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Sky TV upgrade: how to get 80 extra channels for free

Sky TV customers are being offered upgrades that will give them 80 more channels for free.

Gadgets & Gaming
The Ship Inn overlooks the River Forth. Picture: Contributed

Sale of iconic Fife pub offers chance to escape the rat race

One of Fife’s best known pubs, the Ship Inn in the historic shoreside village of Limekilns, has gone on the market.

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Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

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Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
Lifestyle
Artistic director Donald Shaw is at the helm of the 25th Celtic Connections, which launches on Thursday.

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s long-running winter music festival will be able to access an Edinburgh Festival funding pot for the first time.
Lifestyle
British holidaymakers could face a four-day wait for visas to travel to European destinations such as Spain after Brexit. Picture: Home Office

Britons could face high fees, holiday visa wait to go to Europe after Brexit

British holidaymakers could have to provide their criminal record, immigration history and biometric data to travel in Europe after Brexit.

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Greggs Customer service image woman serving woman at till customer with bag

Greggs adding more stores after solid 2017

High-street chain Greggs plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead, after a solid performance in 2017 despite sales growth slowing over the Christmas season.

Retail
The Caledonian Hotel has been sold to an overseas investor in a multi-million pound deal

Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel set for expansion after £85m sale

One of Edinburgh’s most famous hotels is to undergo a major expansion after being snapped up by new overseas owners.

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VisitScotland director Paul Bush is one of Scotland's leading festivals and events experts.

Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future

Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.

Lifestyle
Vapiano in Edinburgh offers pizzas, pastas, antipasti and salads ordered directly from chefs at an open kitchen.

Restaurant chain Vapiano targets expansion in Scotland

A European chain of casual dining Italian restaurants set to open its second Scottish branch this month is considering further sites north of the Border.

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Dundee's 80 million V&A Museum of Design is due to open to the public later this year.

Dundee named one of the world's most 'design-savvy' cities

Dundee has been named of the seven most "design-savvy" cities in the world months ahead of the opening of its long-awaited V&A waterfront museum.
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Airbnb properties could be hit with more restrictions in Scotland

Restrictions could be slapped on Airbnb short-term holiday lets in Scotland

Restrictions could be slapped on short term holiday lets after a panel set up to investigate the future of the so-called “sharing economy” in Scotland unveils its findings to the Scottish Government this week.

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Mary Moriarty, one of the best known landladies in Edinburgh before her retiral in 2009, pours a drink at the Port O Leith bar. Picture: Justin Spittle/TSPL

Landmark bill could free tied pubs in Scotland to buy more beer

A landmark bill which could radically alter the centuries-old practice of pub landlords being forced to buy supplies from their owners has been supported by the vast majority of those who responded to a consultation.

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Rosslyn Chapel visitor numbers reach record breaking high

Rosslyn Chapel has reported a record breaking year - with more people visiting the site than in 2006, when the Da Vinci code film was released, catapulting the 15th century chapel into the international spotlight.

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St Andrew Square and The Mound precinct are to be turned into chill out spaces for a new spring event

‘Chill out places’ to be created in Edinburgh city centre

Two of Edinburgh’s main public spaces are to be turned into peaceful “chill out” spaces to herald the arrival of spring – following criticism they have been exploited for commercial uses and festival shows.

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Natalie Usher is the current figurehead for the film and TV industries in Scotland.

Creative Scotland's director of screen quits after less than four years

The figurehead for Scotland’s troubled film and TV sector has quit - just weeks after ambitious new targets for the industry were set.

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The new whisky distilleries opening in Scotland in 2018

There are already more than 100 distilleries licensed to produce Scotland’s national drink, ranging from commercial giants to tiny craft operations.

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Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist destination in Scotland. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scots tourism sector ‘gazing over a cliff’ warns expert

Scotland’s tourism industry is “gazing over a cliff”, an expert has warned, with an “acute” shortage of migrant workers just one of the problems the sector is facing.

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Luxury resort Auchrannie has announced it has completed its transition to become Scotlands latest employee-owned business

Arran’s Auchrannie becomes Scotland’s first employee-owned resort

A luxury island resort has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business.

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