Emma Newlands: Using data to drive concepts with social purpose

It is set to start at midday today, an “intensive” 24-hour competition with the theme of “financial services for good” and focusing on how financial data can be used to help address some of the biggest challenges facing society today.

Novelist Mary Wesley was a phenomenon, having her first novel published at the age of 70

Kirsty Gunn: Older women can still be next big thing in literature

I have long thought that older women need to have a greater presence in Scottish literary life.

Imogen Russon-Taylor is to officially launch Edinburgh-based Kingdom Scotland next month. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

First Scots fragrance house hopes to savour sweet smell of success

A fragrance house billed as the first in Scotland is looking at crowdfunding and global expansion after unveiling its first collection.

Hans Moller admits to being concerned about the European Medicines Agency moving from London to Amsterdam. Picture: Chris Watt

The Big Interview: Edinburgh BioQuarter director Hans Möller

The science park at Stanford University in the US was the brainchild of provost and dean of engineering Frederick Terman, who spied the potential of a site focused on research and development, generating income for the institution and community.

Leith Theatre was packed for a Hidden Doors show last year

Kevin Buckle: Oi, Leith! Stopping hogging all the headlines

Barely a day goes by that Leith isn’t in the news whether it be good news over Leith Theatre or bad news with the proposed closure of Leith Depot or the cancellation of the pop-up arts festival LeithLate.


Cliff Hague: Airbnb and co are changing the way cities develop

Are Airbnb and its various imitators a boon or a curse? Opinions are deeply divided about the benefits these companies bring and the problems they create.

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Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue is draped with a bouquet of flowers to mark International Women's Day. Picture:: AP

Claire Miller: Why we need to honour Edinburgh’s forgotten women

The gender divide was more obvious on International Women’s Day, writes Cllr Claire Miller of the Greens

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Mercat Tours' Edinburgh Outlander Experience traces the real events that inspired Diana Gabaldon's novels.

Investment in staff and community pays off for Mercat Tours

A high-profile family-run tourism business has reported year-on-year growth of about a fifth after investing in staff and community initiatives.

Media & Leisure
Korean Billy explaining the meaning of the Edinburgh dialect word 'radge'. Picture: YouTube

Watch: South Korean YouTube star explains Edinburgh dialects

Is this pure barry? Or should Korean Billy be told to hud his wheesht?

Queensferry High. Picture: Google

School recruitment crisis sees history teacher supervising computing class

A SCHOOL has drafted in a history teacher to supervise computing classes after being unable to recruit a new computing sciences expert, MSPs have been told.

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Police probe group claiming responsibility for Princes Street ‘bomb’

ANTI-TERROR police are investigating an e-mail which names a group responsible for January’s Princes Street Gardens “bomb”.

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The brewer has won a number of awards for its beers.

Scots brewer cheers major deal with supermarket giant Morrisons

A Scottish craft brewer that specialises in gluten-free beers has boosted its production after securing its first major supermarket listing south of the Border.


Army is drafted in to get staff to snow bound Edinburgh hospitals

SOLDIERS have been drafted in to help take health staff to and from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Western General as the icy lockdown of the Capital continues.

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Revealed: The Edinburgh bus driver who averted snow disaster

A HERO bus driver has told of the heart-stopping moment she skilfully averted tragedy on the Capital’s treacherous roads.

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Extreme pictures of snow in Scotland

A selection of pictures as the ‘Beast from the East’ brings wreaks havoc across the nation for a second day.

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In pictures: Scotland in the snow

A selection of pictures from across Scotland as the ‘Beast from the East’ brings heavy snow to the nation.

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St Mary's RC Primary pupils were involved with archeologists at the dig. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Funeral to be held for Edinburgh’s 17th century plague victims

A special funeral service is to be held for dozens of victims of the 17th century plague that swept through Edinburgh – after the remains of adults and children were found beneath a school playground.

George Street during the Edinburgh Festival. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh clampdown on staging of events in public spaces

An unprecedented clampdown is to be ordered on the staging of shows, festivals and events in public spaces in Edinburgh city centre in the wake of complaints about over-crowding, over-commercialism and disruption for local residents.

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ScotRail announce train cancellations across Scotland

ScotRail has announced train cancellations across eastern Scotland and around Glasgow tomorrow and on Thursday because of the expected snow impact.

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Angela Scott has focused on immuno-oncology, which uses the body's immune system 'to help fight cancer, with less severe 'side-effects than other treatments. Picture: ''''Lenny Warren

The Big Interview: Angela Scott, co-founder of biotech firm TC BioPharm

Angela Scott already has a high-profile achievement under her belt, having been part of the team of Roslin scientists that won the race to clone the first mammal from an adult cell – resulting in Dolly the sheep.

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