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Scotland welcomes world with Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Scotland welcomes world with Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Scotland has welcomed the world with an Opening Ceremony to the XX Commonwealth Games featuring thousands of friendly faces, a blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado and a soundtrack made for the best party in town. Global celebrities joined thousands of locals to bring a tantalising mix of tradition, irreverent fun and true Glaswegian hospitality to life for the world to see.

First minister Salmond welcomes Qatar Airways to Scotland

First minister Salmond welcomes Qatar Airways to Scotland

27 March 2014 Airline News Tourism News

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has met with Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, to discuss the launch of the new services and Scotland’s potential growth prospects. The meeting precedes the launch of services between Doha and Edinburgh on May 28th. Al Baker said the airline was pleased to be launching services from the city and that Scotland’s tourism industry, along with infrastructure developments and potential business opportunities were key factors leading the airline’s decision to begin flying there.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport taken into public hands

Glasgow Prestwick Airport taken into public hands

9 October 2013 Airline News

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is to be taken into public ownership after its present owners failed to find a buyer. The airport was put up for sale last March by New Zealand-based owners Infratil and has been running annual losses of £2 million.