18th December 2019

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

Caithness Voluntary GroupCaithness Voluntary Group December Newsletter

All the latest from Caithness Voluntary Group.

Caithness Voluntary GroupCommunity Groups: Apply for a Tesco community grant

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects.

Caithness Voluntary GroupHighland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership: Local Improvement Fund

HADP wishes to invite funding applications to the Alcohol and Drugs – Local Improvement Fund. 

Caithness Voluntary GroupHighland Employability Pipeline Challenge Fund

Highland Council would like to invite Challenge Fund applications from a number of Third Sector Service Providers of an appropriate scale, to deliver a package of Specialist Employability Support Services to enable unemployed people to progress along the Strategic Skills Pipeline.

Caithness Voluntary GroupNominate a Young Person

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020 are open for nominations, which close on 23 February 2020.

Care and Learning AllianceJólabókaflóð: An Icelandic Christmas Tradition

We all have different traditions, some in our own families and some celebrated across our communities. We loved hearing about the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð from the National Literacy Trust.

Dounreay Site Restoration LtdDounreay Awards Highlights 2019

Dunnet Bay DistillersExperimental Watercolour Workshop

Are you a budding watercolour artist? Well come down to Dunnet Bay Distillery and join our experimental watercolour painting workshop with artist Liz O’Donnell. Who knows what you will create!

Dunnet Bay DistillersThe Gin Papers

Ever wondered what happens to the botanicals used to make Rock Rose Gin? Well here is your chance to use them to make your own handmade paper with decorative botanical inclusions. At the end of the workshop you will go home with a stack of unique Dunnet Bay Distillery “Gin Papers”.

Highland CouncilHighland welcomes eighteen new teachers

Following the successful completion of the Rural Learn to Teach programme, eighteen new probationer teachers celebrated their achievement at a civic reception, hosted by Highland Council, in Inverness on Saturday 30th November.

Highland Council – ​​​​​​​Highland Council is ready for winter

The Highland Council is ready for winter and has been gritting council roads and pavements according to the council’s winter maintenance programme.

Highland Council​​​​​​​Living Wage Accreditation for Highland Council

The largest employer in the Highlands, has achieved Living Wage accreditation. Highland Council which employs just over 10,270 staff across the Highland area also applies the living wage rate to apprentices. The accreditation means there is an ongoing commitment to encourage contractors to pay their workers the real Living Wage rate too.

Highland CouncilNew vehicle restrictions at Highland Council Household Waste Recycling Centres

From the 3rd February 2020 The Highland Council will be introducing changes at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). These changes will be introduced in two phases with phase one focussing on vehicle restrictions which will commence on 3rd February 2020. Phase two will place restrictions on the amount of construction and demolition waste permitted into the sites and will be implemented later in the year.

Highland Council – ​​​​​​​New Year Design Festival to Help Transform High Street in Wick

Sustrans Scotland, The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors are working on an ambitious project to re-design Wick High Street.

Highland CouncilPolice Launch National Reset Campaign

Police Scotland is launching a campaign to deter the public from buying potentially stolen goods, which fund serious and organised crime.

Highland Office EquipmentWide-format spotlight: Océ ColorWave 3000 series

Canon has appointed Capital Document Solutions as their preferred supplier for its range of wide-format print devices in Scotland.

Highlands and Islands Airports LtdReappointment to HIAL Board

Public Appointment Scotland have announced the reappointment of James McLaughlin as a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

Home-Start CaithnessA call to action for families

Home-Start call on new Government to commit to ensuring that all families are supported to give children the best start in life.

Lighthouse Keeper’s CottageHome schooling and holidays at the Lighthouse

You may be home educators, or you may just want to get your kids outdoors and away from their screens while you are on holiday. This is a brief guide to resources and places to visit here with a particular focus on things that may interest children. You know what kind of experience is best for your family so we’ve grouped them roughly by topic to help you pick and choose.

Mackays HotelMalt of the Month: Benromach 10-Year-Old

Benromach is a Speyside distillery that prides itself on keeping things traditional. Every cask is filled and the spirit is cut by hand, considering the distilling process an art form and giving it the respect it deserves.

Mackays HotelTraditional Scottish Comfort Food

When you see the words Scottish Cuisine, images of deep-fried battered Mars bars might come to mind. But there’s so much more, rooted in tradition and locally sourced food. And don’t worry, we’re saving the haggis for Burn’s Night in January!

Orion GroupA year in the life of Robert MacIntyre

Taking a trip down memory lane, this year at Orion has seen progression within a number of our industry sectors, from the official opening of our Life Sciences office in Cork, a new business partner within Kazakhstan, to the opening of a new office in Angola. The progression of Orion has also been reflected in the success of our golf sponsor, Robert MacIntyre, a left-hander from Oban commonly known as Lefty to his friends.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)2019 highlights: creating a network for net zero

Much is rightly being made of the role renewable energy is going to have to play in the fight against climate change and the race to net zero. However with the North of Scotland home to some of the UK’s greatest resources of renewable energy, how we move it around is also critical.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)SSE accredited for the 6th year running with the Fair Tax Mark

SSE has been Fair Tax Mark accredited for the sixth year running – underlining its commitment to transparency on tax.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)That was the year that was: 2019 in review

As the year draws to a close, we’ve taken a look at some of energy industry and SSE’s highlights over 2019, as we delivered more of the low carbon infrastructure the UK and Ireland need for the future.

Scottish Qualifications AuthorityMental Health and Wellbeing Award: Experiences in delivery

Scrabster Harbour TrustWeekly Update 13 December 2019

All the latest from Scrabster Harbour Trust.

Subsea 7Season’s Greetings from Subsea 7!

Venture NorthVenture North with….Strathnaver Museum

We caught up with Fiona Mackenzie, Development Manager at Strathnaver Museum

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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