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RBS announce branch reprieve

Residents in Biggar and Douglas are delighted to learn that RBS have granted their branches a temporary reprieve until the end of the year.

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Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

This newspaper is to benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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BrightHouse

BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Carstairs PO closure will allow for upgrade

Carstairs PO closure will allow for upgrade

Carstairs Village Post Office, based in the branch of McColl’s in Carstairs Road, will be forced to close for four days later this month while an extensive upgrade of its facilities and services takes place.

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Charity shop Volunteers celebrate with local councillors, board members, Dave Knight from the Lottery and John Archibald from the Clyde Windfarm. Picture Sarah Peters.

Buying shop building a big boost for group

Volunteers in Douglas were celebrating this week after the St Bride’s Community Group bought the Main Street property that houses its charity shop.

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Amber’s salon is set for take-off!

A 25-year-old makeup artist from Carluke has launched her first salon - inside a converted AIRPLANE in her back garden.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

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There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Ricky Nicol , chief executive of the telecoms company Commsworld. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

Call for action to improve Scotland’s poor digital infrastructure

Urgent and significant action is needed to address Scotland’s critically poor digital infrastructure which has already been “left in the dust” of European neighbours.

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All factory staff will soon benefit from the Living Wage.

Poppy factory becomes Living Wage employer

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh has been named an accredited Living Wage employer.

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The Scotsman showed strong growth in digital revenue.

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrail's passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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