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.
Sound the trumpets, shout Hosanna from the rooftops. The deal is done. Not the Brexit deal – that little difficulty still has a long way to run – but the widely anticipated deal between the minority Scottish Government and the six Green MSPs to get Derek Mackay’s budget through.
Panic and pessimism don’t make good bedfellows, writes Alan Steel