CodeClan hopes more employers will link with digital academy

The 12th intake of students at the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy began their intensive four month programme of training last week to turn them into fully-fledged software engineers.

The former Home Office minister with the card that was scrapped

Jim Killock: Put privacy first and ID system can be a boon

Many people will be pleased to see the death of SNP plans to use the Scottish NHS Register to help collect income tax and verify the identities of citizens signing up for online government services. Doctors in particular will be relieved at the end of the risks that some patients may avoid registering with a GP, or feeling that their confidential relationships are compromised.

Protesters in Ottawa, Canada on one of the global Marches for Science. Picture: AP

Thousands take to Edinburgh streets on March for Science

More than 2,000 scientists and members of the public descended on Scotland’s capital city to promote and defend science.

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Online patients using the NHS24 website were seeking information on conditions ranging from flu to and joint ache. Picture: Getty Images

Scots look up muscle and bone injuries most on NHS 24 website

New figures released by NHS 24 reveal that anxious Scots looking for health information online look at the category including muscle, bone and joint injuries more than any other conditions.

Kishorn dry dock was last used in 1994, but will be brought back to life for a floating windfarm project. Picture: Contributed

Kishorn dry dock reopens after 23 years for wind farm project

A dry dock last used in 1994 will reopen after an agreement was signed today to use the site for the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm.

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Deloitte to host Scotland’s first-ever ‘datathon’

Accounting giant Deloitte is to host what is being billed as Scotland’s first-ever “datathon” as part of this month’s DataFest17 festival.

Callum Sinclair, partner and head of technology at Burness Paull. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Brexit could be hurdle to Scots FinTech firms’ expansion

Brexit could negatively impact Scotland’s growing FinTech sector unless EU passporting rights are continued, an industry report has warned.

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Left to right are Colin Hewitt of Float, Eleanore Irvine of Biogelx, Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures and Susanne Mitschke of MindMate

Who could be the next Scottish tech unicorns?

Analyst Nick Freer reflects on some Scottish tech success stories, and looks ahead to one of the biggest business networking days of 2017.

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS, says the tech industry must harness current opportunities. Picture: Chris Watt

Powering up Scotland’s digital tech skills base

From video games and app development to life sciences and fintech, Scotland’s digital economy is riding something of a high.

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Jim Duffy: crowdfunding opens up innovation opportunities for us all

Innovation is important to us all as it opens up new frontiers and new ways of doing things.

Drinks with artificial sweeteners were examined in the US study. Picture: Getty Images

Consuming diet drink everyday ‘increases stroke risk’

People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research has suggested.

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Brian Limond, creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmys Show, will release his second book of short stories next month. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Interview: Limmy reveals how coding skills made him famous

The creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmy’s Show followed an unconventional route to stardom, writes Chris McCall

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The bank has invested in numerours green initiatives (Pic Ian Rutherford

Jobs pledge as £2.3bn sell-off of Edinburgh bank confirmed

Westminster has agreed a £2.3 billion deal to sell the Green Investment Bank to an Australian financial giant.

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The extension to Dunfermline's Carnegie Library houses a gallery, museum and exhibition space. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library named building of the year

A multi-million pound extension to the world’s first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline has been named building of the year in a prestigious architectural competition.

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Scots firms warned of dangers of cyber attacks

Scottish firms are sleep walking into “potentially business ending” cyber attack disaster, an online security expert has warned.

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Edinburgh University Medical School. Researchers will join a UK-wide team investigating dementia. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia project

Researchers from Edinburgh University are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia.

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop with Richard Scott, chief of Glasgow-based Axis. Picture: Contributed

Animation studio Axis to add 20 jobs with grant funding

A Glasgow animation studio that has worked on some of the world’s biggest video game franchises is to create 20 jobs after securing a £250,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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The Telehealth team, led by Morag Hearty, left, are driving the use of Flo technology. Picture: Contributed

Lanarkshire patients supported by ‘Florence Nightingale’

A GROUNDBREAKING text messaging system has been used to help 1,000 people with depression and anxiety.

Synpromics chief executive David Venables said the Edinburgh biotech firm was poised for 'further rapid expansion'. Picture: Contributed

Biotech firm Synpromics secures £5.2m cash injection

An Edinburgh-based specialist in “synthetic biology” has raised £5.2 million in its latest funding round as it seeks to expand further.

Games studio ImmersiveMinds spent more than 125 hours to make the scale map

St Kilda recreated in Minecraft to mark World Heritage Day

It was once Scotland’s most isolated community, a remote archipelago in the Atlantic whose last residents were famously evacuated at their own request in 1930.

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