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Caithness Chamber funds retraining for subsea sector at The Underwater Centre

The first graduate to come through the Fort William-based subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, as a result of a Caithness Chamber of Commerce-led funding initiative has already secured a job in the industry.

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£146 million investment in fibre broadband heralds a new age of communications

Once-in-a-generation partnership project will revolutionise communications across the North of Scotland

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HIAL introduces free wi-fi across network

Regional airport group HIAL has become the first in Scotland to provide free Wi-Fi for passengers.

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Fuel duty standstill welcomed

The abolition of a planned 3p a litre fuel duty increase - announced this week in the Budget - will "give a real boost to the north," according to local MP John Thurso.

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Budget Comment

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget statement, Trudy Morris Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Budget has been described as fiscally neutral and therefore it is very good news that the Chancellor has included measures aimed at assisting business. We particularly welcome the new Employment Allowance of up…

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World’s biggest offshore windfarm gets go-ahead

Plans for what could be the world's largest offshore windfarm were backed yesterday by Highland councillors.

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Mackays Hotel Officially Recognised as “Staymakers” by Olympic Training Scheme

Inspired by the success of the London 2012 Olympics’ Gamesmakers, Mackays Hotel in Wick has become the latest organisation in the UK to gain national recognition for its dedication to excellent customer service, joining an elite segment of hospitality businesses that have achieved the status.

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Airport looks to build on chopper oil traffic boost

Chevron UK could use Wick Airport as a base for some of its helicopter flights for a year or more. That is the hope of Andy Bruce who runs Far North Aviation and has been instrumental in attracting the helicopters to Wick John O’Groats Airport.

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Harper Macleod heralds a bright future for Caithness

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland’s leading law firms, marked its move into Caithness with a special celebration at The Captain’s Galley in Scrabster last week.

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Skills and training vital to provide springboard for Scotland’s growing tourism sector

A new plan to help attract more people to work in Scotland’s tourism sector and develop further skills has been launched today by Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing.

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Dounreay chief steps down after a year in charge

Departing Babcock boss will continue involvement with regeneration body

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