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Scotland a ‘world leader’ in circular economy

Scotland’s efforts to keep resources in use longer are recognised across the world, says Zero Waste Scotland

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A broad snouted caiman is among the dangerous animals to be kept by private owners in Scotland. Image: Wikicommons

Almost 500 dangerous animals are being kept by private owners in Scotland

Forget the neighbour’s dogs and cats - some of the world’s most dangerous wild animals have been found to be living at private addresses in Scotland.

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Forget Cape Canaveral, Scotland’s first spaceport proves small is beautiful

Excited talk of space tourism does not reflect what the proposed Sutherland launch site or the wider sector in Scotland is about, writes Chris McCall

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Accelalpha's Matthew Tolan, left, and Chris Larkin flankRiverside Inverclyde's David Martin. Picture: submitted

Gourock goes global as it welcomes US IT company

Urban regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde has welcomed a global IT company as a new tenant to its £600,000 redeveloped business centre at Gourock.

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Plans for Edinburgh Marina progress with £10m loan to snap up more land

An ambitious plan for a key development regenerating a site on Edinburgh’s waterfront has moved a step closer after the agreement of a funding deal.

Companies 5
Aberdeen to get CodeBase hub

Aberdeen to get CodeBase hub

A dedicated hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is coming to Aberdeen.

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Clouds are forming over the BBC's Broadcasting House, according to Bill Jamieson (Picture: Getty)

Bill Jamieson: Global giants of Netflix and Amazon set to destroy BBC

The BBC as we know it is unlikely to survive the next ten or even five years, writes Bill Jamieson.

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Google could be set for a record fine.

How the Google fine from the EU could change your Android phone forever

Google is braced for a record fine over its Android operating system in the coming hours from the EU.

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Manish Jethwa: Glasgow can be the UK’s landmark low-emission city

The Scottish Government has unveiled plans to work with councils to introduce low-emission zones (LEZs) in Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020. The objective is clear: to reduce emissions and improve air quality across Scotland.

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One of Robertson Group's major projects was constructing the Macallan distillery and visitor centre. Picture: contributed.

Robertson Group predicts dramatic growth after Macallan project

A leading infrastructure business based in Scotland is predicting growth of 25 per cent when it releases financial results later this year.

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Ben Dorks was promoted to the chief executive role in May of this year. Picture: contributed.

Software firm Ideagen hails 9th year of growth

Ideagen, the Aim-quoted software firm with a major presence in East Kilbride, has unveiled its ninth consecutive year of positive results, as it targets further US acquisitions with a view to becoming an increasingly global business.

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Wood Group brings in new chief technology officer

Wood Group brings in new chief technology officer

Energy and engineering services giant Wood Group has appointed Darren Martin to the new role of chief technology officer as the firm looks to ramp up its digital offering.

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CEO Angus MacSween welcomed the appointment. Picture: Contributed

New finance boss for cloud computing firm Iomart

Iomart, the Glasgow-based cloud computing and web hosting group, has announced a change of finance director.

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The River Clyde is becoming "choked" with plastic given its close proximity to the population and large scale public events, campaigners say. PIC: John Devlin/TSPL.

River Clyde becomes “choked” with plastic

A mass clean up of the River Clyde will get underway this weekend as the waterway becomes “choked” with plastic given its close proximity to the city’s population and large scale public gatherings.

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Ginger emojis are finally coming to iPhones and iPads

Red-haired Scots will finally be able to express themselves in emoji form, when a range of new ginger cartoon faces comes to Apple iPhones and iPads later this year.
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Robots will take the place of factory staff, transport employees and construction  workers. Picture: Getty

Half a million new Scots jobs expected from automation

More than half a million jobs will be created in Scotland over the next two decades with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) driving greater automation and robotics, new research indicates.

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Elaine Van Der Berg. Picture: submitted

Brightsolid chief executive leaves business after six months

The chief executive of cloud computing specialist Brightsolid has left the business after six months in the role.

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The SEC already holds the SEC Centre, the SEC Armadillo and The SSE Hydro - major purpose-built spaces for exhibitions, conferences and live entertainment. Bosses say they now want to add a new conference centre and extend the exhibition space, warning that "standing still is not an option" in the competitive conference market. Picture: PA

Glasgow’s SEC reveals £150m expansion plan

One of the UK’s largest events hubs has revealed plans for a £150 million expansion.

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Kenny Millar. Picture: submitted

East Kilbride tech firm Traveltek makes top hire as it embarks on growth

Traveltek, the East Kilbride-headquartered travel technology specialist, has unveiled a key hire as it looks to scale-up the business.

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Google opens Edinburgh training centre

Google has opened Scotland’s first ‘Digital Garage’ today and launched a new training programme in Glasgow.

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