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£20m boost for drive to improve child safety

World-leading researchers have been given a major boost in the battle to safeguard vulnerable children.

Teen study to track loneliness in the digital age

Teenage boy using smartphone, sat on the edge of his bed, with files and books on shelves in the background
The impact of online socialising on young people’s loneliness is the subject of a nationwide study.

Funding boost supports future cancer experts

Closeup of scientist pipetting a substance into a dish
A major charity has pledged £7.3 million to help the next generation of doctors and scientists in Scotland deliver better cancer treatments to patients faster.

Survey sizes up Forth Valley’s very own Versailles

It was a bold initiative that transformed a rural backwater into a commercial powerhouse, bringing flourishes of French Baroque to Scotland’s smallest county.

Clocks going forward can catch investors napping

Clocks losing an hour in spring significantly affects how investors respond to companies that reveal unexpected levels of earnings, research shows.

Squirrelpox virus spreads north of central Scotland

Red squirrel balances on small branch next to tree trunk
Scientists have confirmed the death of a red squirrel from squirrelpox virus in an area previously unaffected by the disease.

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