Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Three injured after South Gyle collision

Three men have been taken to hospital after two cars collided this morning in west Edinburgh.

Transport
Craneware CEO and co-founder Keith Neilson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s Craneware lands $5.2m US hospitals deal

Healthcare technology outfit Craneware has won a contract, worth $5.2 million (£4.2m), with a US hospital operator.

Tech
Livingston has become an 'acceptable compromise' for some renters, says David Alexander. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

David Alexander: Branching out into the commuter belt

The BBC’s Reporting Scotland recently filmed a meeting of Musselburgh residents, held as a result of complaints about the local rail service to and from Edinburgh.

Markets Economy
Kier said work was progressing well on the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building. Picture: Contributed

Construction group Kier builds 12% profit increase

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home, today reported higher half-year profits and a “strong pipeline” of activity north of the Border.

Companies
Stefano Pieraccini said he had wanted to run his own restaurant since the age of 14. Picture: Contributed

St Andrews seafood eatery bought by restaurateur’s son

One of St Andrews’ most famous restaurants has been acquired by a 22-year-old entrepreneur.

Retail
Kiltane head of operations Isobel Lane, right, with Ness Clothing e-commerce boss Lynne Dickson. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh retailer Kiltane in deal to save Ness jobs

Kiltane, the Edinburgh-based retail and property group, has acquired significant parts of the Ness Clothing business from administrators, safeguarding at least 35 jobs.

Retail
Artist Nihad al Turk gives paintings to Leith School of Art charity auction.

Syrian refugee donates paintings in aid of Edinburgh art school

He was one of the first Syrians to arrive in Scotland in 2015 as refugees fled the war-torn country.

Art

44 Scotland Street: Homo ludens

Pat stared at Matthew. “You’ve gone bright red,” she said. “Matthew, you’re blushing.”

Books
Armed officers are being deployed to 'key sites' in Edinburgh.

Armed patrols in Scotland increased following Westminster attack

Armed patrols have been increased by Police Scotland around key sites following the terrorist attack in Westminster.

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A ghost walk in Alloway.

Find out about Scotland’s ghosts - with blood, guts and gore

SCOTLAND is steeped in dark history but where can you go to learn more about the ghosts of Scotland.

News
Davie Bain, director of Calton Athletic, in Renton's bedroom. More than 300 items from T2 Trainspotting will go under the hammer to raise money for two charities, including Calton. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

T2 Trainspotting sets and props up for charity auction

It’s a unique opportunity to own a part of one of the biggest films ever produced in Scotland.

Film
The new pop-up Fringe venue will be unveiled at the Pleasance this summer.

New Meccano-style venue created for Edinburgh Fringe

A new “flat-pack” pop-up theatre venue is to make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Edinburgh festivals
Hot Tin Roof founder Sarah Lee has launched 'do-it-yourself' PR service PingGo. Picture: Chris Watt

PR outfit PingGo takes DIY approach to start-ups

Public relations veteran Sarah Lee has launched a “do-it-yourself” service aimed at start-ups and small firms operating on a tight budget.

Media & Leisure
A Virgin Trains East Coast train similar to the one involved in the incident. Picture: Chris Watt

Passengers evacuated in Fife train fire

Passengers were evacuated from a carriage after a Virgin Trains East Coast train caught fire in Fife.
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The Nor' Loch in Edinburgh. Picture; TSPL

The origins of Scotland’s city nicknames explained

Scotland’s six cities, and yes for the purposes of this piece there are six (what constitutes a Scottish city could fill a whole book of opinion) are all known by a variety of names.

News
RBS is led by chief executive Ross Mcewan. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

RBS and investor action group still split on price

Doubts are growing over the prospects of an out-of-court settlement between a shareholder action group and ­Royal Bank of Scotland over legal claims investors were misled in the bank’s £12 billion rights issue in 2008.

Financial

44 Scotland Street: An absurd situation

The absurdity of Matthew’s situation was not lost on him.

Books
Device restrictions will be put in place on flights from Egypt, Jordan and Turkey to Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Laptop ban to affect passengers on flights to Scotland

Passengers on 12 Scottish air routes are among those affected by ministers banning laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle Eastern and north African countries.

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Police took the names of several children in Dunfermline (file photo)

Boy, 14, charged with urinating on war memorial

A teenager has been charged with urinating on a World War I memorial in Dunfermline, Fife.

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