Hedgehog populations are in trouble. They've declined by 30% in the last 10 years alone and there are now thought to be fewer than a million left in the UK, according to the RHS.
The London market rose higher led by miners, despite a mixed session for lenders after European giant Deutsche Bank warned over hefty third quarter losses.
NOTE to SNP MSPs: sometimes less is more.
No matter how many pigs in blankets you've scoffed on Christmas Day, you can always make room for some pudding, can't you? The Japanese say we have a separate stomach ("betsubara") for dessert, and it's never more true than on December 25.
Royal Bank of Scotland has raided Old Mutual to fill the newly created role of director of finance.
Extra staff are being put on duty as Glasgow Airport gears up for one of its busiest periods of the year.
THE BANK of England has highlighted the “restraining impact” of fiscal consolidation on UK economic activity, and signs of a slowdown in growth, after its Monetary Policy Committee held base rates at a record low.
Potato and daffodil supplier Produce Investments has warned a metal contamination problem could cost it up to £1.5 million and announced plans to close a packing site in Kent.
German prosecutors have carried out searches in connection with their investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.
BAN ON THE KILLING OF WILD SALMON EXCEPT UNDER LICENCE AND ACCOMPANYING CARCASS TAGGING SCHEME 1. Over the past 6 months the Scottish Government has conducted a series of linked consultations on proposals to deliver a kill licence system. These…
The Bank of Scotland has unveiled its first polymer bank note, which was designed by a 13-year-old from Dundee.
Profits at supermarket operator Asda, which is owned Wal-Mart, have surpassed £1 billion for the first time despite a decline in sales and slight loss of market share.
Touch Bionics has launched a new prosthetic digit range which is said to make it easier for wearers to change grips.
The future has truly arrived in the capital with technology companies now dominating the prime market, says Bob Serafini
Jeremy Corbyn struggled to contain his delight on social media after his plans for a "People's Railway" made the front cover of Rail Magazine.
David Mundell is confident a deal can be reached on a "fair and sustainable" new funding arrangement for Scotland in time to allow Holyrood to get new powers over income tax and welfare in less than two years' time.
After its sell out last year, Glasgow’s own Dear Green Coffee Roasters have confirmed the festival is to return on the 17th October. The festival – held at The Briggait – runs from 10am until 7pm and will host the UK’s first Coffee Roasting…
Edinburgh Trams has been named Operator of the Year in worldwide industry awards.
The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold amid mounting gloom over the global economy and signs that ultra-low UK inflation is here to stay for longer.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested US president Barack Obama is not a "real black president".
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says if her party wins Burma's upcoming general election, she will lead the country from behind the scenes - side-stepping a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.
A newly-opened glass walkway in a central China beauty spot has been shut down after cracks appeared in the structure, which was supporting dozens of tourists.
Greece's left-wing prime minister has pledged to usher his handout-reliant country out of its financial crisis by 2019, softening the blow of creditor-mandated austerity with support for the poor.
A CITY centre car park in Glasgow has been sold by the council for £6.75million and is destined to become a 395 bedroomed hotel.
PASSENGERS were evacuated from Aberdeen Airport this morning following a security alert.
BEER industry heavyweight John Dunsmore, the former chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle and C&C Group, has launched a craft brewery in his home city of Edinburgh.
Oil prices will rise again by 2018 and reinvigorate economic activity in the North Sea, according to a billionaire Scottish Government adviser.
THE Scottish Parliament is to spend £1.9million upgrading security in the wake of last year’s attack on the Canadian parliament by a lone gunman.
Nicola Sturgeon has tipped Britain's youngest MP Mhairi Black as a future leader of the SNP.
Virgin East Coast rail workers are to balloted on strike action over the sacking of a colleague in Edinburgh.
US presidential candidate and golf course owner Donald Trump has begun the latest round in his legal fight against a Scottish offshore wind farm project.
Former director of cleansing at Glasgow City Council
Fair play Aldi, the supermarket has done it again with another sensational line-up of ales for its Scottish Winter Beer Festival.
GLASWEGIANS who lived in multi-storey high flats in the 1960s and 1970s are being asked for their recollections by researchers aiming to capture the social history of the city before it is lost to time and demolitions.
A TV advert encouraging people to use the new nationwide disclosure scheme for domestic abuse has been released by Police Scotland.
UNION leaders have written to ministers urging them to intervene in a long-running stand-off at a college.
A NEW archive has exposed the tribulations suffered by thousands of blind people who survived by busking or ended up in poorhouses in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.
THE profit-making business arm of Scottish Water lost the contract to supply more than 100 public bodies despite being rated best for quality of service in the tendering process.
SIX directors, including Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, have stepped down from the DCM (Optical Holdings) business run by entrepreneur David Moulsdale.
A SUDDEN gust of wind may have caused a plane with 29 people on board to skid off a runway and plough into grass, according to an official report.
HEADTEACHERS have come under pressure to "inflate" the number of teachers in their schools in a national census, a union has warned.
THE first polymer banknote made by the Bank of Scotland is to be auctioned off for charity.
SCOTTISH Equity Partners (SEP) has refused to deny speculation that it is preparing to offload 10 per cent of its stake in Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based travel search engine.
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Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) has agreed a merger with a smaller law firm in Inverness which it says will take turnover to more than £7 million.
Landlords and tenants will have the opportunity to find out more about joint industry initiatives in tenant farming at a series of industry-led road shows.
SCOTLAND achieved only marginal growth in the second quarter as the services sector stagnated, official figures have revealed, prompting one leading economist to highlight the dangers of pushing up UK interest rates too quickly.
A LACK of homes for sale is expected to fuel a rise in prices over the coming months, surveyors predict.