Aim float of Nucleus set to value fintech at £140m

Fintech business Nucleus Financial is expected to be valued at £140 million when it floats on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) next week.

Rory McIlroy acknowledges the Carnoustie crowd during his second round. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy lead European charge at Open

Bidding to loosen a US stranglehold on golf’s major titles, Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy are leading a European assault on the leaderboard in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Zach Johnson celebrates after a birdie on the 18th. 'Picture: Ian Rutherford

Zach is the Johnson name of note this time, not Dustin

Zach Johnson knows that when people see his surname on the leaderboard the easy assumption is that it is his compatriot Dustin who is spearheading the charge.

Rory McIlroy tees off from the 18th during the second round of the Open at Carnoustie. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Americans out in front but Rory McIlroy is on a mission

It was damp but definitely not a squib. After a low-key start, the 147th Open Championship came to life on day two. Tommy Fleetwood, the Carnoustie course record holder, and Rory McIlroy, who gave the world a glimpse of his potential when finishing as top amateur here 11 years ago, both made morning moves in the rain. So, too, did Zach Johnson, the winner at St Andrews in 2015.

Sam Locke missed a birdie putt on the 18th but had already done enough to make the cut.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Amateur Sam Locke is last Scot standing and set for silver medal

An agonising ten-hour wait ended in joy for Sam Locke as the 19-year-old from Stonehaven made the cut on his Open Championship debut at Carnoustie.

Theresa May. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Theresa May’s Brexit plans questioned by EU chief Barnier

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has questioned whether the Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for customs arrangements are workable, in his first public response to last week’s white paper.

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A forest of golf brollies surrounds Tiger Woods as he prepares to see off at the 5th. Picture Ian Rutherford

Glimpses of old Tiger Woods but not enough to make an impact

Like a drunk attempting to negotiate his way home from the pub, Tiger Woods stoated and scrambled his way around this Carnoustie course. There were steps forward, the odd sideways shimmy, a few wild swings and angry mutterings, and there were also steps back.

Scotland's Russell Knox on the 18th after his second round at The Open at Carnoustie. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA

I’ll beat Tiger Woods next time out, jokes Russell Knox

Russell Knox says he won’t be daunted by big-name opponents should he be selected to face USA at this September’s Ryder Cup, joking that the next time he tees off alongside Tiger Woods he “will bury him”.

Ruth Davidson tore into Donald Trump in her latest column (Picture: PA)

Stay informed: Top 10 opinions of the week

The Scotsman is publishing a selection of its best opinion articles from the previous seven days to showcase some of the most insightful writing in Scottish journalism.

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Liam Miller's tribute match will likely take place at the 7,000-capacity Turner's Cross stadium rather than the much larger Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Picture: Tspl

GAA refuses to budge despite criticism over Liam Miller tribute match

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has come under fire for refusing to allow a tribute match in memory of the late Liam Miller to be played at a Gaelic games stadium.

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Sandy Lyle acknowledges the cheers after sinking his marvellous birdie putt at one of the toughest closing holes. Picture: David Davies/PA

Emotional Sandy Lyle bows out in style with huge birdie putt

Sandy Lyle’s last-ever Open Championship shot – his 9,504th blow in completed rounds in the event – was one to cherish. Finishing with a birdie on the toughest closing hole in championship golf was a fitting way for the big man to sign off in golf’s oldest major after 42 consecutive appearances and 43 in total stretching back to 1974.

Jane Barlow working at the Open Picture Ian Rutherford

Top photographer the only woman among 96 working at the Open

One of Scotland’s most talented photographers has expressed puzzlement at finding herself the only female among almost 100 “snappers” at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.

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Charlie Carter. Picture: Police Scotland

Police search for girl, 14, missing from Greenock

Police are appealing for help to find a teenager from Greenock who has been missing since yesterday.

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Salford ‘trying to steal EFL place by signing Adam Rooney’ - Accrington owner

Salford co-owner Gary Neville has been accused by Accrington owner Andy Holt of attempting to “steal” a place in the EFL after the Vanarama National League newcomers signed Adam Rooney from Aberdeen.

Slovakia's Peter Sagan raises his hand as he crosses the line in Valence. Picture: Peter Dejong/AP

Peter Sagan wins stage after flare is thrown into Tour peloton

A lit flare was thrown into the peloton of the Tour de France late on yesterday’s stage 13 to Valence.


Rangers sweat over Scott Arfield fitness ahead of Osijek trip

Steven Gerrard admits Scott Arfield is a major injury doubt for Rangers as he plots their next Europa League mission.

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Keeping resources circulating. Picture: submitted

Scotland a ‘world leader’ in circular economy

Scotland’s efforts to keep resources in use longer are recognised across the world, says Zero Waste Scotland

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A class 385 at Edinburgh Waverley with new windscreens. Picture: Darren Hunt

Long-delayed new ScotRail trains to debut on Tuesday

The first of ScotRail's new Hitachi trains is to finally enter service on Tuesday - ten months late - The Scotsman has learned.
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The Kettle Collective team is expanding with an Oman office. Picture: Shannon Tofts Photography.

Scots architects open Oman branch

An international architecture company based in Edinburgh has launched a new studio in Muscat, Oman.

St Bedes RC Primary School parent Jodie Foord is angry over  parking resrictions.

Parents’ fury at ‘ridiculous’ £50 fines for parking near school for sports day

Parents are crying foul after traffic wardens swooped while they watched their children on school sports day.

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