ShareIn aims to build crowdfunding bridges with China

The chief executive of an Edinburgh-based crowdfunding platform is heading to China as part of an effort to stronger links with the world’s second-largest economy.

Edinburgh's Safenano centre has been researching the risks of nanotechnology for a decade. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh scientists mark decade of nanotech research

It was once described as a “grey goo” threat by the Duke of Rothesay, who raised fears over tiny self-replicating robots covering the planet, but an Edinburgh-based facility is celebrating ten years of research into the safe use of nanotechnology.

Despite 'positive' talks, Ross McEwan said RBS will miss its December 2017 deadline to sell Williams & Glyn. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

RBS to miss branch sale deadline after posting £469m loss

Royal Bank of Scotland has swung to a £469 million loss in the third quarter and confirmed it will miss its deadline to sell off its Williams & Glyn branch network.

Skyscanner - a Scottish success story

Scotland’s heritage of  innovation is breeding a new generation of tech talent

For centuries Scotland has been the home of innovation. Names like Logie Baird, Watt and Carnegie are synonymous with Scottish entrepreneurship and success. Between them they have given us the television, the steam engine and America’s steel industry (and a network of public libraries thanks to Andrew Carnegie’s altruistic leanings).

Promoted content
Organisers say athletes  at wheelchair races display disability empowerment. Picture: Contributed

Global disability empowerment conference wraps up in Scotland

SCOTLAND has welcomed hundreds of delegates and disability and inclusion experts from around the globe this week to help shape global attitudes to disability access at the Rehabilitation International World Congress (RIWC).

Trick and Treat campaign launched by Sick Kids Friends Foundation. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh charity’s spook-tacular entertainment for hospital

YOUNG patients and their families at an Edinburgh hospital are gearing up for a frighteningly fun night of Halloween activities thanks to help from The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).

Chancellor Philip Hammond said getting taxpayers' cash back was one of his top priorities. Picture: Jane Barlow

Taxpayer stake in Lloyds falls below 9% in latest sale

The UK government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to below 9 per cent following a share sale, gaining more than £340 million for the Treasury.

Financial 2
Phil Sisson left the music recording industry to study brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Picture: Brendan MacNeill

Glasgow home brewer scoops Waitrose beer contest

A home brewer who gave up his career in the music recording industry to move to Scotland and study the art of beer making will have his creation stocked by Waitrose after winning a national competition.

Retail 1
National Museums Scotland director Dr Gordon Rintoul and Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop examine an early medieval silver chain from Torvean, near Inverness.

National treasures set to leave Edinburgh and go on tour around the country

A host of Scotland’s most important historic artefacts and precious treasures are to be sent around the country as part of a new drive to ensure they are seen by far more people in future.
Lifestyle 3
Iain Mercer is the managing director of fast-growing Edinburgh agency IME Property. Picture: Contributed

Capital's commercial property market holding firm

Edinburgh’s commercial property market remains in rude health, despite wider economic concerns following June’s Brexit vote, industry experts have assured.

Edinburgh Airport. Picture:  Ian Georgeson

Holidaymaker who brought stun guns into Edinburgh jailed

A holidaymaker who thought he would get “a slap on the wrist” if he was caught bringing stun guns into the country was jailed for five years today.

News 18
Clydesdale's parent group is in talks to buy the Williams & Glyn business from RBS. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Clydesdale in talks to buy hundreds of RBS branches

The owner of Clydesdale Bank is in talks to buy hundreds of branches that Royal Bank of Scotland is being forced to sell off.

Financial 2
RBS's Gogarburn headquarters will host the ScotChain16 conference. Picture: Cate Gillon

Edinburgh to host global blockchain tech conference

More than 200 attendees from around the world have already signed up to take part in a conference being held in Edinburgh next month to discuss the development of blockchain technology.

Financial 3
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

£5 to have lunch with Leonardo DiCaprio in Edinburgh

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio is coming to Edinburgh next month to help raise funds for homeless people.

News 15
Intelligentpos was acquired by Sweden's iZettle last month. Picture: Contributed

Payment tech firm Intelligentpos expands in Europe

Intelligentpos has embarked on its European expansion with the launch this week of its electronic point-of-sale software in Germany as it looks to double its workforce.

Olympic cycling star joined Scottish veterans to launch this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal. Picture: Susannah Nicol/Contributed

Olympic star Callum Skinner launches Scottish Poppy Appeal

SCOTTISH cycling hero Callum Skinner added a touch of gold dust to this year’s launch of the Scottish Poppy Appeal as he joined veterans at Waverley railway station in Edinburgh.

News 1
Lawrence Cowan and his son Fergus. Picture: Contributed

Dad and son to wear pink kilts for a month in cancer fundraiser

A fundraising father and son are to wear pink kilts for a month to raise money for breast cancer research.

Ecometrica chief executive Gary Davis. Picture: Greg Macvean

Space data outfit boosts environmental monitoring

A Scottish software business is aiming to take the guesswork out of environmental monitoring after tapping into satellite data technology developed at the University of Edinburgh.

Tech 1
Edinburgh Research & Innovation hailed the 'exciting breakthrough' with Merck. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Licensing deal to give Merck access to Scots innovation

German healthcare giant Merck has signed a licensing deal with Edinburgh University’s commercialisation arm for a pioneering technology developed by academics.

Activity continued to be driven by firms in technology, media, and telecommunications, which accounted for about 40 per cent of the total. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh’s office take-up shrugs off Brexit uncertainty

Edinburgh could experience another “strong” year in take-up of office space after a resilient third quarter and despite uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, new data from property consultancy Knight Frank has revealed.

Markets Economy 10
Load more