Life sciences firm Omega eyes jump in annual revenues

Medical testing kits maker Omega Diagnostics today said it was on track to deliver a 12 per cent rise in full-year revenues.

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Edinburgh Castle was the most visited Historic Environment Scotland attraction.

Quiz: Can you name these 11 Scottish castles?

They are dotted around Scotland and offer a unique insight into our history and our heritage, but can you name these different Scottish castles?

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Simon Ladouce, researcher at Stirlings centre for mobile cognition, sets up an electrode cap on a dancer. Picture: Contributed

Dancers’ brainwaves to be studied by Stirling scientists

Dancers will have their brainwaves examined as they perform in an attempt to bring the science of artistic production to life.

Kenny Logan is on a mission to help children with dyslexia following his own experiences at school. Picture: Greg Macvean/TSPL

Kenny Logan takes bold STEP to help children with dyslexia

It should have been a trip to savour. But for a young Kenny Logan, a tour of Australia with the Scotland rugby team was filled with dread.

The refurbished 40-year-old trains are due to be introduced by ScotRail from summer 2018. Picture: Rail Engineer

Anger at bike space cut on ScotRail's new long-distance trains

ScotRail is planning to halve the number of cycle spaces for passengers using intermediate stations on a new fleet of long-distance trains.
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Scotgold boss Richard Gray is focused on securing finance to develop the firm's Cononish mine. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish gold to hit shelves ‘in months’ says miner

The company developing Scotland’s first commercial gold mine said its precious metal will be sold into the jewellery trade “within months”.

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The sign in Airthrey Castle which tells people to speak English at all times.

University caught up in row over ‘speak English’ sign

One of Scotland’s top universities has come under fire for an “insensitive” sign demanding that people speak English at all times.

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From left: Robin and Robert Keane, directors at Ardent Group, the developer behind Travelodge's Peterhead hotel. Picture: Contributed

Travelodge eyes 21 more hotel sites across Scotland

Budget hotel operator Travelodge has detailed the latest phase of its Scottish roll-out in a multi-million pound move that looks set to create hundreds of jobs.

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Sarah Heward says she wanted to offer a service to people 'who might be a bit muddy' or have dogs. Picture: Ron Allner

Monday interview: Real Food Café owner Sarah Heward

The Real Food Café in Tyndrum is preparing to celebrate its 12th anniversary next month, and owner Sarah Heward only took over the site after chancing upon an advert for the then-derelict premises while working in the City.

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Travelodge is creating jobs in Inverness, Peterhead and Stirling. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Travelodge to create 325 jobs with 15 hotel openings

Hotel chain Travelodge is to open 15 hotels this year, including in Inverness, Peterhead and Stirling, creating 325 jobs in the process.

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The production of whisky creates Baudoinia compniacensis fungus as a by-product. Picture: John Devlin

Couple take legal action against Diageo over ‘whisky fungus’

A couple have won a landmark judgment allowing them to proceed with legal action against one of Scotland’s largest whisky distillers over the blackening of their home caused by fungus created in the production of the spirit.

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Edinburgh Gin's liqueurs will be stocked in Tesco stores across the UK. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Scotgold is developing Scotland's first commercial gold mine. Picture: John Devlin

Scotgold Resources reveals lower first-half losses

Precious metals miner Scotgold Resources has reported lower losses for the first six months of its financial year.

Stirling has big plans for its City Deal. Picture: Whyler Photos

Stirling puts social innovation at heart of City Deal

Establishing a digital district that would put Stirling and the surrounding area on the map is just one of the proposals at the heart of Stirling’s City Deal. In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed talks would begin on Stirling’s bid for a City Deal, which the council believes has the potential to create 3,000 high-level jobs and increase sustainable tourism by 25 per cent, turning Scotland’s seventh-largest city into an “economic and cultural powerhouse”.

Scotgold chief executive Richard Gray. Picture: John Devlin

Scotgold cheers ‘significant’ boost to mine plans

Scotgold Resources, the firm developing Scotland’s first commercial gold mine, has hailed a “significant” boost to its plans on the back of lower running costs and higher prices for the precious metal.

The merged firm will have offices across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane. Picture: Mark F Gibson

Law firm WJM in expansion mode with BMK Wilson merger

Law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) is growing its services in Scotland by merging with BMK Wilson as of May.

From left: PwC regional chair Lindsay Gardiner, CodeBase co-founders Jamie Colemand and Stephen Coleman and PwC head of innovation for Scotland, Douglas Shand. Picture: Stewart Attwood

CodeBase technology hub strikes up alliance with PwC

Professional services giant PwC has struck an alliance with CodeBase to help accelerate the technology incubator’s growth.

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Labels4Kids founder Ann-Maree Morrison is chairwoman of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Scotland.

Mentor Morrison is sole Scot at Women20 conference in Berlin

A Stirling-based business-owner is to be the only Scottish delegate –and one of only eight from Britain – at a global conference of senior female professionals headlined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stirling Council leader Johanna Boyd with CodeBase chief executive Stephen Coleman, centre, and deputy council leader Neil Benny. Picture: Stewart Attwood

CodeBase picks Stirling for first hub outside Edinburgh

CodeBase is to open its first centre outside Edinburgh this month in an expansion that the UK’s biggest tech incubator claims could galvanise Scotland’s digital scene.

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A call from the man's family was taken by a control room in Govan. Picture: Julie Bull

Police take 2 days to respond to call about man found dead

An investigation has been launched after a man’s body was found two days after his family contacted Police Scotland to raise concerns for his safety.

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