Engineering firm’s Lybster base set to expand with help of HIE grant

29th June 2011 from Caithness Courier

THE Caithness divison of AMC Engineering Ltd is set to expand with the erection of a new workshop at its site near Lybster. The firm, whose head office is at Findon just outside Aberdeen, has been given a grant of £76,250 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to carry out the…

Thurso Tesco store now on the market

29th June 2011 from Caithness Courier

Supermarket giant Tesco’s existing Thurso store at Millbank is on the market, it has emerged. The move is understood to be part of the company’s plans to relocate and build a new superstore on ground at the town’s former auction mart. The current building is being offered for let or…

NDA to seek views on removal of fuel from Dounreay

16th June 2011 from

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is to publish a report about the proposed removal of its nuclear fuel from Dounreay and wants to hear the views of the public. NDA inherited approximately 100 tonnes of specialist reactor fuel from the UK Atomic Energy Authority after nuclear research came to an end…

Over £50million earmarked for investment in county

15th June 2011 from Caithness Courier

MORE than £50 million has been earmarked for investment in the Caithness economy, according to the programme manager for the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership. Eann Sinclair told members of the Thurso and Wick Trade Union Council that investment in Scrabster harbour plus funding allocated for North Highland College,…

Biggest ‘yacht’ in the world to drop anchor for north visit

15th June 2011 from Press & Journal, Aberdeen

It may not be the usual glamour stop-off for the vastly wealthy who inhabit the cruise liner The World, described as the biggest yacht on earth, but Wick will get its first visit from the exclusive vessel tomorrow. One of the residents who uses The World as a part-time residency…

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