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Man dies after falling from scallop fishing boat off Shetland

A man has died after falling overboard from a fishing boat.

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Google's driverless car. Picture: Michael Shick/Creative Commons

Driverless cars “will be shunned” if they crash to save pedestrians

People will be deterred from driverless cars if they are programmed to sacrifice their occupants to save pedestrians in a crash, researchers warned today.

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Disruption for ScotRail passengers is set to continue over the weekend. Picture: TSPL

Rail strikes to cause weekend disruption but talks in prospect

Passengers face a weekend of more rail disruption with
conductors at ScotRail
expected to walk out again tomorrow and on Sunday.

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Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Real loser in ScotRail dispute is passengers

THERE will be no real winners if rail power struggle runs on, writes Alastair Dalton

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ScotRail strikes caused heavy congestion on Scotland's roads. Picture: PA

ScotRail strikes cause heavy congestion on Scotland’s roads

COMMUTERS faced another day of travel misery in Scotland as the latest in a series of planned rail strikes led to an increase in rush-hour congestion.

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Maritime Craft Services' new MCS Swath 1 crew transfer vessel. Picture: Contributed

Maritime Craft Services unveils new addition to fleet

North Ayrshire-based Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) has grown its fleet to 24 after adding the 26-metre Typhoon class MCS Swath 1 crew transfer vessel in a multi-million-pound purchase.

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Rothera, the British Antarctic Survey station, is where the sick person will be taken. Picture: AP

Daring rescue flight leaves South Pole to evacuate ill worker

A small plane left the South Pole on Wednesday with a sick worker in a daring rescue mission from a remote US science outpost.

World
Run-off from excavation work has ended up in waterways

Pollution of salmon rivers halts work on Aberdeen bypass

Concerned residents are calling for a rethink of a major road-building project in Aberdeenshire after a spate of flooding has led to pollution of the Dee and Don rivers.

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Falkirk-based Alexander Dennis sees surge in overseas sales. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Record overseas sales fuel earnings growth at bus firm

Bumper international sales have helped annual profits at Falkirk-based bus maker Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) surge by 77 per cent.

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A few Highland Cows try out the flyover. Picture: Wullie Marr

Cow ‘flyover’ created for Royal Highland Show

ENGINEERS have constructed a “cow flyover” to tackle human traffic jams at one of Scotland’s biggest outdoor shows.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

ScotRail manager taken off duty after train incident during strike

A ScotRail manager was taken off duty after giving the all-clear for a train to travel through a red signal on the Borders Railway during yesterday’s conductors strike.

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Man dies after being struck by a train near Broughty Ferry Station.

Man dies after being struck by train near Broughty Ferry

A MAN died after being struck by a train on the railway line between Dundee and Arbroath, near Broughty Ferry Station.

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Alexander Dennis enjoyed record overseas sales last year. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Alexander Dennis profits soar on record overseas sales

Booming international sales have helped annual profits at Falkirk-based bus maker Alexander Dennis (ADL) surge by 77 per cent.

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Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar. Picture: Julie Bull

Gordon Dewar: Leaving EU would damage Scottish trade

Leading a fast-growing international airport requires me to look closely at issues of trade, tourism and travel and it’s abundantly clear to me that our membership of the European Union has greatly benefited us in these areas, so to leave the EU would do a great deal of damage.

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Glasgow's Central station quiet at rush hour this morning. Picture: SWNS

RMT slams ScotRail over ‘union busting’ memo

TENSIONS in the ScotRail dispute further increased today after an internal memo said removing conductors from trains and switching door control to drivers would mean “fewer cancellations and greater resilience to industrial action”.

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Glasgow's Central station at rush hour this morning. Picture: SWNS

ScotRail strike causes commuter traffic chaos

Commuters faced travel misery as the first in a series of planned rail strikes led to an increase in rush-hour congestion.

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Allied sold a record 350 wheelchair-accessible vehicles via the Motability scheme in May. Picture: Contributed

Record sales for accessible vehicle maker Allied

Allied Vehicles, which specialises in manufacturing wheelchair-accessible taxis, cars and minibuses, has hit a record for sales through the Motability scheme.

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Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union officials including Steve Hedley, Senior Assistant General Secretary (second left) take part in a demonstration outside ScotRail HQ in Glasgow, as members of the rail union are demanding talks in the Guards dispute. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 20, 2016. RMT claimed ScotRail was refusing to meet at the conciliation service Acas. See PA story INDUSTRY ScotRail. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Strike action set to cause rail chaos

Commuters across Scotland are facing a day of travel chaos today with the first in a series of planned strikes set to bring much of the nation’s rail network to a standstill.

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Steve Hedley of the RMT union takes part in a demonstration outside ScotRail HQ in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Scotrail strike to go ahead after talks stall

Talks aimed at avoiding a series of strikes in a row over driver-only trains have failed.

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Emirates pilots Thomas Ziarno and Abdulrahman Mohamed Al-Busaeedi

Take a tour of Emirates airline’s A380 flight deck

A MAJOR airline has released a 360-degree video of the Airbus A380 cockpit.

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