Batman set to boost Scottish economy

by Ben MacDonald As filming for the new Batman movie takes place next month, the Scottish economy should continue to benefit from the film and television industry choosing to select our nation as the backdrop for their productions. When it was first reported by the Daily Record that Warner Bros were to transform Glasgow into the Caped Crusader’s hometown Gotham City, comic book fans around the country took to social media excited at the prospect of seeing the Batmobile zoom through the streets of the Dear Green Place. When the film arrives on the silver screen in 2021, it will … Continue reading Batman set to boost Scottish economy

£19m seized from criminals to go to youth projects in Scotland

By Gregor Sleith Organisations across the country that help disadvantaged youths have been given extra funding via seized criminal assets. The CashBack for Communities programme is aimed at young people aged 10-24 living in areas hardest hit by crime across … Continue reading £19m seized from criminals to go to youth projects in Scotland

New speech translation gadget helps to streamline security at Edinburgh Airport

By Harris Cumming The exciting new technology from Sourcenet can translate speech into 74 different languages, allowing travellers and airport staff to communicate more quickly and effectively. Edinburgh Airport is one of the first in the country to move with the times and utilise the groundbreaking Pocketalk device. The move aims to support the airport’s existing translation team and is helping to clarify instruction and communication during the crucial security check-in process. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We’re an international airport in a city and country known for its diversity, its inclusiveness and its welcoming nature, and … Continue reading New speech translation gadget helps to streamline security at Edinburgh Airport

Porteous & Naismith out long-term

By Lewis McLeod Youngster Ryan Porteous and Loanee Jason Naismith have been ruled out for long periods of time. Porteous picked up his knock after going into a tough slide tackle against Dundee United. The young centre half has had his career plagued by injury and this is just another set back he will look to overcome. Hibs Talk Podcast host Gavin Wilson had his say on Porteous’ on-off career. “Ryan is a player who is always learning, and it has been a joy to see the improvements from last season. As upsetting it is as a fan, it’s more … Continue reading Porteous & Naismith out long-term