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  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is calling on the UK Government to increase its ambition to develop offshore wind. Ms Sturgeon pointed to the fact that Scottish wind power is now substantially cheaper than nuclear, and said the lesson of the last decade of onshore wind development is that cost reductions require a meaningful long-term […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Authorities & Government

    First Minister Alex Salmond will begin a two day visit to Norway tomorrow (Monday) by addressing an international green energy conference in Bergen. As well as renewables, his visit will also focus on economic opportunities and job creation in the oil and gas and aquaculture industries. The visit comes against the background of Norway’s increasing […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Authorities & Government

    First Minister Alex Salmond will begin a two day visit to Norway tomorrow (Monday) by addressing an international green energy conference in Bergen. As well as renewables, his visit will also focus on economic opportunities and job creation in the oil and gas and aquaculture industries. The visit comes against the background of Norway’s increasing […]

  • 10 August 2009

    Hundreds of wellwishers have welcomed the arrival in Port of Leith of Scotland’s entry in this year’s Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor hosted a visit by Scotland’s First Minister and head of Scottish Enterprise yesterday.  Aberdeen Harbor Board Chief Executive, Colin Parker was joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dr. Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise on a vessel tour of the Harbor, providing them with an insight into current harbor activity and […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP was in Aberdeen yesterday to unveil a new facility to drive innovation and help unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea. The First Minister joined industry and civic leaders for the official opening of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s Innovation Hub, a collaboration environment designed to help […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Authorities & Government

    First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he will not support the construction of large pylons in Montgomeryshire and has told his ministers to… [mappress] Source: newswales, June 20, 2011;

  • 20 June 2011
    Authorities & Government

    First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he will not support the construction of large pylons in Montgomeryshire and has told his ministers to… [mappress] Source: newswales, June 20, 2011;

  • 18 September 2012
    Authorities & Government

    The First Minister has told 200 energy CEOs that Scotland will continue to be a major centre for global investment – and that independence will help growth. Speaking at the FT Global Energy Leaders summit in London, Alex Salmond cited recent inward investments in oil and gas and renewables, and pledged to continue to work […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has welcomed an announcement by the Crown Estate which supports the Welsh Government’s vision of developing a thriving marine renewable energy industry in Wales. The Crown Estate has announced the successful Third Party Managers of two areas of water off the Welsh coast designated for testing and demonstrating wave and tidal […]

  • 7 February 2011

      Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, MSP, was given a tour of pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group, as the company revealed 2011 turnover would exceed £17.5 million ($28.2 million). Mr Salmond was invited to visit STATS’ headquarters in Kintore, near Aberdeen, in recognition of his support during one of the most challenging periods in the […]

  • 1 February 2011

      Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, MSP, was given a tour of pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group, as the company revealed 2011 turnover would exceed £17.5 million ($28.2 million). Mr Salmond was invited to visit STATS’ headquarters in Kintore, near Aberdeen, in recognition of his support during one of the most challenging periods in the […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment

    Mark Drakeford has won the Welsh Labour leadership election, and officially became the First Minister for Wales, following the resignation of Carwyn Jones.

  • 19 September 2016

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday conducted the official opening of Statoil House in Aberdeen, the company’s new operations center for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The oil and gas industry still has a strong future in Scotland, despite its current challenges, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday as she announced new activity […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a 10-year flood protection strategy designed to protect more than 10,000 homes. The plan is the result of grant funding totaling £420 million and follows an agreement reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA. “Earlier this year I saw first-hand the devastating effects of mother nature as […]

  • 2 October 2017

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has opened the new Oil & Gas Technology Centre Innovation Hub in Aberdeen. The new Hub is part of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, a non-profit, industry-led, technology research and development organization, funded by the Aberdeen City Region Deal. The Scottish Government said on Monday that the new innovation […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Equipment

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has this week announced £4.9 million in funding as part of a £31 million investment being made by Baker Hughes GE (BHGE) in a subsea equipment building facility in the North East of Scotland.

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Premier Wen of China and shared his vision of a global society with a secure energy future. The First Minister took part in a majilis – a public audience held by the ruler Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Premier Wen of China and shared his vision of a global society with a secure energy future. The First Minister took part in a majilis – a public audience held by the ruler Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has welcomed an announcement by the Crown Estate, which supports the Welsh Government’s vision of developing a thriving marine renewable energy industry in Wales. The Crown Estate has announced the successful Third Party Managers of two areas of water off the Welsh coast designated for testing and demonstrating wave […]

  • 1 February 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment

      Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, MSP, was given a tour of pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group, as the company revealed 2011 turnover would exceed £17.5 million ($28.2 million). Mr Salmond was invited to visit STATS’ headquarters in Kintore, near Aberdeen, in recognition of his support during one of the most challenging periods in the […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, officially opened subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore’s brand new purpose-built headquarters, Atmosphere One, yesterday (Tuesday 28 May 2013). The company recently relocated from Aberdeen Harbour to the new office facility at Prospect Park, Westhill, to provide Bibby Offshore with the additional capacity necessary to support its significant increase in […]