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Lidl expansion backed

A proposed £1 million extension to the Lidl supermarket store in Thurso has been given the go-ahead by Highland Council.

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Giant offshore wind farm escapes power firm axe

A massive wind farm off the Caithness coast will go ahead despite cuts being made by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

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Groats hotel competes for architecture accolade

It was once known as the biggest eyesore in Scotland but John O'Groats has been nominated as a finalist for one of the most important prizes in architecture.

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5th Annual Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference set for April

Harper Macleod's 5th Annual Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) will be held in Inverness on 24th April, with the potential impact of the independence referendum set to be one of the main topics of debate.

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Commitment to safety at Dounreay recognised by international award

The British Safety Council has announced the winners of its International Safety Awards for 2014, given to organisations in recognition of their proven commitment to workplace health and safety. DSRL is one of 46 worldwide to receive the award “with distinction” – the highest rating.

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Chamber Comment on Budget 2014

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, comments on the Chancellor's 2014 Budget statement.

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Scrabster Harbour first in UK to gain Port Operations qualification for all staff

Scrabster Harbour Trust last week announced that all of its port operators are now fully qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Port Operations, making it the first port in the UK to achieve this level of qualification for its entire staff.

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Tourism’s lead role in bolstering economy

Food and drink together with developments in the creative industries are seen as key to the growth of tourism in Caithness and north Sutherland.

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Top award for Wick designer

A Wick jewellery designer proved she was no bridesmaid when she took home one of the top awards at the 2014 Scottish Wedding Awards.

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