‘Big six’ energy firms SSE and ScottishPower shed customers

Scots utility giants SSE and ScottishPower have lost hundreds of thousands of customer accounts as households continue to switch away from the “big six” players to smaller rivals.

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Scots schoolboy unable to eat solid food after playground attack

Scots schoolboy unable to eat solid food after playground attack

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy had his jaw broken in a playground fight over stolen cigarettes.

Dougie the Cocker Spaniel sits'. A dog owner nearly lost their pet after it nearly died from swallowing a stick. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Dog owner warns fetching sticks could kill pets after close call

A pet owner is warning of the dangers of throwing sticks for dogs after her Sprocker Spaniel swallowed one and nearly died.

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Rebekah Faldon at the bar with a detox smoothie. Picture: Taymouth Marina/Facebook

Perthshire resort offering first teetotal stag and hen parties

It sounds like a contradiction in terms, but one Perthshire hotel is offering teetotal stag and hen parties.

Brian Souter, who is planning to build a road and bridge on his property. Picture: Contributed

Brian Souter wins fight to build road and bridge near his home

STAGECOACH tycoon Sir Brian Souter has won a battle to build a new road and bridge near his mansion after telling neighbours he is not planning a housing development at the site.

From left: Andy Ritchie, Charlie Carnegie and Chris Horne outside Campbell Dallas' new Perth office. Picture: Jakub Iwanicki

Accountant Campbell Dallas goes for growth in Perthshire

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has acquired Perth-based Bell & Company, a long-established practice specialising in owner-managed businesses and private clients.

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Economy secretary Keith Brown displays the A9 sections due to be dualled by 2025. Picture: Janes Barlow

Alastair Dalton: Scotland’s roads set for giant road-building programmes

The almost-complete Queensferry Crossing may be huge, but it will be dwarfed by the scale of Scotland’s next batch of major roads schemes.

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Gillespie Macandrew chief executive Chris West. Picture: Contributed

Law firm Gillespie Macandrew sees profits take a dip

Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has reported a record rise in turnover although investment in staff and premises saw profits dip.

Stagecoach said it was 'disappointed' to report losses at Virgin Trains East Coast. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Stagecoach in government talks after East Coast main line hit

Profits at Stagecoach plummeted by more than 80 per cent after being hit by exceptional charges over the loss-making East Coast main line franchise.

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Gleneagels Hotel boutique was target of armed robbers.

Armed gang raid Gleneagles Hotel jeweller

Designer watches have been stolen in a “shocking” armed robbery at a jewellery store in the five-star Gleneagles Hotel and golf resort.

Gleneagels Hotel boutique was target of armed robbers.

Jewellery store targeted in armed robbery at Gleneagles Hotel

A HIGH-END jewellery store has been robbed in a raid at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel.

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Stagecoach battles against headwinds at bus operation

Stagecoach battles against headwinds at bus operation

Perth-based transport giant Stagecoach is set to reveal that UK bus revenues remain under pressure amid economic headwinds and rising inflation when it reports final results next week.

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The first phase of HS2 is scheduled to start in December 2026. Picture: Contributed

FirstGroup and Stagecoach shortlisted to run HS2 railway

Aberdeen-based FirstGroup and Perth rival Stagecoach are among three bids to have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the UK government announced today.

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The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa. Picture: Contributed

Macdonald Hotels takes wraps off £3.5m Aberfoyle revamp

The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle has unveiled the results of its £3.5 million renovation.

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Ian Duncan lost by 21 votes in Perth and North Perthshire.

Peerage for Tory MEP is ‘reward for failure’

A Conservative MEP who narrowly lost his bid to be elected to Westminster has been tipped to receive a peerage and be made a minister, prompting claims he is being “rewarded for failure”.

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St Serf's Parish Church, Dunning. Picture: Simon Warren/Dunning Parish Historical Society

Was a dragon once slain in the Perthshire town of Dunning?

Images of staff-wielding holy men valiantly battering terrible winged beasts into submission are generally associated with Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and other fantasy-led epics. They tend to be less synonymous with small villages in the heart of rural Perthshire.

People & Places
Karen Phillips joins Balfour + Manson from rival law firm Brodies. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Solicitor Balfour + Manson has strengthened its private client team with the lateral hire of partner Karen Phillips from Brodies.

Cloud Global managing director Graeme Frater says Perth Airport is becoming a 'centre of aviation activity and excellence'. Picture: Contributed

Perth Airport operator expands sales and staffing

The operator of Perth Airport is flying high after staff numbers grew by 60 per cent to 20 since it took over the hub in November.

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Elevator director Andrew Burnett. Picture: Contributed

Elevator secures £6m Tayside Business Gateway contract

Social enterprise Elevator has secured a £6 million contract to continue delivering support for firms throughout the Angus, Perth & Kinross and Dundee regions over the next five years.

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Seafood producer Luss was among those selected to pitch to Morrisons. Picture: Contributed

Scots suppliers vie for space on Morrisons shelves

Fifty food and drink firms from across Scotland have been selected to pitch their produce to Morrisons.

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