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Edinburgh and Glasgow house prices set to soar

House prices in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to grow by 22 per cent and 17 per cent respectively over the next five years to 2022, according to new research from a leading property consultancy.

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Grangemouth is Scotland's largest container terminal and one of its busiest commercial ports. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Brexit poses ‘significant’ questions for Scotland’s ports

Brexit raises “significant” questions for Scotland’s maritime economy and the future of its ports, industry figures have warned.

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Scottish unemployment has risen by 14,000 people. Picture: Getty Images

Unemployment rises in bleak news for Scotland’s jobs market

Scotland’s unemployment rate rose to 4.5 per cent in the final three months of last year.

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The UK is preparing to leave the single market. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

70 per cent of Scots businesses want to stay in EU single market

Nearly three-quarters of Scottish businesses want to remain in the customs union and single market, according to a survey on firms’ attitudes to Brexit.

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A stag on the Invermark Estate in Angus.' The red deer population is thought to have at least doubled in the last 50 years. Picture: Stephen Mansfield/TSPL

How can Scotland’s growing red deer population be managed?

The UK’s red deer population has doubled in the last 50 years with at least half of the estimated 1.5m animals in Scotland, prompting a growing debate on how best to manage them.

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Egor Piskunov. Picture: Contributed

Head of ‘Russian Propaganda HQ’ in Edinburgh says outlet is like BBC

The Editor of a controversial state-backed Russian media outlet with its UK headquarters in Edinburgh has compared his site to the BBC and insists that the organisation is here to stay.

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Ninewells hospital in Dundee

Mortality rate in Scottish hospitals drops by 10%

The mortality rate at Scotland’s hospitals has fallen by more than 10% since 2014, new figures show.

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Edinburgh named as UK’s top city for inward investment

Edinburgh is the most attractive city in the UK for inward investment but will need to invest heavily in areas such as affordable housing to avoid being overtaken by other major centres, according to a new report published today.

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Humpback whale in the Firth of Forth with Edinburgh Castle in the background. Picture: Adrian Plumb

Scotland best place to see whales and dolphins, study suggests

Scotland is a hotspot for those wanting to catch a glimpse of marine mammals such as whales and dolphins, according to a new survey.


Visitor numbers to Scottish attractions soar by ten per cent

Visitor numbers to key tourist sites in Scotland have rocketed by nearly ten per cent, as Chinese visitors flock to Loch Ness and TV fans seek out Jacobite ruins.

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Anas Sarwar said more needed to be done to encourage ethnic minorities to enter the teaching profession in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland needs more ethnic minority head teachers, says Sarwar

A senior Labour MSP has called for action to tackle the lack of ethnic minorities employed in senior education roles in Scotland.

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The curlew is one of the upland species which has seen a decline in numbers. Picture: Horst Jegen/REX/Shutterstock

Half Scotland’s upland birds suffer ‘significant long-term decline’

More than half of Scotland’s upland birds, including the curlew and lapwing, have suffered a “significant long-term decline”, according to official statistics published yesterday.

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The Falkirk Wheel

Scots landmarks on list of civil engineering accomplishments

A trio of Scottish landmarks have made a list of 200 of the top achievements in civil engineering, according to an industry body.

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The number of high street betting shops is in decline as online gambling takes off. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Number of high street bookmakers in Scotland in decline

The number of high street bookmakers in Scotland continues to decline despite the popularity of fixed odd betting terminals (FOBT), industry figures have revealed.

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Leave the tent at home and camp in luxury with a stay at one of these Scottish camping pods

Seven of the most fun camping and glamping pods in Scotland

If you’re sick of tents but still want to see the great outdoors, camping pods are a cosy solution.

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A double decker bus on the production line at the Alexander Dennis factory in Falkirk. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Productivity in Scotland at ‘lowest level in eight years’

Productivity in Scotland has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years, new figures have revealed.

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Scotland named one of Europe’s ‘regions of the future’

Scotland has been named one of Europe’s best large regions for foreign direct investment (FDI), a leading business publication has found.

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A pot hole in Edinburgh's Morningside Road. Scottish councils are spending less on road maintenance, a report has found. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scottish councils slash road maintenance budgets by 20%

Councils across Scotland have cut roads maintenance funding by 20 per cent over the past seven years in response to pressure on their budgets, a report on local authority finances has found.

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Kevin Stewart said Housing is a priority.

Revealed: The cost of renting in Scotland

Renters in Scotland spend almost a quarter of their income on housing costs, the latest official statistics show.

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A Fringe entertainer performs on the Royal Mile in 2017. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Revealed: Edinburgh festivals reliant on ticket sales to residents

New research has revealed how reliant Edinburgh’s main festivals are on local ticket sales – with most events doing between 40 and 70 per cent of their business within the city’s boundary.

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