Such is the precarious nature of the high street that it is difficult to know whether Doug Putman is a hero, a misguided optimist or a fool easily parted with his money.
Car manufacturing in Britain has been going through a difficult patch but Nissan’s decision to withdraw its investment in the north east of England could be seen as an important milestone in determining more than where its next model is built.
Workmen were putting the finishing touches to Gill Baird’s new head office and clinic at the Gyle business park and she was keen to offer a tour around the new facilities, fitted out with £100,000 of her own money.
Visitors to the cavernous venue deep below the giant Cineworld tower are instantly reminded that this is Glasgow’s new home of comedy.
At least the headline writers are seeing the funny side to the latest Brexit warnings. “Lettuce pray” says the Metro over a story of impending fresh food shortages when Britain leaves the EU.