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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017


No further claim on bank

RBS says settlement avoids trial lasting ‘years’

Fred Goodwin

Royal Bank of Scotland today said the £200 million settlement with shareholders ..

French Open

Murray finds form to book semi-final slot

Andy Murray overcame a determined challenge from Kei Nishikori to power his way into the semi-finals at Roland Garros…

Corbyn wins Twitter battle

Brexit is top policy issue for Tweeters

Analysis of the Twittersphere conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh has highlighted top election themes and twitter accounts..

Recognition for call centre workers

BT rewards agency staff with contracts

BT call centre staff

BT has announced that the vast majority of its agency staff..

Agency expanding

R&A added to Frame’s sporting clients

Darryl Broadfoot and Stephen McCranor

The PR operation of creative agency Frame has added the R&A…

Perth office expands

Wahle joins Gillespie Macandrew rural team

Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Viktoria Wahle as an associate in its land and rural business team. Ms Wahle has experience in a wide range of agricultural and rural property matters and has previously advised on a number of both residential and commercial developments, particularly those with a rural context. Since qualifying in 2002 Viktoria has dealt with many aspects of agricultural tenancy matters as well as the acquisition and sale of country houses, estates, forestry and farms and security transactions. She has also acted for landowners andRead More

Shadow home secretary unwell

‘Ill health’ forces Labour’s Abbott to step down

Diane Abbott

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has temporarily stood down because of ill health, Labour has announced…

Grierson added to team

Banking veteran joins Hampden & Co

George Grierson

Hampden & Co, the private bank, has appointed George Grierson who worked for Lloyds Bank for nearly 30 years, including five leading its private client business in Scotland. He has also worked outside the finance sector, including recent spells at the creative agency Guy & Co, and the charity CHSS. Welcoming Mr Grierson, Graeme Hartop, chief executive of Hampden & Co, said: “The growth in client numbers and our balance sheet has been strong.” He said the bank’s first full year’s results will be released in a few weeks’ time. “The hugeRead More

Solution offered provide work

‘Build more homes to fill project gap’

Nicola Barclay 1

Building much needed new homes could fill the economic void left by large, soon to be completed infrastructure projects such as the Queensferry Crossing. That is the view of trade body Homes for Scotland as it responded to the EY Scottish ITEM Club Summer Update which predicts growth in the Scottish economy for 2017 to be half that of the UK. Its authors said that an absence of new infrastructure work to fill the gap left by projects nearing completion will add to the uncertain outlook. Homes for Scotland chiefRead More

Genera Election 2017

Britain must choose consensus over change

On Monday BBC Radio Four interviewed a number of women in Glasgow to ask how they might vote and what issues concerned them. Health and education topped their lists. As Brian Taylor, the Scottish political editor said afterwards, both of these may be important to Scottish voters, but both are devolved matters handled by the Scottish parliament, not Westminster. This was symptomatic of one of the most muddled election campaigns, not least by the constant drawing on devolved issues of little or no relevance to a UK general election. Televised ScottishRead More