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The Railway Man: Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth Begin Filiming In Edinburgh

As I entered the building where I work early last week, I walked into the main reception/social area and headed towards the lift – glancing briefly to my left for a split second as I tapped the elevator button. I saw a nicely dressed woman who I thought looked a lot like Nicole Kidman. As I was going up in the elevator my thoughts were flowing pretty fast; ”was that really Nicole Kidman?, nah…couldn’t have been, why would she be here?”.

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As the glass paned elevator moved slowly up I had a second glance and  it turns out that it actually was Nicole Kidman accompanied by Colin Firth,  I couldn’t believe my eyes. Last year I met John Malkovich in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (2 minutes from my flat) who was promoting one of his friends shows during the festival and last week I was standing 7 meters away from Nicole Kidman.

Both stars, Nicole and Colin, arrived in Edinburgh last week and will be beginning to start filming tomorrow for the 2013 film, ”The Railway Man”. Other sources say they will be in and around Edinburgh, The Lothians and Berwick for the next 10-12 weeks shooting the movie.

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Kawasaki tests tidal energy technology in Orkney

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) announced it will test tidal energy technology at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the Scottish Waters up in Orkney.

KHI are said to be developing a tidal power generation system which will be tested in the waters up North.

First Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the announcement from KHI by saying…

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New Next-Gen Offshore Windtech Developement Centre Opens in Scotland

A £12.5 million next-generation wind technology centre was officially opened in Scotland last week by first minister Alex Salmond and Jorge Calvet, the chief executive and chairman of leading international wind-turbine manufacturer Gamesa.

Looking to increase its engineer workforce to 180 after 3 years, the Spanish based company set up its Offshore Wind Technology Centre at Strathclyde business park, just eight miles outside of Glasgow City Centre. The centers sole work focus will be on the design and development of the company’s offshore wind platform (G14X-6/7.0MW).

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