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Elderly residents evacuated as fire breaks out in nursing home

Part of a nursing home’s roof has been left gutted after crews battled a fire for more than two-and-a-half hours.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
The proposed Rosewood hotel on Calton Hill has promoted warnings over Edinburgh's World Heritage status.

'Red line' warning over Edinburgh's Royal High School hotel plan

One of Scotland’s leading arts philanthropists has warned that turning Edinburgh’s old Royal High School into a luxury hotel is a “red line” that should not be crossed for commercial interests.
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Disabled youngster Alex Medley reaches summit of Ben Lomond

A DETERMINED youngster defied his disability and against all odds reached the top of a Munro in a wheelchair.

Dundee & Tayside
Scott Brown. Picture: John Devlin

Scott Brown and Colin Farrell launch Homeless World Cup 17

CELTIC captain Scott Brown and Hollywood star Colin Farrell to launch Homeless World Cup 17

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Doddle Weir, Lawrence Cowan, MND Scotland's Chairman and MND Scotland Patron, Scott Hastings.  Picture: Robert Perry/Contributed

Rugby legend Doddie Weir gets set for MND Scotland Fun Run

SCOTLAND rugby great Doddie Weir, recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, is calling on people to sign up for MND Scotland’s 5k Fun Run and Sponsored Walk at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. 

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Snow from atop the UK's highest mountain (pictured) has melted. Picture: Contributed

Ben Nevis completely snow free for first time in over a decade

The highest mountain in the UK has no snow for the first time in 11 years, an expert has revealed.

Outdoors 1
The funding will see researchers from the University of Strathclyde team up with the private sector. Picture: Wikicommons

Data Lab backs Strathclyde AI building simulation project

A research project into how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve building energy simulation has won a funding award from The Data Lab, the Scottish Government-backed innovation centre.

Tech
Donnie Campbell. Picture: Globalshots.co.uk

When a marathon just isn’t enough: how to be an ultra-runner

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run 500 km in 9 days? Try asking Donnie Campbell, British Ultra Trail winner and Great Britain representative. Ultra-running is one of the fastest growing sports around, with races almost every weekend in the UK. i spoke to Campbell about his journey into the sport – and how to stay motivated and injury-free.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Post bus driver Alison MacLean collects mail from a post box in Achnacroish. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Number of post offices in Scotland drops by a quarter

More than a quarter of post offices in Scotland have closed since 2002 with rural areas worst hit, official statisitcs have revealed.

Business 2
The deal will give Total access to about one billion barrels worth of oil reserves. Picture: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images

Total to buy Maersk’s North Sea assets in £5.8bn deal

French energy giant Total has struck an agreement to acquire the oil division of Danish firm Maersk in a $7.45 billion (£5.8bn) deal.

News
The incident happened outside the Marchbrae shop.

Man assaulted after group confrontation on Royal Mile

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the city centre.

News
More than three million children in the UK and US used Sumdog's games-based system last year. Picture: Steven Brown

Sumdog nets £1.4m to expand reach of games-based learning

An Edinburgh-based education technology specialist has secured £1.4 million of funding to expand its services across the UK and US.

Tech
UBS Asset Management has acquired Edinburgh's Quartermile 2 office building. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s Quartermile 2 office building sold for £28.5m

One of Edinburgh’s major prime office developments has changed hands in a £28.5 million investment deal.

Companies
John McLeish, founder and MD of Glasgow-based creative agency Equator. Contributed

Equator boss harnessing creative sector’s digital potential

This year marks the 18th anniversary of creative agency Equator, and founder and managing director John McLeish jokes that he wishes he was celebrating the same number of years in existence himself.

Media & Leisure
The Bullers of Buchan. Picture: Lynette and Malcolm Johnson/Wikicommons

Man dies after falling from cliffs near Cruden Bay

A man has died after falling from cliffs near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeen & North East
Business Stream chief executive Jo Dow. Picture: Contributed

English water deals bonanza flows to Business Stream

Water supplier Business Stream has revealed that it has secured £100 million in new customer contracts since the opening of the English non-domestic water market in April this year.

Companies
Terry Nicholson, Eddie Lund, Alan Mackie, Darren Welsh, Robert McCafferty, Martin Holingsworth and Graham Pascal celebrate the start of work. Picture: Hugh Dougherty

Scotland’s highest village to finally get rail link restored

A remote narrow-gauge railway which became a lifeline when a road was closed last year is being finally extended to Scotland’s highest village.

Transport 4
Virgin Trains claims to have the largest share of the rail-air market for 20 years. Picture: Will Oliver/AFP

Big emissons savings as air passengers switch to rail

Scotland-London passengers switching from plane to train have saved the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions from traffic on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow, a report revealed today.

Transport 4
Glasgow man creates world record by fathering twins 27 years after freezing sperm. Picture: John Jeffay

Scots man fathers twins 27 years after freezing sperm

A man has fathered twins using sperm frozen almost 27 years earlier and earned himself a world record.

Tech 2
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