June, 2018


ESB plots massive Scottish windfarm


The ESB has unveiled plans for a massive 91 megawatt windfarm in Scotland (June 12th). The State-owned electricity business has formed a partnership with wind developer Coriolis Energy and the companies are working on a number of projects in that... (Continue reading)

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New funding to digitise information flow between adult social care and health settings


Local authorities, residential and domiciliary adult social care providers, researchers, academic organisations working in partnership with health organisations are being invited to apply for new funding to enable better sharing of social care and clinical information and data (June 12th).... (Continue reading)

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Scottish firms urged to pitch for £6bn of Dubai 2020 contracts


Scottish companies are being urged to pitch for business at the Dubai Expo 2020 event in the United Arab Emirates. More than £6bn worth of contracts will be tendered across events, hospitality, security, IT, retail, food and drink and design... (Continue reading)

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Government funding boost for Cycle Ambition Cities

Government Opportunities

Cycle Ambition Cities are on track to make cycling the natural choice of transport after successfully bidding for a share of £6.5 million government funding that will get more people cycling safely (June 12th). In February, the Department for Transport... (Continue reading)

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Transforming public services in Scotland: apply for funding

Government Opportunities

Organisations can win contracts worth up to £250,000 to develop new ways to meet challenges in areas such as housing, public transport and trade (June 11th). Public sector organisations in Scotland have challenged innovators to come up with digital solutions... (Continue reading)

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Unprecedented record of foreign direct investment


Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in UK top 10 for attracting inward investment. Scotland has achieved an ‘unprecedented’ record of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) according to Ernst & Young’s latest Attractiveness Survey. This is the third consecutive year that investment... (Continue reading)

New transport legislation set to empower local authorities

Government Opportunities

Flexible options introduced to improve bus services.  The Transport (Scotland) Bill will bring forward the most radical measures since devolution to make Scotland’s transportation network cleaner, smarter and more accessible than ever before. It aims to empower local authorities and... (Continue reading)

Preparing Business for ‘Brexit’

Business Team

A new grant scheme to help exporters get ready for ‘Brexit’ was announced today by Economy Secretary Keith Brown as he pledged to help business deal with the economic consequences of leaving the EU. To help prepare business for Brexit,... (Continue reading)

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Mayor: Ultra-Low Emission Zone to expand up to North & South Circular


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (Friday June 8 2018) confirmed that the capital’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021. The new ULEZ will cover an area 18... (Continue reading)

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Southampton City Council invests £1.5m in the first co-working space for creative, digital and knowledge based businesses at the Marlands

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For the first time in Southampton, creative, digital and knowledge based businesses will have an exciting new space to work in, when ‘Network’ opens on the second floor of the Marlands Shopping Centre in early 2019. The contemporary open plan... (Continue reading)

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