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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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Leslie Benzies produced eight titles in the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series of video games before acrimoniously departing Rockstar North. Photograph: Stephen Butler/REX/Shutterstock

Grand Theft Auto mastermind Leslie Benzies launches new companies

The Scot who helmed the firm behind one of the world’s best-selling video game series has set up a series of new companies amid an acrimonious legal battle with his former employer.

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About �10 billion is spent each year by the NHS on treating diabetes

Helen Colhoun: Big data holds key to tackling diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most pressing modern health problems. Nearly 350 million people worldwide are affected by the disease and rates of both type 1 and 2 diabetes are on the rise.

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Mike Welch is embarking on a global expansion drive for the Blackcircles brand. Picture: Jane Barlow

Mike Welch set to drive Blackcircles tyre firm into Asia

Mike Welch, the founder of online tyre-fitter Blackcircles.com, is expanding the Borders business into Asia following its £50 million takeover by industry giant Michelin.

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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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Papers also include reported UFO sightings and recipes for invisible ink.

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

Declassified documents released online reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Scottish research into the paranormal.

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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.

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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.

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Changing the way we work is saving time, money and resources

Ahead in the clouds – tech is reshaping the way we live

A workplace without walls: find out how firms are benefitting from cloud computing and helping to save the planet too

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FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based accounting software specialist, has fought off competition from more than 30 rivals to land a deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Stranger Things has been a huge hit on Netflix. Picture; contributed

Scam warning issued for Netflix and Amazon Prime users

Netflix users in Scotland are being urged to stay vigilant after an online scam has emerged targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Google has warned users of unsolicited gmail messages.

Gmail hack: Tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

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.

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Vert Rotors founder Olly Dmitriev says the Scottish Government should learn from the history books to help boost Scotland's start-up sector. Picture: Contributed

Olly Dmitriev: Scotland must help start-ups sail to success

When it comes to investing in start-ups, Scotland could learn a lesson from history.

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MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

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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.

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Rhoda Meek with the 'bottle'. Picture: Contributed

Iceland message in a bottle washes up on Tiree after a year

A message in a bottle dropped into the sea off Iceland has washed up in Scotland - despite predictions it would make landfall in Scandinavia.

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Craneware chief Keith Neilson said the Edinburgh software firm has built up a 'healthy' sales pipeline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh tech firm Craneware eyes healthy rise in earnings

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based software company, today said it was on track to deliver a 15 per cent rise in revenues and underlying earnings for the first six months of its financial year.

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CityFibre said most of Stirling's 3,000 businesses will benefit from its fourth 'gigabit city' project in Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Stirling in line for superfast broadband network

The bulk of Stirling’s business community is poised to benefit from superfast broadband speeds following a deal between the city council and network specialist CityFibre.

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