Secretary of State for Scotland visits The Underwater CentreCompany News // April 11, 2013
The Underwater Centre in Fort William†hosted a visit by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, and former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, on April 9th.
Mr Moore and Mr Kennedy took a tour of the Centre, its pier diving facility and onshore diving tank complex, meeting with key staff members who explained the work the Centre is involved in.
The visit was arranged as part of a series of engagements in Perthshire and the Highlands.
The Underwater Centre is a†subsea training and trials facility which operates in Fort William, Scotland.
The recent Oil and Gas Strategy announced by the UK government highlighted a future skills shortage as one of the key issues to be addressed. The Underwater Centre, as a UK based subsea training facility, focuses on developing some of those key skills.
A recent report by trade body Oil and Gas UK predicts investment of around £13 billion in the sector in 2013 and the centre is hoping to play a major role in supplying the competent, well trained staff to meet the demand.