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First Responders at Braehead Shopping Centre have been recognised for the role they are playing during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The seven-strong team from the centre’s security staff have been specially trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service to deal with certain kinds of medical emergencies until paramedics arrive.

Now they have been presented with special commemorative coins for their expertise, dedication and care to visitors to Braehead – particularly during the difficulties faced due to coronavirus in the past 18 months.

The Scottish Ambulance Service West Region Community Resilience Facilitator, Susan Gardner, visited Braehead to meet some of the centre’s First Responders and present them with their commemorative coins.

The Braehead First Responders have been trained to deal with medical emergencies ranging from strokes, heart attacks, falls, epileptic fits, to various types of trauma injuries, including car crashes, when they are first on the scene of any incident.

Susan Gardner, Community Resilience Facilitator (West), Scottish Ambulance Service said:

“Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained by the ambulance service to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work.

“Their aim is to reach potential life-threatening emergencies in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

“Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until a highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

“Myself and Anne Harrison, West Region Community Resilience Paramedic Team Leader, were delighted to present all the Community First Responders at Braehead with COVID Coins as a thank you from the Scottish Ambulance Service for all their dedicated work throughout this pandemic.”

Peter Beagley, Braehead centre director said: “Having our own fully-trained First Responders skilled in life-saving techniques means a seriously ill patient can receive early intervention while the professional ambulance crew is on the way to Braehead.

“The first few minutes of a life-threatening medical emergency are vital the chances of survival.

“Braehead is a much safer place thanks to our First Responders and also that we have two defibrillators in the centre that can be used in a medical emergency.

“The commemorative medals from the Scottish Ambulance Service are a welcome recognition of the skills and dedication of our First Responder staff during the Covid crisis.”

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Dozens more urban locations to get Full Fibre, on top of 160 new rural places announced last month

Around 400,000 more Scottish homes and businesses are set to benefit from a broadband boost in the region of £160m[1] thanks to Openreach – the UK’s largest broadband network provider.

People living and working in another 48 urban areas – including Dunfermline, Falkirk, Ibrox, Govan, Bridge of Weir, Paisley and Livingston – are set to benefit from the company’s national upgrade plan, with the majority of premises in each area gaining access to the latest ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband.

More than 250,000 households and businesses in the Glasgow City Region are included – an investment of over £100m in the area – with 31 areas to benefit; while Openreach plans to expand its ultrafast network in cities like Edinburgh and Aberdeen and start work in Culloden, Inverness.

Work will take place between now and 2026, and more details of the full list of locations and timescales are published on Openreach’s website. A full list of the locations is below.

The news comes after a similar announcement last month, when 300,000 premises – in 160 mainly rural and harder to serve areas across Scotland – were also included in the build plan.

Both announcements build on Openreach’s existing work across Scotland, where more than 400,000 homes and businesses can already order ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband.

Following a competitive tender process, a number of partners – including Morrison Telecom Services (MTS), Kier and KN Circet – were chosen by Openreach to support the Scottish upgrades and will play a crucial role in building the new network to thousands of premises in these locations.

Robert Thorburn, strategic infrastructure director for Openreach Scotland, said: “Nobody in Scotland is building full fibre faster, further or better than Openreach. We’re reaching more communities than ever and our team of highly-skilled engineers, alongside our build partners, are working hard to deliver some of the fastest and most reliable broadband available anywhere in the world.

“Just last month we announced 160 rural and hard to reach locations across Scotland were to benefit, so it’s great that we’re able to reveal another huge broadband boost with these additional urban locations. Our investment and commitment to Scotland – whether it’s urban or rural – will help to underpin economic recovery, stability and a stronger, more equal society.”

Barry McNicholas, group managing director of Kier Utilities, said: “The need for reliable and fast broadband speeds has never been greater and we are proud to be working with Openreach to support their ambitious plans of bringing full fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the UK.

“We look forward to building new digital infrastructure in places like Dunfermline, where we will be working with our local teams and supply chain partners to carry out these works.”

Pat Carolan, managing director of Morrison Telecom Services, added: “The last eighteen months have highlighted the importance of keeping people connected and we recognise that we have a pivotal role to play in helping Openreach to deliver full fibre broadband to Scotland.  We look forward to supporting Openreach’s commitment to delivering ultrafast connectivity to homes and businesses in the local community and the many employment, social, economic and environmental benefits that this will bring. Our role is to ensure that the new network is built efficiently, safely and without any compromise on quality.”

The company’s updated build plan follows an extended investment commitment by its parent, BT Group – which means Openreach will now build Full Fibre technology to a total of 25 million UK premises, including more than six million in the hardest-to-serve parts of the UK by the end of 2026.  The latest details and timescales will be available online as the build planning progresses.

Recent research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) highlighted the clear economic benefits of connecting everyone in Scotland to full fibre. It estimated this would create a £2 billion boost to the economy by enabling thousands to join the workforce and increase hours.

Openreach employs 3,200 people in Scotland, with another 700+ employed by its build partners.

