6th November 2019

A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber:

BBM Solicitors30 days left to open a Help To Buy ISA

First time buyers – including anyone who is thinking of buying property sometime in the future – you have just 30 days from today’s date to open a “Help To Buy ISA” account.

BBM SolicitorsIP Briefing: Tax Avoidance Challenges (Again)

BBM Solicitors provide an update on some issues around director liability and tax avoidance schemes for insolvency practitioners.

BBM SolicitorsIP Briefing: Remuneration and Reporters (Again)

BBM Solicitors provide an update on liquidators’ remuneration and the remit of insolvency practitioner reporters.

Caithness Voluntary Group & Lyth Arts CentreLyth Arts Centre looking for volunteers

Tricky Hat Productions is recruiting people age 50+ to join their multimedia performance company The Flames. The company uses performance, film and especially composed music to explore stories about live after 50, challenging our perceptions of ageing.

Caithness Voluntary GroupYouth Scotland Rural Action Fund

Supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust, this fund aims to enhance and develop communitybased youth work in Scotland’s rural communities. Grants of £100 – £750 are available to enable youth groups operating in rural communities provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.

Care & Learning AllianceContinuous Professional Learning Opportunities

Details of upcoming opportunities in November for CPL opportunities across the Highlands.

Care & Learning AllianceFamily Learning in Scotland 2019 survey

Education Scotland is looking for all practitioners working with children and families pre-birth -18 years to share their views in their short online survey on family learning.

Green Marine (UK) LtdGreen Marine to Support Atlantis in Japanese Tidal Project

Green Marine will be supporting lead contractor, SIMEC Atlantis Energy, in delivery and installation of an AR-Series tidal turbine, foundation and offshore cable for the project in the Goto Islands, located in the Naru Straights in Nagasaki.

Highland CouncilHighland Council’s Citizen’s Panel have their say

Feedback from Highland Council’s annual citizen’s panel survey has highlighted the welcoming nature of people living in our communities.

Highland CouncilHighland councillors & Chief Exec supporting the 2019 Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Highlands & Islands Airports LtdHIAL and Prospect announce resumption of talks to resolve pay dispute

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and Prospect, in a joint statement, are today announcing the resumption of talks aimed at resolving the ongoing dispute between HIAL and Prospect air traffic control officers.

Hugh Simpson Contractors LtdNew Service: Lifting equipment thorough examination

Hugh Simpson Contractors Ltd is now offering thorough examination in accordance to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

Kyle of Sutherland Development TrustCommunity Larder

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is running a Community Larder at The Barn in Ardgay on Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 2 – 4pm.

Mackays HotelMackays Hotel Vegas Extravaganza Charity Night

Mackays HotelShop Local This Christmas

The Mackays Hotel team shine a spotlight on businesses in Wick and across Caithness offering great gifts this Christmas.

Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityCyber training programme up for national award

The NDA’s cyber security training programme has been announced as a finalist in the Investors in People awards for its success in supporting apprentices.

Nuclear Decommissioning AuthoritySatellites set to help clean up nuclear sites

The NDA is collaborating with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to explore whether data collected by satellites orbiting the earth could be turned into useful insights for the nuclear clean-up mission.

Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityShared Services Alliance: Collaborative Procurement Plan

List of forthcoming procurements from client organisations collaborating in sourcing shared goods and services for nuclear decommissioning.

Scrabster Harbour TrustWeekly Update 1 November 2019

All the latest from Scrabster Harbour Trust.

VisitScotlandWhere and when to see marine life in Scotland

A guide on the best places to see marine life such as puffins and orcas, including on the Caithness coast.

Venture North & Caithness Broch ProjectVenture North with….Caithness Broch Project

The Venture North team interview Kenneth McElroy, director and co-founder of the Caithness Broch Project.

Wick Harbour AuthorityTanker Antares

Wick Harbour visited by Tanker Antares with a delivery of fuel.

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!

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