Caithness to build a £1m Iron Age broch

24th October 2016 from Gabriella Bennett writes for The Times Online

An Iron Age roundhouse is to be built in Caithness using ancient methods to bring the area’s prehistoric legacy to life (. The stone structure, known as a broch, is to be modelled on a similar building in Shetland constructed about 2,000 years ago. One of many built in Scotland,…

Future of technology – is it being forged in Wick?

21st October 2016 from The John O'Groat Journal, 21/10/2016

The future of technology is not in San Francisco or London; it is in Wick. That is the view of an apps development education programme which claims Wick High School is leading the world in technological education at secondary school level. Thanks to its success, schools across Scotland are set…

Highland castle visitor numbers fortify

20th October 2016 from The Press & Journal, October 20th 2016

One of the largest castles in the Highlands has witnessed a huge growth in visitor numbers since tourists began flocking to the region for the North Coast 500. Dunrobin Castle in Golspie, which dates back to the early 1300s and is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses, has enjoyed…

Route helps gin firm grow – fast

20th October 2016 from Press & Journal, Thursday 20th October 2016

The Caithness-based producers of the award-winning Rock Rose Gin have had to fast-track expansion plans because of the North Coast 500. Dunnet Bay Distillers said visitor numbers had soared at the site in the last year, and that they were now planning to open a shop this winter to cash-in.…

Scottish power line moves ahead

19th October 2016 from Energy Voice

A temporary compound has been built on Scotland’s Moray coast as part of a massive subsea cable project. Specialist drilling equipment is being set up at Tannachy Sands near Portgordon to create a power line between the region and Caithness. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is investing £1.1billion in…

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