Double win for Stirling in Founders4Schools awards

Efforts to improve the job prospects of young people and encourage more children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have seen representatives of Stirling Council pick up two accolades.

Ace Recycling's Malcolm Mcardle, left, with Spotless chief Roger Green. Picture: Contributed

Spotless boss cleans up with Ace Recycling takeover

Cleaning entrepreneur Roger Green has purchased the commercial and industrial division of Alloa-based Ace Recycling Group CIC in a deal that secures the business and more than a dozen staff.

Reece Kidd strayed over the border into North Korea. Picture: AP

Scottish student sparks row after straying into North Korea

A student travelling on a Scottish Government scheme nearly sparked a diplomatic incident after crossing into North Korea without permission.

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WaveLIFT chief Steve Bruce. Picture: Contributed

Stirling pump technology outfit WaveLIFT lands £1m backing

A pump technology firm has secured more than £1 million of funding to develop a system aimed at helping oil and gas firms maximise returns.

Judy Murray has been the brunt of protesters' ire over a proposed tennis centre

Leader comment: No place for personal attacks

Judy Murray is a great ambassador for tennis. Perhaps more than any other person in Scotland, she works tirelessly to support the sport and make it more accessible, especially for children.

Bank of Scotland's Douglas Spowart with Forth Housing Association chair Margaret Turner. Picture: Chris Watt

Forth Housing Association plans new homes for Stirling

Stirling is set for a social housing boost after Forth Housing Association (FHA) unveiled a £13 million, three-year plan to build scores of new homes.

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Judy Murray has been harshly accused of pursuing a vanity project as she tries to improve Scotland's sporting facilities.

Leader comment: Tennis centre is a legacy for everyone

When Judy Murray’s sons were young tennis hopefuls she devoted years to honing their talent.

Sandy Adam, executive chairman of Springfield Properties. Picture: Dan Phillips

Record sales for housebuilder Springfield Properties

Scotland-focused housebuilder Springfield Properties has seen annual pre-tax profits jump by nearly a third as its revenues exceeded £100 million for the first time.

Miigen owner Craig Lemmon. Picture: Contributed

Social platform Miigen secures £250,000 fund injection

An online social platform aimed at enabling older people to create a “digital time capsule” of their lives has secured £250,000 in backing from a number of high-profile investors.

The 5,000 year old village of Skara Brae on Orkney is among the iconic heritage sites at risk from climate change. Picture: Jane Barolow

Scotland’s historic buildings at risk from climate change

How best to protect Scotland’s iconic heritage sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Skara Brae from the impact of climate change will be debated by industry experts next month.

The village of Gargunnock in Stirlingshire, where Mrs Rough lived. Picture:

Police officers ‘embezzled £85,000 from widow’

An elderly widow told a jury yesterday that she was “shocked and stunned” to find that large sums of money had gone out of her bank account after she entrusted her bank card to her son and daughter-in-law – both of them police officers.

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 the Bruce murdered John Comyn in Dumfries. Picture: Robert Perry

‘History police’ to challenge Scottish museum’s mistakes

A tour operator has set up a national “History Police” forum to allow the public to report misleading or inaccurate information at museums and local information boards.

The sale saw 432 animals put forward at the five-yearly event. Picture: Contributed

Stirling Blackface sheep sale judged a great success

With a record number of entries forward and a full house of spectators, the weekend’s national show of Blackface sheep at Stirling mart was judged a huge success by organisers and participants alike.

Joanna Marshalls sole aim in life is to bring up her children

Mother-of-two with lung cancer welcomes new immunotherapy

View of Stirling and the castle with snow cover hills in distance. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Steven Morris: Stirling scaling the heights in corporate Scotland

THE founder and chief executive of ESM Investments, argues the case for the city as a perfect location in which to establish and nurture a business.

Turtle Pack hopes to make a splash with its swimming aid for children. Picture: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Start-up behind revolutionary child swim aid gains funding

A Stirling-based entrepreneur who developed an alternative to traditional swimming aids for children has secured a six-figure funding injection.

Craig Lemmon (left) and Cambell Ferrier, co-founders of site Miigen that archives old photos, are looking to raise seed funding of up to �250,000 in the UK.

‘Digital time capsule’ Miigen in funding drive

The co-founder of a website which serves as a “digital time capsule” where family photos can be archived is looking to raise six-figure seed funding in the UK and millions in the US as it aims to become an international operation.

School bus involved in crash near Blair Drummond Safari Park

School bus involved in crash near Blair Drummond Safari Park

An accident involving a school bus and a van between between Craigforth and Blair Drummond Safari Park has closed the A84

The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa. Picture: Contributed

Macdonald Hotels takes wraps off £3.5m Aberfoyle revamp

The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle has unveiled the results of its £3.5 million renovation.

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Team captains Kareena Cuthbert, left, and Becky Merchant raise a glass to the Graham's sponsorship deal. Picture: Julie Howden

Graham’s eyes healthy goal with Scottish Hockey link

Graham’s the Family Dairy has kicked off its sponsorship of Scottish Hockey and the Scottish Women’s Hockey Team, the latter training at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre for the upcoming World League semi-finals.

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