THE chief executive of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is delighted a major renewable energy trade show is moving from Aberdeen to Glasgow.

Peter Duthie said he was looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the All-Energy show in May next year.

The event has been held in Aberdeen since it was launched in 2001.

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This year's gathering, featuring more than 450 companies exhibiting and 350 speakers, concludes today.

Organisers cited ­Glasgow's growing reputation as a renewables hub.

They suggested that it would make a number of cost savings which it hopes to be able to pass on to visitors and exhibitors by relocating.

Mr Duthie said: "With the recent expansion of our site we are growing our ­exhibition business and this news represents the calibre of event we are able to attract."