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Jobs saved after buyer found for Dingwall diabetes outfit

More than 30 jobs have been secured following a Dingwall life sciences company’s collapse into administration.

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Of 34 breeds of North Atlantic seabirds investigated by researchers, 74 per cent were found to have ingested plastics. Picture: Bill Henry

Majority of seabirds are eating plastic, Scots scientists warn

The vast majority of ­seabirds in the north-east Atlantic are likely to have eaten plastic due to the growing problem of materials dumped at sea, a report by a team of Highlands-based researchers has warned.

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LendingCrowd CEO Stuart Lunn, right, with head of origination Adrian Innes. Picture: Stewart Attwood

P2P lender LendingCrowd targets growth in Scotland

A peer-to-peer (P2P) SME lender that says it is the only one of its kind to be based in Scotland has reported a record August and has made a senior hire as it looks to grow north of the Border.

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Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to limit terrorist propaganda online. Picture: PA

Internet companies given month to tackle online extremism

Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to limit the availability of terrorist propaganda online.

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Administrate chief executive John Peebles. Picture: Contributed

Training software developer Administrate inks US deals

Training software outfit Administrate has secured fresh deals with two US companies as it prepares to host its latest education technology conference.

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Jim Duffy says Billions' Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, second left, knows the value of a good co-founder. Picture: James Minchin/SHOWTIME

Jim Duffy: Two’s company to help start-ups achieve success

I’m watching Billions at present and it is essential watching for any aspiring person who wants to get into business or ramp up what they are doing.

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'Technology businesses can scale up at an incredible rate,' says Ewan Kinnear. Picture: John Devlin

Ewan Kinnear: How Scots tech firms can shape the future

Recent advances in technology that will fundamentally transform the way we live and work have experts heralding the advent of a fourth industrial revolution.

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The Roslin Institute says its research could shed light on the role of hundreds of sheep genes. Picture: Lindsay Addison

Sheep sector is following in the footsteps of Dolly

While the poultry and pig industries have led the field in using genome information to improve the productivity characteristics of farmed livestock – such as feed conversion efficiency rates – work at Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute is set to help the sheep sector join this revolution.

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RIAS House in Central Station Royal Institute Architects in Scotland  House to mark 2017 Year of Architecture and Design

Architects anger at “embarrassing” pop-up house at Glasgow Central

The professional body representing Scottish architects has been accused of damaging the reputation of several well-known practices with an “embarrassing” pop-up installation in Scotland’s busiest train station.

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Venturefest Scotland winners will receive advice and an investment prize. Picture: Kieran Chambers

Energy innovation in spotlight at Venturefest pitch event

An event looking to drive innovative solutions to future energy challenges is to take place tomorrow, with three teams of young people pitching in front of Scotland’s leading investors.

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Phone ownership could increase the likelihood of bullying. Picture; Michael Gillen

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Calum Forsyth on left and Robin Knox on right, both of Seed Haus

Edinburgh tech accelerator looks to put the spark into the next billion-dollar business

Calum Forsyth is a man on a mission. One that some cynics might place in the impossible category. That endeavour is to create Scotland’s next billion-dollar business – or “unicorn”. However, the co-founder of Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator has no time for the doubters.

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Scotland's first communal home for over 50s to be built. Picture: Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Scotland’s first communal home for elderly divorcees and widowers

Scotland’s first co-living community for elderly divorcees and widowers is set to be built by the end of next year.

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A ship is loaded with containers of whisky at Grangemouth docks, Scotlands busiest commercial port. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Glasgow firm sails to the rescue with mobile app to help seafarers find work

A joint venture between a Scottish marine recruitment company and a Singapore-based software firm is to launch a mobile app that could revolutionise the lives of mariners around the world.

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The global market for wearable fitness apps is booming

Wearable fitness apps ‘vulnerable to hackers’, Scots researchers warn

The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users’ personal data, a study by Scots academics has found.

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Pioneering robotic surgery for prostate cancer

Musician 'drums up' support for robotic prostate surgery

A Scots musician has revealed how he underwent life-changing robotic treatment for prostate cancer.

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Creative agency Wire up for the cup with SFA tour deal

Wire, the creative communications agency based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has been tasked with drawing up an “experiential tour” to take the William Hill Scottish Cup around the country.

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Student life can be tough, but also inspirational, says The Whisky Bond's Abigale Neate Wilson. Picture: John Devlin

Abigale Neate Wilson: Inspiring the graduates of the future

With the new academic year getting under way, parents across Scotland are in the midst of not only excitement for their fledgling students, but apprehension.

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Founders4Schools aims to help pupils improve their chances in the world of work. Picture: Michael Gillen

Double win for Stirling in Founders4Schools awards

Efforts to improve the job prospects of young people and encourage more children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have seen representatives of Stirling Council pick up two accolades.

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