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Glasgow and Edinburgh worst offenders in food hygiene standards

Authorities in Scotland’s two biggest cities have been singled out by a leading consumers’ association as among the worst offenders in the UK for monitoring food hygiene standards.

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A ghost walk in Alloway.

Scotland’s best ghost walking tours

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

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Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

A former monastery in the west of Scotland has gone on the market for the same price as a one-bedroom London flat.

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

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.

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Record-breaker: Callum Hawkins. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scots runner Callum Hawkins smashes Mo Farah record

Scottish runner Callum Hawkins has smashed a half-marathon record previously set by Sir Mo Farah.

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Professor Andrew Biankin.

Glasgow scientists leading in pancreatic cancer treatment

GLASGOW scientists are set to receive up to £8 million from Cancer Research UK to lead a project that could transform pancreatic cancer trials in the UK, with patients being selected based on their individual tumour.

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United Airline pilot leaves court in Paisley.  Picture: SWNS/Robert Perry

‘Drunk’ pilot who prepared to fly Glasgow-USA flight jailed

An airline pilot who admitted preparing to fly a passenger jet while more than twice the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for 10 months.

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BT said it was impressed with the quality of its recent Glasgow recruits. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

BT to create 31 customer service roles in Glasgow

Telecoms giant BT is to create 31 jobs in Glasgow as part of a recruitment drive to transform customer service.

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David Ferguson, founder and CEO of Nucleus. Picture: Ditte Solgaard/First Light Photography

Nucleus boss in the running for DigiTech CEO award

David Ferguson, the founder and chief executive of financial wrap platform Nucleus, has been shortlisted in the CEO of the year category in the latest Digital Technology Awards.

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Alan McGee, founder of Creations Records.

Oasis mogul Alan McGee ‘talked out’ of buying Hearts

Oasis mogul and Scottish record label owner Alan McGee was talked out of buying Hearts by Primal Scream frontman and Celtic fan Bobby Gillespie.

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Skyscanner is a Scottish digital tech success story. The number of jobs in the wider sector could rise to 150,000 by 2021. Picture: Contributed

Digital strategy could lead to tech jobs boost in Scotland

The digital technology workforce in Scotland could rise to 150,000 by 2021 as ministers place the sector at the centre of the country’s economic future.

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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.

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The Red Tree incubator is due for completion by summer 2018. Picture: Contributed

First building confirmed for Magenta business park

Work is set to get kick off at Magenta, Glasgow’s new satellite business district, after project costs for the development’s first building were approved by the board of Clyde Gateway.

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Police have arrested a man over the rape.

Man arrested in Glasgow rape probe

A man has been arrested over the rape of a woman in Glasgow city centre.

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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.

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Ardgowan Distillery seeks £17m after green light

A planned new distillery with historic links to ­Robert the Bruce has launched a bid to raise £17 million and appointed independent chartered accountants Campbell Dallas amid plans to be operational in 2019.

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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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Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. Picture: John Devlin

Lawyer Aamer Anwar elected as new Glasgow University rector

Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has been voted in the next rector of the University of Glasgow.

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East Kilbride MP Lisa Cameron said she received death threats following her election in 2015. Picture: PA

SNP MP has alarms installed at home following death threats

A Scottish MP has spoken of the death threats she received following her election for the SNP in 2015.

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The new terminal at Renfrew Airport was opened in 1954 but was not big enough to cope with rapidly growing passenger numbers. PIC: Contributed.

Scotland’s busiest airport that just ‘disappeared’

It was hailed as one of the most modern airports in the world with paparazzi crowding its runways to snap royalty, footballers and celebrities as they landed in Scotland.

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