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  • Housing for NHS Staff | The Aberdeen Reporter
    housing targeted at key workers in particular NHS workers as part of a pilot scheme being developed that will ensure important public servants are provided with the opportunity to access the new homes Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and NHS Grampian the Scottish Government will now take forward detailed development of the plans Mr Neil said There are record levels of staff working in our NHS more nurses and doctors than ever before But while we have supported this unprecedented recruitment by boards across Scotland we know that some local areas like the North East have experienced difficulties attracting staff We need to think creatively and flexibly about helping where we can which is exactly what today s announcement is all about Finding affordable housing in Aberdeen in particular has been noted as an issue that is causing difficulties in the recruitment and retention of staff We hope these new homes will help NHS staff and other key workers find a place to live so they can make a vital contribution to our public services We will now take forward the plans with partners and draw up a key workers policy to ensure these homes are targeted at the public service workers who really need them This will go alongside our substantial affordable housing programme which is providing new homes for people not just in Aberdeen but across Scotland Despite these considerable challenges to our budget we plan to spend over 1 7 billion to deliver our target of 30 000 affordable homes during the lifetime of this Parliament supporting an estimated 8 000 jobs each year Dr Annie Ingram Director of Workforce at NHS Grampian said This is a very welcome initiative Finding affordable housing in the Aberdeen area is a real challenge

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/2014/08/housing-for-nhs-staff/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Aberdeen is the next target for ExecSpace | The Aberdeen Reporter

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  • Port of Ardersier to become offshore wind hub | The Aberdeen Reporter
    in Scotland and offers offshore wind developers and manufacturers the opportunity to site their operations close to the first generation deep water sites at Beatrice and Moray Firth This memorandum recognises this potential and commits the Port of Ardersier and Highlands and Island Enterprise to work together to develop the port and bring new jobs and economic activity to this corner of Scotland Alex Paterson Chief Executive of HIE said Port of Ardersier offers significant potential to offshore wind developers Given the scale of offshore renewables activity the sheer size of the site means it is ideally placed to meet the range of needs for manufacturing and assembly HIE is delighted to work with Port of Ardersier to bring the site back into commercial use and help it secure new tenants Scotland s First Minister Alex Salmond said We are working hard with our enterprise agencies both to secure overseas investment into our world leading renewable energy industry and to support Scottish businesses to seize the huge opportunities available working in partnership with inward investors and the rest of the supply chain to create jobs and help re industrialise communities right across Scotland These ports are ideally positioned to become key hubs for the deployment of offshore wind wave and tidal energy across manufacturing assembly operations and maintenance and the new Memorandums of Understanding with Highlands and Islands Enterprise underpin the importance that we attach to ensuring that all of Scotland wins from the renewables revolution This would be a second lease of life for the specialist port Formerly the McDermott Fabrication Yard it was built on land reclaimed from the foreshore in the 1970s for the fabrication and construction of North Sea oil and gas platforms At its height the yard employed 4500 people It has lain dormant since

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  • New buildings opened at Aberdeen College | The Aberdeen Reporter
    centre fitness suite and communal eating areas Archial associate Ricky Connell said The basis of the college layout is to reform the urban streetscape to Minto Avenue and Minto Drive respecting the topography of the site The redevelopment of the site whilst integrating with the longer term masterplan aims to enable all future stages and development goals to be achieved It also creates significantly improved access egress from the site allowing for more efficient parking and open spaces within the campus itself The communal area is conceived as a linear strip or street which links all the parts of the college as well as providing a buffer to the car parking The street provides a series of high quality landscaped spaces for casual social interaction vital to the life of any educational campus The building is predominately two storeys with a central core of three storeys The entrance core houses reception staff and student common rooms refectory and fitness suite The two wings which house the workshop areas and traditional college areas can be locked down out of hours to allow only essential core areas to operate and hence reduce services requirements whilst providing the flexibility and opportunity to use core areas for non educational purposes To help reduce the mass of the building the elevations are designed as lightweight pavilions set on a robust stone plinth The use of masonry on the ground floor and lighter cladding materials on the upper floors makes reference to the indigenous buildings in the surrounding area whilst also mirroring the internal usage Given Aberdeen College s pronounced sustainability agenda a key element of the design brief was that the building would incorporate all the elements required to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating To that end the building incorporates a variety of CO2 reducing

