New state of the art radar system at Glasgow Airport

Plans for one of the largest wind farm developments in Scotland have been given the green light following the installation of a state-of-the-art radar system at Glasgow Airport. Together with air traffic services company, NATS, and Banks Renewables, Glasgow Airport has introduced a new radar earlier that can mitigate the impact of the Kype Muir…

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Glasgow Airport’s huge contribution to Scotland

Glasgow Airport is contributing almost one and a half billion pounds to the Scottish economy – and supports over 30,000 jobs. A study published today confirms the valuable contribution Glasgow Airport makes to the Scottish economy. The economic impact study reveals the airport, which welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2018, generates in excess of £1.44…

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Burns statues have been raised all over the world

Today, January 25, marks the anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. Over the course of this weekend, Burns Suppers will be held across the globe, to mark his contribution to literature and poetry, and commemorate his immortal memory. Burns is not only one of the most celebrated writers on the planet,…

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Welcome to the jungle with 10 Scots explorers

Millions of TV viewers across the country have been hooked to their televisions over the past few weeks, watching a group of Brits in the jungle. Glaswegian John Barrowman has been one of the stars of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, but he isn’t the only Scot who’s ever set foot in…

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All at sea for the launch of new cruising season

A delegation of VIPs were invited to visit Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines as it began its inaugural turnaround cruise season from Edinburgh. Dignitaries attending the VIP reception at the 1,350-guest Balmoral at the Port of Rosyth included Lord Charles Bruce, Claire Baker MSP, representatives from Fife Council, VisitScotland and a number of businesses and tourism…

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Scots opted for Iceland over the Bahamas

Research has revealed that in 2017 the people of Edinburgh searched for trips to Iceland more than Brazil, China and even the Bahamas! Analysis conducted by private tour and adventure group Hidden Iceland, revealed that searches regarding trips to Iceland were made from Edinburgh more often than anywhere else in the UK. The research found…

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Scots get ready to take part in New York Tartan Day

Scots have been crossing the Atlantic this week to play their part in the 2018 New York Tartan Day parade. Being held in the Big Apple on Saturday April 7, pipers and drummers from all over the world will take part in the event, a celebration of the contribution made to the USA by the…

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Proud family connection on a trip to Indonesia

It was with great enthusiasm that I was invited to visit my great-grandfather’s official residence in Surabaya in Indonesia, while he was Governor General there in the 1880s. The family images of him in uniform striding through the tropical gardens are treasured. The Palace has now become a busy venue for corporate events and the…

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There’s no business like snow business in Vermont

Stepping onto the ski slopes of Vermont was like finding my way through the back of the wardrobe and into Narnia’s wintery wonderland of snow dusted forests and blanketed hillsides. With my previous ski experience more or less limited to dodging the ice and rocks of Scotland’s mountains, exploring the best resorts the Green Mountain…

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Passengers are in safe hands at Prestwick

Passengers travelling from Prestwick Airport will know they are in safe hands this year. Glasgow Prestwick Airport, working with multi-agency partners, simulated an emergency scenario to test their response plans last week. With over 400 people taking part, the airport was able to confirm that their plans, policies and procedures all work in practice while…

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