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Ethical bank Triodos to launch first current account

Ethical lender Triodos today said it was opening registrations for its first personal current account in the UK.

Financial
Alexander McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street - Daily novel in the Scotsman

44 Scotland Street: Stuart has lunch

Leaving the office, Stuart was light-headed, almost to the point of feeling intoxicated. The full enormity of what he had done was yet to come home to him, but he knew that his life had changed – and changed irrevocably. Handing in his resignation to the Supreme Head of Personnel had been a simple enough affair: a few minutes with her assistant, the dictation of a resignation note in the language that bureaucrats so loved, and then … into the street – not metaphorically, he thought wryly.

Books
Frank Cairney is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Former Celtic Boys Club official arrested on abuse charges

An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
John Baker was stabbed to deathby Peter Telfer.

Man stabbed Glasgow pensioner to death days after being freed

A man who murdered a pensioner in a Glasgow street changed his plea before the end of his trial.

News
A specially-branded open top bus was unveiled today to coincide with the World Fringe Day launch.

Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A global celebration of festivals is to be staged for 24 hours in the run-up to the 70th anniversary Edinburgh Fringe - in a bit to emulate the worldwide buzz generated by St Patrick’s Day and Burns Night.
Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 4
Hugh Morrison examines an 18th century shield used by Highland clansmen.

Scottish art treasures to go on display in China

Dozens of historic Scottish paintings, photographs and historic treasures have been sent more than 5,000 miles away to go on display in the heart of one of China’s leading cultural attractions.

Heritage
John Byrne with Lennox Dunbar and David McCracken. Picture: Aberdeen City Council

Renowned artist John Byrne unveils new artwork in Aberdeen

JOHN Byrne has revealed a striking new limited edition print to support the fundraising campaign for the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

News
The 18th at the Old Course in St Andrews has been named the nation's favourite golf hole.

Scotland's greatest golf holes revealed

It provides one of the world's most famous sporting backdrops and has played host to some of the historic game's most thrilling encounters.
Golf 3
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte. Picture: PA

Rangers administration talk ‘before Craig Whyte deal’

The possibility of Rangers going into administration was being discussed by bosses several months before Craig Whyte’s deal to buy the club was concluded, a court has heard.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Molly is said to be recovering well.

Jack Russell undergoes rare gender reassignment surgery

A Jack Russell born with male and female parts has made a complete recovery after undergoing rare gender reassignment surgery.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 3
John Nicolson's constituency office in Townhead, Kirkintilloch. Image: Google

‘Suspicious package’ sent to SNP MP John Nicolson’s office

Police sealed off a street in Kirkintilloch town centre after a suspicious package was sent to the constituency office of John Nicolson.

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New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

FOREST Enterprise Scotland has opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

News
Staffin School. Picture: Contributed

Plans unveiled to repopulate Skye crofting village

A NEW affordable housing development has been announced for a remote Skye community – the first in 18 years – with an aim to repopulate Staffin village.

News 1
Piping Live! is launched in Glasgow with massive 23ft mural. Picture: Contributed

Colossal clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

THE world’s biggest week of piping – Piping Live! and The Worlds – to return to Glasgow

News
Stagecoach and Virgin are teaming up with France's SNCF to bid for the west coast rail service. Picture: Contributed

Stagecoach goes head-to-head with First for HS2

Stagecoach and Virgin are looking to extend their grip on the west coast rail service, with help from the French state-owned operator SNCF.

Transport 6
CCTV of an osprey braving wintry conditions to incubate her three eggs while sitting in a "snow doughnut" in the Highlands. Picture: RSPB Scotland/PA Wire

Osprey mother braves winter ‘snow doughnut’ to protect eggs

An osprey is braving wintry conditions to incubate her three eggs while sitting in a “snow doughnut”.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
A leaked memo has revealed the pressure at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hospital in meltdown as 36 patients left waiting for a bed

A leaked email has revealed how a major Scottish hospital came close to meltdown as 36 patients waited up to 17 hours in the accident and emergency department for admission to a bed.

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Keiran McKandie, whose family have donated 10 defibrillators in memory of their son. Picture: Contributed

Donated defibrillator used to help save man’s life

A DEFIBRILLATOR donated to the police by a couple whose 16-year-old son was killed in an accident has been used to help save the life of a 52-year-old man found slumped in his car in a remote location.

News
The former cattle market in Duke Street, Glasgow, which has lain empty since 1988. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Amount of vacant or derelict land in Scotland declines

More than 320 hectares of derelict or vacant land – the equivalent of about 450 football pitches – was brought back in to use in Scotland last year, a report has revealed.

Companies 2
Collagen boss Jamal Rushdy hailed progress in the firm's product development pipeline. Picture: Contributed

Collagen Solutions cheers surge in full-year sales

Biomaterials business Collagen Solutions today said it has racked up a 28 per cent increase in revenues for the year to the end of March.

Tech 1
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