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New Apprenticeship Hub to Support North Highland Communities

North Highland College UHI and Developing the Young Workforce North Highland (DYW) initiative, led by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, have signed a partnership agreement to formalise their new initiative, The Apprenticeship Hub.

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North Highland College UHI appoints new Engineering Technology and Energy Centre Director

North Highland College UHI is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Giles Huby as the new Director of its Engineering, Technology and the Energy Centre (ETEC) at its Thurso campus.

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A successful summer of drop-ins for EDIC North Highlands & Islands

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands has just finished a successful summer programme of drop-in events at libraries and community facilities around the region.

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Mental health and wellbeing at the front of Dounreay’s agenda

Mental health and employee wellbeing has been put at the forefront of the agenda at Dounreay.

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Training the Future at The Caithness Collection

In June The Caithness Collection were delighted to announce that two more of their Modern Apprentices completed their SVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership in collaboration with North Highland College UHI(NHC).

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100% Responsibility / Zero Excuses

Highland based Training Provider, Safety Training Solutions, is delighted to announce that they have a new and improved Health and Safety Advisory Service.

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Caithness plays host to Chamber Chief Executives

Caithness was the host of the recent Chief Executives Forum of CE's from Chambers across Scotland. This was the first time we have hosted the forum and so, as well as the meeting itself, the two-day excursion saw the visitors treated to a tour of the county and a sample…

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Cyber Security Standard for Scotland developed in Thurso

Cyber Security Scotland were commissioned by the Scottish Government to develop a framework that combined over a dozen different security standards and guidelines into a single model that public bodies could follow to ensure compliance with standards such as Cyber Essentials, GDPR and ISO27001 and the feedback has been outstanding.

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Equiniti Group is latest company to move in to Thurso Business Park

AN international technology-led services and payments specialist as the newest tenant to Thurso Business Park.

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SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator: Scottish Businesses Struggling to Grow Amidst Brexit Deadlock

The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator survey for Q2 of 2019 shows businesses continuing to face difficulties due to prolonged uncertainty around the UK’s position in relation to the European Union.

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Rebrand of Lyth Arts Centre brings record visitors

LYTH Arts Centre has plenty to celebrate ahead of its summer programme with the announcement that audience figures have reached an all-time high.

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Thurso company powers up UK’s first green train

Denchi Group supplied specialist SLICE batteries for the HydroFLEX train that had a trial run last week at an event in the West Midlands called Rail Live 2019.

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EDIC North Highlands & Islands to host summer drop-ins around region

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands will be holding drop-in sessions around the region throughout July.

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CAVENDISH NUCLEAR CELEBRATE WINS AT RoSPA

Cavendish Nuclear Ltd attended the RoSPA Awards ceremony at ExCel, London on Tuesday 18th June, 2019 where they received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its workforce go Home Safe Every Day.

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Technology to Transform The Decommissioning of Redundant Nuclear Facilities

Cavendish Nuclear is developing pioneering technology to transform the way we decommission active cells and other redundant nuclear facilities on different nuclear licenced sites in the UK and abroad.

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Beatrice final turbine hailed as ‘fantastic milestone’ for Caithness

"GREAT news for Caithness" is how Willie Watt of Wick Harbour Authority described the completion of the 84-turbine Beatrice offshore wind farm.

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The DDF Alliance secures a place on the £400m Dounreay decommissioning services framework

The Dounreay Decommissioning Framework (DDF) Alliance is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured a place on the Decommissioning Services Framework for Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL).

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Caithness firm wins ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Antarctic contract

A CAITHNESS electrical firm has won a multimillion-pound contract to upgrade a research station in the Antarctic.

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NEW DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED FOR SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has promoted Charandeep Singh to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive as the business group focuses on growing the reach of the Scottish Chamber Network nationally and internationally.

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John O’Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064

OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS

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Spaceport ‘fantastic boost’ for far north

THE plan to build the UK's first vertical launch spaceport in the far north is "a fantastic confidence boost" for the area and could be a catalyst for other developments, local trade unionists have been told.

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NDA delivers £5 million boost to Scrabster harbour

A BID to upgrade Scrabster harbour has received a massive boost with a £5 million award from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

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£50m Wick harbour development could create 700 jobs

The plan, being mooted by the Wick Harbour Authority, would result in the construction of a heavy lift and decommissioning quay, a breakwater and a deepened basin in the Shaltigoe area of the port.

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Thurso Community Development Trust secure Climate Challenge Funding

Thurso Community Development Trust (TCDT) have secured a share of funding made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

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First Newton Room in the UK is officially opened

The first Norwegian style learning centre in the UK will be officially opened in Thurso today (Monday March 25).

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