Turbine firm deal turns the tide

24th April 2014 from Press and Journal

The giant Beatrice offshore windfarm in the Moray Firth has been given a major boost after being offered a contract for difference under the UK Government’s energy reform plans. It is the only one offered a CFD deal in Scotland. The 664-megawatt project owned by SSE and Repsol had missed…

Ackergill set to reopen after £1m refurbishment

23rd April 2014

The county’s only five star hotel which was destroyed by a fire at new year is set to reopen to the public following a £1 million refurbishment. Ackergill Tower was forced to close after a blaze caused complete smoke damage throughout the 15th century castle in January. The blaze took…

Technology firm moves into final frontier with Nasa deal

10th April 2014

A technology company in Wick is aiming for the stars after it received a “significant” order from the US government space agency Nasa. The award-winning KP Technology said it now hopes for “double digit” sales growth following the deal which will see the space agency deploying the firm’s atomic measurement…

Distillery’s 1,000 cask record

7th April 2014

A Caithness whisky distillery which was rebuilt and opened last year has achieved the milestone of filling 1,000 casks. Wolfburn Distillery, west of Thurso, was one of the country’s largest until its closure in the 1860s. It recommenced full production on January 25 last year and this week produced its…

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