Scottish Technology Influencing The World

As the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) is celebrating it’s 200th year anniversary in 2018, it is taking this opportunity to highlight 200 inspirational and world-changing projects from around the globe throughout the year. These projects are nominated by ICE’s members and selected by an expert panel, the chosen projects illustrate the breadth and depth of civil engineering’s impact; one of the 200 projects to be chosen is The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Stromness Orkney.

Edinburgh The Best Place For Tech In UK?

From Scottish Business News Network on 24 June:

‘Scotland’s capital city is the best place for tech companies looking to scale up, access funding, and do business in, according to a new Government backed report examining the UK’s tech landscape. Edinburgh tech companies responded with the highest approval rating in the UK when asked to assess how good their city was for ‘doing business’ ...

Multi Million Pound Expansion At Rosyth

‘Agricultural trade specialist Cefetra has agreed a multi-million pound long-term contract with Forth Ports to make the Port of Rosyth its agri-hub for Scotland. It will be deepened to provide a deep-water port capable of taking vessels carrying up to 50,000 tonnes of cargo. The existing storage space will be enhanced with the addition of a new, extensive, purpose-built agricultural products terminal increasing the storage area to around 100,000 tonnes.’

8% Of UK Population But 25% Of Renewable Energy Generation

Provisional annual statistics for 2017 show that renewable electricity generation was 25,166 GWh in 2017 – up 27% on 2016 and up 19% on 2015. This makes 2017 a record year for renewable generation with the equivalent of an estimated 69% of Scotland’s electricity consumption being met from renewables. In 2017, Scottish renewable generation made up approximately 25% of total UK renewable generation and approximately 69% of Scotland’s electricity consumption came from renewables in 2017 – up 15.0 percentage points from previous year.’