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2013-04-05 12:26:16

First Minister announces new Advanced Analytics lab to bring 94 new jobs NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 220 high-value jobs are to be created and safeguarded in Scotland by North Carolina-based company SAS, supported by an investment package announced in New York today by First Minister Alex Salmond. The business analytics company is to open a new Advanced Analytics lab and expand its existing Scottish Research and Development Center for Public Security--creating 94 new...

2012-06-20 10:23:11

MILPITAS, Calif., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has met with employees and executives at the Milpitas, CA headquarters of LifeScan as part of his four-day trade mission to the United States. During his visit Mr Salmond - who is the leader of the Scottish Government - pledged to continue the "mutually profitable" working relationship between California and Scotland, which is the home of one of LifeScan's two main overseas plants.Senior LifeScan staff...

2012-06-19 14:21:34

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable resources will make Scotland the "Silicon Valley" of marine energy in the same way that hi-tech industries transformed Northern California, the First Minister will say tonight in the keynote speech of his American trade mission.First Minister Alex Salmond will make the claim tonight during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, the oldest public affairs forum in the United States. In a speech entitled "Scotland:...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

BOSTON and EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer, Amazon is to create 900 jobs in Edinburgh, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. The company will create a new Customer Service Centre at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh, creating 500 permanent and 400 temporary jobs. The new centre will handle both internet and telephone customer queries for Amazon.co.uk including technical support for Amazon Kindle and MP3 services. The new facility in...

2011-02-10 07:59:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment is to establish new offices and up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. Established in 2010 by brothers Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay Entertainment specializes in publishing videogames for use on smartphones, social networks and other e-distribution platforms. The Hare brothers have over 25-years of experience in the videogames industry...

2010-08-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- India's Renewable Energy Minister, the Head of Climate Change & Environment for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU's North Sea Grid Co-ordinator are due to address a major international conference focused on the multi-billion pound opportunities presented by renewable energy and other low carbon developments. Senior financiers, utilities chiefs and politicians will take part in the two-day Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference, to be...

2008-12-21 01:04:05

Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice on U.S. television, is playing another part in Scotland this year as a villain in a Christmas pantomime. At the Aberdeen Arts Center this year, the pantomime is Robin Hood, with Trump (played by an actor) transformed into the Sheriff of Nottingham, who is plotting to convert Sherwood Forest into a golf course. Trump recently got approval for his plans for a luxury golf resort on the east coast of Scotland not far from Aberdeen. Trump is not the only...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

By MICHAEL SETTLE BRITISH Airways should consider rebranding itself "London Airways", a group of MPs suggested last night in an expression of concern at the airline's decision to close its cabin crew base at Glasgow Airport with the loss of 138 jobs. Some 21 back benchers led by Jim Sheridan, Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, have signed a Commons motion denouncing the decision and urging BA to reconsider. The job losses at Glasgow and other regional airports "demonstrate a...

2008-10-07 12:00:36

By GORDON THOMSON BRITISH Airways is planning to close its Glasgow cabin crew base, putting almost 140 jobs under threat, it was revealed today. Staff at the base operate on the airline's services between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Heathrow. It is understood there will be no compulsory redundancies but sources said 138 jobs would be affected. But the airline giant today dismissed speculation that it is to halt flights in and out of Scotland. A BA spokesman said: "The Glasgow base has...

2008-10-07 06:00:39

By JOHN ROSS NEW targets to increase renewable forms of energy were announced by the First Minister yesterday. The Scottish Government wants to see a tenfold increase in the amount of heat generated by renewable energy sources such as biomass, Alex Salmond said. The EU has called for 20 per cent of energy to come from renewables by 2020. Mr Salmond said Scotland was on its way to having 50 per cent of its gross electricity consumption coming from renewable sources by 2020, and 31 per...