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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017


Major boost for Dundonald

McIlroy set for return to Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy

World number two Rory McIlroy has handed the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open a major boost..

No plans to sell life business

Skeoch: Standard Life may sell annuities business

Keith Skeoch

Standard Life may be willing to sell its £16.1 billion annuity portfolio but …

Theatre: musical

Dancing the years away with Johnny and Baby

Opening night: the years have flown by but the story remains the same for the stars of the hit musical Dirty Dancing. Pauline Taylor was at the first night. Read her review here.

As Leonardo opens in Haymarket

Roomzzz checks in to St James Centre

Developers of the £1 billion St James Centre in Edinburgh have let one of the hotels..

Archangels leads funding round

Photonics firm Optoscribe raises £1.8m

Nick Psaila

Optoscribe, a global supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has closed a series B investment round …

Senior hire for Marketing Edinburgh

Ferguson to head up business tourism

Marketing Edinburgh has appointed Amanda Ferguson as head of business tourism.  Ms Ferguson brings more than 19 years of experience in UK and international B2B marketing and events to the role. This includes spells with Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC), University of Edinburgh, and most recently, VisitScotland Business Events. Working at VisitScotland for the last ten years, she was responsible for the implementation and management of the organisation’s business events marketing strategy for the UK and European markets, which combined, represent 85% of all business events and meetings in Scotland.Read More

Performance 'on target'

Profits hit but Scottish Building Society upbeat

Mark Thomson

Scottish Building Society has announced a reduced pre-tax profit of £1.27 million during the year to 31 January 2017. The figure is £300,000 down on the previous year’s total, though chief executive Mark Thomson said the performance met the targets outlined in the Society’s five-year plan. Mortgage balances increased by 8.8% to stand at a record £311m. while savings balances also grew to an all-time high of £365m. compared to £342.1m. in 2016. Total assets increased by just over £20m. to £409.2m., with reserves up from £31.5m. in 2016 toRead More

Misery for full-back

Broken bone rules Hogg out of Lions tour

Stuart Hogg

A dejected Stuart Hogg has spoken of his disappointment after being ruled out of the remainder of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand due to injury. The Glasgow Warriors star, a two-time Lion who featured in the victories over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the Crusaders, suffered a facial bone fracture in Saturday’s match in Christchurch after a collision with team-mate Conor Murray. The British & Irish Lions medical team have been working in consultation with his club and Hogg will return to Scotland for furtherRead More

Firms make most of currency moves

Scottish exports rocket on back of low pound

Port of Grangemouth

Scottish exports have soared as a result of the slump in sterling.

Cost of living going up

Inflation rise should prompt VAT cut says Cameron

Money - own pic

Inflation’s rise to 2.9% has reinforced the case for a temporary reduction in VAT ..