New business start-up for Thurso

26th August 2016 from All Media Scotland / HIE

Five new jobs have been created thanks to the establishment of a new business in Caithness and Sutherland’s energy sector. Envision Engineering & Design Ltd (Envision) has been set up by directors, Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness. The new company delivers full design…

Business urged to apply to EDGE fund

17th August 2016 from Caithness Business Index

Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to apply to the next round of Scottish EDGE funding and the chance to win up to £100,000 each in grants and loans. The Scottish Government funded competition supports and encourages business growth in Scotland. The ninth round for applications opens…

Augmented Reality is coming to the Highlands

17th August 2016 from Caithness Business Index

Whether it’s immersing your next customer in a digital tour, testing your design concepts before investing in production, or developing ways for patients to receive medical advice virtually, technology is opening up new opportunities for business. hellodigital has teamed up with Scottish firm Soluis, which specialises in visualisation and 3D…

Free export advice as export hub visits Highlands

17th August 2016 from Caithness Business Index

The Export Hub is a UK Government initiative backed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). It is currently touring Scotland and will be in Sleat on Skye on Wednesday 31 August; Cairndow 29 August; Inverness 2 September; and Forres…

New world heavy champion crowned at Halkirk Games - see slideshow of photos

16th August 2016 from Gordon Calder for John O'Groat Journal

Scott Rider was crowned world heavy champion at the record-breaking Halkirk Highland Games at the weekend, held in Caithness for the first time. The Englishman defeated last year’s winner, Dan McKim from America, to take the title. And just two weeks ago the 38-year-old PE teacher won the Scottish Highland…

Dounreay sponsors employment course

15th August 2016 from Community

Seven students have successfully completed the Ready Steady Work course sponsored by Dounreay and North Highland College. The course gives the students an opportunity to prepare themselves for employment by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to secure the job they want. The course content includes job seeking…

Caithness gym enters 70 into Loch Ness Beast Race

15th August 2016 from John O'Groat Journal Online

Seventy members of the Hamilton Optimum Training gym will take part in the Loch Ness Beast Race. The challenge will see them tackle a 10 kilometre obstacle course along the banks of the loch, taking them through dense forest, undergrowth, rough dirt tracks and a dip in its waters. It…

SHE Transmission brings light to Wick’s War Memorial

15th August 2016 from

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) has given its support to Wick Community Council to light up one of the town’s most recognisable landmarks in memory of those who lost their lives during the World Wars. Overlooking Wick River and Bridge Street, the memorial occupies a prominent position in the…

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