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Graham’s targets fitness fans with protein-packed snack

Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured supermarket shelf space for its latest product, a protein-packed snack aimed at health-conscious consumers.

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CityFibre said most of Stirling's 3,000 businesses will benefit from its fourth 'gigabit city' project in Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Stirling in line for superfast broadband network

The bulk of Stirling’s business community is poised to benefit from superfast broadband speeds following a deal between the city council and network specialist CityFibre.

Tech
Omega Diagnostics makes testing kits for a range of medical conditions. Picture: Contributed

Green light for Omega Diagnostics’ Indian operation

Life sciences firm Omega Diagnostics has revealed that its Indian subsidiary has received internationally recognised accreditation.

Tech
Nemo, a Shetland pony, is rescued by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service after it became stranded in a swollen river near Lochard Road, Aberfoyle. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shetland pony rescued by fire crew from swollen river

Firefighters have rescued a Shetland Pony which was stranded in a swollen river.

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Patrick Hughes joins Seafood Scotland from SAC Consulting. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up “by the industry for the industry” in 1999 to increase the value of returns to the Scottish seafood sector.

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Blair Drummond staff are searching for a new pal for Mondula. Picture: Blair Drummond Safari Park

Scotland’s last remaining elephant on hunt for new companion

A search has been launched to find a partner for Scotland’s last elephant after she lost her only companion last year.

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Sports and leisure activities gave Castle View Ventures a lift. Picture: Contributed

Castle View Ventures boosted by sports and leisure arm

Castle View Ventures, the Bridge of Allan-based company whose business interests include sports and leisure management, catering management software and food production, has posted record sales and profits.

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Picture: John Devlin

Body of man found outside Dunblane house

The body of a man has been found outside a house in Dunblane.

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There's much more to Stirling than the castle and Wallace Monument, says Michelle McKearnon. Picture: Neil Hanna

Michelle McKearnon: There’s a buzz in the air at Stirling

Mention Stirling and most people think of the towering Wallace Monument and the Castle which overlooks the city and houses the Great Hall and Renaissance Palace.

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Gillies Hill was of considerable strategic importance during the Battle of Bannockburn. Pic Ian Rutherford

Robert the Bruce’s Gillies Hill awarded conservation tag

An historic hill which was of huge strategic importance during the 1314 battle of Bannockburn has been designated a conservation site.

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Scotgold boss Richard Gray wants to extend the miner's processing trial at Cononish. Picture: John Devlin

Gold miner seeks to extend Cononish processing trial

The company behind Scotland’s first commercial gold mine is seeking to extend the lifespan of its processing trial at Cononish.

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The first of ScotRail's new Class 385 electric trains at its Shields Road depot in Glasgow today. Picture: SNS

ScotRail unveils new ‘bullet train inspired’ fleet

It is hailed as being inspired by Japan’s Shinkansen “bullet” train – but ScotRail’s new fleet will be the first in a generation without teething troubles if it proves that reliable.

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Andy Murray was out with his mum Judy when they realised they'd accidentally "lifted" a bar owner's phone. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray accidentally ‘lifted’ phone of Scots pub owner

Andy Murray and mum Judy had to make a red-faced return to a Stirling bar yesterday after accidentally taking the owner’s iPhone.

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Julie Barr of AG Barr, the Cumbernauld-based producers of Irn-Bru. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Scotland’s top-selling food and drink brands revealed

It’s known as Scotland’s other national drink. Now Irn-Bru has been crowned the best-selling Scottish food and drink brand for the second year in a row.

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Insulation maker Superglass is rolling out ambitious expansion plans. Picture: Contributed

Superglass owner targets US amid global growth plans

The new owner of Stirling-based insulation products manufacturer Superglass has unveiled ambitious plans for expansion at the site, where it aims to boost headcount, as it looks to use the acquisition as a “launchpad” for growth across the US.

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Royal Salutes at Stirling Castle. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Stirling Castle named Scotland’s best visitor attraction

Stirling Castle has claimed the title of Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards.

People & Places
Scotgold Resources chief executive Richard Gray.  Picture: John Devlin

No fooling as Scottish gold miner strikes sale deal

The firm behind Scotland’s first commercial gold mine has agreed to sell up to 120 tonnes of mineral containing the precious metal.

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Stirling has a series of projects lined up already. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Autumn Statement: Stirling City Deal could create 3000 jobs

The creation of a City Deal for Stirling has the potential to create 3,000 jobs and increase tourism by 25 per cent, the local council believes.

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Lidl said it worked closely with Black Wolf to create its Belheather Whisky Beer. Picture: Contributed

Business briefs: Black Wolf | Aberdeen | Barratt

Lidl has struck a six-­figure deal with Stirling’s Black Wolf Brewery that will see a whisky beer added to the list of products sold under the chain’s Belheather range throughout its 92 Scottish stores.

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The Stirling Highland Hotel is sited in a former school building. Picture: Contributed

Famous Stirling hotel sees change of owner

A landmark Stirling hotel has changed hands as part of a multiple acquisition by a Newcastle-based leisure operator.

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