Supporters of the National Trust for Scotland will, for the first time, be able to make contactless donations to the charity, with a new partnership with Bank of Scotland and Visa.
Published 8 October 2018
Switzerland's largest crematorium has begun using new technology to filter precious metals from the around 6,000 bodies that it cremates each year.
Published 5 October 2018
A bungling would-be con artist has bee arrested in Austria after his misplaced wallet was discovered by police – stuffed with fake 50 Euro notes.
Published 4 October 2018
A bottle of whisky sold at auction in Edinburgh has become the the world's most expensive after going for £848,000.
Published 3 October 2018
They might spend most days sealing important deals, but this Friday (5 October), Edinburgh’s top business leaders and influencers will instead spend a day in the dog house.
Published 2 October 2018
Work on plans to transform around 43 acres of land south of Edinburgh Park into a £500 million ‘urban quarter’ is set to start within weeks after councillors approved the first phase of the project.
Published 1 October 2018
Faced with an inadequate primary school building and unhappy with their local council’s proposals to address this, a small Highland community decided to build a new facility themselves.
Published 28 September 2018
International banking giant HSBC has come in for criticism today after it emerged that it told a customer who had written to it in Welsh that he would have to try again in English.
Published 27 September 2018
The push towards introducing driverless vehicles in the UK could potentially free up thousands of acres of land in our cities, according to a new report.
Published 26 September 2018
A bottle of the extremely rare whisky is to be auctioned at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on 3 October with an estimated price of £700,000-900,000.
Published 25 September 2018
In a departure from the traditional life insurance business model, American firm John Hancock's life insurance policies will adopt a behaviour change platform that rewards customers for the everyday steps they take to live longer, healthier lives.
Published 24 September 2018
Customers of major Antipodean lender ANZ can now leave their wallets at home and withdraw cash from the bank's ATMs with their mobile phones via Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Published 21 September 2018
Police have issued a warning to beachgoers in America's sunshine state not to take home giant bundles of cannabis that have started washing up on Florida's coast.
Published 20 September 2018
A traditional English pub has become the first in Britain to go cashless.
Published 19 September 2018
And finally...Tory who protested banking corruption by refusing to pay council tax suspended by party
A castle-dwelling Aberdeenshire councillor has been suspended by the Conservative Party for a year after he admitted that he deliberately missed his council tax payments.
Published 18 September 2018