BrewDog co-founder toasts Edinburgh start-up conference

The co-founder of craft beer maker BrewDog has been revealed as a headline speaker at a start-up event that returns to Edinburgh in November.

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Clare Robertson and Celeste Clark with examples of their work and other artists. Picture: Supplied

Sale of postcard art raises thousands for Edinburgh Homeless

BIDS on Rock Trust’s postcard art exhibition have raised in excess of £6,800 in aid of Edinburgh’s homeless youth.

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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.

Savills said Edinburgh is the UK's most sought-after hotel market outside London. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh leads the way amid surge in hotel investments

Scotland’s hotel sector has been boosted with investment of about £118 million in the first half of this year, according to new data from Savills.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Jeremy Corbyn and Alex Salmond to appear at Edinburgh Festival

They may not be the most likely theatre performers – but two of the country’s most talked about politicians have proven a hot ticket at this year’s Fringe.

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The recipe for Pickering's Gin dates back to 1947 - the same year that saw the first Fringe. Picture: Contributed

Pickering’s Gin limited edition marks 70 years of the Fringe

Gin distiller Pickering’s has launched an exclusive bottling to mark the 70th anniversary of both its original recipe and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Staffmetrix says firms need to 'take their gender pay gap reports seriously'. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Data outfit Staffmetrix seeks to narrow gender pay gap

An Edinburgh-based data ­analytics specialist has pushed the button on a service designed to help organisations report their gender pay gap.

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Patrick Clover, founder of Edinburgh-based Blackbx. Picture: Chris Watt

Tech entrepreneur eyes global growth with wifi firm Blackbx

There are some of us who can remember the days before a trip to a cafe, restaurant or hotel involved asking for the wifi password.

Exterior view of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

NHS radiographer sexually assaulted teens while DJing at party

An NHS radiographer sexually assaulted three teenage schoolgirls as he moonlighted as a DJ at an 18th birthday party.

Subjects on offer at different schools vary greatly

‘Vast gap’ in choice of Higher subjects between schools

Schools just a few miles apart in Edinburgh are offering pupils a vastly different number of subjects to study for exams, playing a vital part in determining their future higher education and career chances, figures released today 

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Beattie boss Laurna Woods, left, with Tartan Group founder Deirdre Campbell. Picture: Contributed

PR outfit Beattie targets Canada with new joint venture

Communications consultancy Beattie today said it was creating a “springboard” for global growth by forming a new company alongside Canada’s Tartan Group.

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Craneware co-founder and chief executive Keith Neilson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Software group Craneware eyes healthy jump in revenues

Software developer Craneware is on track to deliver a 16 per cent rise in annual revenues amid rising demand for its services.

From left: new Deloitte directors Gareth Hancock, Paul Cowley, Daniel Barry and Mark Pool. Picture: Contributed

Deloitte targets growth with new Scottish directors

Accounting giant Deloitte is targeting further hires after appointing five directors in the Central Belt, representing continued investment in Scotland.

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Street Fit Scotland at the Meadows in Edinburgh. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Free fitness boot camp for Edinburgh’s homeless

They have become a regular feature in many of Scotland’s public parks – a fitness instructor, sometimes dressed in army surplus clothing, yelling instructions at lycra-clad puffing and panting clients dragging rubber tyres behind them or doing press-ups and running circuits.

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Ewings study of immunology encouraged him to enter the biotech sector during  the late Nineties boom. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Interview: Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures

His roles prior to joining Informatics Ventures have covered academia, acting and working as an analyst, but Steve Ewing believes it is the latter that is now proving the most relevant in his current position as director of operations.

City of London Police said it would 'continue to work with DX management'. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Menzies merger partner DX avoids full probe by City police

DX Group, the parcels business planning a merger with the distribution arm of Edinburgh-based John Menzies, says City of London Police will not launch a full investigation following allegations against its document delivery service.

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Nucleus boss David Ferguson says the fintech firm is moving to a 'world-class facility'. Picture: Jane Barlow

Fintech group Nucleus Financial moving to new Edinburgh HQ

Nucleus Financial, the Edinburgh-based fintech business, is moving to a new home in the capital after agreeing a deal for space at the Greenside office development on Blenheim Place.

From left: David Robertson, Bill Farrar, Jack Mayo, Rob Carpenter, Laura Anderson and Hamish Martin. Picture: Contributed

Holyrood Distillery recruits top team of whisky experts

Holyrood Distillery said it had reached a “major milestone” in its aim of bringing back malt whisky distilling to Edinburgh, with the recruitment of a top team of whisky and drinks industry experts.

Nova Innovation said the project marked a 'huge vote of confidence' in the Edinburgh firm. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh tidal power firm Nova Innovation heads EU project

Tidal energy outfit Nova Innovation is to take part in a flagship €20 million (£17.6m) European project.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the Turing Fest from 2 to 3 August. Picture: Contributed

Everything you need to know about the Turing Fest

Billed as Scotland’s “tech gathering”, Turing Fest returns to Edinburgh in August, with some 1,000 delegates expected to attend the two-day event to hear from a line-up of 50 speakers.

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