Caithness Broch Project enter new phase for growth

28th April 2016

Kenneth McElroy, pictured below, is an ambitious director with Caithness Broch Project. For the last year he’s been behind the scenes working hard to promote and develop the venture, and now the next part of the journey is underway. You can find out more in the leaflets the team have…

Caithness achieves WorldHost Recognised Destination status

28th April 2016 from Caithness Chamber of Commerce

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Caithness has become the first region in Scotland to achieve WorldHost Recognised Destination Status – a huge win for the area and a recognition of the outstanding customer service offered by businesses in the area. WorldHost Recognised Destination status is awarded…

Digital Tourism Scotland - Help for Tourism in Caithness and Sutherland

28th April 2016 from Image: George Maciver via Facebook

Caithness Chamber of Commerce has been commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to manage and facilitate an initiative highlighting the importance of digital for tourism businesses. Exclusively focused on the tourism industry for Caithness and Sutherland, the initiative aims to bring businesses up to speed on the capabilities, functionality and…

Denchi Power announce the acquisition of Oldham from Enersys Ltd

28th April 2016 from Denchi Power

Denchi Power Ltd. is excited to announce that, as of 8th January 2016, it has acquired the Oldham mining/safety lamp business from Enersys Ltd. With a world-famous product that has roots in mining history dating back to the early 1900s, Denchi Power continues to operate in the same business areas…

Your Cash Your Caithness - More Council Funding for Caithness Groups

28th April 2016 from Highland Council / CVG

Caithness Members of the Highland Council have set aside £30k from the Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. Whether you want to organise a dance for young people, a healthy living project, a crime prevention idea, a lunch…

Caithness braces itself for arrival of dental specialist

28th April 2016 from John O'Groat Journal

Dental patients in Caithness who require braces will no longer have to travel more than 100 miles to receive NHS treatment. From next month, they can be catered for in the county with the appointment of Greek orthodontist Athanasios Nasiopoulos to the Dunbar Dental Clinic in Thurso. The clinic currently…

Talks for Caithness to Edinburgh sleeper service on the line

28th April 2016 from John O'Groat Journal

HITRANS believe a rail sleeper service could benefit Caithness and Orkney. Highland and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership (HITRANS) has discussed with Caledonian Sleeper the possibility of establishing the seven-hour service which it claims could boost the economy of the far north and Orkney. HITRANS chairman James Stockan, who is running…

Wick Heritage gets oral record

28th April 2016 from Wick Heritage Society

On 9th February 2016 a small group met to discuss the setting up of an Oral History Section of Wick Society. The aim is to develop an intergenerational project whereby the young people of the local community will use their technological skills to interview and record oral histories relating to…

Caithness among 20 best prehistoric places to visit in Scotland

28th April 2016 from Scotsman Online

Two excellent prehistoric sites in Caithness, Camster Cairns and Hill o’ Many Stanes, were both recently featured in an article from The Scotsman online listing 20 of Scotland’s best sites. The rich heritage and accessible sites are two of the excellent attributes Caithness has to offer visitors, drawing tourists from…

North Coast 500 named Britain’s favourite drive

28th April 2016 from North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 - dubbed the country’s Route 66 - topped the poll conducted to celebrate the American drive’s 90th anniversary. The route, which starts and ends at Inverness Castle, was launched last year and lets tourists view the northern Highlands’ stunning scenery. It includes the Bealach na Bá…

NDA Archive recruitment begins

27th April 2016 from The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Recruitment will shortly begin in earnest for the new NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) Archive currently being built in Wick. The facility will not only collect and store records from across the nuclear industry, but will also house the impressive collection of the local Caithness Archive. As principal contractor Morrison Construction…

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