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Stevenson to lead anti-referendum campaign

Struan Stevenson

Former MEP Struan Stevenson is to lead Robert Kilgour’s campaign to encourage business opposition to a second independence referendum…

European glory is target

Laidlaw lines up memorable Gloucester farewell

Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw will play his last game for Gloucester in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final at BT Murrayfield next month. The 31-year-old made a timely return for his club in Saturday’s semi-final win over La Rochelle, where the Cherry and Whites became the first team to beat the TOP14 leaders at Stade Marcel-Deflandre this season. The win confirmed Gloucester’s trip to face Stade Francais Paris on Friday, 12 May in Edinburgh, where Laidlaw has earned 33 of his 58 Scotland caps to date and spent eight seasonsRead More

Survey finds favourite hole

Best hole? St Andrews has got it off to a tee

18th hole

St Andrews always laid claim to be the home of golf. Now it has a new honour…

New recruits to conference

Cazenove and Townsend join scale-up summit

Cazenove Capital and Gregor Townsend are the latest to sign up for an entrepreneurs’ conference next week..

Tuesday’s business and political headlines

DB mag and mobile

Daily Business has this morning’s breaking news, including developments in the media and rail industries.. There is a big boardroom announcement from STV…while Stagecoach and Virgin have a new bid partner…and we explain why there is a celebration tonight for two business angels Stay ahead by logging on to Scotland’s online business, political and lifestyle website, updated throughout the day… + Media: A big announcement from STV today concerning its chief executive + Rail: Stagecoach and Virgin have joined forces with a big European partner to bid for a prestigious railRead More

Trust welcomes proposals

Banks plans to restore abandoned mine

Russel Griggs

Banks Mining has lodged a proposal with East Ayrshire Council to restore a long-abandoned open cast mine…

Route speed assessment

WSP to test Highland line journey times

Douglas Rushforth

Professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract to assess route speed improvements on the Highland Main Line.  The appointment by Transport Scotland will see the consultants produce a business case for rail plans to improve connectivity between Inverness and the Central Belt of Scotland.  Douglas Rushforth (pictured), project director, said: “The Highland Main Line is an exciting project win for us.  “Our role will be to outline a business case for the planned journey time improvements, improved capacity and more efficient freight operations making sureRead More

Appointment for Glasgow agent

CBRE poaches Cunningham for advisory team

Andy Cunningham

Property consultant CBRE has poached a senior director from Cushman & Wakefield to join its advisory & transaction services team in Glasgow. Andy Cunningham, who acted for asset manager State Street on its move to Quartermile in Edinburgh, spent more than ten years as a partner and head of the office agency team at Cushman & Wakefield in Glasgow. He also worked with Knight Frank and Lambert Smith Hampton after starting his career at Richard Ellis which later became CBRE. He will work alongside fellow senior director Audrey Dobson.  Miller Mathieson, headRead More

Improved trading for shopfitter

Havelock reaps benefits of turnaround strategy

Shop and office fitter Havelock Europa saw the benefits of its turnaround strategy ..

Boardroom change at TV station

Woodward to step down as STV chief executive

Rob Woodward

Rob Woodward is stepping down as chief executive of STV, it was announced this morning…