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Monday, February 20th, 2017


Duo join law firm

Marketing pair for Gillespie Macandrew

Lisa Fitzpatrick

Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has recruited two marketing specialists. Lisa Fitzpatrick (far left) joins as the senior marketing executive and Rebecca Croan as business development executive, effectively doubling the size of the firm’s marketing team. Ms Fitzpatrick brings more than 10 years marketing experience and joins from manufacturer Brand-Rex, where she was responsible for the company’s digital marketing, events/exhibitions, PR, product launches, campaigns and collateral management.  Ms Croan comes from a background in legal marketing and has been involved in both marketing and strategic business development for a similar major EdinburghRead More

Hearts in race against time

Tynecastle pitch to be dug up and replaced

Ann Budge

Hearts’ much-criticised pitch is to be dug up and relaid this week, with a promise to have it back in action by next Wednesday. The playing surface has been described as the worst in the league and came in for particular criticism after the Scottish Cup fifth-round tie with Hibs. Hearts boss Ian Cathro and his opposite number Neil Lennon were unhappy with the condition of the pitch following the 0-0 stalemate. Having taken the drastic step to returf, the club now faces a race against time to have the surfaceRead More

Boost for Scots technology

‘Doctor on your arm’ firm wins £1m NHS deal


Snap40, the “doctor on your arm”, has been awarded a £1 million contract by NHS England to further scale its technology…

BBC Radio Four media presenter Steve Hewlett has died from cancer, aged 58

Annand takes new role

Inverarity Morton hires sales director

Steve Annand

Drinks wholesaler Inverarity Morton has announced that Glasshouse Drinks founder and director, Steve Annand, 39, will be joining as sales director from 1 March. He will succeed Donald Campbell, 60, who is taking a step back in his role to focus on key account management as part of a planned soft retirement.  Following an intensive two-month internal and external recruitment process, the board unanimously decided on Magners’ former UK head of on-trade sales, Mr Annand, as his successor. IM managing director Stephen Russell, said: “Steve’s CV is very impressive: here’s aRead More

Scottish Beer Awards 2017

Brewers invited to celebrate success

Tempest Brewery

The national awards programme for Scottish brewing has launched its second year with a promise to work hard with breweries to promote the growing range of high quality Scottish beers now available…

Ex-England star lands post

Cockerill new head coach of Edinburgh Rugby

Richard Cockerill

A former England international has been appointed head coach of Edinburgh Rugby with effect from the start of next season.

Change 'to be ruled out'

Not the time to give up on Scottish Six

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland is expected to be told it cannot launch its own hour-long news programme, the so-called Scottish Six..

Warning on revaluation

Small shops most vulnerable from rates rise

Shop going online

Insurance company AXA today warns that the forthcoming business rate increase threatens the survival of the nation’s small shops…

Profits hit by customer issues

Bovis Homes unveils review after ‘difficult year’


Housebuilder Bovis Homes was the FTSE 250’s biggest faller in early trading after admitting that 2016 was a “difficult” year for the business.