The future is digital

Gordon Guthrie
May 3 · 1 min read

The old engineering economy, the Glasgow of trains and ships is long gone. The engineering future of Edinburgh is in new technologies.

I once took a boat trip down the Clyde with the sculptor George Wyllie on the paddle steamer the Waverley as part of a day of politics focussed on dreaming a new Glasgow.

As we passed the old shipyards he said to me that we should be making space rockets on the Clyde.

Well Glasgow is now a world centre of micro-satellites, dreaming works.

Satellites built in Glasgow ring the earth

This report isn’t about dreaming anymore, we dreamt of a new Edinburgh tech scene and we made it happen, it can be made to happen in Glasgow too.

Digital Glasgow

Building Scotland’s 2nd Tech Powerhouse

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