers who will showcase their work in Northern Lights, the V&A Dundee’s show at the London Design Festival this month.

Smiggle aims to have 200 UK stores by 2019. Picture: Contributed

Stationery brand Smiggle pencils in Scots expansion

Smiggle, the Australian brand that designs colourful stationery for children, is planning to expand its presence in Scotland after reporting a jump in annual sales.

Space Solutions director of strategy Derek Binnie, left, with managing director Steve Judge. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Space Solutions eyeing acquisitions as sales hold firm

Workplace design specialist Space Solutions is closing in on acquisitions to drive growth following a year in which the firm held its own against the downturn in the North-east of Scotland.

From left: Make It Social chief Eddie Robb, Talking Medicines co-founder Jo Halliday and Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures. 
Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scottish start-ups head for London investor event

Ten start-ups from across Scotland have been chosen to pitch at a European investor showcase in London.

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