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Currie & Brown lands museum contract at Stirling Castle

The Glasgow office of a global asset management and construction consultant has been chosen to project manage a multimillion-pound redevelopment of a historic attraction in Stirling Castle.

Media & Leisure
Dogfi.sh Mobile boss Ross Tuffee believes Stirling is the ideal place for a Scottish tech business. Picture: Contributed

Mobile tech firm puts Stirling at heart of its global plans

A Stirling-based tech firm is heading to Barcelona to showcase its pioneering work at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

Tech
A Charolais bull leaves the parade ring on the third and final day of the Stirling sales. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Charolais bull sales prove doom merchants wrong

A top price of 25,000 gns and a £62 increase in the sale average saw the Charolais breed meet a steady trade at United Auctions’ Stirling bull sales yesterday.

Farming
Average prices at the bull sales were up �391 on the year. Picture: Bill Henry

Simmentals go down a storm at Stirling bull sales

The Simmental breed met with a flying trade at yesterday’s Stirling bull sales, with averages up £391 on the year for 120 bulls sold, a clearance rate of 75 per cent and two bulls selling for more than 20,000 gns.

Farming

Police pay £4,000 a week in overtime to troubled call centre

Police Scotland have paid out more than £4000 a week in overtime payments to staff a troubled call-handling centre since it absorbed the work of two other facilities.

News
Judy Murray has put Khyber House up for sale. Picture: Savills

Judy Murray’s Bridge of Allan mansion up for sale

The mother of Scotland’s two biggest tennis stars has placed her luxurious country home on the market.

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Flying Scotsman heading over the Forth Bridge in May last year. Picture: Myles Fitt

Flying Scotsman to return for Scottish trips in May

Flying Scotsman is returning to Scotland for two trips over Forth Bridge in May, a year after 50,000 people turned out to see the newly-restored locomotive steam through the Borders and Fife, it was announced today.

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United Auctions' new owners, from left: John Roberts, George Purves, Christopher Sharp and Donald Young. Picture: Whyler Photos

Buyout sees auction chain UA taken over by management

Only months after taking over their senior executive roles, four of the management team at one of the country’s leading agricultural auctioneers have announced a buyout of the company.

Farming
Duncan Ogilvie said the Stirling firm was well placed to build on last year's growth. Picture: Contributed

Ogilvie Group poised to build on jump in profits

Stirling-based conglomerate Ogilvie Group, whose operations include construction and fleet hire, said it is poised to sustain growth this year after a double-digit jump in profit for 2016.

Companies
The elephants at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in 2012. Picture: TSPL

Peta calls for Scotland’s only elephant to be moved to sanctuary

Animal rights activists have urged a Scottish safari park to halt its search for a new elephant,

News
Michelle McKee to run in memory of mother. Picture: Contributed

Join the people in purple to race against dementia

Before Caroline Frost died last year she battled dementia for 12 years. Now her daughter is spearheading a national campaign aimed at ensuring that no-one faces the disease alone.

News
Elsie Inglis, the Edinburgh doctor, who came up with the idea for the Scottish Women's Hospitals.

Shortlist of remarkable women for National Wallace Monument

Scottish heroines from the worlds of medicine, science, sport and culture are among those included in a short list to be the first female figurehead at the historic Wallace Monument in Stirling.

People & Places 1
Graham's managing director Robert Graham said its new product was 'perfect' for health-conscious consumers. Picture: Chris Watt

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.

Retail
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.

Stirling
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.

Management
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.

Environment
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.

Companies
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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