charities, community, IT, Sun Microsystems

Staff raise £5000 for leprosy charity

CARING workers at Sun's plant in Linlithgow have helped raise more than £5,000 for the leprosy aid charity, Lepra. Staff sponsored colleague Andy Drummond (45), who undertook a 10-day trek through Nepal to raise the cash. In June, two of the Nepalese Sherpas who guided Andy dropped into the Sun plant in Scotland to visit… Continue reading Staff raise £5000 for leprosy charity

community, IT, Sun Microsystems

Sun helps children stay safe this winter

CARING workers at a computer plant are helping young children stay safe this winter. Sun Microsystems is giving luminous armbands to primary school youngsters across Linlithgow. The move comes as British Summer Time comes to a close and mornings and evenings get darker. Staff bought the armbands after a plea from two pupils at the… Continue reading Sun helps children stay safe this winter

community, public sector, Sun Microsystems

Sun shines on schoolchildren as new term gets underway

CHILDREN at one of West Lothian's smallest primary schools were given a boost today (August 22) - as the new term got underway. The 24 youngsters in the combined primary one and two class at Bridgend Primary School, near Linlithgow, were presented with trendy backpacks, filled with those all-important pencils and crayons. The gifts were… Continue reading Sun shines on schoolchildren as new term gets underway

construction, IT, public sector, Sun Microsystems

Jobs boost as Sun gets final go-ahead for £25.8 million expansion

COMPUTER firm Sun Microsystems was today given the final go-ahead to start building a £25.8 million extension to its plant in Linlithgow, West Lothian. The company plans to create 200 new jobs as its doubles its existing manufacturing space at its Scottish operations facility. Sun is the largest provider of high-powered computers (called servers) which… Continue reading Jobs boost as Sun gets final go-ahead for £25.8 million expansion

community, health, Sun Microsystems

Life-saving boost to on-call doctors

CARING workers at Sun Microsystems in Linlithgow have donated a life-saving defibrillator to West Lothian's "out of hours" doctors' service. The machine - costing £3,700 - will be used by WestDoc to re-start the hearts of patients suffering cardiac arrests. The doctors' co-operative, which handles evening and weekend calls to local surgeries, provides cover for… Continue reading Life-saving boost to on-call doctors

business support, IT, public sector, Sun Microsystems, Uncategorized

Jobs boost as Sun announces £25.8 million expansion

NETWORK computer company Sun Microsystems today (Friday) announced a £25.8 million expansion of its plant in Linlithgow, West Lothian. The American-based company is expected to create around 200 new jobs as it expands its Scottish operations facility. The expansion will focus on extending the company's manufacturing capabilities by a further 140,000 sq. ft. in support… Continue reading Jobs boost as Sun announces £25.8 million expansion

engineering, IT, Sun Microsystems, Uncategorized

Royal honour as hi-tech firm scoops top award

WORKERS at a West Lothian computer company were celebrating last night (Tuesday, April 11, 2000) . . . after their firm was presented with a top award by HRH The Princess Royal. Sun Microsystems Scotland, which employs 700 people at its plant in Linlithgow, scooped the Scottish Engineering Award - dubbed the industry's "most prestigious… Continue reading Royal honour as hi-tech firm scoops top award

environment, IT, Sun Microsystems, Uncategorized

Sun launches environmental roadshow

A MAJOR West Lothian employer is encouraging its staff to "go green". Sun Microsystems is promoting the message during an environmental roadshow at its plant in Linlithgow. Today (Thursday, April 6) TV gardener Bill Torrance helped kick off the event, by planting a tree at the company's Springfield site. Tomorrow (Friday, April 7), Sun will… Continue reading Sun launches environmental roadshow