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2018 Data Fest to showcase Scotland’s ‘world class’ talent

A week-long festival which promotes the benefits of data-driven innovation has kicked-off with talks from a range of industry experts.

Polly Purvis said the tech sector north of Border 'thriving'

Scotland’s digital tech industry expects a ‘positive’ 2018

Scotland’s burgeoning digital technology industry is set to make strong further strides this year, a survey out today says.

The lights were particularly clear on the Isle of Lewis. Picture: John-GM7PBB/Twitter

Steve light phenomena spotted in Scottish skies

A colourful new celestial phenomenon has been spotted in skies over Scotland.

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Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Hugh Campbell: Scotland primed to produce next titans of tech

This week, the Northern Tech Awards take place in Edinburgh for the first time. Now in its fifth year, the awards identify the fastest growing and most promising tech companies in the north of England and Scotland. For one night only, their CEOs gather to celebrate success and discuss the challenges and opportunities for their teams in the months ahead.

Sueno's Stone is the largest surviving Pictish stone of its type in Scotland and stands over 6.5 metres high. Picture: Wikicommons

How laser technology is solving the secrets of Pictish stones

Cutting-edge laser technology is being used to reveal the secrets of some of the country’s most mysterious ancient monuments.

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Minecraft firm 4J Studios, which is based in Dundee and East Linton, has pumped a six-figure sum into Puny Astronaut. Picture: Contributed

Minecraft studio pumps money into Dundee games developer

The Scottish games developer founded by entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns is investing in a fledgling Dundee studio to help bring its first title to market.

Abertay's computer games design course is highly rated

Abertay ranked best in Europe for computer games design

A computer games course at a Scottish university has been named the best in Europe for the fourth year in a row in an annual college admissions survey.

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A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Picture: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless cars ‘will be on Scotland’s roads in 2021’

The idea of electrically powered, driverless cars patrolling the highways and byways of Scotland was once confined to the realms of science fiction.

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Sam Wason (left) and Gordon Kaye of Cathcart Associates. Picture: Contributed

Scholarship launched to help next generation of Scots programmers

An IT recruitment specialist has launched a new scholarship scheme aimed at helping Scots from low-income households afford training at Scotland’s leading digital skills academy.

Sir Tom Hunter is offering grants to celebrate Year of the Young People.

Sir Tom Hunter offering £1K grants to inspire change in Scotland

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has launched a competition to support the Year of Young People in Scotland.

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A protective box will encase the affected limb in decontaminated air to reduce the risk of infection. Picture: University of Strathclyde

Scots biomedical engineers pioneer limb-saving technique

A new technique which could help save soldiers’ limbs after battlefield injuries has been pioneered by biomedical engineers.


Why dynamic launches became a thing of the past at Glasgow’s shipyards

When the 7,500-tonne destroyer HMS Duncan was launched at the BAE shipyard in Govan in 2010, it followed a traditional method used by thousands of other ships when entering the River Clyde for the first time.

More mobile phone masts are aimed at improving 4G connectivity in rurual communities. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

More telephone masts to boost 4G network coverage in rural Scotland

A series of new telephone masts will be erected in locations across Scotland with no existing 4G mobile coverage to improve connectivity for rural communities and businesses.

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A new report says digital tools could add �1.44 billion to turnover of Scottish rural business

Digital drive by rural firms could boost Scottish economy

Scottish rural businesses ramping up their digital business could add up to £2.5 billion to the country’s economic output, a new report out today says.

Smartphone usage across the world has soared but many of the devices are used for just a few years before being binned. Picture: PA

Mobile phone pioneer encourages Scotland to embrace circular economy

An influential designer who has worked on some of the world’s most popular mobile phones is to visit Edinburgh to speak on the benefits of adopting a more “circular” manufacturing sector.

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An electric car in action

Car park only for electric vehicles to be built in Dundee

Dundee City Council is planning to create a car park in the city centre solely for electric vehicles.

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Holyrood's cross-party committee on Malawi was joined via video link with its counterpart in Westminster. Picture: Contributed

Video links Holyrood and Westminster for the first time

Elected members at Holyrood and Westminster held a historic joint-session this week thanks to video link technology.

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Work begins to find vanished harbour on the River Clyde

Work begins to find vanished harbour on the River Clyde

Exploratory works have started at a vast brownfield site on the north bank of the Clyde that could be transformed into a leading marine technology hub.


Pro-independence website smashes fundraising target

A controversial pro-independence website has smashed its annual fundraising target after predicting that a second constitutional referendum could be just a year away.

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A bridge similar to the Oresund which connects Sweden with Denmark could link Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to a leading architect. PIC: Creative Commons.

MSPs set for discussions over bridge to connect Scotland and Ireland

Politicians are ready to begin discussions over a potential bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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