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2009-09-09 12:18:09

Liquor giant Diageo said a Scottish government task force has failed to find a plan that would rescue 900 jobs at two historic beverage facilities. A company restructuring plan calls for the closure of a Johnny Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock and a grain distillery in Glasgow, The Scotsman reported Wednesday. The plan provoked a protest march in Kilmarnock with 20,000 people participating.

2008-07-04 12:00:22

A GBP700MILLION coal supply deal, believed to be the biggest ever in Scotland, has been announced. The fi ve-year agreement between ScottishPower and Scottish Coal will lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.