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/2010/12/new-buildings-opened-at-aberdeen-college/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Aberdeen’s Sea Energy win Green Energy award | The Aberdeen Reporter
    community projects to best business and outstanding contribution to the sector Joel Staadecker the CEO of SeaEnergy Renewables said SeaEnergy Renewables is thrilled to win the Best New Business Award at the Green Energy Awards this year SeaEnergy Renewables is Scotland s only independent offshore wind developer and we are playing a vital role in this emerging industry Three of our large scale development sites are offshore Scotland We are so proud to be a key part of Scotland s offshore wind industry and to be a major participant in the effort to secure Scotland s future as a global energy capital Receiving this outstanding award is really a testament to both our pioneering role in the development of offshore wind and to the truly outstanding people that make up SeaEnergy Renewables New figures from Scottish Renewables show that Scotland is on track to surpass the Government s target of 31 per cent of all electricity demand to be met from renewables by 2011 Speaking at the organisation s annual dinner and awards for outstanding contribution to the growth of the industry in Edinburgh Chief Executive Niall Stuart acknowledged the part played by companies like SeaEnergy Renewables in driving forward the industry Congratulations to SeaEnergy Renewables Together this year s Green Energy Award winners will deliver huge economic and environmental benefits to communities across Scotland and it s all thanks to the determination ambition and ideas of companies like SeaEnergy Renewables Scotland s renewables industry has grown faster and further than anyone dared to hope even a few years ago We now have over 4GW of developments in operation enough to generate 32 per cent of the annual demand for electricity from every home and business in the country Speaking on behalf of All Energy sponsors of the Best New

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/2010/12/aberdeens-sea-energy-win-green-energy-award/ (2016-02-13)
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  • New director at John Clark | The Aberdeen Reporter
    Motor Group the top four Scottish motor group established by his father John Clark in 1977 Chris age 34 joined the family business in 2007 after ten years working with BMW UK in a number of management roles in sales marketing and customer service During his time he built a strong relationship with BMW in the UK and in Germany Commenting on Chris s appointment as a director John Clark chairman and managing director said I am delighted that Chris has decided to take up a career in the family business I have no doubt that the experience he has gained during ten years with BMW UK and the past three years working in various business development roles within the group will be a great asset to the future development of the John Clark Motor Group Like his father Chris Clark is an accomplished sportsman and particular passion for motor racing He is married to Clare who works for Rolls Royce Motor Cars The John Clark Motor Group is Scotland s fourth largest motor group with an annual turnover of 260 million and 640 employees Based in Aberdeen the group operates BMW Mini and Audi dealerships in Aberdeen and Dundee

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/2010/12/new-director-at-john-clark/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Love Music Festival | The Aberdeen Reporter
    eighteen kicks off on 1 November Love Music presents an exotic programme of performances from throat singing and beatboxing to funky bluegrass and jazz infused Balkan klezmer Love Music is designed to encourage musical curiosity and experimentation helping young people to explore and expand the breadth of their musical knowledge Supported by 480 000 of National Lottery investment through Creative Scotland s Inspire fund the festival will tour nationally throughout Scotland visiting the Borders East Ayrshire Glasgow Fife Shetland Aberdeenshire the Highlands and the Western Isles As well as performances taking place across the country the Love Music website offers a range of online music resources for young people teachers and the wider public to inform and excite their curiosity The Love Music festival Jukebox allows listeners to rate and tag tracks and to learn more about the music that has inspired them A wide range of free music resources are also hosted on this site and by Love Music Festival s education partner Glow Venu Dhupa Director of Creative Development for Creative Scotland said Love Music Festival is a brilliant project led by the unstoppable Stephen Deazley Introducing new and exotic sounds to young people at the time their musical appetites are developing in communities from the Borders to the Western Isles is a fantastic way to develop audiences and the next generation of musicians The inspiring programme and the resources that are offered alongside the festival allow students and parents alike to explore new exciting and inspiring music The Festival has been conceived and curated by Northern Irish born composer and renowned educationalist Stephen Deazley and is produced by the organisation Music at the Brewhouse Artists include Jonny Axelsson Sweden Creaking Tree String Quartet Canada Eva Quartet Bulgaria Hobbit UK Huun Huur Tu Tuva Sokobauno with Sarah Kenchington

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/2010/10/love-music-festival/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Films | The Aberdeen Reporter
    music store or download the music immediately from iTunes The film Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary but having already won the Special Jury Prize and the World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary at this year s More by admin Published 4 years ago By John Kennedy On Monday January 30th 2012 0 Comments Film Review You Say You Want A Revolution Let s Gdansk Polish Roulette Sztos 2

    Original URL path: http://www.theaberdeenreporter.co.uk/category/culture/films/ (2016-02-13)
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