Marine energy seminar

29th March 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

Businesses will have the chance to learn about the marine energy opportunities for the Orkney and Pentland Firth waters at an event in Caithness next month. Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP John Thurso will be the keynote speaker at the event which will include update presentations from Crown Estate…

Growing a new generation of engineers

22nd March 2011 from Press Release

A new £110,000 project investing in the future of young people and helping to broaden their understanding of the opportunities available locally has been launched in Caithness and North Sutherland. The two year project is funded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Highland…

Dounreay’s operators working to 2025 finish

22nd March 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

Dounreay’s operators yesterday confirmed they are working towards the site’s clean-up being completed by 2025. The target stays in place despite the date being cited as 2039 in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) strategy. Dounreay is one of the 19 sites owned and overseen by the quango, which has an…

Funding for Scrabster

21st March 2011 from The Scottish Government

The redevelopment of Scrabster Harbour received a funding injection today. Finance Secretary John Swinney announced that the Scottish Government will contribute £2.2 million to help complete a funding package of around £20 million for the project. The work will include upgrading facilities at the port for existing users, including the…

Top backing for Caithness marine energy park plan

10th March 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

Calls for a Marine Energy Park in Caithness – delivering a new boost for the development of wind, wave and tidal power in the north – won heavyweight support last night. Scottish Secretary Michael Moore gave his personal backing to the proposal in reply to a question in the Commons…

Injection of £1.8m for John O’Groats

8th March 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

A PUBLIC subsidy of £1.8million will kick-start the regeneration of the famous end-of-the-road site at John O’Groats and transform it into a major money-spinning attraction. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) yesterday confirmed its contribution to the £6million scheme by an upmarket holiday firm. Carol Gunn, head of transformational projects at…

Highland and Islands handed £5m to boost skills at work

1st March 2011 from STV News

Caithness gets Lion’s share to train and redeploy Dounreay Workers. Skills and training organisations throughout the Highlands and Islands are to benefit from a multi-million pound boost to the region’s economy.  Thirteen projects, worth £10.1m in total, across Orkney, the Western Isles and the Highlands will offer a range of…

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