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More than 40,000 volunteers across Scotland stepped forward to take part in over 700 litter-pick events and other clean-ups for Spring Clean 2019. Picture: Peter Devlin

Keep Scotland Beautiful thanks the litter volunteers – Derek Robertson

It is a wonderful thing to be reminded of the power to deliver positive change when we all come together. That’s the ­overriding impression as we draw a close on this year’s national Spring Clean – the voluntary clean-up ­activity over April and May ­co-ordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful, your charity for the ­environment.

Euan Bruce is a member of DLA Piper's Employment practice

Euan Bruce: Serious claims mean making the hard decisions

For employers, any allegation of harassment in the workplace risks a significant potential liability for the business and impact on reputation. However, headaches begin well before things get as far as an employment tribunal, with a difficult investigation and grievance/disciplinary process to be navigated first.

Jamie Watt is a partner at Harper Macleod, where he leads the IP&T practice. He works extensively with musicians and remains an active DJ.

Jamie Watt: Music business a fertile area for disputes

Scotland has a rich musical history, through performers such as Alex Harvey, bands such as Simple Minds and the Rezillos, and with labels such as Soma, NMBRS and Zoom, to mention but a few. The value of music to Scotland’s economy is huge, music tourism accounting for close to half a billion pounds to the Scottish economy, and average per head spending on music in Scotland significantly exceeding the UK average.

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