Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

Pontoon plan to revive Stirling’s harbour link to the Forth

A council has submitted a planning application for a floating pontoon on the River Forth at Stirling as part of plans to reconnect the ancient town with the Forth and once again take advantage of its waterfront location.

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Edinburgh's Waverley Station. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

ScotRail admits service ‘not good enough’

ScotRail has admitted its performance “isn’t good enough” after the reliability of train services fell below target.

Transport 4
Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

People & Places 3
Jessica Thummel was one of theee shortlisted candidates for the Dundee International Book Prize.

Coveted Scottish book prize goes to American 'coming of age' novel

American writer Jessica Thummel has won a major Scottish book prize for debut novelists.
The Enchanted Forest lightshow in Pitlochry. Picture: Contributed

Former director of Enchanted Forest denies spying on women

The former director of the Enchanted Forest lightshow and Pitlochry Festival Theatre has been accused of secretly spying on women and filming them for more than three years.

The new Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre at Bannockburn. Monument to King Robert the Bruce as a rainbow appears.   Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 20th Feb 2014

Future of Bruce’s Bannockburn hill to be debated

A hearing into controversial plans to destroy a historic hill that helped Robert the Bruce to victory in the Battle of Bannockburn will be held next month.

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Husband and wife team Graeme and Leanne Carling at Alloway Halls. Picture: Contributed

Property group seals seven-figure deal for Dundee halls

Dundee property and investment firm Carling Property Group has acquired Alloway Halls in the city from Abertay University in a seven-figure deal.

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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.

Scots businessman Luke Heron set up ByPost six years ago.

Postcard app ByPost boss fears for future after customer complaints

HUNDREDS of customers have complained after a postcard app run by Scots entrepreneur Luke Heron has left them out of pocket - taking money for goods which have not been sent.

Police name todler killed in crash

Two-year-old killed by car in Coupar Angus named

Police have named the two-year-old girl who was killed after being struck by a caras Harlow Edwards from Coupar Angus.

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The funeral of boxer Mike Towell  at St Andrews Cathedral. Picture: SWNS

Mike Towell funeral: Friends, family, and boxers pay respects

Fellow boxers have joined friends and family for the funeral of Mike Towell.

Police appeal for information

Girl, 2, dies after car mounts pavement in Coupar Angus

A brother and sister remain in hospital after a car mounted a pavement and hit them in an accident which killed their toddler sister.

The chapel was discovered in the grounds of Old Churches House in Dunblane. Picture: Contributed

Restored ‘secret’ 13th century chapel opens to visitors

A ‘secret’ 13th century chapel in Dunblane that lay hidden beneath mud and undergrowth for many years has been painstakingly restored and has opened as a visitor attraction.

People & Places 1
Claims for damage caused by potholes have increased by nearly 70 per cent. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scots councils pay out £500,000 for pothole vehicle damage

Motorists have been paid nearly £500,000 by Scottish councils for damage caused by potholes over the last three years, the RAC Foundation revealed today.

Transport 4
House prices in Scotland are lowest in UK, new survey reveals

Scotland replaces Northern Ireland at bottom of house price table

Scotland replaced Northern Ireland at the foot of the UK regional house price table in the third quarter of this year, as experts warned that UK house prices have seen a “clear cooling” since Britain opted to leave the European Union.

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From left: snap40 co-founders David Bowie, Christopher McCann and Stewart Whiting. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Health tech start-up snap40 secures £2m seed funding

An Edinburgh healthcare technology firm has secured a £2 million cash injection in the largest seed funding round for a Scottish start-up in more than a decade.

Tech 2
The mural by Symon Mathieson created in memory of boxer Mike Towell who died following a televised bout. Picture: PA

Mural in memory of Scots boxer Mike Towell unveiled in Dundee

A mural in memory of boxer Mike Towell, who died following a televised bout, has been created in his home city.

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.

Dundee & Tayside
Alistair Urquhart,  a Gordon Highlanders veteran who survived Nagasaki, has died aged 97. PIC Little Brown publishing/David Martin/Fotopress.

Scots veteran who survived Nagasaki dies aged 97

A Scots veteran who survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb has died aged 97.

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