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Saturday, September 5th, 2015


CEO makes unannounced visit

M&S VIP gives Gyle a taste test

Spotted at the delicatessen counter at Marks & Spencer in the Gyle on Friday was none other than group chief executive Marc Bolland. He was briefing a group of Scottish investors on the delights on offer. Bolland is a foodie and known to be passionate about the company’s range so he wasn’t intent on leaving the presentation to any of his staff. Those who overheard him say he was well informed about the products on offer. Food was again strong in the first quarter with like-for-like sales up by 0.3%. TheRead More

Efforts to prevent imitation

Lochhead backs bid for EU name protection for Forfar Bridie

Forfar bridies could soon have the protection of Europe to prevent other food producers imitating them. Food Secretary Richard Lochhead today is backing an application for Protected Food Name (PFN) status for the famous Scottish snack. READ MORE

European Championship qualifiers

Scotland on verge of elimination after Georgia defeat

Scotland’s chances of qualifying for next year’s European Championships in France depend on getting a draw or victory over World Champions Germany on Monday night. READ MORE

35-mile route ready for travellers

Well-wishers take a Wonka-style journey into Borders history

Borders Rail

Hundreds of well-wishers and enthusiasts will make a journey of a lifetime today, joined by thousands lining the route of the new railway passing through the Borders. In true Willie Wonka style those lucky enough to have received one of 480 golden tickets will be among the first to travel on the reopened Waverley line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank and take their place in a piece of railway history. Half-hourly scheduled services begin this weekend and even before the excitement at reopening the 35-mile line has cooled there are demands for it toRead More