Skills centre for Rosyth

A consortium of Scottish businesses led by Gavin Masterton, the Bank of Scotland’s chief operating officer, is in talks with the University of Michigan to establish an elite engineering skills institute, The Scottish Centre for Engineering Excellence, at the former naval base site in Rosyth. The Rosyth 2000 consortium bought the base in 1997, and […]

A consortium of Scottish businesses led by Gavin Masterton, the Bank of Scotland’s chief operating officer, is in talks with the University of Michigan to establish an elite engineering skills institute, The Scottish Centre for Engineering Excellence, at the former naval base site in Rosyth.

The Rosyth 2000 consortium bought the base in 1997, and hopes to build the institute alongside the Rosyth Business Innovation Centre and Europark 2000 science park.

`We have a unique skills base but industry said it wanted entrepreneurial skills and access to sophisticated research – Michigan has a track record for that,’ a Scottish Executive spokesman said.