Call to join in butterfly count

22nd July 2015 from John O'Groat Journal Online

Caithnessians are being called on to join in with the big butterfly count this summer, aimed at helping assess the health of the environment. Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment making them good biodiversity indicators. Drops in their numbers are an early warning for other wildlife losses.…

Caithness Renewables and CVG partner with Caithness Rural Transport for a sustainable future

20th July 2015

Caithness Chamber of Commerce members Caithness Voluntary Group and Caithness Renewables Ltd shared the limelight recently. Caithness Rural Transport, part of Caithness Voluntary Group, provides a Dial-A-Ride door to door transport service for people with mobility problems. Working with Project Manager Louise Smith, director of Caithness Renewables, the Caithness team…

Caithness harbour cashes in on Shetland oil and gas boom

20th July 2015 from Herald Scotland

Scrabster harbour in the north coast town of Thurso has enjoyed a surge in oil and gas related traffic as companies work on projects in the North Sea. Majors including BP and Shell are investing heavily in developing giant fields West of Shetland such as Clair Ridge. Scrabster Harbour Trust…

The Musical Map Of Caithness Takes You On A Tour

9th July 2015 from

The ‘Musical Map of Caithness’ is the brand new CD & project produced by local musician Gordon Gunn and other musical talents from across Scotland with the North Highland Initiative (NHI). The musical map has been created in order to enhance the current visitor experience to Caithness while also raising…

Highland Council invites tenders for ICT Core Services

8th July 2015 from Caithness Business Index

The Highland Council has published its notice to tender for ICT Core Services on Public Contracts Scotland website. The scope of the ICT Core Services to be sourced under this procurement are broadly defined as ‘providing managed technology infrastructure, application systems and desktop services required for the delivery of the…

Northlink crew sign up for Oceanwatch

6th July 2015 from

Northlink Ferries’ crew are now on the lookout for whales, dolphins and porpoises when sailing between the mainland and the Northern Isles. Twelve of their crew members have gone through training to help them spot the creatures. The ferry company and sea mammal conservation charity ORCA are preapring to launch…

Scientists from around the world gather in Thurso for conference

6th July 2015

Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting. The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.  Delegates travelled from as far as New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil and…

Caithness professor given prestigious award for contribution to physics

3rd July 2015 from

A Caithness-based professor has been awarded a prestigious medal in recognition of his work to develop scientific equipment which he likens to Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. Professor Iain Baikie, who founded Wick-based KP Technology Ltd in 2000, received the Swan Medal from the Institute of Physics for his development of…

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