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West of Orkney Windfarm – Public Consultation Events

21st April 2023

The West of Orkney Windfarm is running a series of public consultation events throughout May and is encouraging members of the public to come along. The events begin in Thurso on May 16 and continue through to Stromness on May 25. Speaking about the events, West of Orkney Windfarm Development Director Jack Farnham says: “We […]

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Caithness Business Fund Announces FutureSkills Apprenticeship Grant Scheme, with £100,000 of support from NRS Dounreay and the NDA.

1st March 2024

Caithness Business Fund Announces FutureSkills Apprenticeship Grant Scheme, with £100,000 of support from NRS Dounreay and the NDA.   Significant Investment Commitment from NRS Dounreay and the NDA, Boosts Caithness Business Fund to Bolster Apprenticeships through New FutureSkills Initiative. The Caithness Business Fund is celebrating a substantial investment boost of £100,000 from Focus North partners […]

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Confirmation of Funding for Wick-Aberdeen PSO, 2024/25.

21st February 2024

Caithness Chamber CEO Trudy Morris, “delighted” by the confirmation of Funding for Wick-Aberdeen PSO for 2024/25 following significant lobbying efforts led by Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s campaign to safeguard the life-line air service. Today, Trudy Morris, CEO of Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Caithness Transport Forum, expressed relief and delight at the […]

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More thank Motivation: Liberating Leadership: Transforming Entrepreneurs into Extraordinary Leaders

19th February 2024

A Bold Initiative Unleashed for Small Business Owners In a groundbreaking move, Fiona Macintosh of More than Motivation, is set to revolutionise the small business landscape by introducing her new “Liberating Leadership: Transforming Entrepreneurs into Extraordinary Leaders” program. Recognising the pivotal shift from small business owner to employer, Fiona acknowledges the unique challenges that come […]

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Members Spotlight: Secret Shebean Supperclub, Wick

15th February 2024

Meet David Buchanan, Founder of  Secret Shebeen Club in Wick, a new business fostering culinary fusion and local collaboration. The Secret Shebeen Club is a unique culinary destination nestled in the heart of Wick, making its new home in the iconic Backstairs, which was once painted by Lowry, in the town’s historic harbour. It offers […]

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Chamber Newsletter in Executive Magazine, February 2024 Issue.

13th February 2024

Dear Member, February’s Executive Magazine is out now and we are delighted that the Caithness Chamber of Commerce Newsletter returns for the first issue of 2024 – jam-packed with the latest business news from our members across the North Highlands! Jacobs | Secret Shebeen Wick | More than Motivation | North Point Distillery | Stacks Coffee, Deli & Bakery Ltd […]

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Biodiversity gain for proposed Thurso wind farm.

12th February 2024

RES, the British renewable energy company behind the five-turbine Cairnmore Hill Wind Farm proposal, has submitted a new Biodiversity Enhancement Management Plan (BEMP) to accompany its planning application. The biodiversity enriching plan includes measures to enhance 56 hectares of wet heath habitat, plant 5.5 hectares of broadleaved woodland, create 4.5 hectares of species-rich scrub as […]

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GMG Energy set to operate in Scotland-wide construction sector as it secures new stress test wood credentials.

5th February 2024

GMG Energy the rapidly expanding Highland timber products specialist which contributes significantly to the circular economy in the Highlands and the Northern Isles, is set to play a bigger role in Scotland’s construction sector. The Halladale-based business has seen three of its senior employees, including Director Malcolm Morrison, secure visual softwood structural grading credentials which […]

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TWP achieves the first of its 2024 milestones for ScotWind projects

5th February 2024

Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) a consortium involving DEME, Qair and Aspiravi, has submitted the onshore scoping report for its Ayre Offshore Wind Farm to The Highland Council. This is the first of a series of consenting milestones for TWP’s two ScotWind projects in 2024. TWP’s Ayre project, located to the east of Orkney, will be […]

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Trudy Morris: Investing in the young workforce supports the whole of the North Highlands.

5th February 2024

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive, Caithness Chamber of Commerce: Investing in the young workforce supports the whole of the North Highlands. As we welcome the new year, businesses continue to face immense pressure. The UK economy is still fragile, and the risk of recession remains. Businesses that have persevered through the long COVID recovery and subsequent […]

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SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator: Q4 2023 Report

18th January 2024

INFLATIONARY CONCERNS EASE BUT REMAIN HIGH: Concern over inflation has fallen to 52% for this quarter – compared to 75% in the last quarter – and this is the lowest that concern from inflation has been in all of 2023. 52% is still 20 percentage points higher than the 32% recorded pre-inflation crisis in Q1 […]

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