Forss deal to bring new jobs north

31st March 2015

Abbey Ecosse Ltd has announced the purchase of the Forss Business and Technology Park from Graham & Sibbald. The news may lead to a jobs boost for the area, with the company relocating some of its existing energy-related business to Forss, and seeking to develop new business. Neil Robertson is…

Lockheed Martin to make MeyGen Pentland Firth turbine

30th March 2015 from BBC NEWS

Defence contractor Lockheed Martin is to manufacture a tidal turbine for a marine renewables scheme in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. The US company has been working with the developer Atlantis on the design of the 1.5MW AR1500 turbine since 2013. It will be one of four devices…

NDA leap forward with archive plans

19th March 2015

Plans to build a nuclear archive on the outskirts of Wick, which are several years in the making, are expected to receive approval next week when they are considered by members of the Highland Council’s north planning applications committee. Planning officials have recommended that the proposals be approved by members,…

Wave Energy Scotland is ‘open for business’ with £7 million technology innovation competition

19th March 2015

Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are…

Abellio to launch scenic railway routes initiative

10th March 2015

Scotland’s most picturesque train routes are to be rebranded as “Great Scenic Railway Journeys of Scotland” in an attempt to woo more passengers. Six lines across the country will be promoted in a campaign to be launched in May by new ScotRail operator Abellio. It will be followed by trains…

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