Enterprise agency appoints chief executive

14th June 2017

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new chief executive. Charlotte Wright, who is currently the agency’s Director of Business and Sector Development, has held the role of Interim Chief Executive since the end of August last year. HIE has a budget of £65.9m in 2017-18, including £55.7m from…

Scrabster Harbour looks forward with confidence in 2017

31st January 2017

Scotland’s most northerly mainland commercial port, Scrabster Harbour Trust enjoyed continued strong success in 2016 bringing in more than £2.95 million in revenues from increased port activity. Throughout 2016, Scrabster saw more than 2,248 vessel arrivals, up 1.5% from last year. Due to increased activity across its traditional and target…

Caithness to build a £1m Iron Age broch

24th October 2016 from Gabriella Bennett writes for The Times Online

An Iron Age roundhouse is to be built in Caithness using ancient methods to bring the area’s prehistoric legacy to life (. The stone structure, known as a broch, is to be modelled on a similar building in Shetland constructed about 2,000 years ago. One of many built in Scotland,…

Future of technology – is it being forged in Wick?

21st October 2016 from The John O'Groat Journal, 21/10/2016

The future of technology is not in San Francisco or London; it is in Wick. That is the view of an apps development education programme which claims Wick High School is leading the world in technological education at secondary school level. Thanks to its success, schools across Scotland are set…

Highland castle visitor numbers fortify

20th October 2016 from The Press & Journal, October 20th 2016

One of the largest castles in the Highlands has witnessed a huge growth in visitor numbers since tourists began flocking to the region for the North Coast 500. Dunrobin Castle in Golspie, which dates back to the early 1300s and is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses, has enjoyed…

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