The methodology used by the Scottish Government to prepare new marine environmental designations has been challenged by island leaders and fishermen who fear fragile communities will be decimated.
A BIKER who crashed head-on into another motor cyclist, who later died in hospital, has been convicted of causing his death by careless driving
A devious paedophile who murdered a 15-year-old girl to stop her reporting their sexual contact has been jailed for a minimum of 33 years.
Stronger growth in the UK economy and takeover plans for More Than owner RSA Insurance saw the London market break a run of heavy falls.
The chief executive at Energy Assets Group is getting a £36,000 pay rise even after seeing his annual package more than double to £943,000.
LUNCHBOX sized cartons of Ribena and Capri-Sun juices are being banned by the UK's largest supermarket chain in the latest bid to curb sugar consumption by children.
State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland intends to sell up to $2.2 billion shares in US bank Citizens, which would cut its stake in that business to less than one quarter.
A NURSING home worker has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after she assaulted an 86-year-old resident.
An economist from one of the world's biggest hedge funds has been appointed to help set Bank of England interest rates.
THE owner of the RS McColl newsagent chain has reported a bounce back into profit in the first half of its financial year in spite of difficult trading conditions.
UK economic growth recovered to an around-trend pace in the second quarter as a jump in oil output and improved service sector expansion more than offset contraction in manufacturing, official figures have shown.
Fashion retailer Next has hiked its full-year profit outlook after enjoying a warm weather boost to sales.
SMALL and medium-sized Scottish construction companies are enjoying their fastest growth in workloads and inquiry levels since late 2007, a survey has shown, but skills shortages could put this rapid expansion in jeopardy.
A rare moth which disguises itself as a bumblebee, has been unexpectedly discovered at a Lanarkshire nature reserve, far from its normal Highland base.
I never thought I’d be the type of man to have a hair transplant.
Broadcaster ITV has said the advertising market was in good shape, reflecting an improving economy and strong demand for slots around the Rugby World Cup which kicks off in September.
BP has suffered a slump in profits as the fall in the crude price weighed on earnings.
Newly-listed UK bank Shawbrook Group has said its first-half profit nearly doubled, driven by an increase in its loan book.
Cash-rich Zurich Insurance is weighing a bid for British rival RSA Insurance Group which could top £5 billion and be the latest industry tie-up amid toughening regulations.
Honeywell International is buying the utility consumption meter business of Melrose Industries for £3.3 billion to boost its presence in high-growth regions.
Glasgow's School of Art is seeking to find out more about the life stories of its former students and staff for its World War One roll of honour.
Two men have been arrested after three men were seriously injured in a disturbance.
WOOLEY A. Kenneth Peacefully, at Ayr Hospital, on Monday, 27th July, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, loving father of Donald and Elspeth, much loved grandpa of Fiona and Kathryn and great-grandfather to Isla. Funeral service at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, by Dreghorn, Irvine, on Monday, 3rd August at 2pm. Family flowers only please.
HARE — ANDREW. Peacefully, at Monklands Hospital, on Friday, 24th July, 2015, Andrew, beloved husband of Jean, much loved dad of Linda and Andrew, proud papa of James Andrew. Funeral service at Daldowie Crematorium, Broomhouse, on Thursday, 30th July at 12.45pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Cancer Research.
SANDISON — MAY ROBINA (nee JACKSON). Peacefully, after a short illness, on 24th July 2015 at Mearnskirk Hospital, Glasgow, aged 91. Much loved by her children David and Norma and her grandchildren Harriet, Hamish and Dughall. Funeral at Linn Crematorium, Lainshaw Drive (small chapel) on Friday, 31st July at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please.
CLAES — RUTH RGN. Ruth died peacefully at Biggart Hospital, Prestwick, on Friday, 24th July 2015. Ruth, aged 97 years, beloved wife of the late Louis, much loved mother of Suzanne, Jeannette, Louis and the late Marie-Louise, proud grandmother of Bryn, John, Ruth and Louis, loving great-grandmother of Olivia, Madeleine and Connor and a fond mother-in-law of Ann and Bill. The funeral service will take place at Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr on Thursday, 30th July at 2pm. No flowers please. Donations can be sent to Guide Dogs Scotland.
MILLS (Adam) Millar Peacefully, at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, on 24th July 2015, (Adam) Millar Mills, beloved husband of Jean, dear dad of Meg, Alastair and Callum, much loved grandfather and great-grandfather of the family. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, 30th July at 1pm in Clark Memorial Church, Largs, thereafter to Brisbane Glen Cemetery, to which all are respectfully invited.
MACQUAKER — MURRAY. On 15th July, 2015, peacefully at his home, Murray, aged 83 years, of Olney, Bucks. Dearly loved by his late wife Jane, son Simon (Joe), daughter-in-law Anna, grandson Duncan and all of his family. Private funeral at Murray’s request. Any donations for Willen Hospice can be made c/o H. W. Mason & Sons, 9 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8AR, tel: 01908 611112.
