8% of the population but 20% of the space jobs!


Set phasers tae Malky!

From the Scottish Government’s Space Exploration and Affordable Housing Department today:

‘Scotland’s space sector could be worth £4 billion by 2030, Innovation Minister Ivan McKee said today. Speaking during a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s space sector potential, Mr McKee outlined the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to introduce at least one spaceport by the early 2020s. More small satellites are built in Glasgow than any other place in Europe, and nearly a fifth of all UK space jobs are based in Scotland. Findings from the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2018 report show a 27% increase in the number of space organisations in Scotland. There are now more than 130 space organisations in Scotland – including the headquarters of 83 UK space industry firms – and these organisations generate a combined income of £140 million.’


Earlier space-fillers at TuS:

Scotsman announces: ‘Scotland in strong position to host first UK spaceport’. I hope this isn’t anti-English ‘whitabootery’ comparing our locations with theirs!

Scotland earns £2.5 billion from space technology in 2017

Two Fife companies revive Soviet Space technology to provide clean water for 100 000 people in Pakistan using Scottish Government grant



4 thoughts on “8% of the population but 20% of the space jobs!

  1. gavin March 15, 2019 / 10:02 am

    Betcha Pamela Nash claims we could NOT have a space port because we could not buy rocket fuel without the *Pound*.
    She lies through her nashing teeth about “Scotland ditching the pound”.
    She does this by ignoring the fact that Scotland was BANNED from officially using the £ by the same Brit Nat parties she belongs too.

    So our own currency—its away’s been my preference. Look at the Gold Standard and the grief that caused us. The strength of the modern pound is dependent on the City of London—which bears no relationship with the wider economy—and certainly not to an independent Scotland.

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