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Comment: Raising a glass to Scotland’s pubs

Pubs are at the heart of communities and Scottish culture. Some of Scotland’s pubs hold a rich history, dating back hundreds of years; others are pillars of communities, providing food and drink, and serving as a place for social cohesion and storytelling.

Retail
Amanda Boyle says there is an economic prerogative due to the cost to business and the economy of people being absent from work because of weight-related ill health. PIcture: Nicholas Frost

The Big Interview: Amanda Boyle, chief executive of Scottish Slimmers

Early on in Amanda Boyle’s career, her boss at a radio station charged her with organising a charity auction, a task that entailed the considerable duty of filling three days of airtime.

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The firm will be working with Mad Men star and comedian Allan Havey. Picture: GNS Photography

Star status for Perth marketing agency

Volpa, the Perth-headquartered marketing agency, has secured a raft of new business within the last month, including representing a Hollywood star.

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Brian Wallace, Travelodge's Scots-born chairman. Picture: Contributed

Travelodge looks to open further 20 sites north of the Border

Hotel chain Travelodge is looking for a further 20 sites across Scotland after cutting the ribbon on its 44th establishment north of the Border.

Retail
David Thomson, senior preventative conservator, inside the now empty Burrell Collection. Picture: Glasgow Museums Collection

Scots businessman donates £1m to Burrell Collection refurbishment

Plans to refurbish a museum containing one of Scotland’s most internationally significant collections of art have been boosted by a £1m donation from businessman Sir Angus Grossart.

Art
Items from the Fife firm feature in the latest series of The Crystal Maze, which is hosted by maze master Richard Ayoade. Picture: Ray Burmiston.

Start the fans: Fife firm sees products used in Crystal Maze episode

A Fife-based vintage specialist has celebrated the latest screen appearance of its products in a celebrity edition of Channel 4 game show The Crystal Maze.

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Jane Horrocks will be among the stars heading down the red carpet at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh film festival reveals line-up of stars heading down red carpet

Jane Horrocks, Samantha Morton, Sadie Frost, Billie Piper will be among the stars heading down the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet this month, organisers have revealed.
Culture
Katie Clark (producer), Paul Crabb (director) and Neil McDonald (PR director) of Media Zoo. Picture: Contributed

Media Zoo roars into Glasgow with creative hub

Communications agency Media Zoo has launched a “creative hub” in the heart of Glasgow following a seven-figure investment.

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Amazon, the online retailer, has bought the rights to live stream 20 Premier League matches a season from 2019-20. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon reshapes broadcasting landscape with Premier League deal

The English Premier League broadcasting landscape was reshaped on Thursday when Amazon became the first internet streaming service to buy live rights in Britain and clubs agreed they would no longer equally share all cash from overseas channels.

English
STV chief executive Simon Pitts says the broadcaster won't be sold off

Under fire STV chief rules out sell-off to ITV

STV chief executive Simon Pitts insisted that the broadcaster is not being readied for a sell-off to the wider ITV network as he faced a grilling from MSPs today.

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John McLellan, director of the Scottish Newspaper Society, said the multi-channelnews sector is delighted to help businesses communicate more effectively with their markets and customers.

Event highlights progress and potential of Scottish ad sector

The success of Scotland’s £1.7 billion advertising sector, those that drive it forward, and the ways the medium can help SMEs help grow the Scottish economy have been highlighted at an event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
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A new five-year vision for the future of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was unveiled at its launch today.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to introduce cashless donations for performers

A new cashless donations system and bigger stages for performers will be introduced on the Royal Mile as part of the biggest shake-up of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s street theatre arenas for 20 years.
Culture
Monitors have been installed to record plane noise near Edinburgh Airport. Picture: David Moir

Flight noise monitors installed near Edinburgh Airport

Real-time data is being published showing how loud plane noise is at locations close to Edinburgh Airport.

Transport
Former STV chief executive Rob Woodward. Picture: Robert Perry

Former STV boss Rob Woodward to take on Met Office role

Former STV chief executive Rob Woodward has been appointed chairman of the Met Office.

TV & Radio 1
Cosmetic chain Lush has come under fire for its latest advertising campaign

Lush faces backlash over ‘distasteful’ Paid to Lie ad campaign

Cosmetics retailer Lush has been heavily criticised after it launched a new advertising campaign calling for justice for those spied on by undercover police officers.

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First look inside the plush new Edinburgh Grand Hotel

First look inside the plush new Edinburgh Grand Hotel

A MULTI-MILLION pound project to restore a Capital landmark has been unveiled with the opening of new five-star luxury holiday flats.

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Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

What does the future hold for broadcasting in Scotland?

It has been a busy few weeks for observers of the broadcasting industry in Scotland. STV announced a restructure of its news operation, with more than 50 jobs at risk, while BBC Scotland revealed that its new channel will not launch until February next year.

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Sir Richard Branson during the Virgin Hotels event at India Buildings in Edinburgh. Picture: Robert Perry/PA Wire

Edinburgh protestors rally against Richard Branson’s Virgin hotel

Demonstrators have gathered outside Edinburgh’s City Chambers in a protest against Sir Richard Branson building his first UK Virgin Hotel in the Scottish capital.

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