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Edinburgh creatice agency launches Chrimojis pack

An Edinburgh-based creative agency has got into the festive spirit by launching a free range of Christmas-themed emojis - which it has dubbed ‘Chrimojis’.

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Cities such as Glasgow must improve their connectivity if they are to become true digital hubs. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Jean-Donan Olliero: How to make Scotland’s cities smart

The cities of the future will rely on advanced connectivity, but there remains much work to be done in Scotland, writes Jean-Donan Olliero

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A visualisation of how Prestwick's spaceport might look. Picture: Prestwick Airport

First Prestwick space flights predicted for 2019

Space flights could start from Prestwick Airport in three years' time, its spaceport development director predicted today.

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The Royal Commonwealth Pool. Picture: Jane Barlow.

Pupils take on seniors in National Short Course Championship

The traditional end-of-year Scottish National Short Course Championship at the Royal Commonwealth Pool this weekend presents a chance for school pupils to take on the seniors.

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The Clydesdale team celebrate

Clydesdale Western win Under-18 Scottish Girls’ Club Cup

A group of West of Scotland schoolgirls joined forces to help Milne Craig Clydesdale Western win the under-18 Girls’ Scottish Club Cup at 
Peffermill in Edinburgh.

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Forth Valley top group after dramatic fightback

Forth Valley top group after dramatic fightback

In an excellent advert for school football, Forth Valley beat West Lothian 3-2 in the latest Group 3 section game at Blackburn United’s New 
Murrayfield Park.

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THE ORRS - left to right - Ben Orr, Maddie Orr, Jack Orr

Orr family bid for Junior Open glory

The Orr family are hoping to celebrate New Year with good results at the Scottish Junior Open at Heriot-Watt in 
Edinburgh.

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New car electric charging stations installed in the car park at Fountain Park in Edinburgh. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Scottish Government ‘should set a date to scrap petrol cars’

Scotland needs a “revolution” in zero-carbon transport on its roads if it is to meet demanding emissions targets, including a deadline for banning all petrol and diesel engines, environmentalists and businesses have said.

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The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital For Children were built on the site of the former Southern General in Govan. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

New Glasgow hospital leads the way for precision medicine

It’s already the largest medical facility of its kind in western Europe.

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New designs aim to improve accessibility and facilities at the park. PIC LDA Design

£20m vision for controversial Aberdeen park unveiled

The £20m vision to overhaul a controversial city centre park in Aberdeen has been revealed.

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PureLifi said the trial in Singapore is the largest so far for its wireless technology. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh tech firm PureLiFi runs trial in Singapore

PureLiFi, the Edinburgh technology firm that uses light to provide wireless communications, is carrying out the world’s first large-scale trial of its system in Singapore.

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Craig Buchan, founder of Qpal. Picture: Michal Wachucik

Contactless payments are the future, says Qpal founder

Mobile payments will soon become the norm across the UK with chip and pin viewed as painfully slow in comparison.

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Students must embrace new ways of learning, says Joshua Ryan-Saha. Picture: Jane Barlow

Joshua Ryan-Saha: Universities must reimagine learning for data age

In today’s digital world, we should look at our traditional institutions and ask whether they will meet the demands of the future, says Joshua Ryan-Saha

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Scotland’s first virtual reality arcade opens

Scotland’s first virtual reality arcade opens today.

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Scientists are studying zebrafish in the hope of making a medical breakthrough. Picture: University of Edinburgh

Scientists study tropical fish for medical breakthrough

Scientists are using tropical fish to investigate how the spinal cord can be coaxed to repair itself after injury.

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George Watson’s to fore in Scotland Under-18 hockey squad

George Watson’s to fore in Scotland Under-18 hockey squad

George Watson’s College have a handful of players – Ellie Wilson, Katie MacCallum, Lucy Nickerson, Lucy Howgarth and Milly Wood – included in this season’s Scottish Under-18 squad.

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West Lothian set up tense climax to National Trophy group stage

West Lothian set up tense climax to National Trophy group stage

With the Ayrshire versus Lanarkshire match still to be played, the outcome of 
Group 3 of the Senior National Trophy is still in the balance.

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Heriots team, left to right, teacher Iain Oliphant, Andrew McCall, Ross Paterson, Scott & Stuart Waitt, teacher Alison Hughes.

Double joy for George Heriot’s skiing team

George Heriot’s senior boys’ ski race team – Ross Patterson, Andrew McCall and brothers Stuart and Scott Waitt – skied a fantastic set of races at the British Schools Dry Slope Ski Race Championships held in Gloucester.

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Young enthusiasts. left to right, Iona Muir, Lewis Smith and Finn Callister at the Emirates Arena. Picture: Lorraine Hill.

Iona, aged 9, aims to emulate Kirsty Gilmour

School festivals are a long established part of the the Scottish Open Grand Prix and, this year, more than 700 pupils a day enjoyed a huge dollop of shuttlecock action at the 
Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

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The inside of FetLor youth club's new home in Edinburgh. The club first opened in 1924 and is the oldest in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s oldest youth club unveils its brand new home

It has provided a warm welcome to thousands of Edinburgh youngsters since opening in 1924.

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