6th November 2019
A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber:
BBM Solicitors – 30 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 Solicitors – IP Briefing: Tax Avoidance Challenges (Again)
BBM Solicitors provide an update on some issues around director liability and tax avoidance schemes for insolvency practitioners.
BBM Solicitors – IP 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 Centre – Lyth 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 Group – Youth 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 Alliance – Continuous Professional Learning Opportunities
Details of upcoming opportunities in November for CPL opportunities across the Highlands.
Care & Learning Alliance – Family 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) Ltd – Green 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 Council – Highland 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 Council – Highland councillors & Chief Exec supporting the 2019 Blythswood Shoebox Appeal
Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd – HIAL 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 Ltd – New 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 Trust – Community 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 Hotel – Mackays Hotel Vegas Extravaganza Charity Night
Mackays Hotel – Shop Local This Christmas
The Mackays Hotel team shine a spotlight on businesses in Wick and across Caithness offering great gifts this Christmas.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Cyber 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 Authority – Satellites 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 Authority – Shared Services Alliance: Collaborative Procurement Plan
List of forthcoming procurements from client organisations collaborating in sourcing shared goods and services for nuclear decommissioning.
Scrabster Harbour Trust – Weekly Update 1 November 2019
All the latest from Scrabster Harbour Trust.
VisitScotland – Where 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 Project – Venture North with….Caithness Broch Project
The Venture North team interview Kenneth McElroy, director and co-founder of the Caithness Broch Project.
Wick Harbour Authority – Tanker 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!