Keeping ewe warm this Christmas

The Scottish Government has announced that three million Scottish sheep worked overtime last year to ensure we stay warm – and colourful – this festive season  Our farmyard friends produced enough wool – around six million kilos – to make, on average, four Christmas jumpers for each person in Scotland. Sheep farmers went into shearing overdrive More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Sainsbury’s 30 year anniversary celebrated at Holyrood

Jim Eadie MSP helped Sainsbury’s celebrate 30 years in Scotland by hosting an anniversary reception at the Scottish Parliament recently. Peter Griffiths, CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank and the Group’s Board Champion More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Newkirkgate centre to be renovated

Good news for the Foot of the Walk where money will be spent by the new owners of the shopping centre to give it a new look. The Newkirkgate Shopping Centre in Leith is to benefit from a complete renovation and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Flybe selling 2015 flights today

FLYBE put their 2015 flights on sale now Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today put on sale its 2015 Summer schedule that features 30 routes to and from Scotland with a choice of up to 964 flights More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Green MSP calls for answers for Scotland’s wave energy industry

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, has today written to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing calling for urgent answers to growing concerns about the future of the wave energy industry in Scotland. The Greens are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Renewable energy – making waves in Europe

Aquamarine Power Chief Executive Office John Malcolm was today elected to the board of Ocean Energy Europe – the influential Brussels-based trade body which has an important role in shaping European policy for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Black & Lizars have two new city centre shops

In its latest initiative in Scotland’s capital city, Black & Lizars, the country’s largest independently-owned optometrist, is acquiring the well-known city centre ophthalmic opticians business More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Sainsbury’s open in Princes Mall

The 51st Sainsbury’s in Scotland has just opened its doors this morning in Princes Mall. There are 25 new employees working there, some of whom were previously unemployed. The 4000 sq ft shop is one More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Diamonds are forever at The Gyle

One of the UK’s diamond merchants Chisholm Hunter has opened a new store at The Gyle which may tempt you if you are out shopping there this weekend. The good news is that the new shop has meant ten new full More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Heriot-Watt launch Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Award

Heriot-Watt University’s Energy Academy has started a search for the best company executive or worker, researcher and student undertaking energy-related research, R&D, or study in Scotland. Working in partnership More...