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Alcohol-free morning raves set to hit Scotland’s night clubs

Dark, noisy nightclub raves with music blasting out throughout the night are facing a bit of competition from a “new kid on the block” – “shake awake” morning raves.

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Kier said work was progressing well on the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building. Picture: McAteer Photograph

Construction group Kier builds 12% profit increase

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home, today reported higher half-year profits and a “strong pipeline” of activity north of the Border.

Companies
The deal will see Menzies manage weekly supplies from Nisbet's base near Bristol. Picture: Stuart Vance

Menzies lands catering equipment deal with Nisbets

Logistics group John Menzies has secured a contract with Nisbets, the UK’s largest supplier of catering equipment.

Companies
David Ferguson, founder and CEO of Nucleus. Picture: Ditte Solgaard/First Light Photography

Nucleus boss in the running for DigiTech CEO award

David Ferguson, the founder and chief executive of financial wrap platform Nucleus, has been shortlisted in the CEO of the year category in the latest Digital Technology Awards.

Tech
Craneware CEO and co-founder Keith Neilson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s Craneware lands $5.2m US hospitals deal

Healthcare technology outfit Craneware has won a contract, worth $5.2 million (£4.2m), with a US hospital operator.

Tech
Police continue their search for the body of Lise Fredette. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh OAP on trial in Canada accused of murder

A PENSIONER who emigrated from the Capital has gone on trial in Canada accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body.

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Kiltane head of operations Isobel Lane, right, with Ness Clothing e-commerce boss Lynne Dickson. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh retailer Kiltane in deal to save Ness jobs

Kiltane, the Edinburgh-based retail and property group, has acquired significant parts of the Ness Clothing business from administrators, safeguarding at least 35 jobs.

Retail
Hot Tin Roof founder Sarah Lee has launched 'do-it-yourself' PR service PingGo. Picture: Chris Watt

PR outfit PingGo takes DIY approach to start-ups

Public relations veteran Sarah Lee has launched a “do-it-yourself” service aimed at start-ups and small firms operating on a tight budget.

Media & Leisure
RBS is led by chief executive Ross Mcewan. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

RBS and investor action group still split on price

Doubts are growing over the prospects of an out-of-court settlement between a shareholder action group and ­Royal Bank of Scotland over legal claims investors were misled in the bank’s £12 billion rights issue in 2008.

Financial

Standard Life and AAM chiefs set out job share plans

The heads of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) have set out in detail how they will share the top job when the firms’ £11 billion planned merger takes place later this year.

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Edinburgh Gin's liqueurs will be stocked in Tesco stores across the UK. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Retail
Shaolei McKie joins Archangels from Corran Properties. Picture: Robert Perry

Archangels adds Shaolei McKie as investment executive

Business angel syndicate Archangels has appointed chartered accountant Shaolei McKie as an investment executive.

Financial
Beezer founder Brian Smillie, right, with Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Apps start-up Beezer heads to Berlin after pitch triumph

Beezer, an Edinburgh-based firm that lets users develop their own mobile apps, has secured a place at a European technology showcase after winning the top pitch award at an event in London.

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Will Sandwell joins CKD Galbraith's Edinburgh office as associate. Picture: Contributed

Property firm CKD Galbraith bulks up commercial arm

An independent property consultancy with offices across Scotland today unveiled “significant” growth at its commercial property operations.

Companies
JLL said Edinburgh has 'increased its visibility' among international investors. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh breaks into global top five for property

Edinburgh has entered the world’s top five cities on a prestigious global property investment index due to its growing attraction for international investors, boosted by its increasing role in the tech sector, according to a report published today.

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Paul Gibson started out making small batches of beer in his garage, and converted a 1973 VW campervan to house a brew kit and dispense beer. Picture: Greg Macvean

Campervan beer company launches brewery in Edinburgh

A craft beer business based around a modified campervan is set to officially open its own brewery in Edinburgh next month with an eye to exporting its products amid the boom in micro-brewing.

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North Berwick

North Berwick named best place to live in Scotland

ITS remarkable coastal scenery, highly regarded schools and thriving watersports industry have made it a haven for families and tourists alike.

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Edesix counts police, fire and prison services among its clients. Picture: Contributed

Wearable camera outfit hails successful year of sales

Video technology outfit Edesix is cheering a successful year, with a host of large contract wins in the UK and abroad.

Tech
Crown Ocean called on Bowleven chairman Billy Allan to 'step down now'. Picture: Contributed

Bowleven rebel seeks removal of chairman Billy Allan

Crown Ocean Capital, the rebel investor that this week succeeded in ousting five directors at oil and gas explorer Bowleven, is gunning again for its chairman.

News
Dame Katherine Grainger, with Glen Gilson, left, and Matthew Gray of legal practice Gilson Gray. Picture: Wullie Marr

Katherine Grainger makes waves at leadership event

Olympian Dame Katherine Grainger has returned to the podium to give a talk at the office of Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray.

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