Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Watch: Boxer Josh Taylor calls rival ‘bawbag’ ahead of big fight

Scottish boxer Josh Taylor has labelled Ukrainian fighter Viktor Postol a ‘bawbag’ as the pair prepare to face off in Glasgow this evening.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Ritari-Stewart believes the secrets of success are hard work and the constant pursuit of incremental gains. Picture: Neil Hanna

The Big Interview: Anneli Ritari-Stewart, MD of iProspect

Earlier this year, Anneli Ritari-Stewart celebrated a new personal best – powerlifting more than 300 kilograms via a combination of squat, bench and deadlift.

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A male youth has been arrested.

Youth arrested after alleged sexual assault of teen girl

A male youth has been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in West Lothian.

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Summerhall in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Noise complaints force Edinburgh music festival indoors

An outdoor festival being staged in Edinburgh to coincide with the opening of an exhibition charting the history of Scottish pop music has been forced indoors after the venue was hit by noise complaints by neighbours.

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Old Curosity gin will launch the UK's first working gin botanical garde. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh distillery set to open gin botanical garden

An Edinburgh distillery is poised to launch the UK’s first and only working gin botanical garden.

Lifestyle
The exhibition celebrates the best of Scottish pop. Picture: Greg Macvean

Treasure trove of Scottish pop unveiled in National Museum exhibition

They have been unearthed from warehouses, wardrobes, garages, attics and shoeboxes by musicians whose songs are etched in the memories of generations of fans.

Music
Clyde and Forth Canal Bridge. Picture: John Devlin

Restrictions threat to Union Canal boaters if no extra funding

Boats could be restricted on the Union Canal unless Scottish Canals gets more funding as is struggles to maintain its 250-year-old network.

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Stephen Coxen. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Man admits to ‘rudeness’, but not rape in St Andrews case

A man has told a court he did not rape a woman in St Andrews after she raised a civil legal action against him.

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SNP anger over ‘shady cash grab’ at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird

The SNP has accused the UK government of “conning” Scotland after a share of Fort Kinnaird retail park was sold for £167 million.

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Ryanair announce flash sale to Europe with flights from £6.99

Ryanair have launched an autumn flash sale with cheap flights to Europe from Scotland up for grabs until midnight

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The children were taken to hospital for treatment. Picture: Michael Gillen

Children seriously burned after kettle explodes at after-school club

Three children suffered serious burns after a camping kettle exploded at an after-school club in Fife.

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The report comes hot on the heels of last week's announcement by the Prime Minister that the Scottish capital will be the location for Scotland's first artificial intelligence and blockchain accelerator. Picture: Contributed

Tech sector boom delivers £3.9 billion boost to economy

The scale of the boom being seen in Scotland’s technology sector is underlined today with new figures showing thousands of jobs have been created as part of a multi-billion pound annual boost to the economy.

Tech
Ten "Happy Trains" will run on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line. Picture: ScotRail Alliance

ScotRail's 'Happy Trains' to start running on Saturday

The first of ScotRail's stand-in "Happy Trains" will start operating on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line on Saturday, The Scotsman has learned.

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The Hoskins Architects-designed building provides Grade A office space across seven levels, with the upper floors offering panoramic views of the city. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s The Mint Building swallowed before completion

A major office building in the centre of Edinburgh has been sold months before it is due to be completed.

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Thousands of animals will be competing in all manner of classes over the four-day event. Picture: SWNS

Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, Ilona Amos has the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week

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James Morrision, 15, from Cowdenbeath. Picture: Police Scotland

Tributes to ‘caring and loving’ boy killed in fatal crash

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died after being hit by a van.

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Isabel Davis will start her role as executive director of Creative Scotland's new screen unit in September.

New figurehead revealed for Scottish screen industry

Scotland’s troubled screen industry has been given a major boost after poaching one of British film’s leading executives to become its new figurehead.

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ScotRail has blamed the Beast for the East for its reduced score. Picture: Danny Lawson

ScotRail passenger satisfaction slumps

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail has slumped from record levels, watchdog Transport Focus revealed today.
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Chris Liversidge is founder and chief exec of QueryClick

Digital marketing agency sees 50% revenue jump after run of client wins

An Edinburgh-based digital marketing consultancy has seen year-on-year revenue growth of nearly 50 per cent and boosted its ranks as it looks to grow at home and abroad.

Media & Leisure
Billy Ritchie

Aidan Smith: The greatest Scottish band you have never heard of

Aidan Smith on the ‘three thistle and haggis voiced bairns’ who changed the course of pop history before vanishing

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