New Biomass Boiler for Famous Whisky Distillery and Wick District Heating Scheme

20th February 2013

Ignis Biomass Ltd has installed and is now operating a new biomass boiler to provide heat for the district heating scheme in Wick.  The new 3.5 megawatt steam boiler is part of an initial £2.5m investment in the Wick district heating scheme, following its purchase by Ignis in June 2012. …

Sony Digital Cinema and The Thurso Cinema finalise VPF deal

20th February 2013

The Thurso Cinema, the UK mainland’s most northerly cinema, has signed up to a Virtual Print Fee (VPF) deal with Sony Digital Cinema. The independent cinema, which recently re-opened, will have two SRX-R515 4K cinema projectors installed towards the end of February 2013 allowing cinema-goers to experience the best possible…

Plan for Thurso to make a splash as UK water sports capital

8th February 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

A bid is being made to make Thurso the water sports capital of Britain within the next three years. That is the aim of local Highland councillors John Rosie and Donnie Mackay, who claim the initiative could have “enormous potential” for tourism and the Caithness economy. Mr Rosie described the…

Caithness Chamber of Commerce on the move

5th February 2013

The Caithness Chamber of Commerce is moving to new premises at Naver Business Centre in Thurso. The decision, approved by the Chamber’s Board of Directors in January 2013, brings the Chamber’s team all together under one roof and will also manage the facilities under a management contract with Naver Ltd.…

Ex-naval base targeted for major arts venture

1st February 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

The former US naval communication base at West Murkle could be turned into a multi-purpose venue home to art studios, gallery and the most northern skate park in the UK. Caithness Craft Art Skate Surf Ltd has submitted an application to Highland Council to convert the site into a project…

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