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Glasgow leader calls for devolution of powers from Holyrood

More powers should be devolved to Glasgow from Holyrood in order to transform its economy, the leader of the city council has said.

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Rebecca Pick with her Personal Guardian attack alarm, set to launch next year. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow safety alarm start-up secures £744,000 funding

A Glasgow-based start-up that has developed a personal attack alarm has raised £744,000 to help bring the product to market.

Tech 1
A store selling medical cannabis in Denver, Colorado. SNP delegates have backed a motion in support of the drug being used for medical conditions. Picture: Wikicommons

Home Office rules out SNP call for medicinal cannabis use

The legalisation of cannabis for medical use in Scotland remains unlikely, despite winning the backing of the SNP conference in Glasgow.

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Our Energy is pledging to share 75% of its profits with customers. Picture: John Devlin

East Lothian energy supplier gearing up for launch

An East Lothian energy supplier that is promising to share three-quarters of its profits with customers is preparing to launch next year after beating its fundraising target.

Growing your businesss requires foresight - picture Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

What you need to know to grow your business to the next level

Scotland is an amazing place to start a company – with support on hand from Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, trade bodies, and professional advisors like accountants and lawyers, entrepreneurs are spoiled for choice when it comes to seeking help.

Jenny Constable won't let online trolls prevent her from joining in debates. Picture: Contributed

Jenny Constable: I received rape threats for commenting on Ched Evans case

More needs to be done to tackle online trolls who use social media platforms to post abusive messages to women, writes Jenny Constable

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New guidance on whether messages posted online constitute a crime was issued to police officers in 2014. Picture: PA

Scottish journalist left ‘shaken’ by online rape threats

A young journalist has spoken of her fear after being subjected to rape threats on social media.

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Merchiston get Festival boost ahead of cup clash

Merchiston Castle School flew the flag for Scotland by finishing third at the prestigious St Joseph’s Festival in Ipswich last weekend to suggest that the Colinton side is now moving into form ahead of the quarter-final stage of the Scottish Schools Under-18 Cup.

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Forth Valley U15s follow in footsteps of their seniors

Forth Valley recently scored a win in the opening match of the Senior National Trophy – and their Under-15 squad did likewise with a 3-1 win over Ayrshire at the new 
football facility at Wallace High School.

Duncan Scott passed on his  experience to young swimmers during his visit to Strathallan School. Picture: Graeme Hart

Olympic medallist Duncan Scott out to inspire next generation

Duncan Scott’s rise to fame has been well documented on these pages. This month, the double silver medallist from the Rio Olympics returned to Strathallan School to help inspire those attempting to follow in his wake.

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The level crossing on the railway at Millhall Road, Stirling, with the blue light in place that aims to deter people from attempting suicide. Picture: Andrew OBrien

‘Calming’ blue lights signal bid to prevent railway suicides

Calming blue lighting is being trialled in an effort to reduce the soaring number of suicides on Scotland’s rail network.

Transport 1
Trevor Jones shows off the app with his Donald Trump portrait. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Leith artist turns rubbish into portraits of politicians

An artist is turning rubbish he finds on the streets of Edinburgh into portraits of politicians such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, David Cameron and Tony Blair – which are then brought to life with the help of new technology.

Storms hitting the Ayrshire coast. PICTURE: JEFF MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES

Scottish storm wave study to protect coastal areas

Britain’s coastal defences could be helped to withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics by a Scottish university shows.

Environment 1
School pupils take part in a Discovering Digital World event held in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, in April. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Schools urged to sign up for Digital Xtra funding

With digital literacy becoming a basic requirement for an ever growing number of businesses, the need to equip young Scots with the right skills for the future has never been greater.

The new app aims to make it easier for young people to access concession fares or discounts when travelling. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Young Scots aim to build ‘revolutionary’ transport app

A consortium of industry experts is working with a team of young Scots to create a service to “revolutionise transport” in Scotland.

Tech 2

Edinburgh Zoo earns its stripes through tiger research

Edinburgh Zoo is developing pioneering conservation techniques to boost the survival of endangered cat species ranging from tigers to the Scottish wildcat.

A view across Falkirk town centre. The competition is open to ideas on how to improve towns across Scotland. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP Resell

Scotland’s Towns Week: Could you help redesign your hometown?

A competition is inviting individuals and organisations to submit their vision for the future of their hometowns.

From left: snap40 co-founders David Bowie, Christopher McCann and Stewart Whiting. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Health tech start-up snap40 secures £2m seed funding

An Edinburgh healthcare technology firm has secured a £2 million cash injection in the largest seed funding round for a Scottish start-up in more than a decade.

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Air pollution is among the environmental factors which scientists say may contribute to the risk of developing dementia. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Scottish scientists discover dementia risk in air pollution

Environmental factors such as air pollution and lack of vitamin D may contribute to the risk of developing dementia, Scottish experts have claimed.

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The TS Queen Mary in dry dock at Greenock during her recent repainting. Picture: Contributed

Experts produce digital scan of historic Queen Mary steamer

She was saved from the wrecker’s yard by the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers. Now the Queen Mary, the last remaining Clyde-built turbine steamship, has been preserved for the digital age.

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