An Inverness-based specialist house builder has invested £400,000 in the last year to help increase orders in the north and north-east of Scotland.
The rise in the value of the dollar since New Year will add £7million to Flybe’s operating costs this year, the regional airline said yesterday.
The race from the start of each year to its finish is a marathon and not a sprint for Sarah Chew.
Hardback by Orion, priced £14.99 (ebook £9.99) Roxanna Fuentecilla has recently moved from London to Glasgow. Detective Inspector Alex Morrow and her team have had her under surveillance, suspecting her of drug smuggling and money laundering. But then Roxanna disappears, without a word to her partner or her two children.
Awaiting exam results, stressed at work or juggling too many tasks? These are the ultimate gadgets to help you unwind... DREAMATE SLEEPING AID If you find it hard to unwind, and even harder to fall asleep, this wrist accessory will help you visit the land of nod. It gently vibrates on pulse points providing acupressure to nudge you into a deep sleep. Even if you don’t experience those craved-for zzzzz’s straight away, the massaging band also helps to reduce stress, which in turn will help prepare you for a restful slumber. It can be a bit noisy, but the contraption activates for 30 minutes and then automatically turns itself off. £49.95
Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton’s journey began after he left Sheffield and moved to London when he was 16, and landed a job at a Michelin-starred restaurant as a pot washer. He worked his way up, eventually becoming a pastry chef, then head chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, and has since set up a string of restaurants across the world. His latest book, Social Sweets, is packed with tempting treats – two of which you can try at home.
Whisky still-maker Forsyths has reported a “significant” blow to its diversified business from the downturn in the global oil and gas sector.
Oil giant Chevron today confirmed it would move to a new combination shift pattern of three weeks on, three weeks off and two weeks on and four weeks off.
A group of young farmers has raised more than £14,000 for various charities in a sponsored cycle.
A 50% drop in oil price has seen Enquest take a 20% financial hit.
Scots rural charity RSABI is urging members of the farming community to dig deep and donate to those taking part in its Great Glen Challenge.
A leading soil scientist is set to act as interim chief executive at the James Hutton Institute following the departure of current chief Professor Iain Gordon later this year.
Scientists say salmon can be selectively bred to resist a potentially deadly parasite which is costing Scottish fish farmers tens of millions of pounds a year to keep at bay.
The A944-B9126 Echt Lyne of Skene road is blocked after a lorry turned on it’s side. Police were called to the scene just after 8am and recovery has been arranged. A Police spokesperson said: “A ford transit lorry turned over and there were no injuries.” More to follow.
Paperback by Ebury Press, priced £8.99. One in four of us will experience some sort of mental health problem during the year. That's quite the statistic isn't it? Although many people may only think of the extremes of mental health, it's clear from this figure that anxiety and depression can be closer to home than we allow ourselves to believe.
Cara Delevingne has wowed the fashion crowd, and now has her sights set on conquering the movie world. She talks about proving people wrong As one of the world's most in-demand models, it's not a shock to see Cara Delevingne splashed across newspapers. Recent headlines about the 23-year-old fashion star didn't have anything to do with photo campaigns or glamorous parties, however, but a particularly awkward interview on an American TV show.
Scotland's largest independent dairy - Graham's The Family Dairy - has launched a new low-fat yogurt range.
Bread and pasta fans, look away now. The South African authors of The Real Meal Revolution tell why they believe going carb-free is the key to health and weight control In terms of kitchen 'outlaws', sugar has completely overtaken fat as public enemy number one.
Wood Group chief executive Bob Keiller said the company would spend “every dollar needed but not one dollar more” to get the job done. The company leader was briefing investors about the firm’s financial results when he made the commitment today. Read the full article on our sister website Energy Voice.
The summer agricultural show season in the north and north-east ended on a high with a record number of visitors attending a sun-kissed Grantown Show.
A much-heralded farming summit in London yesterday delivered subtly different messages from participants and no clarity on what the next move will be.
Depression and exhaustion are common for those caring for loved ones with dementia – so putting your own needs first isn’t selfish, it’s essential Dementia rates are believed to be on the rise, with around 850,000 people in the UK already diagnosed with some form of the condition. The number of people ‘living with’ dementia however is far higher. Because, as with many conditions, it isn’t an illness that only impacts the person who actually has it.
Paperback by Simon & Schuster, £7.99 (ebook £5.99) Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment write under the name AJ Rich for this new novel The Hand That Feeds You. At first, this book seemed like it was going to be a slow burning crime tale, however, only a few pages in and the pace seriously accelerated.
Plans have been unveiled for a £200million expansion of Aberdeen's flagship Union Square shopping centre - paving the way for the creation of 2,000 new jobs.
Scotland’s fishing industry is getting cash from a new fund before its official launch in an attempt to avert a crisis.
Aston Martin’s new 2016 DB9 GT will make its global debut as part of the marque’s presence at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week, accompanied by a glimpse of Aston Martin’s second century with the DBX concept and Vulcan supercar all set for appearances.
Here I am again, bombing down the roller-coaster water flumes like an eight-year-old, legs in the air, swishing erratically from side to side. Worried only that a) someone is coming down right behind me and b) I’ll be able to get out fast enough at the bottom before they land on me.
Gulls have been terrorising the north-east for decades but last week an English council announced they may have found the perfect solution... Drones.
YL gets the lowdown on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Guy Ritchie’s slick big-screen adaptation of the 60s TV series
From supermarket to bijou restaurants, pulled pork is certainly having a moment. Here's Tom Kerridge’s tips for creating the juicy favourite at home
Plans have been unveiled today for a multimillion pound expansion of Aberdeen’s Union Square shopping centre.