Glasgow & Strathclyde

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Passengers face delays on one in four Scottish flights

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Billy Connolly awarded knighthood ahead of his 75th birthday

Billy Connolly has been given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in a landmark year that will see him hit the milestone age of 75.

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The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act was introduced in 2012. Picture: Stephen Mansfield/TSPL

Scrapping Offensive Behaviour Football act ‘would be historic’

Scrapping a law aimed at tackling sectarian behaviour at football would be a historic moment for devolution, an MSP has said.

Politics 17
Donald Iain Brown, chair of M�d Ghlaschu 2019, is joined by school children from Gaelic School Glasgow to unveil the new logo for the festival. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Mod festival returns to Glasgow for first time in 30 years

Glasgow is set to celebrate the Gaelic community as a festival takes place in the city for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Music
Cars on the A82.

Loch Lomond tourist road to be widened after tunnel rejected

A notoriously twisty stretch of the main road beside Loch Lomond popular with tourists is to be widened to speed up journeys and improve safety.

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Improvements being carried out on the A82 at Loch Lomond two years ago. Now the road is to be widened to make it safer.

Leader comment: Loch upgrade a boon for all

The stretch of the A82 which hugs the western banks of Loch Lomond as it snakes north towards Crianlarich is one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. It is a shame, however, that so few drivers get the chance to truly savour it, given they must watch the road like a hawk.

Opinion 3

Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly has received yet another honorary degree despite joking the closest he got to university “was to deliver coal”.

Education 14
Powerboat in the Clyde. Picture: Supplied

Greenock powerboat spectacular set to attract thousands

MORE than 30,000 spectators are expected to flock to the River Clyde this weekend to watch high-speed powerboat and jet ski racing.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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Cameron House. Picture: Supplied

Cameron House reveals new terrace with Loch Lomond views

CAMERON House Hotel, one of the most luxurious in Scotland, has unveiled a new terrace with stunning view over Loch Lomond.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Edge Testing Solutions chief executive Brian Ferrie. Picture: Chris Watt

Bellshill’s Edge Testing aims to double revenues by 2020

Software testing specialist Edge Testing Solutions today said it was aiming to double its revenues by 2020 as it revealed higher annual profits.

Tech
Citibase is expanding its Strathclyde Business Park. Picture: Contributed

Strong start for Citibase’s Strathclyde business hub

Strathclyde’s economy has been boosted by a doubling in size of Citibase’s small business incubator hub within ten months of its opening, the company has said.

Companies
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.

Financial 4
Mr Campbell, an unemployed brickworker, outside the closed Walkinshaw brick works near Paisley. Picture: Larry Herman/Contributed

Industrial decline of Glasgow and Clydeside captured in pictures

Clydeside, stretching from Glasgow, through Paisley, Renfrew and out to Greenock - was once the engine room of the British Empire. A land of shipyards, foundries, factories, mills, and brickworks. But by the 1970s the empire was gone and so to was much of Scotland’s heavy industry.

People & Places 2
Yvonne Jeffery with her mum, dementia sufferer Mary Devanney, and Corinne Barrett, trauma liaison nurse practitioner at Wishaw General Hospital. Picture supllied

Wishaw Hospital dementia patients to get Theatre Buddy

WISHAW General Hospital in North Lanarkshire is once again at the forefront of helping people with dementia with a new ‘Theatre Buddy’ scheme.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
An artist's impression image of the proposed spaceport at Machrihanish. Picture: Contributed

Space flight bill could create ‘thriving hub’ in Scotland

A space flight bill to be included in the Queen’s Speech could see Scotland become “a thriving hub” for the industry, according to the secretary of state for Scotland.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks at a 3D simulator during a visit to the Advanced Forming Research Centre in Renfrewshire. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon hails manufacturing development centre

A multimillion-pound centre for developing new manufacturing processes to be used in sectors including aerospace and the car industry is to be set up near Glasgow.

Companies 7
The incident happened in Dunoon in 2015. Picture: TSPL

Taxi driver who killed pensioner while ‘blinded’ could face jail

A taxi driver killed an 89-year-old man after failing to spot him due to the glare of the sun.

News
Nicola Sturgeon visited Dunoon Burgh Hall to see the Andy Warhol Exhibition and meet the team behind the building's restoration.  Picture: First Minister of Scotland handout/PA Wire

Dunoon Burgh Hall reopens after multi-million pound transformation

Nicola Sturgeon has marked the reopening of Dunoon Burgh Hall as a multi-million pound contemporary arts centre following an almost decade-long transformation.

Theatre
Yo! is marking its 20th anniversary this year. Picture: Mike Wilkinson

Sushi chain Yo! returning to Glasgow with flagship site

Sushi chain Yo! is returning to Glasgow city centre this month with the opening of a flagship branch in West George Street.

Retail
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