Scotland WINS the CanSat Race to Space

Fistral are absolutely delighted to announce that the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012 winners – Team Alpha from Bearsden Academy – have won the European CanSat Competition!! CONGRATULATIONS As you know, Fistral managed, sponsored and awarded the Fistral Scottish CanSat Trophy in March, and Team Alpha were worthy winners. The Scottish CanSat Secretary Dr Paul Lyden […]

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Scottish CanSats launched via microlight…

The day was bright, the sky was clear and yes, it was Scotland in March! To be precise, it was Strathaven Airfield on 21st March 2012 for the first – ever launch of the Scottish CanSat Competition. Launching CanSats Seven teams made it to the Scottish launch and final, and all of them – fantastically […]

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Clyde Space tour for Scottish CanSat teams

About Clyde Space Earlier this month Clyde Space – a space technology company based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow – hosted a fantastic visit and tour for 4 of the 7 teams who have made it through to the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012 launch and final. Clyde Space was founded in […]

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So, who won the Scottish CanSat Final then…?

Scottish CanSat Final 2012 sponsored by Fistral Training & Consultancy Ltd. Well, what a day was had by all at the Scottish CanSat Final! Even the sun smiled down on us all as the seven teams, judges and competition sponsors and supporters gathered to hear the final presentations and see who would be awarded the […]

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CanSat Training Day

The first training day and meeting of the Scottish schools’ team-leaders and partners was held on Wednesday at the University of Glasgow Aerospace Engineering Department. Fistral were represented by Paul (with his Scottish Competition Secretary hat on) and myself. We joined experts from the European Space Agency/T-Minus Engineering and the Dutch CanSat Competition, postgrad students […]

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First-ever Scottish CanSat Competition supported by Scottish Government

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP has given his backing and good wishes to the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012: “This is an exciting and innovative competition, that I am sure those taking part will finding challenging. Good luck to all of those taking part and representing Scotland.” Fistral are proud […]

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The day I met Michelle Mone…

.. oh and attended a really good event hosted by Yell.com at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Wed 26th Oct (can’t believe a week has passed already!). Lara Morgan was a great first speaker at the event. In addition to being an entrepreneur and author of a her new book More balls than most: Juggle […]

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Fistral Meets the Fonz

Fraser Meets The Fonz

When I was in Cardiff a couple of weeks ago delivering the Project Management in the Real World event, I was checking into my hotel and met the one and only Mr Henry Winkler (aka Fonzie)! I was a wee bit starstruck to be honest. Me and my brother used to catch Happy Days as […]

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