McDOWALL — JEAN. Suddenly, on Thursday, 16th July, 2015. Jean, beloved wife of John, much loved sister and auntie of all the family. Funeral service, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited, at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley, on Friday, 31st July at 9am. Family flowers only please.
McAULAY — ANNE. Peacefully at home, on Saturday, 25th July, 2015. Anne (nee Blue), aged 63 years, much loved mum of Claire, James, Kathleen and John, a devoted and loving granny, aunt and sister. A Requiem Mass will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral, Huntly Street, Aberdeen on Friday, 31st July at 10.30am, thereafter to Hazlehead Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.
PHILIP — ISLA. Peacefully, with her family, on 23rd July, 2015, Isla Paterson MacLean (nee Wilkie), beloved wife of the late Herbert, much loved mother of Peter, Sarah and Isla, dear mother-in-law of Carol, Bill and John, loving Ginnels to her seven granddaughters and her four great-grandchildren. Funeral service at Perth Crematorium on Thursday, 30th July at 2pm, to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only please but donations will be accepted for Cancer Research at the crematorium. Please wear bright colours and lots of smiles.
HERRING — ISABELL (McSKIMMING). Peacefully at Blanefield House, Stirling, on 16th July, 2015. Isabell McSkimming, aged 94 years (former Matron of Redlands Hospital and Queen Mother Hospital), beloved wife of the late Alex, sister, aunt and great-aunt to all the family. Funeral service on Tuesday, 11th August at Henry Dorricott Funeral Services, 10/12 London Street, Larkhall at 2pm, thereafter to Lesmahagow Cemetery at 3pm.
PATERSON Alistair (Alexander) F.R.C.S. Alistair Paterson, husband of the late Elspeth Paterson, died peacefully, at home, on 20th July, 2015, aged 97 years. Formerly of the Neurological Sciences Glasgow. Cremation will take place on Friday, 31st July at 3pm in Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar, to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only.
COUTTS — JEMIMA (PEEBLES). Peacefully, at Baillieston Care Home on Thursday, 23rd July 2015. Much loved and loving wife of John, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sadly missed. Service at 12 noon on Wednesday, 29th July at Daldowie Crematorium, Broomhouse, to which friends are invited. Family flowers only.
When average speed cameras were installed along the A9 last year, there was a mixed reaction. Danny Alexander, then the MP for Imverness, Nairn, Badenoch, and Strathspey, called it a knee-jerk reaction and said it was more important for plans to dual the road between Perth and Inverness to be brought forward. But Chief Superintendent Iain Murray, head of road policing at Police Scotland, defended the move and said the cameras would undoubtedly make the A9 safer for all road users.
SCOTTISH manufacturers suffered an accelerating drop in new orders in the latest three months, with export business falling sharply, a key survey has shown.
ROBERT Morris has pruned his furniture manufacturing business dramatically, cutting the workforce by around 30 per cent, after incurring heavy losses amid fierce competition from China.
A DENTAL scheme has been praised for improving the oral health of children with physical disabilities and sensory or learning impairments.
A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has become the youngest volunteer for a children's charity.
A gallery and arts consultancy at Temple, Midlothian called Lust and the Apple has unveiled its Edinburgh festival shows. The gallery will show work by Lawrence Weiner, Cisco Jimenez, Putput and Malcolm and Leel, from Korea.
A LUCKY dog has been saved by mountain rescuers after sitting on a narrow ledge 1500 feet up on a Scottish mountain for six days.
Birds which have been given the highest level of protection by European rules are faring significantly better than other bird species, research has shown.
Oil and gas companies have been awarded a further 41 exploration licences in the North Sea. The awards were made following additional environmental assessment and consultation after 134 licences were granted late last year. The Oil and Gas Authority said the total of 175 licence awards reflected a good level of interest in the North Sea in spite of the oil price plunge. Andy Samuel, chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority said: “The UK Continental Shelf remains a world-class hydrocarbon province where significant resources and economic value remain to be realised.” He added: “Licences are however just a start and industry, government and the OGA now need to work together to revitalise exploration activity across the basin and convert licences into successful exploration wells.”
BRITAIN will secure a “good deal” on Europe, George Osborne has predicted as David Cameron claimed the technical talks with EU colleagues on his reform agenda were going “quite well”.
Arla Foods amba, which operates a dairy processing plant at Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, has confirmed that its on-account price will reduce by one eurocent per kilogramme (0.8 pence when applied to the UK standard litre), with effect from August 3.
Select Pharma, the Dunblane-based laboratory testing company, has been acquired for up to £7.3million by main market-listed Source Bioscience.
Filmmakers have always had a love affair with Scotland. From the early 1930s when Alfred Hitchcock came north to pursue John Buchan’s dashing hero Richard Hannay around the Highlands for The 39 Steps, to Skye’s forthcoming appearance in the latest big screen version of Macbeth, our stunning scenery has always created movie magic.