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Naval Shipbuilding And Scottish Independence

"Does this mean that shipbuilding activity in Scotland is destined to end? On the contrary, it seems that it has the opportunity to change and, much like every other socio-economic activity, follow the urgent need for sustainable alternatives. In this case, sustainable shipbuilding is a viable alternative with the potential for profit that makes it attractive to private investors. For instance, wind-propulsion technologies have the potential to offer to shipping companies double-digit savings on fuel consumption."
http://www.businessforscotland.com

8% Of The People But 20% Of The Space Sector Jobs

From Government EUROPA yesterday: ‘The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced the Scottish space sector is projected to be worth up to £4 billion (€4.63 billion) by 2030. Scotland’s space industry comprises a significant proportion of space endeavours in the UK as a whole, valued at £15 billion (€17.37 billion); and is growing at a rate of 3.3 per cent per annum. Nearly 20 per cent of the UK’s 41,900 space sector jobs are based in Scotland.’
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com

Dundee Is Best In Europe

"From Insider today: ‘Video games degrees at Abertay University in Dundee have been ranked best in Europe for the fifth year in succession. The influential Princeton Review again rated Abertay as number one in Europe for undergraduate level games courses, with the university also breaking into the world top 10 at postgraduate level. This follows the recent launch of the £12 million InGAME partnership, which is led by Abertay and aims to undertake research and development with the games industry in Dundee, and across the UK.’"
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com

8% Of The UK Population But 20% Of The UK Space Jobs

"From the Scottish Government’s Space Exploration and Affordable Housing Department today: ‘Scotland’s space sector could be worth £4 billion by 2030, Innovation Minister Ivan McKee said today. Speaking during a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s space sector potential, Mr McKee outlined the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to introduce at least one spaceport by the early 2020s. More small satellites are built in Glasgow than any other place in Europe, and nearly a fifth of all UK space jobs are based in Scotland. Findings from the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2018 report show a 27% increase in the number of space organisations in Scotland. There are now more than 130 space organisations in Scotland – including the headquarters of 83 UK space industry firms – and these organisations generate a combined income of £140 million.’"
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com