Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

Business accelerator Acorn Enterprise expands in Dundee

A company accelerator that has already provided a leg-up for more than 100 businesses is looking to ramp up its activities by branching out to a new location in Dundee city centre.

Companies
Michelin factory manager John Reid with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Dundee tyre plant. Picture: Andy Buchanan - Pool/Getty Images

Michelin pumped up with £4.5m boost for Dundee factory

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is getting £4.5 million of public cash as part of a £16.5m investment in its Dundee factory, the First Minister has announced.

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Scotland's first full-scale indoor vertical farm is being built at the James Hutton Institute near Dundee

Scotland’s first indoor vertical farm to start up in autumn

Scotland’s first indoor vertical farm is due to be up and running later this year.

Tech 2
Actor Alan Alda. Picture: Getty Images)

M*A*S*H actor Alan Alda gets honorary degree from Dundee Uni

US actor Alan Alda, famous for his roles in M*A*S*H and The West Wing, has received an honorary degree from Dundee University for his work promoting the communication of science.

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The recruitment drive will take HSBC's headcount in Scotland to 4,500. Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

HSBC creating 500 jobs, but Lloyds to axe 250 posts

Banking giant HSBC has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs amid a “significant expansion” of its operations in Scotland.

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Epidemic of addictive cannabinoid Spice, sweeping the US.

University of Dundee to fight epidemic of addictive drugs

A research base has been established at a Scottish university to tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs.

Tech 4
Justene Ewing is the former chief executive of the Digital Health & Care Institute. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Mobile and “internet of things” specialist Waracle has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Justene Ewing to lead and develop its digital health and care division.

Management
JK Rowling has become a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for her services to literature and philanthropy. Picture: Dan Hallman/Invision/AP

JK Rowling becomes Companion of Honour for charity work

She is one of the world’s most successful authors and has made millions through her stories that captivated a worldwide audience.

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Judy Murray has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Picture: Robert Perry

Judy Murray awarded OBE for services to tennis

Her sons have won more than a few honours in their time at the top of world tennis.

Tennis 2
Glamis Castle in Angus

was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, best known as the Queen Mother. Her daughter, Princess Margaret, was born there. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

‘Head of Queen’s Scottish family’ leaves £40m in will

A colourful aristocrat, who was known as the head of the Queen’s Scottish family, has left a £40 million fortune in his will.

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Water suppliers Castle and Cobalt serve the business market. Picture: Gareth Easton

Castle swallows rival Cobalt in Scottish water deal

Tayside-headquartered Castle Water, the UK’s largest independent water retailer, has agreed to acquire Ayr-based Cobalt Water, a supplier of water to business customers, for an undisclosed price.

Companies
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
Acts of deliberating starting fires are on the rise. Picture: John Devlin

Cases of deliberate fire lighting on rise in Dundee

Anti-social behaviour such as setting bins and grassland alight has led to a rise in deliberate fire reports in Dundee.

News
Bill Walker was a well-known Scottish MP for North Tayside. Picture: TSPL

Former North Tayside MP Bill Walker dies aged 88

Bill Walker, the kilt-wearing Tory who served as MP for North Tayside has died at the age of 88.

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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.

Management
Judy Murray opened up about her regret about Jamie Murray's career.

Judy Murray: ‘I sent Jamie away too young’

Judy Murray has revealed that sending her son Jamie for tennis training in England too young may have ruined his chances of becoming a top singles player.

Andy Murray
Billy Mack as Willy Loman in Dundee Rep's production of Death of a Salesman. Picture: Jane Hobson

‘Heartbreaking’ Death of a Salesman leads theatre ‘Oscars’

Dundee Rep’s version of the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman triumphed at the Scottish theatre “Oscars” today.

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PopArt will be performing their new single at Sweeneys On the Park (Photograph: PopArt)

General Election: Results night events in Scotland

The election is finally upon us. After months of campaigning, the polls are open and the public are ready to make their decision.

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Drone footage of Dundee’s new V&A museum

V&A Dundee has today released stunning drone footage and photographs of huge cast stone panels being hung on the curving walls of Scotland’s first design museum.

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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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