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  • 11 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding has been launched by Aileen McLeod, MSP for South Scotland (SNP). The Flood Risk Management plan contains 14 local strategies and proposals for 42 flood protection schemes or engineering works planned for 2016-21 and a range of other flood alleviation measures. This will be supported […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Scottish Government has made available an additional £5 million to the supply chain in Scotland to help maximise the economic benefit to Scotland of decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, announced that the Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) will reopen for a third round of funding during […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Project & Tenders

    OceanWise has secured a framework agreement to provide GIS marine data to the Scottish Government. OceanWise will be delivering marine mapping data products and services including marine themes vector, marine themes digital elevation model (DEM), raster charts and raster charts eXcluding land (XL) to central government departments and agencies, as well as regional councils, all of whom will benefit […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Scottish Government has awarded GBP 1.5 million (approx. EUR 2 million) of funding to the Carbon Trust to support its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) research and design programme. The Carbon Trust will fund projects in regard to floating offshore wind technology in Scotland, international collaboration on efficiency of Scottish offshore wind projects, and knowledge sharing on innovation and […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The island of Kerrera is set to benefit from a significant upgrade to its ferry berthing facilities, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay announced today. Around £1.7 million will be invested in the construction of a new breakwater and the extension of the slipway. The project also includes an extension to the Gallanach slipway […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 January 2017

    The Scottish Government today launched a 12-week consultation on the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland. The Scottish Government is taking a phased approach on devolution of the management of the Crown Estate and this consultation, which will run until 29 March, will inform the second phase of […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeenshire Council will receive more than £2 million of special financial assistance from the Scottish Government to help deal with the damage caused by last year’s unprecedented storms. Local authorities in the north east also received more than £10 million funding this financial year to take forward priority flood protection schemes in their areas. Finance […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Following a recommendation by the Smith Commission, the Crown Estate’s management functions in Scotland will be transferring to the Scottish Government.  The Crown Estate has put in place a distinct Scottish operating division with its own business plan, management information and financial reporting. This new business division will be led by Ronnie Quinn, who is currently […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Following a recommendation by the Smith Commission, the Crown Estate’s management functions in Scotland will be transferring to the Scottish Government.  The Crown Estate has put in place a distinct Scottish operating division with its own business plan, management information and financial reporting. This new business division will be led by Ronnie Quinn, who is currently […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of a flood protection scheme for Hawick is a step closer after Scottish Borders Councilors approved the final outline design of the project. The decision taken at council meeting on Thursday, March 2, means that the publication of the scheme can now take place in April 2017. Upon the publication, there will be […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The project partners behind the ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to approve consent for the project. The cutting-edge project is a demonstration facility for next generation wind turbines and associated technology. With expected capital expenditure of more than £230 million, the EOWDC would prove to be a […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay yesterday visited the 53 hectare Westway Park in Renfrew, to inspect progress at a £1.3 million dock development project. The project was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development

    Scottish Government is seeking for offshore consultancy services, with an aim to provide ‘best practice’ guidance on a standardised approach to survey design and statistical modelling (DSM) of cetacean and bird distributions at offshore renewable development areas (wind, wave and tidal). This is in order to improve the estimates of the densities of target species […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government has launched a smart grid strategy to capitalise on its expertise in this technology and to support the country’s transition to become a low carbon economy. The strategy plans to create 12,000 new jobs in this sector by 2020 by encouraging smart grid adoption and developing Scotland as a leading international provider […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise are in discussions with all relevant parties in the BiFab case, with the Government looking to save the company and hundreds of jobs at BiFab facilities in Scotland.

  • 17 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Alex Salmond announced a £10 million package to support plans for a deep-water quay facility in Shetland to secure decommissioning work on major offshore structures from the Northern North Sea. Following a meeting in Oslo on Tuesday with senior executives of AF Group and Lerwick Port Authority, the First Minister today said the Scottish Government […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Research & Development

    The Scottish Government is currently carrying out public consultation in relation to Marine Planning, Marine Protected Areas and the future of Marine Renewables. This consultation will close on 13th November 2013. Of particular interest to Dumfries and Galloway is the inclusion of proposals for two offshore wind farms, at Luce Bay and for the Robin […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Authorities & Government

     In respect of the Scottish Government’s target based renewable energy programme, a serious complaint has been filed to hold both the UK and the Scottish Government to account via the United Nations. It should be appreciated that both the EU and the UK are now being held to account by the United Nations Economic Commission […]

  • 12 September 2013

    Scottish Renewables reacted to a new Audit Scotland report which claims Scotland’s strategy for renewable energy is clear but achieving goals will be challenging.  Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The report highlights the clear and strong energy policy from the Scottish Government, which has given the industry confidence to invest and build […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    A unique new academic and industrial partnership will use Scottish expertise to solve the global challenges of the oil and gas industry over the coming decades. £10.6 million worth of funding was announced by the First Minister, Alex Salmond, to create a new Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), to be based in Aberdeen. Bringing […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government is working with island communities to boost economic returns on unrivalled natural, cultural and economic assets, Scottish First Minister said ahead of a Cabinet meeting in Stornoway on April 16. Support for the Gaelic language, measures to support renewable energy investment, and assistance for the islands tourism industry will be among the […]