Wick’s wearable technology contest ‘a Scottish first’

28th November 2014 from BBC News

Wick High School has held what is thought to be the first wearable technology competition of its kind in Scottish education. Working in teams of two or three, S2 pupils were challenged to design an app for use with Google Glass eyewear or Samsung Gear 2 and Pebble smartwatches. Kate…

Wick Tesco opens new community room

26th November 2014

Tesco’s Wick branch has opened its newly-created community room, making it the second in Scotland to receive the charitable facility. The new community asset has come as a product of the store’s recent major redevelopment. The refit has made a dramatic difference to the customer experience, and was intended to…

Wick John O’Groats operator Eastern Airways enters codeshare with Wideroe

18th November 2014

UK airline, Eastern Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Wideroe which will provide Wick John O’Groats Airport travellers with greater Norwegian connections via Aberdeen, along with improved access to the Norwegian carrier’s comprehensive network of Scandinavian destinations. As part of the codeshare partnership, Eastern Airways “T3” flight code…

Thurso dressmakers aids clean up of Dounreay reactor

17th November 2014 from BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS A dressmakers, a silver ironing board cover and a duvet are playing a part in a £1.6bn project to demolish and clean up a Scottish nuclear power plant. The decommissioning of Dounreay includes the dismantling of the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR). A robotic camera built to explore pipes…

Caithness a wealth of talent

7th November 2014

Caithness is a sophisticated skills bank, according to Willie Watt, Wick Harbour Authority Chairman and Subsea7 general manager. Mr Watt was addressing Aberdeen-based delegates from the oil and gas industry at The Caithness Solution, a recent event hosted by The Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership (CNSRP) and Caithness Chamber…

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