This short video explains what Full Fibre technology is and you can find out more about our Fibre First programme, latest availability and local plans here. Across the UK, the company has made Full Fibre available to more than five million homes and business so far.

The Travel Day of Action has been arranged to urge government to act now to support the aviation industry and the 1.6m jobs it supports across the UK. Each airport is doing its own activity and we’re arranging the below picture to be recreated on our airfield.

We will be supplying drone footage and still images of the below from 2pm today.

 

Such is the devastating impact of the pandemic on the industry, in normal circumstances we’d never be able to do something like this on what is a busy airfield.

More importantly, Glasgow Airport alone has lost a third of its workforce across the 100 + companies that make up our campus (6000 people down to 4000).

Aviation is not just about holidays. We’re an island nation that aviation plays an important role in connecting Scotland with the rest of the world – whether for importing or exporting of goods, people doing business, in-bound tourism or reconnecting people with loved ones who live abroad.

Today Glasgow Airport will welcome approximately 3,000 people mostly travelling on domestic routes. During the same day in 2019 it would welcome over 34,000.

Throughout the pandemic our airports have stayed open at a loss of £3m per month to support lifeline services including:

    • flights to the Scottish Islands
    • Air ambulance operations
    • Vital PPE and medical supply deliveries
    • Critical domestic and international connectivity used by key workers and crucial sectors such as oil and gas
    • Military flights

Such is the devastating impact of the pandemic on the industry, in normal circumstances we’d never be able to do something like this on what is a busy airfield.

More importantly, Glasgow Airport alone has lost a third of its workforce across the 100 + companies that make up our campus (6000 people down to 4000).

Aviation is not just about holidays. We’re an island nation that aviation plays an important role in connecting Scotland with the rest of the world – whether for importing or exporting of goods, people doing business, in-bound tourism or reconnecting people with loved ones who live abroad.

Today Glasgow Airport will welcome approximately 3,000 people mostly travelling on domestic routes. During the same day in 2019 it would welcome over 34,000.

Throughout the pandemic our airports have stayed open at a loss of £3m per month to support lifeline services including:

    • flights to the Scottish Islands
    • Air ambulance operations
    • Vital PPE and medical supply deliveries
    • Critical domestic and international connectivity used by key workers and crucial sectors such as oil and gas
    • Military flights

Corendon Airlines to launch services to Antalya and Dalaman, Turkey, from Glasgow for Summer 2022

 

Commencing April 2022 long-established Corendon Airlines will make its debut in Scotland at Glasgow Airport. 

On offer will be direct routes to two of Turkey’s most popular holiday hotspots – Antalya and Dalaman. 

 

  • Antalya will be served twice weekly from Glasgow on Mondays and Fridays  
  • Dalaman will also operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays  

 

The new services will be operated by Corendon’s fleet of modern, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

 

Matt Hazelwood, Group Commercial Director for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer additional capacity to one of our most popular destinations at the same time as welcoming a new airline partner to Glasgow Airport. 

 

“The new flights to Antalya offer more choice to reach resorts such as Alanya, Side or Belek, while Dalaman opens up renowned resorts such as Marmaris or the picture postcard resort of Oludeniz.”

 

The addition of the Corendon Airlines Antalya and Dalaman flights is a welcome boost for Scottish travellers looking to plan ahead for their 2022 escape. This new agreement will provide close to 50,000 seats between Scotland and Turkey for 2022. 

 

Mine Aslan, Commercial Director at Corendon Airlines, said: “We are very excited to expand our flight network with new routes. We have continued to see demand increasing to Antalya and Dalaman from the UK despite the current challenges faced by our industry. 

 

“There are many British customers who own properties in Turkey and are looking to stay longer than a typical seven or 14-night holiday. Our new schedule will now cater for this increasing demand. 

“In Summer 2022, we will start our Glasgow operations offering approximately 50,000 seats to Antalya and Dalaman. Our aim in this market is to meet the increased demand for Turkey destinations in the forthcoming seasons as well as to expand to other Mediterranean destinations on the Corendon network.”

 

Tickets are available to book now at corendonairlines.com or via local travel agents. 

 

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Eight-strong airport safety team received commemorative coins from the Scottish Ambulance Service – 

Glasgow Airport’s team of volunteer community first responders have been recognized for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic response. 

Paul Scott, Kevin McGuire, Steven Mitchell, Douglas McShane, Jeanette Paton,

Jennifer Mulligan, Philip Gillespie and Katy Gracey were presented with a commemorative coin from the Scottish Ambulance Service for outstanding dedication and care.

Six of those recognised form the airport’s Duty Safety Team with both Philip and Katy training with the team as part of a career development programme from airport security partners ICTS. 

The Duty Safety Team works around the clock across the airport and an officer’s duties include fire prevention, responding to fire alarms and maintenance of all airport fire suppression equipment – extinguishers, hose reels, fire hydrants and dry risers.

