Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Drone came 75ft from EasyJet plane landing at Edinburgh Airport

A collision between a drone and an EasyJet aircraft landing at Edinburgh Airport was "only avoided by providence", investigators reported today.
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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a general election campaign event at the Shine Centre in Leeds. Picture; PA

Conservatives to take 7 seats from SNP predicts new poll

The Conservatives are on course to pick up seven seats in Scotland in the General Election, according to a new poll.

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Skyscanner chief Gareth Williams won the ScotlandIS award for 'outstanding personal achievement'. Picture: Esme Allen

Skyscanner chief honoured at digital technology awards

Gareth Williams, the chief executive of travel search engine Skyscanner, last night picked an accolade for “outstanding personal achievement” at an awards ceremony in Glasgow for Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

Pyreos chief Andrew Wallace said the order was a 'real validation' of the firm's technology. Picture: Contributed

Sensors firm Pyreos wins first large-scale chip order

Pyreos, the Edinburgh-based infra-red sensor developer, has secured its first volume order for its ezPyro chip.

The taxpayer now owns just 0.89% of Lloyds Banking Group. Picture: Contributed

Taxpayer stake in Lloyds Banking Group cut below 1%

The taxpayer’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group has been cut to below 1 per cent as the government edges closer to fully privatising the lender.

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RBS, 72% owned by the taxpayer, has made its first profit since the third quarter of 2015. Picture: John Devlin

Royal Bank of Scotland posts first profit since 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has swung back into the black, reporting its first quarterly profit since 2015.

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'There is a real buzz within the firm,' said Thorntons joint managing partner Craig Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Law firm Thorntons targets further growth in Edinburgh

Tayside-headquartered legal firm Thorntons has outlined plans to further grow its footprint in Edinburgh as fee income from the capital operation spirals well into seven figures.


44 Scotland Street: Distressed oatmeal

Pat handed Matthew the slush pile after he had hung up his lightweight summer scarf.

St Cecilia's Hall in Edinburgh is to reopen next month after a two-year, �6.5million redevelopment.
 Picture: Neil Hanna

Modern makeover for Scotland's oldest concert hall revealed

It has been only been home to a handful of shows every year - despite being Scotland’s oldest concert hall and once playing host to Hollywood superstar Grace Kelly.

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Bristo Street in 1965 - Woolpack Inn pub to left and Parker's store to right.  The construction of the Appleton Tower is visible in the background.

Five districts of Edinburgh changed beyond recognition

Edinburgh boasts one of Europe’s best-preserved urban centres, as illustrated in 1995 when the city’s Old and New Towns were designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. But while these twin historic districts were fortunate enough to survive two world wars unscathed, the city has not stood completely still in the years since.

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Story of 92-year-old Serbian refugee to be told in animation

The story of a World War II refugee from Serbia who came to Scotland in 1947 is to be told in a new animation.

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Edinburgh is highly rated as a base for tech start-ups. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh ‘best city in the UK to launch a start-up’

Edinburgh has been named as the best city in the UK to launch a start-up - ahead of London, Bristol and Glasgow, a survey has found.

MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour last month of seeking permission for a second referendum. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Petition to delay indyref2 thrown out by MSPs

MSPs have rejected a petition urging the Scottish Government not to call a second referendum on independence until after 2020.

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Dr Colin Adams, director of commercialisation at Edinburgh Universitys school of informatics from 2006-2016

How to make your money work by investing in Scottish tech

Ahead of the 2017 Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) investor showcase at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, three industry experts explain why the time is right to back the growing tech sector.

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Author David Spaven. Picture: Contributed

Scottish author wins national ‘Railway Book of the Year’ award

AUTHOR David Spaven has won a prestigious Britain-wide transport award.

Ian McDiarmid had the pivotal role as the Emperor in the Star Wars films.

Star Wars villain Ian McDiarmid to play Enoch Powell on Edinburgh stage

He is known to millions of movie fans as the man behind the villainous Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars blockbusters.
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The Bank of Scotland owner saw its first-quarter profits double. Picture: John Devlin

Lloyds defies ‘challenging’ market to double profit

Lloyds Banking Group has hailed a strong performance as it doubled bottom-line profits in the first three months of the year despite “challenging” trading conditions.

Emmanuel Macron will contest the second round of French presidential voting on May 7. Picture: Thibault Camus/AP

French voters in Scotland look on as election battle heats up

As France prepares for the second round of its presidential election on May 7, French voters living in Scotland have been following the dramatic campaign with bated breath.

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Royal Bank of Scotland could face a parliamentary probe.

RBS under fire over £125m cost of legal case

Royal Bank of Scotland could face a parliamentary inquiry into the spiralling legal costs of defending itself and disgraced former boss Fred Goodwin in a case brought by shareholders after being accused by MPs of “bullying tactics”.


Soldier jailed for 22 years for murdering ex-girlfriend

An obsessed soldier who stalked then murdered his ex girlfriend by slashing her neck in an act of “utter barbarism” has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

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