Here are the top business stories making the headlines in the morning newspapers.

Tenant still sought for Union Terrace Gardens pavilion

The search goes on to find a tenant for the remaining Union Terrace Gardens pavilion in Aberdeen – more than a year after the closing date for bids.

The three commercial properties were built on the lip of slopes down to the sunken Aberdeen park as part of a wider £30million refurbishment.

But the Press & Journal says progress on filling them has been slow, with only one currently in use.

Common Sense Coffee House and Bar opened its doors in the Rosemount pavilion in September.

And there are moves being made to base the Our Union Street taskforce in the largest premises at the other end.

Meanwhile the Burns pavilion – next to the statue of Scotland’s national bard – remains unused.

A deadline for notes of interest was set for February 28, 2022.

More than 400 days on, council chief capital officer John Wilson has told councillors that “discussions are currently ongoing” with interested parties.

Driverless bus service starts in Scotland

The UK's first full-sized driverless bus will open for passenger service in Edinburgh today.

The vehicles operated by Stagecoach will run across the Forth Road Bridge from Ferrytoll park-and-ride in Fife to Edinburgh Park station.

Despite the "driverless" name, the buses operate with two staff on board.

One will sit in the driver's seat to monitor the technology, and a so-called bus captain will help passengers with boarding and buying tickets.

Stagecoach said the five single-decker buses have the capacity for about 10,000 passenger journeys per week.

The BBC says the vehicles have sensors enabling them to travel on pre-selected roads on the 14-mile route at up to 50mph.

Special medal for Dons

Aberdeen Football Club has been awarded a special medal by UEFA to commemorate the team conquering Europe in 1983.

On the day the city and supporters celebrated the Gothenburg Greats, European football’s governing body also honoured the club’s greatest side.

UEFA hope the medal will serve as a constant reminder to Dons supporters of “that special team spirit” that carried the club to victory 40 years ago.

Thousands packed out the Pittodrie’s Richard Donald Stand on Friday to pay tribute to the club giants that beat Real Madrid to lift the European Cup Winners’ Cup on May 11, 1983.

The Gothenburg Greats and Aberdeen FC also received the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen on a day of celebration, laughter and tears.

The Press & Journal says legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson was unable to attend, but sent a message underlying his pride that his Dons side remain the last to beat Real Madrid in a European final.

Ex-first minister ‘absolutely failed’ children

Nicola Sturgeon "absolutely failed" to deliver for young people, Scotland's children's commissioner has claimed.

Bruce Adamson said yesterday that the former first minister had let families down over child poverty and mental health.

Mr Adamson, who stands down this month after six years in the role, criticised ministers for delays to adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The BBC says the Scottish Government stated it was committed to making Scotland the "best place in the world" for young people.

Amazon shopping account examined

Police investigating SNP finances are examining an Amazon shopping account used to buy items, it emerged yesterday.

The Telegraph reports that detectives probing claims that £600,000 worth of funds were misused by Scotland's governing party are said to be investigating more than 1,000 alleged instances of fraud.

Disruption at Gatwick

Operations at Gatwick Airport were disrupted after a suspected drone was seen close to the airfield.

A spokesman for the airport in West Sussex said operations were suspended temporarily yesterday afternoon, but resumed about 50 minutes later.

He said 12 inbound aircraft were diverted to other airports during the incident.

The BBC says Gatwick was shut for more than a day in December 2018 after drone sightings.

No-one was ever prosecuted over the incident that caused chaos for travellers, affecting more than 1,000 flights and about 140,000 passengers.

Chinese flights to restart

Direct flights between Edinburgh and China are to resume this summer after almost four years.

Hainan Airlines will operate flights twice-weekly between Scotland's busiest airport and Beijing from June 26 until October 8.

The last direct service, also operated by Hainan Airlines, was cancelled in late 2019 due to the Covid pandemic.

Edinburgh Airport said it would be the only direct link between Scotland and China.

The BBC says the resumption of the service is seen as a strong indicator of the Scottish appeal for Chinese tourists and students.

New CEO for Twitter

Elon Musk has named a new chief executive of Twitter, just over six months after his controversial takeover of the social-media company.

The billionaire said Linda Yaccarino, the former head of advertising at NBCUniversal, would oversee business operations at the site, which has been struggling to make money.

He said she would start in six weeks.

The BBC says Mr Musk will remain involved as executive chairman and chief technology officer.

Weak UK growth

The UK grew only weakly in the first three months of the year with the economy hit by strikes, cost-of-living pressures and wet weather.

The economy grew by just 0.1% between January and March, figures showed, and it remains smaller than levels seen before the Covid pandemic.

The BBC says the UK is also lagging behind growth seen in other major economies.

Last Thursday, the Bank of England said it was more optimistic about prospects, and the UK would avoid a recession.

Record deal for Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders co-owner Dan Snyder has agreed to sell the National Football League franchise to a group headed by American investor Josh Harris in a record deal.

The BBC says the transaction is reported to be worth about £4.8billion, making it the world's most expensive sports team purchase.

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