23rd October 2019
A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber:
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd – Beatrice offshore wind farm shortlisted three times in Scottish Green Energy Awards
The Beatrice offshore wind farm, located 13km off the coast of Caithness, has been shortlisted for Best Engagement, Best Practice, and Outstanding Project
Care & Learning Alliance – Safe Tea Campaign
Launched on 16 October 2019, this new campaign aims to reduce hot drink scalds and improve first aid for children’s burns.
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd – Dounreay waste store construction work ahead of schedule
Work on the new waste store at the Dounreay site is proceeding ahead of schedule, with the 3,100 tonne concrete floor slab just completed. A video of construction work can be viewed here:
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd & Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Dounreay learning shared at Japanese fast reactor
Dialogue has begun between stakeholders around the Dounreay nuclear site and those in Tsuruga, Japan, where work is beginning to decommission the Monju fast breeder reactor.
Dunnet Bay Distillers – Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year!!!
The Caithness-based distillery won the award at the Scottish Gin Awards 2019, along with Distilled Gin of the Year and a silver in the Old Tom category
Highland BlindCraft – Highland BlindCraft: Where it all began
A short history of Highland BlindCraft and the valuable work it does to provide opportunities to individuals with a range of disabilities.
Highland Council – People of Wick have their say in improvements to the town
An update on progress of the Wick Street Design project.
Highland Office Equipment – Brexit Statement
The Inverness-based office equipment specialist provides an update for clients on how they are preparing for Brexit.
Mackays Hotel – Mackays’ Malts: November
This month highlighting the smoky, sweet Tomatin Cù Bòcan
Macleod & MacCallum – Are vegetarianism and veganism protected Equality Act characteristics?!
An informative and useful update on a recent Employment Tribunal review and the potential impacts on employers and consumer service providers.
North Highland College UHI – Graduation 2019 in 3 words
North Highland College UHI asked students and staff to describe their graduation experience in 3 words. See the short video here:
North Lands Creative – Calum Dawes: Bette and Michael Rogers Scholarship
A blog from a recent scholarship recipient on how attending a class at North Lands Creative affected his creative practice.
Orion Group – Blog from the Cog: Warmers, Tasters & Grinders
A lighthearted look at some of the more unusual jobs seen as part of the recruitment industry, and some advice on how to prepare your CV.
Scrabster Harbour Trust – Weekly Update 18 October 2019
All the latest from Scrabster Harbour Trust.
SSE – Contracts up for grabs in Scotland’s offshore wind industry
Major renewables developer SSE Renewables is urging Scottish businesses to bid for a host of contracts ahead of construction of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
SSE – Customers save £14,000 in three months thanks to new energy advice programme
This first-of-its-kind partnership between SSEN and Citizens Advice Bureaux has seen four specialist energy advisors recruited to help clients across the North of Scotland.
VisitScotland – Great places to see Highland cows in Scotland
A great guide for visitors on one of Scotland’s most sought-after experiences – and featuring the North of Scotland.
This is just a short roundup of stories we’ve spotted over the past week. We are always keen to promote good news and events on our members’ behalf, so contact us today if you’ve got something to share!