BOWL confirms Wick Harbour as preferred Operation & Maintenance location

30th July 2014

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), yesterday announced that Wick Harbour is likely to become the future location of the Beatrice offshore wind farm Operation and Maintenance base (O&M). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been finalised with Wick Harbour Authority and BOWL this week. Subject to a positive final investment…

School project gets off ground

15th July 2014

A project to build a £48.5 million school complex which will create around 300 construction jobs got off the ground yesterday. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ceremonially broke the soil at the site of the new Wick Community Camps, currently playing fields attached to North Primary in Girnigoe Street. As…

Ice cream firm expands into Thurso

4th July 2014 from John O'Groat Journal

The flavour of the month in Thurso is a new ice-cream parlour which hopes to build on the success it has had at the county’s top tourist attraction. Flavours Thurso hopes to lick up the customers after opening its doors on Wednesday afternoon, just as it has at its John…

Cabinet meeting in Wick will be history in the making

4th July 2014 from John O'Groat Journal

Wick will create a bit of history later this month when it hosts its first meeting of the Scottish Government. First Minister Alex Salmond is not expected to be present due to a prior engagement but most of the cabinet, including Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will be in attendance.…

Tidal power scheme “vital”

3rd July 2014 from Press and Journal

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has moved to smooth the way for Europe’s largest tidal power scheme to be based off the north coast. The Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland said he was holding talks with key officials about MeyGen, a development of six tidal energy turbines in the…

16 new jobs created thanks to rise in pre-school places

2nd July 2014

Sixteen new jobs have been created in Caithness to cope with an increase in free pre-school education care which will be implemented after the summer. Earlier this year Highland Council committed itself to increasing early learning and childcare from 475 hours to 600 hours for children under five by August.…

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