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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.

Companies
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.

Tech
A man has been taken to hospital following the incident. Picture; stock image

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

Transport
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.

Media & Leisure
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.

Farming
East Lothian's Eyeball Brewing, owned by James Dempsey, is among the 35 brewers featured in the Aldi beer festival. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Aldi festival set to net £130,000 for Scots brewers

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched its latest Scottish beer festival, predicting the initiative will be worth more than £130,000 for the 35 brewers taking part.

Retail
Scotgold's precious metal is making its way to jewellers' shelves. Picture: John Devlin

Scotgold seals jewellery deal for first Cononish gold

The company developing Scotland’s first commercial gold mine has struck a deal to supply two jewellery manufacturers with precious metal from its Cononish site.

Companies
Peter Grant caught the property bug while working in a sales role. Picture: Alistair Linford

Monday interview: Grant Property co-founder Peter Grant

Peter Grant started his career in the newspaper industry, focused on the circulation side of the business.

Companies 1
Robert Graham, managing director of Graham's The Family Dairy. Picture: Jane Barlow

Graham’s bolsters organic range with Sainsbury’s deal

Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured a listing in Sainsbury’s stores south of the Border for its new organic milk range.

Farming
Footage has emerged of a pro-independence supporter telling Tory activists they are "not welcome" in Bannockburn. Picture: Twitter/@Stephenckerr

Police investigate ‘Get out of Scotland!’ abuse video

Police have launched an investigation after video footage emerged of a pro-independence supporter shouting abuse at Conservative canvassers on the campaign trail, including taunts of “You’re not welcome in Scotland”.

General Election
Almost 365,000 people have visited Go Ape's Scottish sites in the past ten years. Picture: Contributed

Go Ape reaches new heights with Scottish operations

Forest adventure company Go Ape has seen more than 50,000 visitors swing through the trees in Scotland during the 2016 season.

Media & Leisure
The two councillors were elected to seats in Stirling.

Tory councillors suspended over ‘offensive’ Twitter posts

Two newly elected Tory councillors in Stirling have been suspended over offensive posts made on Twitter.

Politics
The two baby birds have become inseparable. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Baby birds become best friends after Scottish SPCA rescue

The Scottish SPCA is caring for two baby birds who have become inseparable at the charity’s National Wildlife Centre.

News
Avant Homes revealed a 44% jump in sales during the year to 30 April. Picture: Contributed

Housebuilder Avant hails strong Central Belt market

A housebuilder focusing on the Central Belt has seen income jump by nearly half in its latest financial year.

Companies
Gartincaber Tower, before it was ruined in January 2012. Picture: contributed

Gartincaber Tower - the centre of Scotland?

In 1799, on a hill east of Doune, William Murdoch built Gartincaber Tower.

People & Places
Judy Murray has earned respect as a champion of grassroots sport, and getting children involved in physical activity.

Leader comment: Tennis centre offers opportunity

Passions have run high since Judy Murray first announced her proposal for a tennis centre near her Dunblane hometown, its location attracting over 1,000 local objections. A public inquiry has still to give a verdict seven months after hearing evidence.

Opinion 1
Omega is due to announce its annual results by the middle of July. Picture: Contributed

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.

Tech 1
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?

News 3
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.

Tech
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.

Education
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