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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

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

£11.7m Cyber Security Project For Dundee

A new ‘cyberQuarter’ is to be created at Abertay University as part of a new £11.7m project to create a cybersecurity research and development centre. Based on the Abertay campus in Dundee and run with core partners the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the city’s new ‘cyberQuarter’ will be a cluster of academic and industry activity, offering expertise in applied research and access to a range of public-sector support for local businesses and public bodies.
http://www.businessforscotland.com/11-7m-cybersecurity-project-to-be-launched-in-dundee/

Flying Scotsman?

"At least 1,000 jobs will be created at a train-building factory to be built at Longannet in Fife, Spanish firm Talgo announced today. Construction of the 70,000 square metre plant on the former power station site is expected to take 18 months. The factory will be built on the former Longannet power station site. Talgo plans to build a range of trains and has been shortlisted for the high-speed trains contract for the HS2 line due to open between London and northern England in 2026."
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/11/15/flying-scotsman-shock-as-scotsman-article-does-not-hit-any-buffers/