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Scotland's weather: Amber warning of snow from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for up to 15cm of snow in parts of Scotland was issued by the Met Office today
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Gordon Aikman raised more than �500,000 for research. Picture: Jane Barlow

£25k MND scholarship set up in memory of Gordon Aikman

A new £25,000 scholarship to improve care for people with motor neurone disease (MND) will be set up in memory of campaigner Gordon Aikman.

News
The National Museum of Scotland has seen a surge of visitors since 10 new galleries opened last summer.

National Museum topples Edinburgh Castle as busiest attraction

The National Museum of Scotland has reclaimed top spot from Edinburgh Castle as the nation’s busiest attraction, as booming visitor numbers were reported across the country.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 4
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.

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Artist impressions of the proposed Aberdeen Football Club new stadium at Kingsford.

Aberdeenshire councillors recommend refusal of Dons stadium

Aberdeen Football Club’s plan to build a £50m stadium to the west of the city has been opposed by a group of councillors.

Aberdeen & North East 3
Bus journeys have fallen in Scotland apart from Edinburgh, where main operator Lothian Buses reached a record 121 million in 2015

Scotland's buses "in chaos" as passenger total slumps to a near-record low

The union Unite claimed Scotland’s buses were in chaos after official figures today showed journeys had dropped by 80 million in eight years to a near record low.
Transport 8
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

Bid launched to keep Viking hoard in Dumfries and Galloway

A campaign has been launched to ensure a 1,000-year-old Viking hoard found buried in a Dumfries and Galloway field stays in the local area.

People & Places
Irvine Welsh arriving at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 at Cineworld in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh drops hint about Trainspotting 3

Irvine Welsh has hinted teasingly at the possibility of a sequel to T2 Trainspotting ahead of Wednesday’s derby clash between Hibs and Hearts.

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Boats moored at Stornoway harbour on the Isle of Lewis. The towns local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean, hopes to win more powers from Holyrood and Westminster. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Scotland’s island councils set to win new powers

A bill handing more powers to Scotland’s three island councils is expected to pass through the Scottish Parliament in May following a four year campaign for greater recognition of remote communities.

Politics 7
Melanie Smith, of Inverness College UHI, with Graham Mackenzie, Scott Mackenzie and junior casters Fraser Shanks, Jordan Grant and  Fraser Munro. Picture: Contributed

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness.

News
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

Scientific legacy of Dolly the sheep remembered 20 years on

Two decades on from Dolly the sheep’s dramatic introduction to the world, researchers from the Roslin Institute have been reflecting on her remarkable scientific legacy.

Tech
TVSquared is chaired by Chris van der Kuyl, co-founder of Minecraft developer 4J Studios. Picture: Jeff Holmes

TVSquared nets $6.5m to bolster advertising tech

Edinburgh-based television advertising technology specialist TVSquared has raised $6.5 million (£5.2m) in a funding deal led by Sir Tom Hunter’s West Coast Capital.

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
Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

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How the site will look if the hotel is built. Picture: contributed

Royal High hotel developers in furious attack on officials

Developers behind controversial plans to turn Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a luxury hotel have slammed critics of the project – as they unveiled a scaled-back vision for the site.

Politics 29

Irvine Welsh: an Edinburgh ‘inspiration’

Irvine Welsh’s ascent from obscurity to Scottish literary royalty was born from an ability to capture the brutal realism of everyday life in some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas.

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Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow software specialist expands into Edinburgh

A Glasgow-based business automation specialist is opening an operation in Edinburgh which will act as its mobile development hub.

Tech
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