Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Ex-Celtic kit man Jim McCafferty remanded in custody for own safety

A former Celtic Football Club youth coach and kitman charged with a child sex offence has been remanded in prison for his own safety.

News
Ken Buchanan will become the 10th recipient of the Edinburgh Award next year.

Ken Buchanan to become next recipient of 'Edinburgh Award'

One of Scotland’s all-time boxing greats is to follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Chris Hoy after being chosen to receive one of Edinburgh’s highest honours.
Sport 4
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan have been filming Outlander in Scotland for more than three years.

Outlander helps double value of Scotland's film & TV productions

The value of film and television production to Scotland has almost doubled in the space of four years - to more than £50 million for the first time.
Politics 5
Tim Ellis, chief executive of the National Records of Scotland, browses files at Register House in Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Finding your Scottish ancestors online thanks to technology

It is one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information in the world, allowing the public detailed access to records dating back centuries.

Tech
There have been over 1,000 applications under the scheme

Domestic abuse scheme leads to first prosecution

A domestic abuse disclosure scheme which allows women to check on their partner's criminal past has led to its first successful prosecution.

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Danube Street

Forensics still on scene as eight-year-old ‘fights for life’ after Edinburgh stabbing

Forensic officers are still present at a house on Danube Street where an eight year-old girl was allegedly stabbed.

News 3
A Christmas Carol is arguably the world's best-known festive tale. Picture: cornucopia3d.com

How an Edinburgh gravestone inspired Ebenezer Scrooge

EBENEZER Scrooge: the quintessential miserly, old curmudgeon. How appropriate then to have been inspired by a Scot.

People & Places 1
Firefighters rescued six people from a Dunfermline flat.

Firefighters rescue two children from flat fire

TWO children and four adults have been rescued from a fire in a block of flats.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Harald Haas has been dubbed the 'father of LiFi'. Picture: Contributed

Global accolade for Edinburgh’s ‘father of LiFi’

The co-founder of an Edinburgh spin-out that uses light to transmit information has received a global award for his work on the technology.

Tech
Corrie McKeague. Picture: PA

Missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague appeal hits £20k

A crowdfunding campaign to hire a private investigator to search for a missing RAF serviceman has exceeded its £20,000 target in less than two days.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
The piglet is now recovering

Road hog: Escaped piglet caught on Scots motorway

The Scottish SPCA is hunting the owner of a piglet after it was found running wild on the road heading towards the Forth Road Bridge.

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Nucleus chief David Ferguson has been named as UK government fintech envoy for Scotland. Picture: Ditte Solgaard/First Light Photography

Two finance technology ‘tsars’ for Scotland unveiled

Two envoys to spearhead the development of the financial technology, or “fintech”, sector in Scotland have been named by the UK government.

Financial
Bellfield's Kieran Middleton toasts the 'transformational' deal with Bidvest. Picture: Neil Hanna

Gluten-free brewer toasts deal with food service group

Edinburgh-based Bellfield Brewery, the UK’s first dedicated gluten-free beer-maker, is cheering a “transformational” contract to supply a major food service business across the UK.

Retail
Flybe is set to start the flights next March.

Flybe to launch new Heathrow flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Flybe is preparing to launch flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Heathrow, aviation sources have told The Scotsman.

Transport 2
From left: Nick Watson, John Boyle, Will Scarlett and Matthew Benson of Rettie & Co. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Bumper year for Rettie & Co’s development team

A string of contract wins has seen Scottish property specialist Rettie & Co’s development services arm report a record year of activity.

Companies
The first year-long celebration of Scottish history and heritage was launched at Mary King's Close in Edinburgh.

World heritage sites to be transformed under new Scottish tourism campaign

Scotland’s world heritage sites will be brought to life by spectacular sound and light projections, pop-up festivals and street musicians, dramatic Viking re-enactments, a “Great Roman Bake-Off” and a St Kilda version of Minecraft.
Lifestyle 5
The penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo has been a popular fixture there since 1951.

Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Edinburgh Zoo has been forced to axe its popular penguin parade - over bird flu fears.

Environment 3
Author Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: Jon Savage

Alexander McCall Smith supports book project for children

SCOTS author Alexander McCall Smith, famous for The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, has given his support to an initiative to provide books for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

News
Staff at Edinburgh-based Whitespace get into the festive spirit. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh creative agency launches Chrimojis pack

An Edinburgh-based creative agency has got into the festive spirit by launching a free range of Christmas-themed emojis - which it has dubbed ‘Chrimojis’.

Tech
Cities such as Glasgow must improve their connectivity if they are to become true digital hubs. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Jean-Donan Olliero: How to make Scotland’s cities smart

The cities of the future will rely on advanced connectivity, but there remains much work to be done in Scotland, writes Jean-Donan Olliero

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