Starter Farm gears up in Halkirk

23rd February 2015

The tenants of the first ‘starter farm’ in the Highlands have been unveiled as a local family who otherwise would have found it hard to get a foothold in farming. A starter farm offers a 10 year lease to enable new entrants to build up a farming business using land…

Wick John O’Groats Airport set for airfield cash boost

18th February 2015

The airfield at Wick John O’Groats Airport is set for a major upgrade this year, boosting safety and enabling the airport to handle future growth. Almost £600,000 is to be spent this year refurbishing the airport apron where aircraft are parked, loaded and unloaded. Work on the project is expected…

Arts Investment Roadshows Promote Funding Opportunity

18th February 2015

Issued by High Life Highland Highland Cultural Strategic Board (HCSB) has secured investment funding from Creative Scotland and The Highland Council to support the implementation of its cultural strategy ‘Highland Culture- take pride, take part’. The ‘Growing Audiences’ strand of the Strategy has been identified as a priority for support…

Denchi on the hunt for quality engineers

17th February 2015

Thurso’s battery firm has recruited six new employees over the past 12 months, to take its total workforce to 35. However, despite its success, Denchi Power Ltd is having difficulty recruiting high quality engineers. Technical director John Perry explained: “We have a pipeline of exciting new projects that have the…

Capital launch for Wick High app-y trio

17th February 2015 from

Pupils from Wick High were in London on Thursday night to launch their winning app. Katie Gunn, Meghan Lyon and Caitlyn Taylor officially downloaded Chore Attack to the online market during a ceremony at Canary Wharf. The students won the productivity category at the Apps for Good Awards in June…

Air discount scheme to be extended

17th February 2015

Passengers flying to and from Wick will benefit from the extended discount scheme. The initiative, which offers 40% discount on core fares for travellers in remote areas, was due to expire on March 31. But Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay has agreed to extend it to the end of March…

Preparations under way for Caithness science festival

17th February 2015

The Annual Caithness International Science Festival gets under way next month. The event, which has proved popular with children and adults alike, will be launched at Pulteneytown Academy on Tuesday, March 17. The following day, there will be two public lectures in Mackays Hotel – Things That Go Bump in…

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