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

More Support For Veterans

by John Murray A veteran’s charity has said a recent Scottish Government report ‘will help break up the myths’ surrounding the problems military personnel face when they leave active service. The Taking the Strategy Forward findings, released yesterday, follow consultations with a range of veteran’s charities, health boards, local authorities and housing associations. It is hoped ‘the new joined up approach’ will help make it easier for soldiers, sailors and airmen to enter or re-join civilian life.  Veterans Scotland is one of 80 UK based umbrella charities offering ‘information, advice and guidance’ to ex-military. Spokesperson David Cowan welcomed the findings. … Continue reading More Support For Veterans

Dundee 0-3 Motherwell: Chris Long hat-trick as Steelmen breeze into Scottish Cup fifth round

By Fraser McLuggage. Christopher Long fired Motherwell into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup – and a trip to St Mirren – as he scored his first hat-trick for the Lanarkshire club against Dundee, writes Fraser McLuggage. … Continue reading Dundee 0-3 Motherwell: Chris Long hat-trick as Steelmen breeze into Scottish Cup fifth round