Delight at high dolphin reports

30th July 2012 from Press and Journal

A large number of whales, dolphins and porpoises were spotted at various points around the Highland coastline over the weekend, including locations on the Black Isle and in Caithness and Sutherland. Volunteers were taking part in National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2012, which ran from Friday until yesterday. Members of…

Energy park to open

30th July 2012 from Press and Journal

One of the largest marine energy parks in the world will be officially opened today in the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. The narrow channel between Orkney and Caithness has some of the world’s fastest tides, which are at the heart of the area’s reputation as a global centre…

Take off for Europcar at Wick

25th July 2012

Europe’s leading car hire provider Europcar is to open Wick Airport’s first car hire location, offering improved service for passengers. Airport Station Manager William Sutherland said the new car hire location would improve the airport’s appeal to business users and inbound visitors. He said: “We are delighted to welcome Europcar,…

Site visit to decide turbine scheme

18th July 2012 from Press and Journal

Highland councillors will visit a north windfarm tomorrow before deciding whether to allow the developer to almost double its size. The Forss Windfarm in Caithness, owned by Renewable-energy giant RES, is located on part of the former US Navy site at Forss, five miles north-west of Thurso and two miles…

Berriedale Braes safety drive gets cash bonus

10th July 2012 from Press and Journal

A long-running campaign for improvements on a notorious stretch of the A9 Inverness-Thurso road received a major funding boost yesterday. The Scottish Government and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have confirmed that they will each give £100,000 towards design work at Berriedale Braes. The funding will be used to investigate…

Far north jobs boost from £900m power network upgrade

6th July 2012

Work to upgrade the power network in the far north is expected to be phased over five years. The project, which will cost a total of £900 million and give a boost to the local economy, will enable electricity generated from the area’s renewable resources to be transported south. That…

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