Linda Pearson: If the Scottish Government are serious about defence diversification they have to prove it
Writer and activist Linda Pearson analyses the ways in which the arms industry takes advantage of Scottish Government support to further its ends, and says that if defence diversification is more than a soundbite the First Minister must detail a plan for how she is going to implement such a strategy
THE Scottish Government’s support for the arms industry has come under renewed scrutiny.
Scots social enterprise group says Serco debacle is evidence of 'cold corporate takeover' of public services
‘Monolithic corporations that place shareholder profits before human need can never deliver for people or planet’, says Social Enterprise Scotland’s Duncan Thorp
MORE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES are needed to stem the influence of “corporate greed and the dead hand of government” in the public sector, according to the representative body of Scots social enterprises.
Scottish Enterprise will not sign secrecy deals with companies again, following public outcry
Scottish Enterprise reveals secret £500k recipient as Silva Renewables, says it will not sign confidentiality agreements again
AFTER BOWING to public pressure to reveal the identity of the secret company which it granted nearly £500k, Scottish Government economic development agency Scottish Enterprise has confirmed to CommonSpace that it will not sign confidentiality agreements in future.
‘Land Grab’: Campaigners say Scottish Enterprise have no right to sell public Loch Lomond land to developers
Local council leader: “My previous position was in favour of the principle being established but then looking at the detail at the later stage it no longer made sense.”
CAMPAIGNERS have branded the proposed development of a new tourist resort at Loch Lomond a “land grab”, after a packed out local meeting about the Scottish Enterprise plan changed the local council leader’s mind.
Scottish oil and gas industry receives £5.1m investment boost
Research and development programme will create 17 new jobs in Livingston
THE SCOTTISH oil and gas industry received a boost this week after the Scottish Government revealed a £5.1m funding plan for a research and development (R&D) programme.
Scottish Enterprise is giving £2.2m to Scaled Solutions, with the Livingston-based company investing a further £2.9m.
The initiative will see Scaled Solutions develop technology in corrosion and scaling mechanisms, creating 17 new jobs in R&D techniques.