2018 – A year for a double celebration

January 8, 2018 by No Comments | Category Marine Directorate general, Marine Directorate Science

2018 is going to be a busy year with two things for us to shout about – the Year of the Engineer and the Year of Young People.

The Year of the Engineer

Designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, the Year of the Engineer also gives us the opportunity to celebrate and showcase all the types of engineering that we do within Marine Scotland. One look at our website shows just how wide our remit is, but as one of the operational parts of the Scottish Government, many people don’t realise just how much work is done, much of it bespoke, by the engineers in our workshops, labs, net store and on our vessels.

Our engineers are multi-skilled electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, instrumentation engineers and design engineers, and this year we want to give you an insight in to their work.

But that’s not all…2018 is also:

The Year of Young People

The Scottish Government has named 2018 the Year of Young People to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. It’s also about inspiring our nation, and Marine Scotland is keen to support young people through our outreach work. What you might not realise is that in any given year we attend a number of public events like family days at local fairs and shows, bigger events like the Royal Highland Show and we participate in open days like the Doors Open weekends. We also support school-related activities like visits, careers fairs, work experience places and the Nuffield Foundation. Oh, and then there are all the university students who we support. Young people are the future and it’s great to inspire them and be inspired by them.

Over the next year, we’ll be sharing images and stories about our engineering and outreach work so sit back, relax and enjoy!

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