Embracing new energy could establish Scotland as a global supplier

A breakthrough in renewable energy could see Scotland becoming one of the largest global energy exporters in the world, believes Professor of Economics Ronald MacDonald. New technology, pioneered in Australia, enables the production of low-cost...

Shared transport: the way forward

How do you travel for work? Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic, boring and lonely drives to the office or travel to meetings, none of it is particularly enjoyable. However there are lots of...

First Glasgow box clever with launch of new fleet of eco-friendly buses ahead of...

Local bus operator First Glasgow went all out to launch their fleet of 75 new buses for the city of Glasgow in October 2018, with the promise of more to follow. The city’s largest bus...

Taking steps towards a happier, healthier workforce

Scotland’s national walking charity, Paths for All, are asking workplaces to take steps to improve the health of their employees. The charity recently launched a ‘Walk at Work Award’ which recognises workplaces in Scotland who...

Climate change is on the business agenda now

Climate change is no longer just a concern for a few ‘green’ businesses. It’s on the agenda in the boardrooms of most of Scotland’s largest companies. We know this because of a recent poll we...

CalMac encourages new awareness of wildlife

Over the summer volunteers on CalMac ferries spotted more than 500 marine mammals across the west coast as part of the company’s Marine Awareness Programme. The Awareness Programme has involved a total of 14 conservation...

Ready for the electric revolution

Frank Mitchell CEO, SP Energy Networks Sweden has just opened its first electric road, and while it might look like a real-life Scalextric set, it means battery-powered vehicles can charge on the go. In India there are...

Xplore Dundee is getting a buzz from electric buses once again

Scottish manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd is lending the bus operator a new electric Enviro200Ev for a week to test it on the streets of Dundee. Managing Director of Xplore Dundee Christine McGlasson said: “We believe...

Ecological consultancy goes from strength to strength

A major new contract win sees Ellendale Environmental’s Edinburgh-based team build on their success and strong reputation. The ecological consultants are to undertake Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) on the A9 upgrade project assisting...

A new initiative encourages commuting by E-bike

Concern for the environment has been hitting the news headlines but pollution is more than just an environmental challenge – it affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing too. In response, the Scottish...
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