Cavendish Dounreay Partnership delivering on pledge to help bring new industry to area

17th July 2018 from

Cavendish Dounreay Partnership (CDP) and its subsidiary Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) today welcomed a decision by UK agencies to select a site in north-west Sutherland for development as a satellite launch station. Both companies invested resources in the proposal as part of the nuclear industry’s commitment to help identify…

FUNDING CONFIRMED TO ESTABLISH UK’S FIRST SPACEPORT IN SUTHERLAND

17th July 2018 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Plans to launch micro satellites into space from the northern Highlands of Scotland have taken a major step forward with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) announcing further funding to develop the space sector. The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has announced £2.5m grant funding to support a project led by regional…

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,…

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