Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

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.

Tech
The formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Getty)

Brian Wilson: Windrush scandal echoes Scots’ slave trade shame

Scotland’s slave trade shame echoes in the racist treatment of the Windrush migrants, writes Brian Wilson

Opinion 94

Ex of Scots women accused of having sex with US boy, ‘not shocked’

A Scottish woman is facing jail in the US after being accused of having sex with an underage boy for money.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
From left, Patrick Renner, Suzanne Mitskchke, and Rogelio Arellano of MindMate, one of the many start-ups to have come through the EIE programme. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scottish start-up survey finds growing confidence in tech sector

Growing a customer base, attracting investment and hiring talent are the biggest challenges for Scotland’s fledgling tech businesses, an industry survey has found.

Tech

FMQs: Sturgeon won't name SNP consultant who met Cambridge Analytica

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to name to the SNP consultant who met with the controversial political consultancy accused of harvesting the Facebook data of millions of users.

Politics 483
Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox of Seed Haus. Picture: Chris Watt

PingGo secures five-figure investment from Seed Haus

A “media engagement platform” aimed at high growth companies has secured five-figure investment from Seed Haus, the Edinburgh-based pre-seed tech accelerator.

Tech
ScotRail have launched an investigation. Picture: Getty

ScotRail probe claims driver was asleep as train reached Edinburgh

ScotRail have revealed they are investigating claims that one of their drivers was asleep at the controls.

Transport 5
Workers at BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Lewis had been facing the threat of redundancy after the company ran into financial difficulties. Picture: TSPL

Canadian firm takes over closure-threatened BiFab yards

A closure-threatened engineering firm has been taken over by a Canadian company in a move which is hoped will save hundreds of jobs.

Companies 116
Finance secretary Derek Mackay hailed the impact of Scotland's growing data sector

Festival hailed for promoting ethical use of data

Championing the ethical use of data in the wake of the Facebook scandal was one of the successes of a major industry event in Scotland, organisers have said.

Tech
More than 820 improvement projects across Britain are planned over the two May holiday weekends. Picture: Network Rail

May Day weekend disruption for Scottish rail travellers

Scottish rail passengers face major disruption over the May Day holiday weekend including no direct trains between Glasgow and England.

Transport 1

Air pollution levels a ‘medical emergency’ in Scots cities

Fresh criticism has been directed at the Scottish Government over a lack of urgency in driving down deadly air pollution in Scotland’s streets, with calls for the issue to treated as a “health emergency”.

Politics 34
Buddhist priests at Yongquan Monastery, Drum Mountain, Fuzhou, China. At the time of Thomson's visit about 200 monks lived there. He was intrigued by their robes which he thought resembled the monastic garb of medieval Europe.

Pioneering Scots photographer John Thomson ‘forgotten’ in home city

The work of a pioneering Scottish photographer who is celebrated in the Far East has been “forgotten” in his home city, it has been claimed.

Art 3
A march in support of the UK's membership of the EU makes its way through Edinburgh

Brexit impact on devolution could ‘undermine’ faith in government

Public faith in government institutions could be underminded if Brexit has a negative impact on Scottish devolution, a think-tank has warned.

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Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail staff threaten strike action on Scottish Cup weekend

A union has threatened to consult members over striking on the weekend of the Scottish Cup final in a row over ScotRail CCTV-monitoring staff.

Transport 17
The index looked at the number of vegan cafes and coffee shops each city offered. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh and Glasgow among top 50 hipster places to live in the world

Scotland’s two largest cities have been named in the top 50 “most hipster” places in the world.

Travel
Edinburgh Council is responsible for running a number of estates.

Controversy as estates worth £2.5m being run by Edinburgh council

Nearly 400 people have their money managed by Edinburgh city council after being deemed unfit to look after their own affairs.

Personal Finance 3
Scientists say some genes could be linked to cancer.

Study pinpoints genes that may trigger depression

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists.

News
Shane McConnell

Edinburgh boy survives ‘Jaws’ style shark attack thanks to rubber shoes

AN EDINBURGH schoolboy survived a ‘Jaws’ style shark attack… thanks to his rubber swimming shoes blunting the monster’s bite.

News 1
Frankel attributes his tenacity to the formidable challenges he faced working on early voice-recognition systems. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Big Interview: Joe Frankel, founder of Vegware

I think we’re on the edge of a revolution,” says Joe Frankel, mulling over the food service disposable packaging market.

Companies
The council spent �18,900 plus VAT on its whistleblowing service contract

Whistleblowing among Edinburgh council staff doubles in a year

City council staff were reported by colleagues for fraud, theft, substance abuse and discrimination last year as whistleblowing doubled in the space of 12 months.

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