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Aldi to set up shop in former BHS store in Edinburgh

The former BHS department store in Edinburgh’s Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is to become home to a supermarket, it was announced today.

Retail
The Hermitage of Braid is a popular dog-walking spot. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

5 of the best dog walking routes in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH is a great city for dog owners. There is a whole variety of parks, nature reserves and beaches for dogs and owners to visit.

News
Staff and volunteers from homeless charity Streetwork, which provides 24-hour support across the city, met with MSPs. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

MSPs hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

A GROUP of MSPs has met with Edinburgh’s homeless community at the Streetwork crisis centre to explore how people are accessing homelessness services in the city.

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TVSquared is chaired by Chris van der Kuyl, co-founder of Minecraft developer 4J Studios. Picture: Jeff Holmes

TVSquared nets $6.5m to bolster advertising tech

Edinburgh-based television advertising technology specialist TVSquared has raised $6.5 million (£5.2m) in a funding deal led by Sir Tom Hunter’s West Coast Capital.

Tech
Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow software specialist expands into Edinburgh

A Glasgow-based business automation specialist is opening an operation in Edinburgh which will act as its mobile development hub.

Tech
Edinburgh-based Bellfield is eyeing a move into cans as it develops new beer ranges. Picture: Contributed

Gluten-free brewer eyes £500,000 to fund expansion

Bellfield Brewery, the Edinburgh-based maker of gluten-free beer, has kicked off a £500,000 funding drive to boost its expansion plans.

Retail

Independent Scotland ‘should have own currency and central bank’

A nationalist MP has said an independent Scotland should have its own currency and central bank.

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Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn will take part in a panel discussion with students. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Students gather in Edinburgh to tackle social issues

More than 100 entrepreneurial students are gathering in Edinburgh to help tackle a range of social issues such as fuel poverty and gender equality.

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Innis & Gunn, founded by Dougal Sharp, is heading to the world's biggest beer market. Picture: John Need

Innis & Gunn looks east with latest distribution deal

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn has signed a deal to distribute its beer to bars and retailers across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Retail
The Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival will not be returning to the Assembly Rooms this year.

Assembly Rooms to revert back to traditional Fringe venue

One of the longest-running Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues is to go back to its roots after ditching a controversial digital event derided as “somewhere between pointless and insulting.”

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Edinburgh saw an 8% rise in sales at the top end of the market, but Aberdeen suffered a 44% slump. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Edinburgh bucks decline in £1m-plus home sales

The number of house sales valued at £1 million and above dropped by 6 per cent last year, according to data from property group Rettie & Co.

Markets Economy 2
snap40's device straps to a patient's arm and monitors their vital signs in real time. Picture: Contributed

Health tech start-up snap40 gets £1m shot in the arm

An Edinburgh healthcare technology start-up that has developed a device to monitor patients’ vital signs in real time has won a £1 million deal with NHS England that will help fund ongoing clinical studies.

Tech
Doug More came out of retirement to take the reins at Assure APM. Picture: Alex Hewitt

Monday interview: Assure APM chief executive Doug More

After a return to the computer screen from the golf green, IT chief eyes significant growth.

Tech
Nick Freer ponders the race to put Scotland on the global tech map. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Nick Freer: Running to keep ahead in the tech marathon

Those readers who have perused my previous scribblings may have noticed a common thread – a fairly regular reference to Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Tech
Helen Murdoch becomes the first chairperson of housing data specialist HouseMark Scotland. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

HouseMark Scotland, the provider of data and insight in the housing sector, has appointed its first chairperson.

Management
Analysts expect RBS to report more heavy losses. Picture: John Devlin

RBS to put brave face on multi-billion pound loss

Royal Bank of Scotland is likely to take the shine off solid progress elsewhere in the banking sector this week as it unveils further cost-cutting and losses for the ninth year running.

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Christina Jansen stands in front of a painting by Geoff Uglow, whose works are on display at the gallery. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The Big Interview: Christina Jansen, The Scottish Gallery

It’s been said that the art of life “lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings”.

Media & Leisure
Gordon Aikman and his husband Joe Pike (right). Picture: Handout

MND campaigner Gordon Aikman ‘remembered as hero’

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman will be remembered as a “hero” who faced up to his disease with “incredible courage and dignity”.

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The deal includes student housing schemes in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Unite sells student housing sites in £295m deal

Unite, the student accommodation developer, has sold off 13 properties to fund manager Brookfield in a £295 million deal that includes several sites north of the Border.

Companies
Adrian Grace said Amazon was a 'prime example' of success because it understands its customers. Picture: Jane Barlow

Pension firms must learn from Amazon, says Aegon boss

Aegon UK chief executive Adrian Grace has called for the pensions industry to take a leaf out of Amazon’s book and make life easier for customers.

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