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Two global IT players expand in Scotland

SAS and Wipro, two of the biggest global names in information technology, are expanding their businesses in Scotland.


Minecraft reaches 12 million sold on Xbox 360

Mojang's sandbox build-'em-up Minecraft remains a popular favorite on the Xbox 360, surpassing 12 million units sold as of this month.


Funding boost for life sciences firm NuCana BioMed

An Edinburgh-based biopharmaceutical company has secured financing of $57m (£34m) to fund development of its portfolio of anti-cancer medicines.


45 new oil & gas services jobs for Fife

Global oil & gas services firm National Oilwell Varco is to expand its significant industrial presence in Scotland with the creation of 45 new jobs at its Glenrothes facility.


Up to 400 new jobs created at PRA UK in Kilmarnock

Portfolio Recovery Associates UK (PRA UK) is anticipating future growth that could create up to 400 new jobs during the next three years adding to its current 300 staff in Kilmarnock offices.


67 new jobs for Glasgow Finance Centre

Chicago based insurance brokerage firm, Arthur J Gallagher & Co, will create a Glasgow finance hub for UK activities and generate 67 jobs.


Oil and gas firms in UK expect jobs growth

Research by the Bank of Scotland says the oil and gas industry could create 39,000 jobs across the UK over the next two years.


BCF Career Event in Amsterdam 14th May

Find out about the Life Science sector and exciting career opportunities in Scotland at this one day event in Amsterdam.


Edinburgh second best in UK for visitors

Edinburgh is topped by only London as the best destination in the UK for visitors, according to TripAdvisor.


100 jobs created by US Kaiam Corporation

Optical components company to build a new production facility in Livingston which will create 100 new jobs.


US firm Ceridian to create 130 new jobs

Over 100 new Scottish jobs have been announced as part of expansion plans by US company Ceridian.


£6 million for Scotland’s wave and tidal industry

The marine energy sector is to benefit from £6 million in funding to further develop testing of new wave and tidal energy prototypes in the seas around Scotland.


More than 90 new jobs for IT consulting & outsourcing firm

Wipro the IT consulting & outsourcing firm are to create more than 90 new jobs in East Kilbride and Aberdeen.


Scotland A top European location

In an increasingly competitive Europe, Scotland continues to be a top ten location for inward investment - and our cities are big hits in the rankings.


£7.5 million investment delivers jobs boost for Ayrshire

Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, announced the creation of 67 highly skilled new jobs at oil and gas service company, Howco Group plc.


Karl Storz invests in Dundee site

Karl Storz, the medical equipment manufacturer, has invested £1.7 million to triple the size of its base in Dundee.


Sony partners with Dundee firm YoYo on GameMaker Studio

Sony and YoYo will work together to bring GameMaker Studio to the PlayStation 4.


Minecraft continues to dominate digital sales on the PS3

Minecraft, which was created by Scottish company 4J Studios, outsells the competition.


Digital marketing agency Equator seeks 25 new staff in Glasgow

Equator, Scotland's largest digital marketing agency, is seeking 25 staff for its Glasgow headquarters.


Hydrasun wins Great Large Company Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards

Aberdeen-based Hydrasun won an award that recognises excellence in large company performance in the offshore energy sector.


Unemployment rate falls below 7.0 percent for Scotland

The number of people employed in Scotland increased by 15,000 over the most recent quarter.


Scottish offshore wind farms to be world’s third largest

Two adjacent offshore wind farm applications in the outer Moray Firth have been approved, creating the world’s third largest offshore wind farm with up to 326 wind turbines.


Renewables company secures €26.5m for growth plans to drive down cost of energy

Dutch renewables energy company 2-B Energy has secured an investment package of €26.5 million, which will help accelerate the company’s growth in Scotland.


Scottish digital sector gets £6.6 million boost to attract jobs

The Scottish Government has awarded £6.6 million to Scotland's digital sector in a bid to boost jobs and training.


