Business

Business

‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’s’ Duddingston cottage put up for sale

THE CHARMING Edinburgh home where Bonnie Prince Charlie held council before going to battle in East Lothian is on the market for at least £400,000.

News
Save Leith Walk meeting.

Campaigners set up crowdfunder to help against Leith Walk plans

Residents have started an online fundraising page to help their campaign against a controversial multi-million pound development on Leith Walk.

News
The Scotmid on Gorgie Road.

Plan to raze Gorgie supermarket for student accommodation

A SUPERMARKET could be knocked down to make way for student flats and a “shiny new store”.

Business 3
The Howard Hotel on Great King Street closed last year, with 40 people losing their jobs. Picture: Greg Macvean

Flats proposal for former New Town five star hotel

A disused hotel could be given a new lease of life as plans to convert the building into nine flats are set to be approved.

Edinburgh

Scottish Power to hike energy prices for 1 million customers

Almost one million Scottish Power customers will see their gas and electricity bill rise by 5.5 per cent.

Business
Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Capital landlords could be forced to sell up for affordable housing

The City of Edinburgh Council is aiming to build 20,000 affordable homes – but admits a “failure to secure sites” could pose a stumbling block.

Business 2
Plans have been submitted to transform former Parliament Square police chambers into hostel "pods".

Hostel ‘pods’ plan for Edinburgh’s old courthouse and cells

Plans have been submitted to transform a former courthouse and jail building at Parliament Square into boutique pod-style accommodation.

Business
Susan Morrison fears for her status as a Scot over her dislike of Irn Bru (Picture: John Devlin)

Susan Morrison: Am I still allowed to be Scottish after this?

Here’s a deep dark secret I have hidden for a long time. I realise that this may mean I have to hand in my jotters as a Scot.

Opinion
Home Store + More, Craigleith Retail Park

Home Store + More opens its doors in Craigleith

Home Store + More has opened the doors of its first UK store to the public at Craigleith Retail Park.

Business
AF club member Colin Steedman'. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Members call for charities to benefit as RAF club building sold for £1.65m

TOP brass at a Capital armed forces club will take home up to £30k each – after sharing in a £1.65 million windfall when the club was sold off.

News 2
Murrayfield Racers celebrate winning the Capital Foods Scottish Cup for the fifth year in a row in 1991

John McLellan: Edinburgh needs a ‘Dome of its Own’

The seemingly inevitable demise of the Edinburgh Capitals professional hockey side and the rebirth of the legendary Murrayfield Racers begs a simple question; what will the Racers do that the Capitals didn’t to make it a going concern?

Opinion
A tram makes its way through Seville

John McLellan: Even in Seville, you can’t escape Edinburgh politics

On a short break to Seville last weekend, who should tap my shoulder as I walked past the City Hall, but our very own planning convener Neil Gardiner. Both on holiday under our own steam, not junketing in Andalusia, I hasten to add.

Opinion 2

Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.

Entertainment
Workers at BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Lewis had been facing the threat of redundancy after the company ran into financial difficulties. Picture: TSPL

Canadian firm takes over closure-threatened BiFab yards

A closure-threatened engineering firm has been taken over by a Canadian company in a move which is hoped will save hundreds of jobs.

Business
A branch of RBS. Picture: Michael Gillen

RBS closures branded ‘economic vandalism’

Plans by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to close dozens of branches in Scotland have been branded “economic vandalism” by Labour’s Richard Leonard.

Business 1
Roddy Smith is Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh

Roddy Smith: Bidding to make city centre a special place

How do you measure the success of a city centre? How do you know when a city centre is working as it should?

Opinion

73 stores closed in Capital last year but experts say Edinburgh is ‘still thriving’

FROM failing retail giant BHS in Princes Street to the popular Ripping Records on South Bridge, Edinburgh has seen its fair share of notable shop closures in recent years.

Business 4
Iain Marcer is the director of Commerical Agency for Allied Surveyors plc

Iain Mercer: Looks like another property peak

The commercial property market in Edinburgh is currently a hot ticket.

News
Edinburgh Council is responsible for running a number of estates.

Controversy as estates worth £2.5m being run by Edinburgh council

Nearly 400 people have their money managed by Edinburgh city council after being deemed unfit to look after their own affairs.

Business
John Davidson with deliveries of the TH cakes at the Penicuik Estate. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

State-of-the-art recycling turns ‘poo cakes’ into farm crops

We haven’t dug for victory since the Second World War, but if Scottish Water has its way we’ll all be doing our bit to improve the nation’s agricultural yield.

News
Load more
Get daily updates Sign Up