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Swingers website membership probed in search for RAF gunner

Missing airman Corrie Mckeague’s membership of a swingers website is part of a police inquiry into his disappearance, it has emerged.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

Markets Economy

Police hunt for ‘pram-pushing hitman’ in Penilee shooting

Police investigating a gangland shooting outside a Glasgow school are appealing for information after footage of the suspected hitman surfaced.

News
Tradespeople such as locksmiths are being muscled out of Google's search results, said Craig Sibbald. Picture: Rob McDougall

Offshore firms ‘lock out’ local traders from Google ads

The boss of an Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency has hit out at overseas companies that he claims are “distorting” online competition for local tradespeople.

Tech
MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

Tech
EnerMech boss Doug Duguid said the purchase of EPS widens the group's exposure to the defence, infrastructure and power markets. Picture: Contributed

Australian deal paves way to new markets for EnerMech

Engineering services group EnerMech has acquired an Australian-based business in a move which takes it into the global electrical and instrumentation sector for the first time.

Companies
Cairn is on track for first oil from its North Sea Catcher and Kraken projects this year. Picture: Contributed

Cairn Energy gears up for ‘eventful’ year of drilling

Oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy is eyeing an eventful year as it looks to start production in the North Sea and plans more drilling off the coast of west Africa.

News
Jocky Wilson was unemployed in 1979 when he won a darts competition at Butlins in Ayr. Picture: Getty Images

Story of Fife darts legend Jocky Wilson inspires new stage show

Theatre
The boxes will help Highlands mothers who have to travel 100 miles to give birth. Picture: Contributed

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

A campaign group is launching its own “baby boxes” for Highland mothers who are facing a 100-mile trip to hospital to give birth.

News 3
The 'Inner Ring Road' at Port Dundas pictured in 1972. Signage displaying the Ring Road was still present well into the 1990s. Picture: Stuart Baird/www.glasgows-motorways.co.uk

Glasgow’s unbuilt Inner Ring Road

THE MOTORWAY which famously cuts through Glasgow and spans the Clyde was dreamt up over 70 years ago in a bid to ease congestion and divert traffic from the city centre. But just how much of it remains unbuilt?

News
Denise Clair at Edinburgh Court of Session.

Woman welcomes verdict after judge rules Goodwillie and ex-team mate raped her

A woman has welcomed a judge’s ruling which found she was raped by two footballers after they avoided a criminal trial.

News
Man who murdered and dismembered Montrose mother jailed for life

Man who murdered and dismembered Montrose mother jailed for life

A depraved murderer who dismembered a Montrose mother-of-three and hid her body parts in bins has been jailed for life.

News
Rhoda Meek with the 'bottle'. Picture: Contributed

Iceland message in a bottle washes up on Tiree after a year

A message in a bottle dropped into the sea off Iceland has washed up in Scotland - despite predictions it would make landfall in Scandinavia.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Jura golf course.

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

THE creator of one of Scotland’s newest and most remote golf courses will share the story of its development with some of the sport’s leading international designers at a major conference.

News
The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

The operator of some of Scotland’s smallest airports has reported its passenger numbers rose to a new record level in 2016.

Transport 8
Greenfield Primary School in Govan. PIC www.geograph.co.uk

School where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim wins historic listing

The Glasgow primary school where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim as a young boy is the latest historic property in Scotland to have its heritage protected.

News 1
Exterior View of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

Brain surgeons at a major hospital are suffering “plummeting morale” from having to turn patients away due to a lack of beds, MSPs have heard.

News 7
Leith, The Shore. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Leith named top ‘hip hang-out’ spot in Scotland

Leith in Edinburgh and Finnieston and the West End in Glasgow have been named the second, sixth and fifteenth as the hippest areas in the UK to hang out.

News 3
Craneware chief Keith Neilson said the Edinburgh software firm has built up a 'healthy' sales pipeline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh tech firm Craneware eyes healthy rise in earnings

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based software company, today said it was on track to deliver a 15 per cent rise in revenues and underlying earnings for the first six months of its financial year.

Tech
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