Social and Mobile The Tech Savvy Scottish Jobseeker

A comprehensive survey of over 1,500 job seekers was carried out, and the results provide a fascinating insight into the attitudes and behaviours of the modern “social” and “mobile” job seekers in Scotland today.


Innovative tidal energy company secures REIF funding

Oceanflow Energy Limited has attracted a £300,000 package of support to further develop and commercialise its second generation tidal energy device, Evopod.


Scottish biotech firm joins with Japanese company to develop innovative cancer cell therapy

Investment will create 35 new jobs over 3 years


Tech firm to provide real time analysis of games

A Scottish technology company is launching a new platform to analyse data from apps and games in real time.


GTA developer Rockstar to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Rockstar Games, developer of the Grand Theft Auto video game series, will be presented with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games Awards.


App firm Allthings gets a funding boost

A Dundee firm is aiming to double its headcount this year following a £400,000 cash injection.


GE Oil & Gas to create 20 new jobs at Aberdeen plant

New jobs have been created after a £4 million refurbishment investment at their Bridge of Don subsea manufacturing facility.


BioOutsource to open new Biosimilar Centre of Excellence in Glasgow

BioOutsource is opening a new Biosimilar Centre of Excellence in Glasgow that will double its capacity for the analysis of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies.


Scotland’s life sciences award winners

Find out who won the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards 2014.


New Oil and Gas Innovation Centre supports sector developments

First Minister Alex Salmond announced £10.6 million for a new Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) which will create and fast-track pioneering solutions.


$500 million deal secures North Sea jobs for Wood Group

Energy services firm Wood Group won its first major UK contract of 2014, which will allow them to secure 550 British jobs.


Potential changes to Tier 1 Investor route

In October 2013 the Home Office asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the current investment limits for the Tier 1 (Investor) route. The MAC has now published its report and it has recommended changes to the route.


Scottish Investment Bank invests in pioneering low carbon technology company

Edinburgh-based technology company, Dukosi, has secured an equity investment of close to £320,000 to develop the first commercial phase of a pioneering new technology for electric vehicles.


Scottish wave and tidal project gets £2 million injection

Scotland’s emerging wave and tidal sector has received an injection of £2 million after an ambitious project was awarded funding from the Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF).


Record year sparks major recruitment drive for ambitious Scottish software developer

Scottish software developer Gael Ltd has launched the first phase of an aggressive recruitment drive after enjoying a record breaking year.


Lewis and Harris named as Europes top island by TripAdvisor

Lewis and Harris has been named as the best island in Europe by an international travel site.


Petrofac 65m contract extensions

Petrofac has won a series of lucrative contract extensions worth £65 million.


Renewable energy contract for Ecosse

A Scottish firm has won a £5 million contract to lay subsea cables for a giant wind farm, showing how the expertise developed by oil services firms can be applied in renewable energy.


Scottish Loan Fund invests 3.5 million in Oil and Gas service specialist Coretrax Technology

Aberdeen-based energy services business Coretrax Technology Limited is the latest ambitious Scottish company to benefit from the Scottish Loan Fund.


Edinburgh voted one of world’s top ten cities

Edinburgh has been named as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in a poll of the readers of travel magazine Wanderlust.


New investment for pioneering imaging start up company

Scottish Investment Bank joins Epidarex Capital to invest in Edinburgh Molecular Imaging.


New industrial biotechnology innovation centre to create 1500 jobs

A new innovation centre for industrial biotechnology (IB) is forecast to increase IB related turnover to up to £3 billion by 2030, create 1500 jobs within five years and put Scotland at the forefront of a global transformation.


70 new jobs at Port of Rosyth heat and power plant

Forth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports Limited and SSE plc, confirms that the Scottish Government has granted consent for a wood fuelled renewable combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Port of Rosyth.


Access to growth capital improves for firms

Businesses in Scotland enjoyed much-improved access to capital for growth in the second half of 2013, a survey has found.


Smartphone game which aims to aid cancer cure work launched

A new smartphone game which results in players analysing real cancer data has been released with the aim of discovering new treatments.


