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Owner of top Aberdeen hotel apologises for homophobic remarks

One of Scotland’s top hoteliers who is close friend of Donald Trump and former First Minister Alex Salmond has issued an apology after making homophobic remarks at a fund-raising dinner.

Stirling used to have a thriving harbour.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Pontoon plan to revive Stirling’s harbour link to the Forth

A council has submitted a planning application for a floating pontoon on the River Forth at Stirling as part of plans to reconnect the ancient town with the Forth and once again take advantage of its waterfront location.

Celtic and Rangers fans during previous Old Firm game. Picture: SNS

16-year-old arrested in connection with Old Firm disorder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with disorder at an Old Firm match.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The red phone box at CairnGorm has been saved. PIC Contributed.

Highest phone box in UK saved following Highland protest

The highest phone box in the UK has been saved following a campaign to halt its removal by BT.

Highland Rev Susan Brown teeing off. Picture: Contributed

Chaplain creates blessing for each hole at Royal Dornoch

GOLFERS at one of the world’s most prestigious courses are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

Eight-year-old Eilidh Gammons recently won seven Highland dancing championships in  just 17 days. Picture: SWNS

Scots 8-year-old takes Highland Dancing world by storm

An eight-year-old girl is being hailed a prodigy in the world of Highland Dancing after winning a remarkable 17 championships this year alone.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, says the Holyrood should devolve more power to the city. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Glasgow leader calls for devolution of powers from Holyrood

More powers should be devolved to Glasgow from Holyrood in order to transform its economy, the leader of the city council has said.

Politics 6
Pulsant's cloud offering is based at its South Gyle data centre in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Aberlour charity turns to Pulsant for data hosting

Aberlour Child Care Trust is a Stirling-based charity that focuses on supporting children, young people and families across the country, transforming their lives and helping them overcome challenges.

Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Glasgow residents ‘least friendly’ on Facebook

It’s known as the friendly city, but those living in Glasgow are least likely to share stories or ‘like’ comments on Facebook, according to research on the habits of Scottish social media users.

The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre project is due for completion in 2019. Picture: Contributed

AECC developer Henry Boot rides out ‘uncertain’ market

The property company behind Aberdeen’s new £333 million conference centre is eyeing a strong end to the year despite tough conditions facing the construction sector.

Elaine Lennon and her daughter Carrie Lennon Stand Up To Cancer. Picture: Contributed

Scots cancer survivor and daughter make stand to save lives

CARING Elaine Lennon is urging all Scots to Stand Up To Cancer as she battles through treatment for the disease.

From left: Cathcart co-founders Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye with Nick Macdougall, who heads the firm's Bangkok office. Picture: Contributed

IT recruiter Cathcart aiming to double Thailand team

Cathcart Associates, the Edinburgh-based IT recruitment specialist, is seeking to double the size of its team in Thailand, a year after opening its first overseas office in Bangkok.

Buggler Chris Trowbridge  from the Royal Marines Band at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Event to celebrate 200 years of Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill will be colourfully commemorated on Friday at 10.45am during a special event to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

Edinburgh's Waverley Station. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

ScotRail admits service ‘not good enough’

ScotRail has admitted its performance “isn’t good enough” after the reliability of train services fell below target.

Transport 2
Church of Scotland headquarters at 121 George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Gareth Easton

Kirk criticised after unmarried minister withdraws from job

The Church of Scotland has been criticised for refusing to let an unmarried minister who is believed to be living with his partner take up a post in Fife.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
The growing online campaign hopes to halt the closure of Inverleith House art gallery.

Thousands back online campaign to halt closure of Botanics art gallery

Nearly 5000 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure.
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Kirsty and friend Scott after run. Picture: Contributed

Sister’s tribute to brother to raise funds for charity

A SCOTS woman who lost her brother to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome is raising funds in a bid to save more lives and prevent other families from the ‘living hell’ they have endured after their devastating loss.

Rebecca Pick with her Personal Guardian attack alarm, set to launch next year. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow safety alarm start-up secures £744,000 funding

A Glasgow-based start-up that has developed a personal attack alarm has raised £744,000 to help bring the product to market.

Tech 1
Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie were the winners of the Gold Medal at the Mod's showpiece event for fluent Gaelic singers. Picture: John Maclean

Last year’s runner-up wins Mòd Gold Medal in showpiece event

The tension was running high at Lewis Sports Centre in Stornoway on Wednesday night as the judges of the prestigious Gold Medal competition at the Royal National Mòd collated their marks for the eight finalists, but there was joy for Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie when the marks were finally delivered.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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