Developer told Caithness is `open for business`

16th December 2011 from John O Groat Journal

John O Groat Journal Renewables developers have been praised for engaging with local people and stakeholders. The Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership has welcomed plans by Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) to harness the tides of the Pentland Firth and has praised the developers’ approach. Speaking at a recent meeting…

Port leading way to boost economy

13th December 2011 from Press & Journal

Scrabster is in the vanguard of the efforts to revitalise the far north economy, Finance Secretary John Swinney said during a visit to the port yesterday. Mr Swinney said the harbour is ideally located to take advantage of new opportunities coming on stream in the renewables and oil and gas…

Praise from PM as Dounreay wins top safety awards

9th December 2011 from John O Groat Journal

PRIME Minister David Cameron has praised workers at Dounreay for going beyond the call of duty to protect themselves and the environment from harm. He was speaking as the company responsible for demolishing the redundant nuclear site emerged as one of only three in the UK to qualify for the…

Jobs windfall hope for Caithness from offshore plan

7th December 2011 from Caithness Courier

CAITHNESS could get a jobs boost from a £4.5 billion project to create the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. That emerged at a public exhibition in Wick which was organised by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd – the company which plans to install up to 300 turbines in water about 13…

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