Scotland's Economy

Scotland's Economy

Leader comment: Scotland’s just too attractive

So many tourists want to experience the delights of the Isle of Skye that US broadcaster CNN reckons it should be avoided, while a new report suggests Edinburgh is struggling to cope with the influx of people during its major festivals.

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop

‘Great places’ to share £2.4m funding for regeneration

Nine areas across Scotland are set to share a pot of £2.4 million to help their regeneration and benefit residents.


Has the mystery of the cars in Edinburgh’s robot car park been solved?

THE mystery origins of eight vehicles which were found trapped inside a disused robotic car park in Edinburgh may have been solved after a former employee claimed the cars were placed in the lot by its owners to test the system.

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An artist's impression of the exterior

Architect unveils ambitious building plans for Glasgow

3DReid architects have unveiled a proposal for a speculative office building that they say will link the academic and Merchant City areas of Glasgow and attract new businesses to the city.


Oscars 2018: Shape of Water lands 13 nominations for Academy Awards

Guillermo del Toro’s monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig has become just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.

Murgitroyd has promoted two senior staff.

Patent law firm Murgitroyd appoints new Directors

Glasgow based patent law specialists Murgitroyd has announced that two of its senior attorneys have been promoted to the position of directors at the firm.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will visit the University of Edinburgh, Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Gates set for University of Edinburgh agriculture visit

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the UK International Development Secretary are to visit Edinburgh University to discuss how agricultural research is helping communities worldwide.

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The retailer is consulting with staff over plans that will see a number of senior in-store posts slimmed down. Picture: Emma Mitchell

Sainsbury’s putting ‘thousands of jobs at risk’ with management plan

Sainsbury’s has announced a management shake up at its supermarkets putting thousands of jobs at risk

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Scott Mitchell, commercial director of RCSEd Commercial Enterprises, only gained his sight after pioneering surgery.

The Big Interview: Royal College of Surgeons’ commercial director Scott Mitchell

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an august institution with a pivotal role in the development of surgical techniques we take for granted today, with notable names in its history including anaesthesia pioneer Sir James Young Simpson.

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Flick founders Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones

FanDuel duo reunite to launch Flick gaming video platform

An Edinburgh-based duo have teamed up once again to launch a new way for gamers to watch content with their friends.

Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge to get first paint job since 1964

The Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.

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Richard Leonard abandoned all reason in comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher, says Darren McGarvey  Picture by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Darren McGarvey: Comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher is deeply offensive

Richard Leonard’s comparison of Nicola Sturgeon and Margaret Thatcher is absurd; one gave us baby boxes, the other corpses with needles in their arms, writes Darren McGarvey.

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The Forth road Bridge is to be painted - and it'll take about ten years. Picture Lisa Ferguson.

Forth Road Bridge is to get first full paint job since it opened

THE Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.

Many tasks are now being performed over the internet, so a functioning connection is important (Picture: PA)

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

In an age of burgeoning technological advancements, digital connectivity is playing an increasingly influential role in Scotland’s economic success, writes Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

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Fabio the robot gives a huge. Picture: Contributed

Margiotta shoppers say farewell to first robot worker

The first robot to work in retail in Scotland reduced one worker to tears when it was removed from a Margiotta branch.

Sumburgh Airport. Picture: TSPL

Record number of people flew to Scotland’s Highlands and islands

A record number of people flew to some of Scotland’s most far-flung destinations, according to the latest figures from one of Scotland’s airport operators.

RENOWNED: Haggis firm Macsween was established in the 1950s as a butchers shop in the south of Edinburgh

Four sacked after Macsween’s haggis factory blunder

FOUR workers employed by a world famous haggis firm have been sacked just days before Burns Night following a blunder on the factory floor.

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Plastic-stemmed cotton buds were one of the most common items found on Cramond Beach (Picture: Catherine Gemmell/Marine Conservation Society)

Jane Bradley: Toxic plastic waste is returning from sea to poison us

Wet wipes, straws and ‘mermaids’ tears’: Jane Bradley on the marine plastic epidemic that’s poisoning our food.

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The Ship Inn overlooks the River Forth. Picture: Contributed

Sale of iconic Fife pub offers chance to escape the rat race

One of Fife’s best known pubs, the Ship Inn in the historic shoreside village of Limekilns, has gone on the market.

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Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

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