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90% Growth In Turnover In Life Sciences

"From Insider today: ‘Employment in Scotland’s life sciences sector increased by 20% over seven years, according to new figures published by the Scottish Government. That represents a 2.6% year-on-year increase, with turnover growing by 90% in the same period to reach £6.5 billion in 2017. This news puts the sector on track to exceed its strategic target of £8 billion by 2025. From 2010 to 2017, company turnover increased by 90% and gross value added (GVA) by 48%.  This represents a year-on-year growth of 9.6% for company turnover and 5.7% for GVA.’"
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Glasgow Is Centre Of Space Technology In UK

"In High Growth Scotland yesterday: A £14.7 million investment in a Glasgow-based satellite company will help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland’s space sector. On a visit to Spire Global, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the company has received one of the largest funding packages ever provided by Scottish Enterprise. Spire Global builds, tests and operates nanosatellites tracking aviation, maritime and weather patterns. The investment will enable it to move into new 40,000sq ft premises at Glasgow’s Skypark facility and increase its local workforce from 60 to 320 over the next five years...."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

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