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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How Andy Murray triumphed against the odds

Andy Murray may have achieved the status of World No 1 tennis player but it hasn’t been an easy road to success.

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Margaret Bayne with the Kenyan family she helped. Picture: Contributed

Gran builds a house with tablet for homeless Kenyan family

A SCOTS granny has come to the rescue of a Kenyan family who had been squatting on a beach for five years by raising cash to build a house - by selling homemade tablet.

Stagecoach is pulling out of the New York sightseeing bus business. Picture: Songquan Deng

Stagecoach sells stake in New York tour bus venture

Transport operator Stagecoach has offloaded its stake in a US joint venture that operates sightseeing bus services in New York City.

SSE said it faced 'challenges' as it revealed a fresh drop in customer numbers. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

SSE loses 50,000 customers to rival power suppliers

SSE has seen 50,000 customers desert it in favour of rival energy suppliers as the Perth-based group flagged a “volatile” energy market.

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Which Scottish shares made the biggest gains this month?

Find out which Scottish companies were the best performers on the stock market this month.

Jeremy Clarkson addressed the audience of The Grand Tour and invoked Braveheart. Picture: Amazon Prime/Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson invokes Braveheart in defence of A9 speeders

Jeremy Clarkson has taken a pop at the A9 average speed cameras by telling a Scottish audience on his new motoring show: ”You can take our licences but you cannot take our freedom”.

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan playing Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser in the  TV series Outlanders. Archaeologist plant to unearth the "real Outlander" and examind the changes to the Highland landscape caused by the Jacobite Uprisings and Highland Clearances. PIC Contributed.

Archaeologists to map “the real Outlander” effect on the Highlands

Archaeologists are to map the radical changes to Scotland’s landscape during the 18th Century and examine “the real Outlander” effect on the Highlands.

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Perth and Kinross Council will hold the case today. Picture: TSPL

Council tax battle ‘test case’ for Scotland

A woman who claims her home is unlivable in due to on-going renovation work is appealing against paying council tax today in a case which could set a legal precedent for property owners across Scotland.

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The monument to Maggie Wall near Dunning in Perthshire. PIC Marc Curran/Creative Commons.

The mysterious monument to a witch called Maggie Wall

It appears out of the low lying mists of the Perthshire countryside, an eerie monument said to mark the spot where witch Maggie Wall was burnt alive in 1657.

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Aviva chief Mark Wilson insisted the group was 'growing in the UK'. Picture: Contributed

Aviva merges UK insurance operations in new shake-up

Life and pensions heavyweight Aviva is bringing together its UK life and general insurance businesses in a shake-up that also sees the departure of its European boss.

Charcoalblue's projects include Perth Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Design firm opens Glasgow base on back of Scottish wins

A design consultancy that specialises on projects in the theatre sector has opened a Glasgow base to support a growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

Esther Binnie joined Edinburgh-based Innis & Gunn seven years ago. Picture: Contributed

Brewer Innis & Gunn promotes Esther Binnie to finance chief

Craft beer firm Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to its board as finance director as it targets a doubling of turnover within the next three years.

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Which Scottish shares made the biggest gains last week?

Find out which Scottish companies were the best performers on the stock market last week.

Richmond Wight owns Moffat Manor Holiday Park. Picture: Contributed

Holiday parks firm moves into lodge manufacturing

A holiday park operator that runs three sites in Scotland and is involved in property and leisure developments in Dumfries & Galloway has acquired a lodge manufacturing business, creating its own supply chain.

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Which Scottish shares made the biggest gains last week?

Find out which Scottish companies were the best performers on the stock market last week.

Patrick Hughes joins Seafood Scotland from SAC Consulting. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up “by the industry for the industry” in 1999 to increase the value of returns to the Scottish seafood sector.

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50 firefighters attend hotel fire in Pitlochry

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a fire at a hotel in Perthshire.

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The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

�50 million was secured for Dundee waterfront investments. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish Cities Alliance hails £100m boost to economy

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) is celebrating bringing £100 million into the country’s economy in the past 18 months.

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