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Sanderson’s pupils meet Christine Black and Catriona Matthew

Pupils from Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School in Tranent struck it lucky when chosen for the latest Big Hit Festival at Meadowmill Sports 

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Georgia, holding the shield, and Mhairi Crooks will play in the Scottish Schools team.

Twins Georgia and Mhairi Crooks named in Scotland squad

Glasgow High School twins Georgia and Mhairi Crooks helped West win the recent Under-15 Regional Tournament and they have now both been named in the Scottish Schools team this season.


Keanna sets new record

Keanna MacInnes (Firrhill High School) won a medal at the recent Ontario Junior International Meet in Canada - and she was in sparkling form again at the weekend’s Geneva Interational Meet.

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Dunfermline water polo quintet chosen for ASA Inter-regions

Dunfermline water polo quintet chosen for ASA Inter-regions

Five youngsters from Dunfermline Water Polo Club have been selected to compete in the ASA Inter-regions for 
players born after 2000.

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart. Picture: Contributed

Community groups now able to stake a claim in public assets

A new law aimed at allowing communities to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership has come into force.

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A brain scan will monitor responses to images. Contributed

Scan your brain to find perfect holiday with Capital firm

ADVENTURE travel experts are launching “emotion-tracking” software in the Capital today to help people choose their ideal holiday.

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George Goudsmit, managing director of AES Solar, said the UK still lags behind Europe in embracing renewable energy. Picture: Marc Hindley

Scottish company convinced The Queen to embrace solar power

With clients ranging from The Queen to the Scottish Parliament, a small company in Forres has been playing a leading role in Scotland’s renewables revolution for more than three decades.

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Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham meets pupils studying climate change at Currie Community High School in Edinburgh.

Scots emissions to be cut by 66% in 15 years under latest plan

Greenhouse gas emissions will be slashed by two thirds from 1990 levels in the next 15 years under the Scottish Government’s new action plan to tackle global warming.

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The Cromarty Firth has long been used for anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Learning to exploit the potential of untapped ‘small pools’ of oil and gas could offer a lifeline to Scotland’s offshore industry, experts predict.

A number of new stations have opened in Glasgow in recent decades. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Robroyston station opening will be Glasgow’s 60th

Glasgow is set to open its 60th railway station after the local authority today approved £10 million worth of funding for a project that will also deliver 1600 new homes.

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An aerial view of Edinburgh's New Town. The famous 18th century development is the subject of a lecture on innovation. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

Scotland’s history of innovation to be explored in lectures

The Queensferry Crossing and the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh’s New Town are among the subjects to be discussed at a series of public lectures on innovation.

Even tech-savy Gmail users are falling foul of phishing techniques. Picture: John Devlin

Gmail users being tricked by sophisticated phishing scams

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

Queensferry High School (blue), Liberton High School (red).

Aberdeen Grammar shock volleyball champions Queensferry

Schools from Langholm to Stromness have been taking to the court in the 2017 Scottish Schools Cup and are now battling it out to make it through the regional pools and into the national semi-finals.

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West, in purple, defeated North 2-1 at Toryglen. Picture: Grenville Dawson.

West defeat North in Under-15 Inter Regional Cup at Toryglen

West girls started the new year in style with a 2-1 win over North in the Under-15 Inter Regional Cup at Toryglen in Glasgow.

Victory at the double for Grimley badminton twins

Victory at the double for Grimley badminton twins

The impressive 16-year-old Glasgow School of Sport twins, Christopher and Matthew Grimley, started the year in style with victory in the men’s doubles at the Babolat Dunfermline Open at the Carnegie 
Leisure Centre.

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David Pike and Karin Sode, a couple fed up with the performance of energy suppliers who are launching a crowdfunding campaign to start their own company. Picture; PA

Crowdfunded energy firm plans to take on the Big Six

A Scottish couple fed up with the high prices charged by the Big Six energy firms have launched a crowdfunding site to set up a new publicly-owned energy company.

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Podcasting has become popular with all ages as the technology required becomes cheaper and easier to use. Picture: JP Resell

From football to knitting: the rise of the Scottish podcast

It’s a format made popular by the likes of Ricky Gervais and Mark Kemode that competes with traditional radio programmes for listeners.

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CodeBase in Edinburgh is home to more than 60 start-ups. Picture: Contributed

Number of business start-ups falls in Scotland

A young entrepreneur has insisted Scotland remains “a great place for start-ups” despite the number of new businesses falling in the last five years.

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Personal details of numerous Scots anti-fascist protestors have been shared online. Picture: Greg Macvean

Scots activist hits out at Google over ‘right to be forgotten’

A political campaigner whose picture was published on a notorious far-right website has failed in their bid to have Google remove it from search engine results.

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Annual survey of Scots digital tech industry launched

Digital tech firms are being urged to complete an annual survey which takes the pulse of the industry in Scotland.

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