Skyscanner chief honoured at digital technology awards

Gareth Williams, the chief executive of travel search engine Skyscanner, last night picked an accolade for “outstanding personal achievement” at an awards ceremony in Glasgow for Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

Perceptive Communicators has secured three new clients. Picture: Contributed

Comms agency Perceptive lands trio of fresh clients

Public relations consultancy Perceptive Communicators, which recently marked its tenth anniversary, has added three new clients to its books.

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Ford Kiernan. Picture: John Devlin

Still Game’s Ford Kiernan fined for Glasgow bar outburst

STILL Game star Ford Kiernan has been fined £800 for shouting and swearing at a female member of staff at a Glasgow city centre bar.

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Weir cheered a boost in North American activity, but said pricing levels 'remain depressed'. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images

Engineer Weir buoyed by jump in oil and gas orders

Glasgow-based engineer Weir Group today signalled an upturn in its key markets as it announced a 50 per cent jump in orders from the oil and gas industry.

Aggreko warned on profits last month due to contract woes in Argentina. Picture: John Devlin

Aggreko hails sales rise but profits still set to fall

Temporary power provider Aggreko today said its annual profits remained on course to come in lower than last year, despite unveiling a rise in first-quarter revenues.

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ScottishPower's boss said customers should shop around for the best deal. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

ScottishPower says bill cap could harm competition

The boss of energy giant ScottishPower has become the latest to hit out at UK government plans for a price cap on gas and electricity bills, warning it could harm competition.

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Frank Cairney is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Former Celtic Boys Club official arrested on abuse charges

An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

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Molly is said to be recovering well.

Jack Russell undergoes rare gender reassignment surgery

A Jack Russell born with male and female parts has made a complete recovery after undergoing rare gender reassignment surgery.

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Piping Live! is launched in Glasgow with massive 23ft mural. Picture: Contributed

Colossal clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

THE world’s biggest week of piping – Piping Live! and The Worlds – to return to Glasgow

Rob Woodward is leaving STV after ten years in charge 'to pursue fresh challenges'. Picture: John Devlin

STV boss Rob Woodward quits after new channel launch

The chief executive of broadcaster STV has announced he is standing down the day after the group launched its new channel, STV2.

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LCP's portfolio in Scotland includes Govan Cross Shopping Centre. Picture: Robert Perry

Property group LCP targets Scotland with Glasgow base

Property investment company LCP is to open its first office in Scotland after expanding its portfolio north of the Border.

Police want to trace this man. Picture: Police Scotland

CCTV image released in Glasgow shooting inquiry

Police investigating the shooting of a man outside his home want to trace a man caught on CCTV running down the street.

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Oxford University, where students have been issues strict guidelines in a bid to avoid racist behaviour. Picture: Pixabay

University students warned ‘looking away could be racist’

Students at Oxford University have been warned that failing to look another student in the eye could be perceived as racist behaviour.

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Scottish Institute for Enterprise chief Fiona Godsman says start-ups like Pick Protection and snap40 can follow in the footsteps of home-grown 'unicorns' BrewDog and Skyscanner. Picture: Contributed

Fiona Godsman: Let’s grow more Scottish unicorns

If you look hard enough you’ll find unicorns in Scotland. From the mercat cross in Melrose, to Falcon Square in Inverness, this mythical beast can be found adorning our historical landmarks.

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Vanessa Kennedy has been named marketing director at law firm Gilson Gray. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Legal firm Gilson Gray is positioning itself for further growth by appointing a marketing director in a new role.

Grant Thornton said the commercial property sector could suffer if demand continues to outpace supply. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Fears flagged over shortage of prime office space

Commercial property experts have today called for action to tackle a shortage of grade A office space in Scottish cities, saying there could be major ramifications with businesses forced to look elsewhere.

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SNP council hopeful Paul McCabe, in a screenshot from a Glasgow Provan SNP video

Labour slams SNP candidate over ‘disgusting attitude’ to women

An SNP council candidate has been accused of having a “disgusting attitude” towards women for making a series of abusive tweets.

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Bogus Glasgow venture capital firm nets a fortune

Police are investigating a Scotland-registered venture capital firm which investors say has duped them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Video footage of a busy junction showed people crossing the road while distracted by their mobile phones. Picture: Toby Williams

Road safety alert over lethal ‘march of the smombies’

Pedestrians with their eyes glued to their phones have become so prevalent they will force a rethink of road safety, Scottish researchers predict.

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'We have to have a root-and-branch look as a country at ourselves about how we prepare our young folk for the world of work,' says Tim Allan. Picture: Toby Williams

The Big Interview: Tim Allan, the president of Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Having debuted as president of Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) this month, Tim Allan brings extensive private-sector experience in industries that are key north of the Border, including financial services and property.

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