Glasgow would be Scots' green HQ

First Minister Alex Salmond speaks at a public meeting held in Lochaber High SchoolPics by Alan Peebles

First Minister Alex Salmond

First Minister Alex Salmond said a new Energy Department for an independent Scotland would be co-headquartered in Aberdeen and Glasgow – with the latter specialising in clean energy.

The new department, which would have an estimated staff of around 300 across both centres, would capitalise on the expertise of oil and gas in Aberdeen, and on Glasgow’s influential position as a low-carbon engineering centre, Salmond said.

Scotland votes on 18 September on whether to become independent from the rest of the UK.

The energy industry will be a key sector of the economy in an independent Scotland, as well as presenting an “unrivalled opportunity to boost our energy wealth, support employment and grow our economy,” added the First Minister.

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