Caithness Chamber leads the way in skills development

31st May 2011 from Caithness Chamber of Commerce

A £2.3 million skills development programme, ‘Make the Right Connections’ aimed at helping local people benefit from new job opportunities, was launched at Mackays Hotel in Wick today. Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP John Thurso launched the programme on behalf of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, which is leading this…

Businesses join the chorus of gloom over growth outlook

30th May 2011 from The Times

Government borrowing is likely to overshoot official forecasts this year and next amid lower than expected growth, according to a leading business lobby group. The British Chambers of Commerce has cut its growth forecasts to 1.3 per cent in 2011 and 2.2 per cent in 2012 from its March predictions…

Local firms promoted at energy event

18th May 2011 from Caithness Courier

A number of local companies are heading to Aberdeen this week to target new business at the UK’s largest renewable energy event. The All-Energy Exhibition and Conference this year has attracted over 500 countries across the world.  Being held today and tomorrow, it is a key event for Caithness &…

Scrabster cruising to busy season as luxury liner docks

12th May 2011

Scrabster Harbour Trust has just embarked on its busiest cruise season. Last Tuesday’s arrival of the Quest was the second of 12 luxury ships scheduled to come into port this summer. The trust continues to make slow but steady progress as it seeks to emulate North cruise destinations such as…

Projects in line for marine power cash

11th May 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

The UK Government has urged EU backing for up to three major marine power projects around Scotland. The projects, off Orkney, in the Pentland Firth and off Islay, are among 12 proposals for European investment Bank funding, including two carbon capture and storage schemes at Peterhead and Longannet, Fife. Caithness,…

Scrabster cruises into busy season

4th May 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

Scrabster Harbour Trust has embarked on its busiest cruise season. Yesterday’s arrival on the Quest was the second of 12 luxury ships scheduled this summer. The trust continues to make slow but steady headway as it tries to emulate established north cruise destinations such as Invergordon and Oban. This year,…

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