New aerospace facility for Prestwick

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The key role of research and innovation was emphasised when the First Minister opened a major manufacturing facility in Prestwick. The SpiritAerosystems site will produce spoiler wing components for Airbus’ A320 aircraft using leading edge automation technology, creating more than 100 jobs and helping secure the long term future of aerospace production in the area…. Read more »

Visit to Brussels

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised Scotland’s shared values with the European Union during a series of engagements in Brussels. Speaking to an audience including EU diplomats at the European Policy Centre, she said that Scotland’s task now that membership of the EU had ended was to find a voice as an independent nation which could… Read more »

Launch of Low Carbon Challenge Fund

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A new fund will make up to £6 million available for projects that help small and medium sized businesses across Scotland take advantage of the low carbon economy. Launching the Low Carbon Challenge Fund at Star Refrigeration in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was another step towards the target of ending Scotland’s contribution to… Read more »

First Minister’s visit to Norway

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Scotland and Norway can work together to play a major role in tackling climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Norwegian business leaders. Addressing the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise conference in Oslo, the First Minister highlighted offshore wind and carbon capture and storage as sectors where the two countries are at the forefront of developing… Read more »