11th December 2019

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

Aberdeen Renewable Energy GroupAREG event to focus on investing in renewables future

An industry event is set to explore the importance of investing in skills and resources as companies look to exploit new business opportunities in the growing renewable energy sector.

BBM SolicitorsGrampian Haulage Ltd (in liquidation) v Carnbroe Estates Ltd : Decision of UK Supreme Court

Update and analysis for insolvency practitioners from BBM Solicitors on the decision of the UK Supreme Court in this case.

Caithness Voluntary GroupEvent Scotland

National Events Programme Funding of £4,000 – £25,000 is available to support sporting and cultural events which take place out with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland.

Caithness Voluntary GroupNational Lottery 25th birthday fund

The National Lottery’s 25th birthday has a one-off fund offering grants up to £1,000, and open to anyone with a great idea to make a difference in their local community.

Caithness Voluntary GroupNew volunteering opportunity

North Highland Cancer information & Support Centre are seeking new volunteers to help people with (or in remission from) cancer or family members struggling with the physical, financial or emotional aspects of this illness.

Decom North SeaAugust Networking Event: Oceaneering

Green Marine (UK) LtdGreen Marine (UK) Ltd chosen to install new anchoring system at Kishorn Dry Dock

A new anchoring system installation, designed to accommodate and secure the large concrete caisson gates of Kishorn Port’s Dry Dock facility, has been successfully deployed at the port in the West Highlands of Scotland.

Green Marine (UK) LtdGreen Marine scoops prestigious Scottish Green Energy Award

Orkney based Green Marine (UK) Ltd were awarded the ‘Outstanding Service Award’ at the Scottish Green Energy Awards for their world-class service to Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal energy developers, held at the Edinburgh International Conference centre on 5th December 2019.

Highland CouncilCouncillors agree further work following survey backing introduction of tourist levy

Highland councillors today approved the findings of a public consultation supporting the introduction of a Highland Transient Visitor Levy and committed to further work to develop an optimal scheme for Highland.

Highland CouncilHighland invests in combatting climate change

Councillors today approved a £145,000 investment to ensure Highland Council meets its commitment to tackle climate change.

Highland CouncilIt’ll be a blue blue bin Christmas without you recycling.

The Highland Council is reminding householders and businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible over the festive period to prevent unnecessary waste.

Highland CouncilMaking headway in reducing the attainment gap for young people from deprived backgrounds

Highland Council is committed to tackling poverty and inequality and enabling all our children and young people to reach their full potential, with a focus on reducing the attainment gap for those from more disadvantaged communities across the Highlands.

Highlands & Islands Airports LtdStrategic Tranport Projects Review (STPR2) Survey

Transport Scotland is conducting an online survey for the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), a Scotland-wide review of the strategic transport network across all transport modes.

Home-Start CaithnessNew study shows substantial benefit of home-based family support

Ahead of the general election leading family support charity, Home-Start, has called on all political parties to commit to investing in proven methods of help for families, such as volunteer-led, peer-to-peer relationship based support.

Jacobs UK LimitedJacobs Begins Trading Today as J; Celebrates 30th Anniversary on the NYSE

Today Jacobs (NYSE: J) began trading on the NYSE under the updated ticker symbol “J,” culminating its transition from engineering and construction to a global technology-forward solutions company, and will celebrate its 30th anniversary on the New York Stock Exchange this Sunday, Dec. 15.

Mackays HotelA Winter Break in the Highlands

Scotland may not be the first place you think of for a winter getaway, but we’re here to change your mind! The days may be shorter, and you’ll have to wear a couple of layers during your adventures, but there’s still so much fun to be had.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)Beatrice is judges’ pick at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm has come out on top at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards, an event held in Edinburgh last night celebrating and recognising excellence in the country’s renewable energy industry.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)Energy Minister marks completion of Caithness-Moray transmission link

The Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, marked the official completion of SSEN Transmission’s flagship Caithness-Moray HVDC link with a visit to Blackhillock substation in Moray.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)Heat Networks: A hot topic in the Scottish decarbonisation agenda

Scotland has legislated to become a net-zero carbon society by 2045, with an interim target of 75per cent reduction by 2030. This ambitious target is five years ahead of the UK-wide 2050 target, and we should not underestimate the scale of this challenge and the need to take action now.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)SSEN Transmission business plan to deliver a network for net zero

SSEN Transmission has today submitted to the GB energy regulator, Ofgem, an ambitious Business Plan for the future of the north of Scotland electricity transmission system.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)SSEN Weather Watch for December 2019

An update from SSEN on what to expect from the weather in December 2019.

Scrabster Harbour TrustWeekly Update 6 December 2019

All the latest from Scrabster Harbour Trust.

Wick Harbour AuthorityMarsh Award Recipient: Malcolm Bremner

Congratulations to the “boss” on receiving the Marsh Award for his contribution to The Wick Society and his work with the Isabella Fortuna.

This is just a short roundup of stories we’ve spotted over the past two weeks. 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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