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David Jason and Ronnie Barker were Open All Hours, unlike many businesses in Scotland. Picture: BBC

Scott Reid: Let’s open all hours

Scotland’s fortunes are intrinsically linked to its tourist trade. Visitors pouring in to snap away at the nation’s mountains, lochs and castles generate billions in revenues and support tens of thousands of jobs.

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Trams at haymarket junction. Picture: TSPL

Iain Mercer: City centre looks to future

THE commercial heart of Edinburgh has managed to throw off its tram travail remarkably quickly. Apart from getting to and from the airport, Shandwick Place is unlikely to feature prominently on any tourist map of Edinburgh but it certainly matters to a lot of locals.

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