Archive for January, 2017

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Jan

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New Look and Name for SECC

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is being renamed and rebranded the ‘Scottish Event Campus’. The new name acknowledges that the venue has developed over a period of more than 30 years – with the Armadillo and The SSE Hydro added to the site.  In addition, live entertainment...


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26

Jan

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Funding boost for pioneering project at Kelvingrove Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has received a substantial award from The Hunter Foundation to build on the success of The Centre of New Enlightenment (TCoNE) and design a pioneering, interactive learning experience accessible to all visitors.  The first stage of the redesign is underway as Glasgow Museums appoint...


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26

Jan

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland launches new £2million Creative Campus learning and teaching complex

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) unveils a new purpose-built learning and teaching complex today (Wednesday, January 25) as part of its 170th anniversary celebrations. The Creative Campus project, an investment of more than £2million, has introduced a contemporary two-level rehearsal facility, increasing practice room provision by 50%. The...


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25

Jan

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Byres Road public realm improvements announced

Glasgow City Council today (24 January) discussed plans to transform the public realm of Byres Road, one of the city’s leading destinations, for shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, in a £9 million project. The council’s Regeneration and the Economy Committee considered the results of public consultation, which resulted in...


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23

Jan

National Theatre of Scotland unveils new Glasgow HQ

On Monday, 23 January 2017, Rockvilla, the National Theatre of Scotland’s new permanent headquarters was launched in the Speirs Wharf regeneration area of Glasgow. The National Theatre of Scotland has remodelled and extensively refurbished a former cash and carry building in the Speirs Wharf regeneration area of north-west Glasgow,...


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19

Jan

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New Glasgow Housing Strategy to deliver 15,000 new homes over five years

15,000 new homes are to be built in Glasgow over the next five years as Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee today (19 January) approved the city’s Housing Strategy between 2017 and 2022. Glasgow’s Housing Strategy outlines the long-term vision for the city’s housing and is founded on two main...


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17

Jan

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Glasgow to position itself as the ‘Gateway to Scotland’

Nearly 150 members from across Scotland’s tourism community are set to gather in Glasgow tomorrow (Tuesday, January 17) for a major industry event following the launch of the city’s new Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023. Taking place at Drygate Brewery in the city’s east end, Glasgow’s Big Tourism...


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12

Jan

Henry Winning & Co to create 15 jobs in Glasgow

A leading European twine and string factory in the East End of Glasgow, with roots as far back 1880, is currently undergoing modernisation of its factory in a bid to bring it into the 21st Century and increase productivity. Henry Winning produces one million metres of string and twine...


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05

Jan

Half a million pound boost for loyalty app provider creating 45 new jobs in Glasgow

Champion for the small and independent business owner, Glasgow based Swipii, has secured a half a million pound Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise, allowing it to expand its operations while putting it in the best possible position to win even more new business. Swipii launched in 2014...


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04

Jan

UK’s first Fintech course launches at Strathclyde

A new Masters in Financial Technology (Fintech) is to launch at the University of Strathclyde to support the digital transformation of Scotland’s financial sector. The MSc in Financial Technology will give students the financial, programming and analytical skills needed to help companies accelerate transactions and enhance security – and...


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