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Henderson Loggie throws weight behind Dundee gaming festival

Accountancy firm Henderson Loggie has reached an agreement to support Scotland’s newest gaming festival, which is due to take place in Dundee in September.

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Finlay Wilson  (right) and Tristan Cameron-Harper show off their yoga skills in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Kilted yoga instructor to release Scotland picture book

The Scot credited with inventing the ‘kilted yoga’ craze has announced plans to release a picture book marrying yoga and Scotland’s beautiful landscape.

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Paul Hegarty helps launch Dundee Kiltwalk. Picture: Ian Rutherford/Supplied

Legend Paul Hegarty urges Dundonians to sign up for Kiltwalk

DUNDEE United hero Paul Hegarty has taken part in a friendly kick-about by the seaside to launch Kiltwalk in the city.

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CV-Library found that Glasgow enjoyed the fastest jobs growth in the UK. Picture: John Devlin

Employers upbeat as job vacancies and salaries increase

Businesses in Scotland remained confident in the second quarter, with a widespread increase in job vacancies and advertised salaries, although there was less optimism among candidates, new data has revealed.

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McLintock pictured in 2004. Picture: TSPL

Scot dubbed ‘Tartan Taliban’ accused of teaching insurgents to make bombs

A Muslim convert known as the “Tartan Taliban” stands accused of teaching insurgents how to use deadly roadside bombs.

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Gregor Murray. Picture: Dundee Telegraph

Equality spokesperson calls women’s group “absolute roasters”

Dundee City Council’s equalities spokesperson has been embroiled in an online row in which the councillor branded a women’s group “absolute roasters”.

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A petition has been launched urging Dundee city council to erect a statue of Lorraine Kelly. Picture: Contributed

Lorraine Kelly responds to ‘hilarious’ Dundee statue petition

TV host Lorraine Kelly has responded to a petition urging council officials to erect a statue of her in Dundee city centre, stating that she doesn’t believe she’s ‘worthy to be beside Desperate Dan’.

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The top two teams at VentureJam will get the chance to meet gaming entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl. Picture: Contributed

Games guru Chris van der Kuyl to mentor budding entrepreneurs

The “hipsters, hackers and hustlers” of the future are being offered the chance to win a VIP meeting with video games entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl.

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From left: YouTubers BigBst4tz2, ibxtoycat, Eckosoldier, Sqaishey and Stampy Cat, with Chris van der Kuyl, Paddy Burns and Stewart Clark of Tayforth Properties. Picture: Fraser Band

YouTube stars help Minecraft team top out Dundee business hub

Tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns have marked the “topping out” ceremony for their Shed 25 project on the Dundee quayside by unveiling the commercial office development’s new name – Water’s Edge.

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'Graduates' from Acorn Enterprise's sixth business accelerator programme. Picture: SJ

Business accelerator Acorn Enterprise expands in Dundee

A company accelerator that has already provided a leg-up for more than 100 businesses is looking to ramp up its activities by branching out to a new location in Dundee city centre.

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Michelin factory manager John Reid with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Dundee tyre plant. Picture: Andy Buchanan - Pool/Getty Images

Michelin pumped up with £4.5m boost for Dundee factory

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is getting £4.5 million of public cash as part of a £16.5m investment in its Dundee factory, the First Minister has announced.

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M*A*S*H actor Alan Alda gets honorary degree from Dundee Uni

US actor Alan Alda, famous for his roles in M*A*S*H and The West Wing, has received an honorary degree from Dundee University for his work promoting the communication of science.

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The recruitment drive will take HSBC's headcount in Scotland to 4,500. Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

HSBC creating 500 jobs, but Lloyds to axe 250 posts

Banking giant HSBC has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs amid a “significant expansion” of its operations in Scotland.

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Justene Ewing is the former chief executive of the Digital Health & Care Institute. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Mobile and “internet of things” specialist Waracle has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Justene Ewing to lead and develop its digital health and care division.

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Karen Phillips joins Balfour + Manson from rival law firm Brodies. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Solicitor Balfour + Manson has strengthened its private client team with the lateral hire of partner Karen Phillips from Brodies.

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Drone footage of Dundee’s new V&A museum

V&A Dundee has today released stunning drone footage and photographs of huge cast stone panels being hung on the curving walls of Scotland’s first design museum.

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Elevator director Andrew Burnett. Picture: Contributed

Elevator secures £6m Tayside Business Gateway contract

Social enterprise Elevator has secured a £6 million contract to continue delivering support for firms throughout the Angus, Perth & Kinross and Dundee regions over the next five years.

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NWH managing director Mark Williams said the deal will ensure wood waste is being recycled responsibly. Picture: Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency

Waste services group NWH snaps up Dundee wood recycler

Midlothian-based waste and construction services specialist NWH Group has bolstered its portfolio with the acquisition of DJ Laing Recycling Solutions’ wood processing division in Petterden, Dundee.

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David Campbell joins Anderson Strathern from Balfour & Manson. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Law firm Anderson Strathern has announced the lateral hire of private client partner David Campbell from Balfour & Manson.

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Peter Grant caught the property bug while working in a sales role. Picture: Alistair Linford

Monday interview: Grant Property co-founder Peter Grant

Peter Grant started his career in the newspaper industry, focused on the circulation side of the business.

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