ScotRail appoints first female Engineering Director

Earlier this year, ScotRail has appointed its first female Engineering Director, Syeda Ghufran. The appointment was announced ahead of International Women in Engineering Day in June. Ms Ghufran joined ScotRail in 2010 as an Engineering...

ScotRail exceeding ambitious environmental targets

As a business and as individuals, we all have to work together to help tackle climate change. Even though we are already a low-carbon mode of transport, we are committed to reducing our environmental...

The road less travelled leads to tourism success

Malcolm Roughead OBE Chief Executive, VisitScotland If I had a pound for every time I’d been told VisitScotland only promotes the Highlands and Edinburgh I would be a very rich man! I can confirm that this just isn’t...

CBC complete sale of Cone Drive to Timken

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC) was proud to complete the sale of precision motion control expert, Cone Drive, to The Timken Company this month. Since acquiring Cone Drive in 2012, CBC had repositioned Cone Drive from...

Event first for apprentices

Employers are being urged to get behind Scotland’s first apprentice convention. Scotland’s Apprentice Convention is set to take place on 8 November. Hundreds of apprentices from across the country will gather at the Edinburgh International...

Evaluating the impact of trade & investment support

A recent evaluation examining the impact of international trade and investment support for companies in Scotland has found a significant economic return for both trade and inward investment activity. Evidently this is good news for...

Keeping it real for our visitors

It has never been easier for travellers to choose their holiday destination. Competition amongst destinations is fierce and in to this mix are the changing tastes of visitors. The “Instagram generation” is seeking a visitor...

ScotRail ushers in sleek new era

ScotRail’s upgrades and improvements for the nation’s commuters continued in earnest at the end of July, as the new Hitachi fleet of Class 385 trains began ferrying customers between Glasgow and Edinburgh, thus beginning...

Digital skills developed in schools

Senior pupils in schools across Scotland are developing skills in Digital Technology through Foundation Apprenticeships. To ensure young people are given the opportunity to develop relevant skills in key growth sectors, SDS has developed 12...

Turnip and go – farmers’ market moves to station

Dumfries station will be transformed into a farmers’ market in the coming weeks. Local producers will be given space under the canopy in the station car park when the Dumfries Farmers’ Market relocates from...
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