22nd January 2020

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

Caithness Voluntary GroupVolunteer opportunity Northern Trails Scotland

The Association of Northern Trails Scotland (ANTS) is a registered Scottish charity, managed by a Board of Trustees. Based in the North East Highlands of Scotland we are developing a long-distance walking trail (The John o’Groats Trail) from Inverness to John o’ Groats. We are now actively seeking a Trustee/Treasurer, along with some other Trustees to increase our Board.

Caithness Voluntary GroupYour Cash Your Caithness

Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £10,000.00, forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

Caithness Voluntary GroupYear-long project identifies Caithness inequalities

Transport, mental health and access to childcare have emerged as some of the key themes in a project aimed at identifying inequalities in Caithness.

Dunnet Bay DistillersA toast to the lassies

Toast the Lassies on Robert Burns night with this delicious cocktail created by Ben from Franklin & Sons.

Highland CouncilUnited front in seeking Scottish Government commitment on A96 and A9 upgrades

Council and business leaders from the North and North-East have joined forces to seek an “unwavering” assurance from the Scottish Government of its continued commitment to delivering upgrades of the A96 and A9.

Highland Office EquipmentWe’re in Business Insider magazine

Did you spot us in the latest issue of Business Insider magazine? Our group Sales Director, Andrew Aikman was interviewed for the article, which you will find on page 7.

Highlands & Islands Airports LtdAir Traffic Management project update

We have identified New Century House in Inverness as the location for a new Combined Surveillance Centre which will be the central hub at the heart of the ATM (Air Traffic Management) project. It is expected the purchase of the building will be concluded shortly. Our board have approved the purchase of the building which will require a complete refit to ensure it delivers the requirements for the ATMS (Air Traffic Management System) programme.

ImencoImenco buys Malm Orstad AS and will further develop the company

Imenco AS has purchased Malm Orstad AS. The new owner has ambitious development plans for Malm Orstad AS and through the Imenco group’s industrial capacity and expertise, the company provides a solid platform for further growth.

Lyth Arts CentreCaithness theatre company unveils new season

Live music, books and comedy will all form part of Lyth Arts Centre’s (LAC) 2020 season.

Mackays HotelA rainy day in Wick

You can’t always guarantee a sunny day in the North of Scotland, but you can guarantee a fun-packed day out whatever the weather! There’s so much to explore in Wick and the surrounding Caithness that it will take more than just a day to experience it, but we’ve picked the perfect day out when the weather’s a bit grey and rainy…

Mackays HotelBurns Night Celebrations!

Burn’s Night is a big one for the Scottish calendar – a celebration that combines the best food, drink, poetry and cheer! The first Burns supper was in July 1801. when some of Burns’ closest friends gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Now it’s celebrated on his birthday, 25th January, but what makes Rabbie Burns so special?

Morson ProjectsMorson Group’s Chosen 2020 Charities Revealed

Morson Group is delighted to announce that our two charities have been chosen for 2020 by our employees and we can confirm that the Morson Group charities for 2020 are Children with Cancer and Acorns Children’s Charity.

Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityHow much radioactive waste is there in the UK?

The UK Radioactive Waste Inventory provides detailed information on radioactive wastes and material in the country. It is produced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the NDA.

Nuclear Decommissioning AuthoritySocio-economic report 2018 to 2019

This report provides a brief overview of socio-economic expenditure by NDA businesses during the financial year 2018 to 2019.

Restore DigitalBoost in status for Highland nuclear archive centre

The UK nuclear archive base in Wick yesterday scooped a major industry award after becoming the 10th in Scotland to be granted Accredited Archive Status.

Scotland Food & DrinkSF&D Excellence Awards

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)SSE makes Bloomberg’s 2020 gender-equality index for the third year running

SSE has made the Bloomberg Gender-Equality index for the third year running, demonstrating the business’ commitment to transparency and tackling inequalities. Rosie Macrae, our head of diversity and inclusion, explains more about SSE’s approach to addressing the issue for the long-term.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SSE)SSEN’s ‘Not Worth The Risk’ campaign highlights the dangers of tampering with power supplies

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has today launched its ‘Not Worth The Risk’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of tampering with and altering electricity supplies across its central southern England and north of Scotland infrastructure.

Scrabster Harbour TrustWeekly Updates 10 January 2020 & 17 January 2020

All the latest from Scrabster Harbour.

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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