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Scottish companies driving forward the Blockchain revolution

Scotland has worked hard to establish a reputation for being a hub for business in the Financial Technology (or Fintech) sector.

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RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

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A customer uses a 'modest comission' Bitcoin vending machine in a CeX store in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Should I invest in bitcoin or has the bubble burst?

The value of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate wildly but the blockchain technology they utilise is here to stay, writes Chris McCall

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Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May has told the Scottish Government how it should spend an estimated £2bn windfall from increased funding for the NHS in England, saying devolved administrations should use the Barnett consequentials to "benefit the whole United Kingdom".
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CYBG, which owns Clydesdale Bank, is to takeover Virgin Money

Clydesdale Bank owner seals takeover of Virgin Money

CYBG has reached a takeover deal with Virgin Money that values the bank at £1.7 billion but is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses.


First look: Upmarket revamp set for Waverley Mall

It’s had more name changes than Puff Daddy. But a new vision for Waverley Mall hopes to transform the “gateway to Edinburgh” with plans for a new entrance, rooftop gardens and European piazza-style area.

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Scottish property prices soar ahead  by seven per cent in just three months. Picture: TSPL

Scottish property prices soar ahead by seven per cent in just three months

Scottish property prices are rising at their fastest rate in three years, according to a new study.

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Waverley  mall're vamp'plans''Aerial From Scott Monument

Redeveloped Waverley Mall ‘will lure both shoppers and tourists’

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall reveal a new vision for the “gateway to Edinburgh”, featuring rooftop gardens and European piazza-style area.

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Calls have been made for more diversity in top teaching roles

Calls for action to increase diversity in top teaching roles

Calls have been made for more diversity in top teaching roles, as figures show just a “handful” in Scotland come from an ethnic minority

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The Unions into Schools project is helping youngsters to learn about their rights at work. Picture: Frazer Band

Pupil workforce facing harassment by sex pests

Scotland’s teenage school pupils are facing sexual harassment from employers and customers at their part-time jobs, say union officials.

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Scottish smokers offered £160 incentive to quit

Smokers across Scotland are being handed shopping vouchers in a publicly funded attempt to help them ditch the habit.

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Yvette Harrison, Mac Mackie and Kirstin McNutt enjoy ice-creams as temperatures in Scotland rose.

Bank holiday helps Mackie’s ice-cream sales hit record level

Ice cream brand Mackie’s of Scotland has got sales licked – after seeing them reach record levels last month.

Ruth Porter is determined to continue riding horses as long as she can. Picture: Alistair Linford

Speech therapist offers unique insight into MND

It was when she began to notice her speech slowing with tiredness that Ruth Porter first knew something was wrong.

Amanda Boyle says there is an economic prerogative due to the cost to business and the economy of people being absent from work because of weight-related ill health. PIcture: Nicholas Frost

The Big Interview: Amanda Boyle, chief executive of Scottish Slimmers

Early on in Amanda Boyle’s career, her boss at a radio station charged her with organising a charity auction, a task that entailed the considerable duty of filling three days of airtime.

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Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames for the second time in four years, last night.

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Spending on the NHS is set to rise. Picture: Getty

£2bn Barnett windfall for NHS as May set to loosen purse strings

Scotland’s NHS is in line for a windfall of up to £2 billion by the end of this Westminster Parliament under plans to boost health spending set to be unveiled by Theresa May.

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Lloyds Banking Group said the changes will result in a "sharper focused" communications department. Picture: Getty

Jobs under threat at Lloyds’ Scottish HQ in Edinburgh

Lloyds is expected to axe positions at its group corporate affairs team in Scotland as part of wider changes across the banking group in response to what it described as a “rapidly changing environment.”

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Ruth Davidson has criticised the immigration target. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Ruth Davidson increases pressure for migration target review as GP rules relaxed

Hundreds more doctors from outside Europe will be available to NHS bosses in Scotland to help ease the recruitment crisis in the biggest relaxation of immigration policy in more than a decade.

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Kira Nobel has posted to Facebook that her post-surgery scans are all clear

Brave Kira given all clear by doctors after op

Inspirational Kira Noble is “over the moon” after receiving the all clear from medical experts following her vital surgery in America.

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Jordan Butler is the founder and CEO of Heavy Sound, an East Lothian-based community interest company that specialises in delivering music and arts-based services to young people. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rap tutorials help troubled Scots school pupils turn the page

Some of Scotland’s most troubled children, many of whom have experienced trauma, are having their lives turned around by the opportunity to learn music through hip-hop and rap.

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