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Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington visited SAMS on a two-day tour to highlight the Government’s investment in Scotland.
The cabinet minister was shown the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, which looks after around 3,000 strains and given a tour of the Scottish Marine Robotics Facility, where he saw an autonomous glider that can survey the ocean for months at a time.
Mr Lidington also travelled to Islay to to meet with the Scotch Whisky Association at the Laphroaig distillery and visited HM Coastguard in Stornoway.
Caption: Cabinet minister David Lidington with Christine Campbell, technical resources manager, in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at SAMS. 16_T29_LidingtonSamsvisit