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Comment: North Sea troubles have been good for tech sector

The trials and tribulations of the North Sea oil and gas sector have been well documented in recent years, but there is growing evidence of an upturn and in recent weeks we have seen the price of Brent crude oil nudging over $70 per barrel.

Tech 4
Council bosses believe it could transform the way businesses and services in the city work.

Glasgow in the running to become UK’s first 5G city

City chiefs hope that Glasgow could become the UK’s testbed for the next generation of mobile technology.

Tech
Self-driving cars are one of the most obvious applications for artificial intelligence technology. Picture: Contributed

Comment: Harnessing AI has big potential for smaller firms

While major firms have been early adopters of AI and machine learning, Salvatore Minetti argues small firms have so far been slow to embrace the potential

Opinion 1

Donald Trump’s Turnberry wins top Scottish hotel award

Trump Turnberry has been named as Scottish Hotel of the Year amid acclamations from the judges that appear to endorse the US president’s greatest boasts about his Ayrshire golf resort.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 17
A fleet of stand-in trains will help ease a ScotRail carriage shortage crisis on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line. Picture: Adam Reid

New ScotRail trains to ease crush on Edinburgh-Glasgow line

Transport 53
Comment: Nurturing the next generation of ‘intrapreneurs’

Comment: Nurturing the next generation of ‘intrapreneurs’

Here’s a question for the bosses of any large Scottish company: Would you hire Tesla’s Elon Musk or Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson if their CVs happened to find their way onto your desk?

Opinion
MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has taken his battle against Facebook to the High Court

MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis in legal fight against Facebook

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is launching a High Court battle to “give Facebook a bloody nose” over claims the site is publishing scam adverts causing vulnerable people to hand over thousands of pounds to criminals.

Lifestyle 5
There are concerns about loss of expertise when it comes to policing railways. Photograph: John Devlin

Tories call for Scottish rail policing merger to be scrapped

Conservatives have called for the merger of Police Scotland and transport policing north of the border to be scrapped in the wake of “damning” new warnings from rank and file officers.

Politics 131
The Brough Superior 981cc SS100 has fetched almost 265,000 pounds at auction

Vintage bike used to fight crime in Edinburgh bought for £265,000

A vintage police motorbike once used to pursue criminals through Edinburgh’s streets has been sold at auction for almost £265,000.

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Dave Gornall and his daughter Abby. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Youth bands and orchestras at mercy of council cuts

Parents fear the postcode lottery in musical instrument tuition will stifle the promise of a generation.

Music 49
MindGenius chief executive Ashley Marron is looking to increase market share by adding new functionality.

Software company MindGenius on track for £10m turnover

MindGenius, the East Kilbride-based software company, is on track to turn over £10 million as it pushes the button on the latest version of its project management system.

Tech
The energy providers have taken the opportunity when we're thinking about better weather to hike their prices for gas and electricity, so now would be a good time to switch. Picture: Getty

Martin Lewis: Compare before paying Big 6 prices

Spring has sprung. The weather’s warming up, and the last thing on anyone’s mind are energy bills. That means the energy firms have got you just where they want you – it’s the perfect opportunity for them to pump up prices, and they’re doing just that.

Opinion 1
Tim Martin, founder of JD Wetherspoon.

Stephen Jardine: Was social media goldrush for fools?

JD Wetherspoon’s decision to quit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will prompt other firms to think again, says Stephen Jardine.

Opinion 1
The device monitors in real time an individual's exposure to vibration when using power tools. Picture: Contributed

Finger vibration pioneer signs key deal Down Under

An Edinburgh firm whose monitoring systems can reduce the damaging effects of vibration white finger is looking to make a big noise Down Under after inking a new distribution deal.

Tech

Scottish Power to hike energy prices for 1 million customers

Almost one million Scottish Power customers will see their gas and electricity bill rise by 5.5 per cent.

Personal Finance 9

SNP accused of ‘disowning’ Scotland’s oil and gas sector

The Scottish Government has axed a flagship measure of the state of the oil and gas industry - prompting claims it is "actively disowning"  the sector.

Politics 206
When young athletes burst into the public eye, they have an opportunity to capitalise on their hard work. Picture: Shutterstock

Scottish sports stars should 'safeguard lucrative deals'

Gold medals are only part of the equation for young sports stars. Rosemary Gallagher finds out what they should think about in legal terms

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Scottish News has folded before an issue could be produced

‘Scottish News’ media company folds before first issue

A media start-up which claimed it would hire up to 300 journalists has folded without printing a single newspaper or broadcasting any material.

Lifestyle 24
RBS has faced criticism for closing scores of bank branches amid a migration to banking by smartphone. Picture: Stuart Cobley

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

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