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Shed Productions to create 230 jobs in Scotland

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By The Drum Team | Staff Writer

August 23, 2011 | 3 min read

It has been announced that 230 jobs could be created by Shed Productions, as the company expands its operation following the relocation of Waterloo Road to Scotland.

Shed Productions, which is part of Shed Media Group, has been responsible for a number of UK television shows, including Bad Girls and Footballers Wives.

Shed plans to base production in Glasgow, with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International working with the company to support the relocation and identify appropriate filming locations around the West of Scotland.

The expansion will generate almost £25 million in direct investment over the next two years, it has been said.

Linda McPherson, creative industries director at Scottish Enterprise, said: “This announcement could prove to be a real game changer for the industry in Scotland.

“Aside from the direct employment resulting from this announcement, we cannot underestimate the knock-on effects this will have for the economy and the tremendous credibility boost for Scotland’s creative industries.

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“We hope that this announcement will reinforce Scotland’s position internationally as a great location for production companies to locate and invest and will be continuing to work with Shed and provide support to help bring these exciting plans to fruition.”

The news comes as the Scottish Government announces a £1.4m, three year initiative to develop TV and digital media training in Scotland.

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