Ruffian Games looks to stand out from crowd

Dundee video games company Ruffian Games is hoping public support will lead to a team-up with one of Japan’s leading developers and publishers.


Survey shows signs of growth and activity in Scottish economy

Signs of economic growth and economic activity in Scotland are at their highest levels for many years, a survey of 230 firms has suggested.


Sensor Systems Innovation Centre for Scotland launched

A new £10 million innovation hub, which will bring together Scotland’s universities with industry partners will be launched in Glasgow by Fergus Ewing, MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.


Scots drug maker to make cystic fibrosis inhaler

A spin-out company from the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen has sealed a key deal to develop its cystic fibrosis (CF) medicine to be deliver through an inhaler.


Oil and gas sector poised for jobs and wages boom

North Sea oil and gas workers expect to enjoy wage rises up to 10 per cent this year as the sector continues to benefit from “unprecedented” growth.


New research stems foundations for regenerative treatments

Scientists explore how to reprogramme cells back to stem cells, in a bid to understand and treat degenerative illnesses.


Wood Group expects to create 300 jobs in its North Sea operation

After winning a bumper contract to work on three oil and gas platforms off Scotland, Wood Group expects to create 300 jobs in its UK North Sea operation.


Restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers end

In some good news for Romanian and Bulgarian workers, as of 1 January 2014, there are no longer any restrictions on their ability to work in the UK.


More jobs for Tesco Bank

Glasgow and Edinburgh workers will benefit from increased job opportunities as Tesco Bank expands services across the country


Top finance awards for Glasgow students

Glasgow top students recognised for outstanding performance in finance


Jobs continue to boom for oil and gas

Surveys show oil and gas jobs steady throughout 2014 as the industry continues to thrive


GlaxoSmithKline to invest in Montrose plant

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to create 25 new direct jobs and employ 50 contractors as a result of expansion plans in Angus.


Pyreos raises 4m dollars from consortium of tech investors

Energy-efficient infrared sensor company Pyreos Limited today announced the conclusion of a $4m round of funding, which will be used to back the fast-growing firm’s plans for global expansion.


Funding for energy smart mobile antenna

A TECHNOLOGY outfit spun out from Edinburgh University has secured funding to take its “smart antenna” for mobile phones and tablet computers into the $2.5 billion (£1.5bn) global market.


North Sea CO2 storage resource can support EU low carbon economy

Europe can meet its climate change targets and achieve a low-carbon economy by unlocking the North Sea’s huge potential as a shared CO2 storage resource.


New device to make football fans fitter

By capitalising on their love of football, an innovative European wide project aims to help male football fans become more active, less sedentary and improve their diets in a sustainable way.


Scotlands new Digital Health Institute unveiled

Scotland's pioneering Digital Health Institute was officially launched in Edinburgh today to an audience of leading figures in the global healthcare sector and multi-national technology companies.


Scotland and Japan join forces in green technologies

A groundbreaking new partnership has been formed with one of Japan’s leading research investment vehicles, in a move that will help Scottish life sciences and green technology companies tap into a $50 million investment fund.


Wave energy project could bring hundreds of jobs to the Western Isles

Aquamarine Power's proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs in one of Britain's most remote communities, according to figures published.


250 jobs and new centre of excellence for Glasgow

Global information technology and business process services firm, CGI, will hire 250 professionals in Glasgow, almost doubling its Scottish workforce.


Punching well above our weight in engineering innovation

Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, spoke to TalentScotland about the opportunities and challenges which currently exist for talented engineers looking to develop their careers in Scotland.


ROVOP expects to create 50 jobs after securing 45m contract

A Scottish firm that operates remote controlled submarines used on North Sea oil and gas projects expects to create 50 jobs after winning a bumper contract from a subsea construction specialist.


Insurer Aegon to create 100 new jobs at Edinburgh Park

Aegon UK, which shed 600 jobs in Edinburgh three years ago, has announced plans to create more than 100 new roles at its headquarters over the next few months.


