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Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Great Britain in Aberdeen

07.02.2013

Nr 34-E

Today Estonia opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain. The Estonian honorary consul in Aberdeen is Simpson Buglass. It is Estonia’s fifth honorary consulate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Aberdeen is the biggest city in north-eastern Scotland and an important centre for trade and the oil industry.

When opening the honorary consulate, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the north-eastern coast of Scotland has historically had close trade relations with Estonia and the Baltic Sea region. The opening of the Estonian Honorary Consulate will provide a good opportunity to once again create closer contacts with that region.

Foreign Minister Paet also said that many Estonians live and work in the area around Aberdeen and over 100 Estonian students study at the University of Aberdeen. “The opening of an honorary consulate will also allow better opportunities for providing consular services to Estonians living in and around Aberdeen,” he added.

The consular area for the Aberdeen honorary consulate are the Scottish shires of Aberdeen, Angus, Dundee City, Highland, Moray, Perth, and Kinross and the islands of Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney, and Shetland. The honorary consulate is located at 21 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UQ. The honorary consulate can be reached by phone at +44 1224 625024, by fax at +44 1224 625026 or by email at simpson.buglass@g-s.co.uk

Estonian Honorary Consul Simpson Buglass was born on 30 November 1952 in Glasgow. He has a degree in land economics and has worked as a geodesist and a real estate advisor. Currently Buglass is a partner in the real estate firm Graham & Sibbald. He is also a member of the board of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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