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March 14 2008

A look at some of the top stories in this week's Scottish press:

Shares in Bovis Homes shed 12% this week after the housebuilder warned of falling homes sales if the Bank of England does not cut interest rates (The Herald).

Sir Terry Farrell is to be retained as Edinburgh’s design champion, despite a string of recent attacks he made on the city council and claims that he should quit over a conflict of interests (The Scotsman).

The B-listed Garrison House in Millport has been reopened following extensive renovations and 11 years of fundraising, which generated £5million, and campaigns to save the eighteenth century building (The Herald).

The public inquiry into Donald Trump's £1billion golf resort in Aberdeenshire could begin in the middle of June and is to be led by James McCulloch (The Scotsman).

A Holyrood report has branded First Minister Alex Salmond’s actions over the controversial planning applications “cavalier,” describing his intervention in the application “extremely unwise” (The Herald).

Research commissioned by the Scottish Government from Caledonian University has suggested that building more wind farms could potentially cost the Scottish tourism industry millions and lose hundreds of jobs (The Scotsman).

G1 Group’s Stefan King has yet to agree on terms attached to the least of land in the Botanic Gardens, site of his proposed new nightclub, despite appeals from Glasgow City Council to resolve the issue (The Herald).

The National Trust is encouraging youngsters to trace their family trees in order to find descendents of the opposing sides who fought at Culloden to officially open the new £9.4 million Gareth Hoskins- designed visitor centre at the site (The Scotsman).

The Muir Group’s proposed £115million golf and housing development, earmarked for the green-belt land centred on the former Catholic Seminary at Blairs, was unanimously approved by the same Aberdeenshire Council which rejected Donald Trump’s £1 billion project (The Herald).

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