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Glasgow & Strathclyde

David Tennant closes Glasgow Film Festival with RD Laing biopic

David Tennant drew the Glasgow Film Festival to a close as he unveiled his portrayal of a hugely controversial Scottish psychiatrist.

Lifestyle
A double decker bus at New Gunter station. Picture: Wikicommons

Double decker trains ‘could ease Edinburgh to Glasgow travel crisis’

Using double decker trains to transport passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow could help solve the country’s rail crisis, according to Scotland’s former transport minister.

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle is being developed, with construction due to start in spring next year.

Currie & Brown lands museum contract at Stirling Castle

The Glasgow office of a global asset management and construction consultant has been chosen to project manage a multimillion-pound redevelopment of a historic attraction in Stirling Castle.

Media & Leisure
Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

Scotland’s only state-funded single-sex school is facing a challenge to its status from a group of parents over whether boys should be admitted.

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Paisley Abbey is one of the town's architectural jewels. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

What city of culture candidate Paisley has given the world

Some people may have scoffed when Paisley announced its bid to become the UK city of culture in 2021, but the Renfrewshire town has a proud history of innovation, writes James Delaney

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Sauchiehall Street is hard for outsiders to pronounce. Picture: TSPL

The origins of Glasgow’s famous street names explained

Up until the mid-1700s there were only thirteen streets in Glasgow, as well as a handful of lanes, squares and roads.

News 9
Detlef Meier, was fined �5000 and banned from keeping cows for five years. Photo: SSPCA

Farmer banned from keeping cows for five years over neglect

A South Ayrshire man has been fined £5,000 and banned from owning bovine animals for five years following a Scottish SPCA investigation.

News 1
Faslane is to get a �1.3 billion upgrade Picture: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

Faslane and Lossiemouth to share £1.7bn MoD upgrade cash

Scottish military bases are to be upgraded in a £1.7 billion investment programme, the UK Defence Secretary has announced.

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Claire Canning retrained as engineering after winning a place on an EDF-backed PhD. Picture: Contributed

Claire aims to encourage more Scots women to try STEM jobs

Claire Canning is an exception but wants to become the norm.

Tech 1
Passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing rush hour disruption. Picture: Michael Gillen

Edinburgh-Glasgow commuters facing disruption over signal fault

Commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing disruption this afternoon after a signal fault forced ScotRail to half the number of services.

News 8
View from John A. MacInnes' seat after the pilots shut down of one its engines due to a technical fault. Picture: PA

Flybe flight returns to Glasgow to make emergency landing

An aircraft had to make an emergency landing after the pilot shut down of one its engines due to a technical fault.

News 1
Macfarlane saw its annual profits drive up 15%. Picture: Contributed

Macfarlane eyes more deals following jump in profits

Packaging and distribution group Macfarlane today said it was on hunt for more acquisition opportunities as it unveiled its seventh consecutive year of profit growth.

Companies 1
The Lidl distribution centre could help the grocer create up to 360 jobs. Picture: Contributed

Lidl jobs boost in store as Eurocentral hub approved

Supermarket chain Lidl has been given the green light to develop its new regional distribution centre (RDC) at Eurocentral off the M8.

Retail 6
Weir pointed to signs of a 'cyclical upturn' in the mining and oil and gas markets. Picture: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Weir on road to recovery after ‘prolonged’ downturn

Signs are emerging that the downturn in Glasgow-based engineering group Weir’s key markets have bottomed out, according to its new chief executive.

Companies 2
Cloud Cover IT is taking up space at the Albus development in Bridgeton. Picture: Contributed

IT company is latest to call Glasgow’s Albus home

Clyde Gateway has secured another key tenant for its striking Albus office building in Glasgow.

Tech
Jean Andrew is presented with the Elizabeth Cross in memory of her brother Private John Lindop Beattie. Picture: John Devlin

Scot killed in Cyprus Emergency awarded Elizabeth Cross

The sister of a Scottish soldier killed during service more than 60 years ago has collected an honour in his memory.

News
Etihad Airways said the CAAs announcement was unprofessional and unacceptable.

Action taken against airlines who fail to compensate passengers for long delays

Enforcement action is being taken against airlines American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore and Turkish for denying delayed passengers compensation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today.
Transport
An example of dementia-friendly building design. Picture: Contributed

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

A new virtual reality (VR) system has been launched to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia.

Tech

What it’s like founding a start-up in Scotland

When Andrew Dobbie quit his job in 2012, he had a two-week old baby and £1000 in the bank. Since then, his brand-led digital marketing agency Made Brave has grown to accommodate 30 staff offering a full service agency working for clients in Scotland and beyond.

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James John Boyle failed to return to the open prison in Longforgan, near Dundee on 9 February. Picture: Handout

On-the-run James Boyle arrested in Glasgow

A man who absconded from an open prison has been arrested by police.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
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