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North Sea job losses

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Ex-oil worker aims to make fledgling car and motorbike business leader of the pack

A north-east mechanical engineer is fine-tuning his passion for building and repairing cars and motorbikes, including Harley Davidsons, after losing his job in oil and gas. Petrol head Adam Grozier suffered the same fate as thousands of other people in the region in March when he was laid off by a US oil service firm. After a career in the sector spanning 25 years, most of which was spent working in Russia, Mr Grozier decided the time was ripe to set up his own company.

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Ex-oil workers toasting success of new business after turning backs on North Sea

Two north-east electrical engineers are celebrating one of their biggest contract wins since ditching oil and gas careers to set up their own company in Aberdeenshire. Stuart Munro and Jim Middleton founded i-Protech Technology in October after becoming disillusioned with the energy sector. Their business, which specialises in electrical and security services, has been growing quickly and has worked for a range of businesses in Aberdeen city and shire.


North Sea workers eyeing jobs outside ‘grim’ oil and gas sector

Axed employees of North Sea oil and gas firms attending a careers fair at Robert Gordon University said yesterday they were ready to embrace opportunities in other sectors. Others said the lack of opportunities in the north-east had become chronic and they were even contemplating uprooting their families and leaving the region. Michelle Cormack, above, found out she was being laid off in April after two years as a receptionist at offshore survival firm Falck.


“Necessity” as the defense for cannibalism – contemporary Aberdeen

In a law case from 1884 − Regina v. Dudley and Stephens − the accused were found guilty of murdering their ship mate Richard Parker in a lifeboat. It was decided by five judges in the Royal Courts of Justice in London, “that one must not kill one`s shipmate in order to eat them no matter how hungry one might be”. It may come as a surprise that right up until 1884 stories of cannibalism in lifeboats were not uncommon. The drawing of lots was often used to decide matters − noble sacrifice or murder, either way there was a level of consent to the unfortunates’ departure. By now many will have seen the feature film “In the Heart of the Sea” about the fate of the survivors of the Essex, a Nantucket whaling ship lost in 1820.