Critically, Duty Safety Officers are also first aid providers, and each is a Scottish Ambulance Service-trained community first responder responsible for the airport’s 4000-strong workforce and the millions of passengers who normally pass through the terminal each year. 

Susan GardnerCommunity Resilience Facilitator (West)Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “Myself and Anne Harrison, West Region Community Resilience Paramedic Team Leader, were delighted to present all the community first responders at Glasgow Airport with COVID Coins as a thank you from the Scottish Ambulance Service for all their dedicated work throughout this pandemic.”

Community first responders are volunteers who are trained by the ambulance service to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work.

Their aim is to reach a potential life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly-skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “Our Duty Safety Team and the other community first responders who have been recognized today deserve huge credit for the first aid and care they provide to both our passengers and their airport colleagues. 

“It is no exaggeration to say they are life savers as all, if not most of them, have been called on to do just that. On any given shift they can deal with anything from a cut finger or a fire alarm to a cardiac arrest, so it’s fantastic to see their efforts recognised by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

 

“Although the vast majority of our operations were grounded during the pandemic, the airport remained open throughout to support a number of lifeline services and those receiving their commemorative coins today played a key part in our efforts to help keep the country moving.”

If you would like to find out more about being a Community First Responder click here. 

Please note that in the main pic the duty safety team are joined by Susan Gardner from SAS (left) and Glasgow Airport’s Operations Director, Ronald Leitch (right).

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Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has unveiled the many sub-contract opportunities for local suppliers to help deliver the first opening road bridge over the River Clyde and transform the waterfront.

GRAHAM secured the construction contract for the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project which is being delivered by Renfrewshire Council, jointly funded by the UK and Scottish Governments through the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Construction comprises a twin-leaf swing bridge for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, riverside walking and cycling routes and a new road connecting from the bridge into the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) being developed next to Glasgow Airport.

Preparatory work on site starts this summer and all sub-contract and supplier work over £10,000 to complete the project will be publically advertised.

Now, the GRAHAM procurement team has set out the different services and supplies they will be looking for over the coming months.

Fencing, scaffolding, temporary electrics and site accommodation, as well as cleaning and catering services will enable the site to get up and running.

There will also be contracts for a range of equipment as work gets underway, including pumps, barges and generators and orders for aggregate, concrete and piling to complete construction of the new bridge connecting Renfrew with Clydebank and Yoker.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The new infrastructure will connect communities to amenities on both sides of the Clyde and help to transform the waterfront, the improved access appealing to developers over the coming years. It’s an exciting project and represents an excellent boost as we look to create jobs and opportunities for work to recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.

“I would urge local suppliers and companies to contact the construction company and register their interest in becoming a supplier.”

Economic estimates found around 700 jobs will be supported during the three-year construction period.

As part of the £79.5million contract, GRAHAM, who have a waterfront office in Renfrewshire at Braehead, have also committed to deliver more than 100 community benefits including jobs, apprenticeships, qualifications and community volunteering activities.

This includes career talks and promotion of careers in engineering to school pupils and college students as well as jobs targeted at people currently unemployed, working in partnership with employability teams in Renfrewshire and neighbouring Glasgow City Region areas.

Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes said: “It’s great to see another positive development in the delivery of this project, with details of the many supply chain contracts available to local businesses being published. I would strongly encourage local firms that think they could benefit from these great opportunities to apply.

“The Scottish Government is contributing £500 million over 20 years to the Glasgow City Region City Deal. The investment in this project through the Deal will contribute to the region’s economic recovery by creating jobs, and providing the commercial infrastructure to support and attract businesses to Glasgow and the surrounding areas. It also encourages active travel supporting walking and cycling infrastructure in the area.”

UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said: “I encourage businesses to get involved with the supply chain opportunities for this ambitious project. The transformation of the waterfront will create jobs and attract further investment to the area, making it an even better place to work and live. The UK Government is investing more than £1.5 billion into City Region and Growth Deals across Scotland, helping communities to build back better from the pandemic.”

Anyone interested in supplying services or securing a contract should register with Public Contracts Scotland where the different tenders will be advertised and email civils.supplychaineoi@graham.co.uk expressing an interest to work with GRAHAM.

Jim Armour, GRAHAM Contracts Manager, said: “We are delighted to be delivering the Clyde Waterfront project and bringing some fantastic supply chain opportunities to the Renfrewshire area.

“The scale of this scheme means the range of roles and materials, plant and equipment required are vast and we urge local organisations to register their interest as soon as possible to be part of this transformational engineering project for Scotland.

“On all of the projects that we deliver across the UK and Ireland, we continually look for ways to add value and deliver benefits for the communities that our work brings us into contact with.

“Our aim on this project is to make a positive economic impact through employment, training and work experience opportunities for local people and organisations. Living and buying locally during the works, alongside supporting community initiatives, also plays an important part in maximising the social value that we can bring.”

The news comes as the Glasgow City Region recently launched its latest contract pipeline, detailing more than £150million worth of contracts going to open tender in the coming years.

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