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ENERGY & UTILITIES
SSE sells wind farms for £140m
Scottish Hydro parent company SSE has agreed to sell four wind farms, including two in Scotland, for £140 million in cash (Scotsman).
Event to plug energy skill gap
A recruitment event expected to attract thousands of oil and gas job seekers is to be held in the north-east (P&J).
Tymor Marine to advise on huge renewables project
A Scottish engineering firm has enlisted a Glasgow consultancy to help it deliver big renewable energy projects in a move the company said reflected its desire to use local talent (Herald).
Edinburgh BioQuarter gains three new tenants
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has hailed the success of bringing businesses, hospitals and universities together on the BioQuarter site in Edinburgh after three more tenants yesterday signed up to take space on the fast-growing science park (Scotsman).
Service sector bounce eases triple-dip recession fears
BRITAIN’S giant service sector bounced back into growth last month, fuelling hopes of avoiding a triple-dip recession (Scotsman).
Minoan travel boost to help narrow losses
Minoan Group expects to report narrower full-year losses thanks to a strong performance from its travel business (Herald).