Scotland's buses "in chaos" as passenger total slumps to a near-record low

The union Unite claimed Scotland’s buses were in chaos after official figures today showed journeys had dropped by 80 million in eight years to a near record low.
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An example of dementia-friendly building design. Picture: Contributed

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

A new virtual reality (VR) system has been launched to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia.

Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow software specialist expands into Edinburgh

A Glasgow-based business automation specialist is opening an operation in Edinburgh which will act as its mobile development hub.

Weir pointed to signs of a 'cyclical upturn' in the mining and oil and gas markets. Picture: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Weir on road to recovery after ‘prolonged’ downturn

The new chief executive of Glasgow-based engineering group Weir has predicted “good growth” in the year ahead amid signs of improvement in its key markets.

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The deal was led by Joseph Keenan, left, and Dara Changizi. Picture: Contributed

Renfrewshire print business bought out for £6.5m

A Renfrewshire print finishing business is to modernise and expand after being acquired in a £6.5 million buy-out deal.

The National Savings Bank at 150 Boydstone Road being demolished. Picture: John Devlin.

Fond farewell as landmark Cowglen savings bank demolished

IT PROVIDED generations of families in west central Scotland with steady employment and a bright career path, but Glasgow’s landmark National Savings & Investments Bank in Cowglen will soon be gone for good.

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Running in Glasgow

5 recommended running routes in Glasgow

Not only does this allow you to cover more ground and see more, but it helps you keep fit.

Picture: Celtic FC

Celtic announce plans for new hotel complex

Celtic have announced that they are exploring the possibility of redeveloping the area around their stadium to include a hotel, museum, club shop and new ticket office, the club have announced.

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Jim Taylor, the Hearts and Balls ambassador, with rugby players from Glasgow Warriors and GHK rugby club.  Picture: Martin Shields/Contributed

Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

Adimo helps brands convert their digital marketing campaigns into shopping baskets. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Start-up Adimo eyes global growth with £1m funding deal

A Glasgow technology start-up that already has some of the world’s biggest brands among its customers has secured £1 million of funding to accelerate its expansion.

Edinburgh saw an 8% rise in sales at the top end of the market, but Aberdeen suffered a 44% slump. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Edinburgh bucks decline in £1m-plus home sales

The number of house sales valued at £1 million and above dropped by 6 per cent last year, according to data from property group Rettie & Co.

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John Logie Baird’s grandson on the invention of the TV

Without John Logie Baird kickstarting the home TV revolution, we would never have borne witness to the JFK assassination in Dallas, Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the World Trade Centre attack, America electing a black President or the Tiananmen Square protest.

The M8 westbound through Glasgow city centre was Scotland's third worst route for congestion last year. Picture: Hemedia

Revealed: Scotland's most congested roads and cities

Aberdeen has worse traffic congestion than London at peak hours, analysts INRIX revealed today.

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An Caisteal. Picture: Contributed

11 Munros to try within two hours of the Central Belt

Despite being home to 282 peaks over 3,000ft, reaching Scotland’s highest mountains can still be quite an undertaking if you don’t live in the Highlands.

John Anderson will chair the investment arm of Homes for Good. Picture: Contributed

Enterprise guru joins board of social letting agency

Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency has netted a top specialist in entrepreneurship and business growth as it limbers up for expansion.

Christian Feicht winner of furthest travelled award. Picture: Number 94 Photography.

Scotland’s first beard and moustache championship in Glasgow

Scotland’s finest beards and moustaches were on display at the country’s first official competition.

Govanhill area in Glasgow, where Scotland's first state backed Islamic nursery is. Picture: TSPL

Plans for first state-backed Islamic primary school in Scotland

Glasgow could soon be home to Scotland’s first state-backed Islamic primary school.

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DI4D worked on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. Picture: Warner Bros

Animation outfit DI4D secures £900,000 funding boost

A Glasgow animation studio is set to ramp up its presence in Hollywood after securing a £900,000 funding boost.

The 46-year-old was found dead in a property in Stonebank Grove in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow. Picture: Google

Castlemilk man killed in ‘brutal and violent attack’ in his home

A MAN has been killed in a “brutal and violent attack” in his own home.

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Harry Clarke, the driver of a bin lorry which crashed killing six people in 2014. Picture: PA

Glasgow bin lorry driver Harry Clarke admits reckless driving

The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow killing six people has admitted culpable and reckless driving on a separate occasion just nine months after the tragedy.

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