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One third of private car parks breach consumer laws

SCOTS motorists are being ripped off in private car parks after an investigation revealed that one-third of them breach consumer protection laws.

The Mint by Chris Stewart Group contributed

Commercial property: Capital needs developments to act as spur for investment

Large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups are all keen to locate themselves in Edinburgh, which regularly ranks in the top three places in the world to live.


Darren McGarvey: Carillion - giants of capitalism or scroungers?

When things go wrong, giants of capitalism turn shameless scroungers, writes Darren McGarvey.

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Union leaders said the number of job losses would run into thousands. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Carillion collapse puts ‘thousands’ of Scottish jobs at risk

Thousands of Scottish jobs are at risk following the collapse of services firm Carillion as the Scottish Government reassured the public it has contingency plans for infrastructure projects being handled by the defunct company.

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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.

Carillion projects could be at risk. Picture; PA

What the Carillion collapse means to Scotland

The Scottish Government has said contingency plans are in place for major contracts north of the Border affected by the liquidation of Carillion.

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The new installation will operate in the Penguins field, 150 miles north-east of the Shetland islands.  Picture: Andy Buchanan

Shell to build first new North Sea installation in 30 years

Energy giant Shell is to develop its first new manned installation in the northern part of the North Sea for almost 30 years.

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A Loganair flight.

Loganair launches flights from Glasgow to Donegal

Glasgow-based airline Loganair has today announced that it is to re-introduce services between Donegal and Glasgow, stepping in to secure the future of the route following the current operator’s decision to pull the plug.

Nick Freer is founding director of the Freer Consultancy

Nick Freer: Scottish technology mixing with the big boys

CES, the largest gathering of the global consumer technologies industry, took place in Las Vegas last week and it was encouraging to see a Scottish contingent among the household names like Amazon, YouTube, Intel and Ford.

The FTSE100 is closing in on 8,000. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Jamieson: Onwards and upwards to 8,000 (while it lasts)

Rare were the pundits who even a few months ago predicted that the FTSE100 would be within striking distance of 8,000 – and looking to break this new peak. But here we are, with a promising start to the New Year and the index continuing to set new records.

HMRC is the largest single creditor in two-thirds of cases.

Debts to taxman triggering more business failures

Britain’s complex tax system has sparked a double-digit jump in businesses collapsing because of their debts to HM Revenues & Customs, according to a report yesterday.

Costruction giant Carillion which has said that it has "no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect". Picture; PA

Construction giant Carillion to go into liquidation

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

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David McGarvey was killed on Boxing Day.

Two pedestrians hurt in ‘reckless’ tribute for killed biker

Two pedestrians have been injured after a spate of incidents involving bikers across Edinburgh that have been linked to a tribute “ride out” to father-of-two David McGarvey.

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Glasgow Airport has launched a 13-week public
consultation seeking feedback on proposals to modernise the airspace currently used by
aircraft to fly to and from the airport.

Flight paths ‘not fit for purpose’ says Glasgow Airport chief

Airport chiefs say flight paths are not fit for purpose as they launched a consultation on proposals to modernise the airspace.

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Thomas Sutherland and Emily Martin with a model  helicopter, designed as part of a new work placement scheme at Leonardo MW in Edinburgh. Photograph: Alistair Linford

Apprentices at defence giant give Scottish pupils a workplace wow factor

The first day in a work placement can be a terrifying prospect for Scotland’s secondary school pupils, facing a whole week surrounded by adults, hoping it will not be spent making the tea.

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Is it time for doom-mongers to wake up and smell the coffee? Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Bill Jamieson: Sceptic tries to turn that frown upside-down

Are downbeat economic forecasts self-fulfilling? Are we more depressed about the economy than we need to be?

Do not fall into travel money traps, such as buying currency at the airports and being hit with credit and debit card fees. Photograph: PA

Five financial pitfalls to avoid when booking your 2018 holidays

With 2018 signalling a fresh start, many people will be thinking about planning a getaway, to bring a ray of sunshine to the gloom of the winter months.

Burberry's trading strategy includes the closure of outlets that are not in or near communities of luxury shoppers. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Overhaul by Gobbetti tipped to lift sales at fashion label Burberry

Luxury fashion house Burberry is tipped to reveal rising sales this week as investors see the early fruits of an overhaul by new boss Marco Gobbetti.

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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Take action now if you are suffering a financial festive hangover.

James Walker: Take action if January’s pay packet won’t stretch

January sucks, doesn’t it? It’s cold outside, everyone’s ill, we’re back to work with no holidays in sight and payday is miles away.

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