Tag archive for ‘The Scottish Government’
By admin On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The future of mountain weather forecasts in doubt

Guarantees over the future of Scotland’s mountain weather forecasts were sought in the Scottish Parliament today (13 Sept) by Green MSP, Andy Wightman. Reports emerged over the weekend suggesting that SportScotland More...

By admin On Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Energy Taskforce coming to Aberdeen this week

The Taskforce established by the First Minister to support jobs in the energy sector will meet for the first time in Aberdeen next Wednesday. The new Energy Jobs Taskforce, chaired by Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive More...

By admin On Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Government calls for exploration support

The Scottish Government is calling for change in taxes as a way of supporting the North Sea Oil industry at a point where oil prices dropped to $50 a barrel on Friday and petrol prices at the pump are heading More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Flybe reopening Aberdeen base next year

Chief Commercial Officer of Flybe, Paul Simmons was at Bute House this morning to announce his good news along with the First Minister’s news about falling unemployment numbers in Scotland. The airline which More...

By admin On Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Housing for NHS Staff

Craiginches site is to be developed into homes for key workers. Key public sector workers, including NHS staff, are set to benefit from new homes developed on the Craiginches site in Aberdeen, under new plans announced More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Report on policing shows decrease in youth crime

A report on the work of police forces across Scotland before they joined together to form Police Scotland suggests that confidence and satisfaction in police is high, detection rates are up and crime continued to More...

By admin On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Energy Minister raises renewables concern

Minister raises grave concerns in letter to Ed Davey. Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has warned that the UK Government’s Electricity Market Reform proposals could undermine Scotland’s renewables More...

By admin On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

First Minister arrives in China

  First Minister Alex Salmond will arrive in Beijing today  to convene a 30 company trade delegation focused on increasing trade in the oil and gas and construction sectors and deepening the friendship between More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Port of Ardersier to become offshore wind hub

The Port of Ardersier on Scotland’s Moray Firth, once the centre of the early oil industry, has today moved centre stage as one of the key manufacturing and port facilities for the UK’s fast-growing offshore More...

By admin On Friday, July 27th, 2012

£122.5m to be invested in NHS Grampian

The funding is enabling patients in the Grampian area to benefit from a £110 million emergency care centre and a £12.5 million energy centre at Foresterhill Health Campus. The area is also benefitting from £25.7m More...