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Cazenove gets on board with Entrepreneurial Scotland

Wealth management outfit Cazenove Capital has tied up a partnership deal with leadership organisation Entrepreneurial Scotland.

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Stagecoach and Virgin are teaming up with France's SNCF to bid for the west coast rail service. Picture: Contributed

Stagecoach goes head-to-head with First for HS2

Stagecoach and Virgin are looking to extend their grip on the west coast rail service, with help from the French state-owned operator SNCF.

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Fashion chains Next and New Look occupy the site on Perth's High Street. Picture: Contributed

Perth retail building changes hands in £5.9m deal

Part of Perth’s main shopping area has changed hands in a £5.9 million deal with an overseas buyer.

Companies
One For Arthur, ridden by jockey Derek Fox, jumps the last fence on the way to winning the 2017 Grand National and becoming the first Scottish-trained winner since 1979. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Horse racing in Scotland winning the turf war as attendances rise

When One For Arthur crossed the line at Aintree to become the first Scottish-trained winner of the Grand National since 1979, it was a seminal moment for horse racing north of the border.

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Aggie Moffat back in the year 2000. Picture: SNS

Tributes paid to legendary St Johnstone tea-lady Aggie Moffat

Tributes have been paid to former St Johnstone tea-lady Aggie Moffat after the beloved club figure died on Thursday.

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Danny Swanson was involved in a fight with St Johnstone team mate Richard Foster. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Two St Johnstone team mates suspended after ‘fight’

A fight between two St Johnstone players sparked a brawl among players and staff which marred a Scottish Premiership football match.

Premiership
SSE's price hike is due to come into force on 28 April. Picture: John Devlin

SSE to charge up dividend despite facing tough outlook

Utility giant SSE is on track to increase its full-year dividend by at least the rate of inflation despite flagging lower earnings at its retail gas and electricity arm.

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Perth-based Stagecoach has a majority stake in the Virgin East Coast franchise. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Rail revenues on track at transport giant Stagecoach

Positive revenues at Stagecoach’s rail operations have offset a downturn in bus revenues, according to a trading statement yesterday that made no mention of this week’s news that the group has lost the South West Trains franchise after more than two decades in control.

Transport
Stagecoach's lost SWT franchise has both practical and symbolic status, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Martin Flanagan: Wheels come off for Stagecoach at SWT

It is ironic that Scottish transport group Stagecoach has, after two decades of operations, lost its prime rail franchise South West Trains (SWT) in southern England to a consortium including a Chinese company that runs the Hong Kong Metro.

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Aberdeen's FirstGroup and China's MTR will take over the South West Trains route from Perth-based Stagecoach. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Stagecoach loses SWT franchise to rival FirstGroup

Perth-based Stagecoach was dealt a blow yesterday when the UK government switched the group’s flagship rail operation to a joint venture of its leading Scottish rival FirstGroup and a Chinese transport operator.

Transport
Bidwells forestry specialists Kate Sheppard and Ian Stewart. Picture: Contributed

Property firm Bidwells hails ‘substantial’ growth

The Scottish arm of property consultant Bidwells has racked up a 12 per cent increase in annual fee income.

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The Nor' Loch in Edinburgh. Picture; TSPL

The origins of Scotland’s city nicknames explained

Scotland’s six cities, and yes for the purposes of this piece there are six (what constitutes a Scottish city could fill a whole book of opinion) are all known by a variety of names.

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Whisky Auctioneer owner Iain McClune said the firm was 'thrilled' to be leading the sale. Picture: 
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Rare Japanese whisky collection goes under the hammer

The world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan will go under the hammer in an online auction held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer.

Retail
Iain Cram of Bell Ingram watches the overpass in action. Picture: Wullie Marr

Highland Show ‘flyover’ makes Rics awards shortlist

The cattle “flyover” opened last year to let animals being exhibited at the Royal Highland Show reach the showrings without bringing the movement of people round the event to a grinding halt has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Farming
John Swinney is under pressure over teacher numbers. Picture: PA

School in Swinney’s constituency asks parents for maths help

A secondary school in the ­constituency of education ­secretary John Swinney has sent out a letter to parents ­asking them for help with teaching mathematics.

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Paolo Nutini has been among the high-profile backers of Paisley's bid.

Paisley and Perth face nine rivals for UK City of Culture crown

Perth and Paisley will face competition from nine other rival bids aiming to be crowned the UK’s next culture capital.

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The derelict  Drummond Arms Hotel in Crieff has links to the Jacobite uprising with hopes it can be brought back into use. PIC.www.geograph.co.uk

Bonnie Prince Charlie hotel to be revived

A HOTEL where Bonnie Prince Charlie ate, drank and held his last Council of War before his inglorious defeat at Culloden is to be brought back to use after lying derelict for several years.

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Officers were called to the Dunnock Park area of Perth. Picture: Google

Sudden death of Perth man treated as ‘unexplained’

The sudden death of a man in Perth is being treated as “unexplained”.

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Elaine Bone, director of event management firm Brightstar Scotland, which has opened an office at Gleneagles Station

Alastair Dalton: All change for the better at Scotland’s most historic stations

They used to be thriving community hubs, even with only relatively few trains a day.

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James I of Scotland was murdered in Perth in 1437. A project has now been launched to recreate his final resting place at the town's lost Charterhouse. Picture: National Galleries of Scotland

Search for lost Scots royal tomb begins in Perth

His death was brutal even by the standards of the House of Stewart, a royal dynasty no stranger to untimely demises.

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