Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

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James Taylor said growing its overseas sales was a 'big priority' for Mackie's at Taypack. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Crisps maker Mackie’s grows exports with Russia deal

Mackie’s at Taypack, the Perthshire crisps maker, has landed a deal to supply Russian supermarket chain Azbuka Vkusa.

David Arthur was on temporary leave but failed to return. Picture: Police Scotland

Warning after violent prisoner David Arthur on the run

Police have warned people not to approach a prisoner with convictions for violence who has absconded from an open jail.

Citibase is behind the Strathclyde Business Park and aims to grow its number of Scottish hubs to 15. Picture: Contributed

Citibase aiming for 15 Scottish business centres

Business centre operator Citibase has unveiled a three-year plan to enlarge its Scottish footprint to 15 hubs as demand for more flexible office space spirals.

Kathleen Harkin. Picture: SWNS

Body found in hunt for missing Perth teen Kathleen Harkin

A body has been found in the search for a missing teenager in Perth.

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Eland Oil & Gas enjoyed the biggest gain among Scottish stocks last week. Picture: TSPL

Top five performing Scottish stocks last week

Last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market.

A view of Perth from the South with the prison in the foreground.

HMP Perth named Scotland’s most violent prison

HMP Perth has been named Scotland’s most violent prison, with staff forced to deal with at least one serious assault every four weeks.

New early-morning ScotRail trains will run from December. Picture Michael Gillen

New 'red eye' trains to Edinburgh and Inverness announced by ScotRail

New "red eye" trains to get commuters on the Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow line into work earlier will be launched in December, ScotRail said today.
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Murray Soutar was previously a partner at rival law firm Brodies. Picture: Contributed

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new rural business partner

Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Murray Soutar as a partner in its land and rural business team.

Les Montgomery, chief executive of Highland Spring, at the firm's Blackford headquarters. Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire

Highland Spring sales boosted by bottled water demand

Bottled water company Highland Spring is hoping to tap into changing consumer tastes after announcing a 47 per cent surge in annual profits.

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Hannah Currie joins Anderson Strathern as an associate from rival Shepherd & Wedderburn. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has strengthened its commercial real estate team with two internal promotions to senior associate level.

New CKD Galbraith chief executive Pam Over with outgoing boss Tim Kirkwood, left, and chairman Iain Russell. Picture: Stuart Nicol

CKD Galbraith names Pam Over as new chief executive

Property consultant CKD Galbraith has unveiled a change at the top after two decades alongside continued growth in revenues and profits.

The Northern Lights and Milky Way over Noss Head in Caithness. Picture: Maciej Winiarczyk

18 amazing images of the Northern Lights over Scotland

It’s been a good week for catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis over Scotland.

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p to 350 riders in varying states of fancy dress will head to the hills of Deuchney and Kinnoull to enjoy six timed stages on some of Scotlands finest mountain bike trails. Picture: Ian Potter

Scots riders set to take on mountain biking challenge in Perth

AN unusual endurance-based mountain biking challenge is set to return to Perth this month for a fourth consecutive year.

Comrie, Perthshire - also known as Shaky Toun due to high frequency of earthquake tremors felt in the village during 18th and 19th Century. PIC Wikipedia.

When thousands of tremors rocked Scotland’s “Shaky Toun”

Every nine days, Chris Palmer heads to a field outside Comrie in Perthshire to change the slim roll of paper on a recording machine at Earthquake House.

Drumcharry House, by Fortingall. Picture: Contributed

Highland mansion with 69 rooms on the market for just £550k

It may have seen better days, but this vast Highland mansion, boasting 69 rooms, is a steal at £550,000.

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Co-founder and chairman Sir Brian Souter heads the Stagecoach board. Picture: Contributed

Transport giant Stagecoach cautious as revenues dip

Stagecoach has issued a cautious trading update following a period of declining revenues in its UK bus business and slower growth in British rail operations.

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‘Rob Roy pub’ cottage on sale for £285,000

THE pub where legendary Scottish outlaw Rob Roy enjoyed a drink is on the market for £285,000.

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SSE said its full-year earnings were set to rise despite a drop in customer numbers. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

SSE eyes return to growth despite losing customers

Power group SSE today insisted it was on track to see earnings return to growth this year, despite a fall in customer numbers.

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Perth-based Tayplay becomes Scotland's latest employee-owned business. Picture: Contributed

Employee ownership for Perth leisure business Tayplay

A Perth-based manufacturer of rope, playground and climbing equipment for the playground and leisure industry has given its 14 members of staff the chance to become owners in the business.

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