Unspoilt Hebrides ‘under threat from giant windfarm’

Tiree is known for its surfing beaches and its sunlight but it is the abundance of another natural resource around this tiny Hebridean isle...

EDF Energy reprimanded for safety lapses at Torness nuclear plant

By Rob Edwards EDF Energy has been reprimanded by the government’s nuclear watchdog for a series of safety lapses at the Torness nuclear power station...

TECH-BOOST FOR TOURISM

Fife College Scottish tourism is booming, with new technology heralding the way forward for business growth. However, the tourist sector needs help to tap...

A flick through e-readers

There are new e-readers coming on to the market almost daily. Their monochrome screens tend to be fairly similar. Some offer more gray-scale gradations,...

SXSW winners featuring rainbows, unicorns and the number of calories in a G-spot

Technology conferences are usually pretty dull. Loads of men compete for free tee shirts and other gewgaws while failing to make eye-contact with the...

Opinion: We need a more robust railway system, not an ever-faster one

By John Knox The recent landslips have shown us again just how delicate our rail system is. Like many parts of our systems – computers,...

Real journalists can’t write

One of the many accusations thrown at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is that he’s not a journalist. This is important in America where hacks...

INTERFACE looks for innovative food and drinks firms

Grants of £40,000 available for innovative companies INTERFACE, the organisation which promotes partnerships between business and academics, has called on Food and Drink organisations across...

What Mpathy sale means for Scottish entrepreneurs

Edinburgh University’s Entrepreneurship Club (known as the E-Club) is an excellent but under-used resource. It is a consortium of students, researchers and staff from...

Shelter Scotland meets social networking: a charity shop app

A growing number of organisations are starting to use social networking and smartphone apps in interesting and unusual ways. The latest to do so...