Thurso bakery lands deals worth over £1m

26th June 2013 from Caithness Courier

Baked in the far north and set to be enjoyed in the Far East, a Caithness baker has secured lucrative international contracts worth over £1 million. The new contracts clinched by Reids of Caithness, which will see its products being exported to Canada, Japan and Russia, could lead to the…

Tourism cash is key to regeneration of Thurso

26th June 2013 from Caithness Courier

A marine centre and re-opening Old St Peters Kirk were among the top suggestions to emerge from a new-style public consultation exercise to help guide the development of Thurso over the next decade. Investment in tourism and job opportunities are the two main areas which need to be concentrated on…

Ewing full of praise for heat scheme

19th June 2013 from Caithness Courier

A Wick district heating scheme has been hailed as a trailblazer in Scotland by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing. During a visit to Ignis Wick Ltd’s base in the town, Mr Ewing welcomed plans to expand the network in a venture which took over from the ill-starred Wick Community Heat…

£3bn offshore wind farm gets backing of councillors

19th June 2013 from Caithness Courier

Far north councillors have backed a £3 billion development to build 277 wind turbines eight miles off the Caithness coast amid hopes Wick can reap the potential spin-offs. It is the second multi-billion pound off-shore development to get the green light from councillors in three months. Highland Council’s north planning…

Windfarm plans amended

14th June 2013 from Press and Journal

New details have been released regarding the Beatrice windfarm plan for up to 277 turbines in the Outer Moray Firth. The developers, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), have issued a document which includes slight changes to the original project. Underwater cable linking the windfarm - eight miles off the Caithness…

Hi-tech Wick firm wins plaudits for latest award

14th June 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

A hi-tech company which is set to receive a prestigious export award is being dubbed a signal success story of the Caithness economy. KP Technology will be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International trade at Buckingham Palace next month after achieving overseas earning growth over the last three…

Business event promotes county’s plus points

12th June 2013 from Caithness Courier

Another business event has been held in London in an attempt to curb the economic haemorrhage taking place in the county while Dounreay is being demolished. Business leaders, investors and politicians met in the English capital to promote opportunities for investment in Caithness and north Sutherland. The focus of the…

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