Skills shortage in oil and gas sector pushing wages up

A severe shortage in qualified staff will push the average wage in the oil and gas industry up by 15% this year to £73,600, a report has suggested.


Roslin Cells Announces ReNeuron as First Cell Therapy Customer

Roslin Cells announced today that ReNeuron would be the first commercial customer for its new GMP Cellular Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Edinburgh.


IRW Systems to create at least 30 new highly-skilled jobs

IRW Systems, one of Scotland’s largest independent software design, development and support consultancies, has announced a three year expansion that will see turnover double and at least 30 additional highly skilled IT jobs created.


Acquisition Enhances 3sun Groups presence in Aberdeen

3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has announced the acquisition of RRC Controls Services Ltd, based in Gourdon Aberdeenshire.


FNZ prepares for growth by expanding team in capital

Financial services technology company FNZ is planning to add another 30 posts to its Edinburgh team, boosting headcount by around 10%.


Aker Solutions plans recruitment drive

These 400 jobs which will be based in Aberdeen will allow the company to keep pace with booming demand from oil and gas firms.


Aquila Biomedical takes up residence in BioQuarter

Contract pharmaceutical research provider complements the BioQuarter tenancy


Broadband jobs across Scotland

"Superfast" jobs for Scotland as BT fulfills contracts to connect the country


Growth for Petrofac

Shetland energy company continues to grow through difficult times


Skyscanner to double workforce

Travel search firm Skyscanner has said it plans to recruit 250 more people over the next year to support its global expansion plans.


By Royal appointment

Historic post of Regious Professor of Engineering at University of Edinburgh taken over by Professor Jason Reese bringing a plethora of experience in academia and private enterprise


Avanticell in European training project

Cell culture experts Avanticell link up with Italian organisation to deliver biotech training to the next generation of scientists


Plenty in Reserve

Even after 50 years, Scotland’s oil and gas industry is growing, with significant opportunities for people with the right talent for energy.


A Helping Hand for Patients

Medical technology is all about innovation, and Scottish companies have been leading the way for 200 years


New Oil and Gas Jobs for Aberdeen

New opportunities in Aberdeen as Wood Group encourages future generations to find a career in oil and gas.


Polly Purvis Executive Director of Scotland IS

Polly Purvis, Executive Director of Scotland IS, talks about how demand from our technology and financial services industries for skilled workers continues to outstrip supply.


Young achievers in Financial Services

Financial services recognise the talent coming from Glasgow's higher education systems as four top graduates take away £500 each.


Aker Solutions secures North Sea deal

The Aberdeen arm of oil industry company Aker Solutions will do some of the work involved in a $440m (£289m) North Sea contract.


Subsea UK urges UK and Scottish governments to help

UK subsea industry has created 16,000 new jobs over the last three years, with another 10,000 - the majority in Scotland - in the pipeline. Sector's trade body urged government to help it remain a global leader.


People Make Glasgow rebrand

The people of Glasgow are at the heart of the new brand which will promote the city to the world.


MRC funding for Dundee

New funding for University of Dundee will advance understanding of human diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's, immune disorders and hypertension.


Hydrasun secures shell integrity management contract

Leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions secures a five-year contract.


Stem cell study could aid quest to combat disease

New research into stem cell reprogramming could be foundation for treating degenerative diseases.


Wave of success

With major international players flocking to join indigenous innovators in the renewable energy sector, Scotland is the place to get involved in this cutting-edge new technology.


Boost for big data

New plans for science innovation centres set to generate quality jobs in Scotland


Bench to bedside

Professor Andrew Morris, Chief Scientist for Scotland, discusses how cutting edge activity is creating exciting career opportunities in Scotland’s Life Sciences sector


New jobs for Glasgow in direct marketing

200 news jobs in consumer and business-to-business sales and are being supported by £500,000 Regional Selective Assistance funding from Scottish Enterprise.


New investment management jobs for Scotland

40 new jobs as young financial firm grows through the crisis