MORE than 500 Rolls-Royce jobs in Scotland had been this week safeguarded from obligatory redundancy for a minimum of 5 years following an settlement with Unite the union.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding for Inchinnan, Renfrewshire comes with a pledge to work to convey new sorts of contracts to the positioning, together with initiatives associated to addressing local weather change and growing inexperienced applied sciences.
READ MORE: Rolls-Royce, hit by the worldwide downturn within the aerospace trade due to the coronavirus pandemic, hailed the transfer to spice up future competitiveness of the power. Each the union and Rolls-Royce referred to as for better authorities enter in steering the longer term course of the sector
Jobs protected as Thales wins MoD contract
The Ministry of Defence this week awarded a £180 million contract to ship cutting-edge threat-detection know-how for the British Military’s new Boxer autos which it says will defend greater than 700 jobs at French-owned Thales UK’s Glasgow website.
READ MORE: It added that the 10-year distant weapon stations (RWS) contract would additionally assist 30 apprenticeships.
Nightclub chief requires finish to assist disparity
The co-owner of the famend Sub Membership in Glasgow has referred to as for an finish to the “large disparity” between the totally different assist funds launched by the Scottish Authorities to assist nightclubs and dwell music venues survive the coronavirus disaster.
READ MORE: The Sub Membership was granted £40,000 below the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund final 12 months. Whereas its utility to that fund was below manner, ministers opened up an additional pot of money, the Tradition Organisations and Venues Restoration Fund, which supplied the possibility for even greater grants. Nonetheless, by then it was too late for the Sub Membership to use.
Tourism and hospitality in £2m coaching enhance
Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector has hailed a ‘actual present of dedication’ after securing £2 million of public funding to offer two thousand main trade scholarships at no cost.
READ MORE: The net coaching programs, that are being rolled out from right now, have been described as a fillip for individuals who have seen their prospects badly affected by the pandemic. Additionally they purpose to enhance expertise within the workforce forward of the hospitality and tourism sector reopening as soon as coronavirus restrictions are eased.
Plans for large hydro energy plant in Highlands
Pumped hydro storage schemes might reduce the prices of working the UK’s vitality system by round £700m a 12 months in accordance with a examine commissioned by SSE, which is engaged on plans for a bumper improvement within the Highlands.
READ MORE: The Perth-based vitality large expects to have the ability to generate large quantities of hydro-electricity on the Coire Glas plant from the motion of water between two reservoirs.
Artwork deco cinema developer celebrates conversion
Developer Glencairn Properties, which has been growing the previous State Cinema at Leith in Edinburgh into flats in a undertaking it says “celebrates” unique artwork deco particulars, has declared it’s on the “cusp of exponential progress”.
READ MORE: The corporate, which achieved turnover of £10 million final 12 months, says it’s set to double revenue over the subsequent three years, highlighting a number of planning approvals for residential developments in Edinburgh. It declined to disclose its present revenue.
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Scott Wright: US export turmoil and Brexit draining life from Scotland’s distillers
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Mark Williamson: Ought to we be sceptical about North Sea oil giants’ web zero pledges?
Ian McConnell on Friday: Race towards time as Dominic Raab gazes out to horizon
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