Marine energy in Scotland

31st August 2011 from The Economist

EVEN on a sunny day the rugged coastline of Caithness—with its small towns huddled round little harbours, looking 15 miles across the Pentland Firth to the dark cliffs of Orkney—feels as though it is on the edge of the world. The remoteness of this most northerly part of the British…

Keys handover for new college centre

24th August 2011 from Caithness Courier

The keys to the new £8.3 million North Scotland Engineering, Technology & Energy Centre in Thurso were handed over by Morrison Construction to North Highland College UHI last week.  Wednesday’s ceremony means that the centre will be up and running in time for the start of the new academic year…

£12m spent to help area stay on its feet

24th August 2011 from Caithness Courier

All of the £12 million earmarked by the local development agency to help counter the Dounreay rundown has belatedly been allocated, it has emerged. The special funding is designed to help prepare Caithness and north Sutherland for life after the plant has been decommissioned. The package, pledged in 2006, was…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: September 5 – 9 2011

17th August 2011

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: September 5 – 9 2011 Skills Development Scotland will be working to raise the profile of Modern Apprenticeships to employers during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

£20m new schools plan for Wick

5th August 2011 from John O'Groat Journal

TWO new primary schools are set to be built in Wick at a cost of almost £20 million. But the move – confirmed this week by the Highland Council – would result in the closure of the town’s four primaries – Hillhead, North school, Pulteneytown Academy and South school. Under…

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