Business round-up

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Monday 15th November, 2010

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IN THE SCOTTISH PRESS TODAY – YOUR NEWS SUMMARY PODCAST

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Monday 15th November, 2010

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Here are some of the main business stories hitting the headlines today:

Fraser Suites opens ‘Landmark’ hotel on historic Edinburgh site

by SHAUN MILNE

THE historic site of what was once the former ‘Fleet Street of Scotland’ will be relaunched tonight as a multi-million pound luxury hotel.

Fraser Suites have taken over a restored Grade B Listed Building, which was once home to the Edinburgh Courant offices in the 19th Century.

As one of the UK’s first regional newspapers its editors included such well known names as Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe.

LANDMARK: Fraser Suites Edinburgh

The street near the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, also housed a number of national newspapers, making it Scotland’s press headquarters of the day.

It also marks a ‘homecoming’ for Frasers, whose pioneering Scots founders, John Fraser and David Chalmers Neave, ventured to Singapore to found Fraser & Neave Limited in 1883 – the Singapore-based conglomerate which now owns Frasers Hospitality. Continue reading

Rare space atlas up for grabs

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By Cara Sulieman

A RARE atlas of space is up for grab after being donated by a mystery benefactor.

Stunned Christian Aid volunteers found a pristine copy of an 1822 celestial atlas by Scottish amateur astronomer Alexander Jamieson among donations to their annual book sale.

With 30 colour plates illustrating the stars in the night sky, it is not only well preserved but also a valuable volume.

Dr Ried Zulager, an expert on antique books who flies from Washington DC every year to help with the specialist books in the sale, said he was delighted to have found such a gem. Continue reading