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Raptor puts Scots car making back on the road

In a former air base canteen in East Lothian, an assembly line is taking shape to launch Scotland’s first volume car production in more than 30 years.

Arbnco will meet key decision-makers in New York City. Picture: Getty Images

Arbnco eyes US growth after New York mission

A Glasgow-based software simulation company helping commercial property owners to improve energy performance and comply with environmental legislation is targeting growth in the US after securing a place on a trade mission to the country.

The Bump Mat is almost double the thickness of a standard yoga mat.

Bump Mat’s the way to do it for pregnant yoga fans

An Edinburgh-based entrepreneur who has helped bring to market a yoga mat suitable for pregnant women and those with knee problems aims to sell it on the high street by the end of this year and begin exporting.

The site above the Mitre Bar, the Royal Mile Tavern, Ladbrokes and the Dubh Prais restaurant. Picture: Sean Bell

Flats fill ‘gap site in the sky’ on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

It is likely to be the last new-build project on Scotland’s most historic street in a city where every square foot of land is at a premium.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Facebook ceo Mark Zuckerberg must try to restore users' trust in the application. Picture: Josh Edelson/Getty

Facebook users need honesty, but data mining is here to stay

Back when Mark Zuckerberg was first developing Facebook at Harvard University he described the early users of his social platform as “dumb f**ks” for trusting him with all their personal information.

Opinion 1
Pro-Europe marchers on Edinburgh's Royal Mile yesterday. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Report warns of Brexit damage to key economic sectors

Brexit poses “significant worries” for all six of Scotland’s key economic sectors, according to an official report which warns the prospect of EU withdrawal has already proved damaging.

Politics 4
Debit cards are expected to overtake cash this year as the most frequently used payment method. Photograph: PA

All change: could we be heading for a cashless society?

The way we use cash has become a hot topic after the UK government launched a consultation into the role of cash and digital payments, which will close on 5 June.


Dani Garavelli: Sold down the river by false promises

Could there be a better example of karma in action than the news that the new British passport – held up just weeks ago as a symbol of restored national identity – will be manufactured by a Franco-Dutch technology company?

Opinion 1
Prime Minster Theresa May at the final day of the European Council leaders' summit in Brussels. Relations with the EU are still of pivotal importance. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty

Bill Jamieson: Don’t cast a clout till May’s Brexit is out

Let’s count our blessings. National Happiness Week passed without undue disturbance in the streets, or in the national mood. We stayed calm throughout. Our prospects, say the economic forecasters, are still bleak, though perhaps a fraction less depressing than they feared in January.

Business 1
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary's A&E Department. Lothian has by far the highest proportion of computers running XP. Picture: Greg Macvean

NHS computers still run system attacked by WannaCry hack

The majority of NHS health boards in Scotland are still operating outdated computer systems despite last year’s crippling cyber attacks which exploited a flaw in the programme.

Fiona Godsman says the students are keen to deliver positive social impact rather than purely chase the bottom line ' and are both willing to learn and bold. Picture: John Devlin

The Big Interview: Fiona Godsman, chief executive of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise

It was created in 2001 to help students in Scotland develop enterprise skills, uncover their entrepreneurial talent and start up their own ventures.

Mount Agung volcano on Bali, which erupted last month. Picture: Sonny Tumbelaka/Getty

Even intrepid travellers can minimise the risks

We’ve become a lot more adventurous in our choice of holidays in recent years. From gap year students to adventure junkies, increasing numbers of people are stepping out of their comfort zones and abandoning the packaged holiday for something a bit riskier.


Signal fault causes disruption to Edinburgh trains

TRAIN passengers are facing delays in and out of Edinburgh this afternoon.

Glasgow is to bid for the new HQ for Channel 4

Glasgow to rival London in bid to become media capital

Glasgow is thought to be making a bid to rival London as the UK’s media capital after it was revealed that they will pitch to host a new Channel 4 HQ.

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Volunteers in Balquhidder dug trenches and laid cables to bring 'world-class' broadband to the area

Leader comment: Scottish village challenges age of entitlement

In our age of individualism, there is a risk of a descent into narcissism; after all, we are surely the most important person on the planet, so we are obviously entitled to the best of everything, preferably handed to us on a plate.

Opinion 10
Cheese can be high in fat and salt

Jane Bradley: Cheese faces 9pm advert watershed

Attempts to tackle obesity by banning junk food adverts could affect more traditional food, writes Jane Bradley.

Opinion 17
Fish landed at Peterhead harbour, where there is dismay that the UK will remain in the Common Fisheries Policy during the post-Brexit transition period (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Jardine: Food industry is silent on benefits of Brexit

If you wanted to check the health of the food-and-drink sector in Scotland, Aberdeen was the place to be on Thursday night.

Opinion 10

Video: The Best of Edinburgh according to Trip Advisor

We looked at the top bars, restaurants, hotels and things to do around Edinburgh, according to ratings app Trip Advisor.

Media & Leisure
A new Greggs branch has opened at Westminster Tube station close to the Houses of Parliament

Greggs opens up a Westminster branch

The smell of steak bakes will soon be wafting through the corridors of power after Greggs opened up a branch near the Houses of Parliament.

News 5

How the Brexit fishing row affects Scotland - and why it matters

Despite fears that it could be a recreation of the ‘Battle of the Thames’ (the bizarre clash between rival pro and anti EU floatillas at the height of the referendum), Wednesday’s fish-throwing Brexit protest was something of a damp squib.

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