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Scotland: BT to deliver public sector connectivity

BT has secured a multi-million pound contract worth up to £350 million over the next six years to become the sole provider to deliver public sector connectivity across Scotland. The Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) contract, which has been awarded by NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) on behalf of the Scottish Government, will accelerate the […]

April 24, 2023

Orbex CEO steps down

UK-based Orbex Express Launch has unexpectedly lost its CEO. Chris Larmour has resigned, according to the company, so that the business can rise to the “next level”. Larmour, who has led the business since it was founded in 2015, was leaving to allow a focus on new goals, said Orbex. Orbex said it is preparing […]

April 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Extreme E to race in former Scottish coal mine

Extreme E, the sport for purpose electric off-road rallying series, has announced that the former Glenmuckloch opencast coal mine site in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, will host its next race event, the Hydro X Prix, on May 13th and 14th.With legendary motorsport names involved in the series including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, McLaren, […]

March 30, 2023

Shetland lead writer to create TV series based on Morrow books

Having helmed Shetland from the start to series seven, BAFTA-winning screenwriter and executive producer David Kane is developing the five book Morrow series into a multi-season TV series, set in Glasgow. Award winning author Denise Mina is one of Scotland’s most influential crime writers at home and internationally, described by Val McDermid as ‘crime writing […]

March 8, 2023

FITE+ adds Insane Championship Wrestling

FITE has announced that Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) will now be exclusively on FITE+, joining a growing array of live and on demand content from pro-wrestling and combat sports providers. ICW was founded in Glasgow in 2006 by Mark Dallas and went on to present shows throughout the UK and be named the UK Promotion […]

February 28, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Freedom Scripted first look deal with All3Media

Scottish indie Freedom Scripted has signed a first look distribution deal with All3Media International. Having secured investment from C4 Indie Growth Fund last summer, the deal will see Glasgow based Freedom partnering with All3Media International on its scripted slate. The focus of which is on thought provoking, character-led drama. Further slate announcements will be released […]

February 9, 2023

Edinburgh TV Festival announces Nataraja as Advisory Chair

The Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF), the UK’s television industry event by Screen Scotland, has announced that Director of Content Strategy and Planning at Channel 4, Kiran Nataraja, will be taking the helm as the Festival’s Advisory Chair for 2023. Having started out at the BBC, Nataraja has worked for Channel 4 since 2011, a period […]

February 7, 2023

SaxaVord partners with rocket maker

Despite Virgin Orbit’s setback in Cornwall, Scotland’s SaxaVord Spaceport is moving rapidly ahead with its own plans. SaxaVord is materially different to Cornwall’s Newquay spaceport in that it is planning to loft conventional rockets vertically and directly into orbit from its launch pad. SaxaVord has announced a partnership with Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA). This partnership […]

January 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Mangata raises $100m for Scottish satellites

Mangata Networks has raised $100 million (€95.4m) from (mostly) Scottish investors to fund the development of a satellite manufacturing plant at Prestwick, Scotland. Mangata, headed up by Brian Holz, says its new facility will combine R&D, engineering, manufacturing and operations at the Scottish site. In January it raised $33 million from a group of investors […]

December 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Scotland’s SaxaVord “ahead of schedule”

Construction of the SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland, where the UK’s first vertical rocket launches will take place next year, is ahead of schedule. History was made earlier in November when the first concrete base for a launch stool at the Lamba Ness site in Unst was completed. Rocket stage testing is expected to begin there […]

November 25, 2022By Chris Forrester