North of Scotland

GFG lands in Dunkirk

December 17, 2018

The head of GFG Alliance, which owns Fort William smelter, has said completion of its acquisition of Europe’s largest aluminium plant, in France, will enable the company to “expand powerfully in key industries such as the automotive sector.”


Europe deliver in fine fashion to clinch the Ryder Cup

October 1, 2018

Riding the passion of the perennial Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter beating the world No 1 and the new star Jon Rahm taking down the greatest of them all, Thomas Bjorn’s Europe withstood a mid-afternoon wobble to reclaim the Ryder Cup amid ecstatic scenes at Le Golf National.


Europe debates over more robust testing for lifejackets

January 15, 2018

Talks are under way at a European level over a more robust testing procedure for life-jackets, following an official investigation last year which concluded that three fishermen may well have survived had their lifejackets worked as expected.