Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey – Q2

20th May 2022

The short Chamber business survey allows you to share live feedback on current trading conditions as well as challenges being faced by your business. Your feedback directly informs our work at a local and national level, sharing the issues being faced by the business community with policymakers at Holyrood and Westminster. Over the past two […]

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Defence and Security Accelerator Open Call Innovation Focus Areas

12th May 2022

DASA have launched a new Open Call Innovation Focus Area: Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. We are seeking proposals that can rapidly accelerate and enhance electronic capabilities which can counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). We are looking for novel methods which either use the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum or provide an understanding of […]

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The Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSEF) Project Spark Hypersonics: Innovation Call

12th May 2022

The Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSRF) has released an innovation call covering Next Generation Technologies for Hypersonic Weapons. These include advances in Materials; Guidance, Navigation and Control; Fuzing/Warhead; Aerodynamics/Aerothermal; and Propulsion systems as well as other applicable novel technologies. The overall budget is between £1-1.5M and the closing date for proposals is 10th June 2022. WSRF is […]

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched two new Innovation Focus Areas.

9th May 2022

DASA has launched two new Innovation Focus Areas. 1. Double Act: National Security Technologies A number of Challenges will be launched under this Innovation Focus Area (IFA) which is run on behalf of the National Security Technology and Innovation Exchange (NSTiX) Operational Tech Co-Creation Centre. Information about NSTiX is available to view using this link. Challenge […]

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First Cruise Ship Berths at Scrabster’s New Facilities

3rd May 2022

Scrabster Harbour’s latest facilities for cruise liners welcomed their first vessel, with MS Hamburg berthing at the redeveloped St. Ola Pier on 3rd May. The vessel, operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten, arrived from Oban with around 300 German passengers on board and tied up on the new 250 metre east berth, part of the £19 million […]

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ILM Highland expands warranty to encourage uptake of refurbished appliances and benefit environment

28th April 2022

A Highland social enterprise and charity is expanding its warranties on refurbished appliances to encourage customers to think about the environment when purchasing for their homes. ILM Highland has doubled its warranty from three to six months on appliances refurbished in its workshop in Alness. The new policy applies on all refurbished white goods sold […]

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SCC: Scottish economy faltering as businesses report record high concerns over inflation and rising costs

14th April 2022

Increasing pressure is mounting on Scottish businesses as the cost-of-doing-business crisis hits the bottom line, according to the latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC). Firms have reported record levels of concern over inflation and rising cost pressures as the economy restructures following the impact of the […]

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Support in Mind Rural Connections Project – Funded Mental Health training

13th April 2022

Support in Mind Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Mental Health UK and Neptune Energy to deliver the ‘Rural Connections’ Project. The project aims to improve mental health and wellbeing throughout rural Scotland by providing fully funded introductory mental health awareness training to rural organisations and businesses with less than 50 members of staff. […]

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Flights between Wick and Aberdeen have returned

13th April 2022

Following a long campaign for the return of lifeline air services to Wick John O’Groats Airport, Caithness Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the successful first flight of the Wick-Aberdeen Public Service Obligation (PSO). The service, which started on Monday 11 April, will offer a new deal for air passengers in the North Highlands, with a […]

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North Highland businesses hear about opportunities in space

30th March 2022

Caithness Chamber of Commerce was delighted on Tuesday 29th March to host a business breakfast allowing businesses of all sectors across the North Highlands to learn more about upcoming opportunities in the space industry. Hosted in partnership with Space Hub Sutherland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the event gave attendees the opportunity to hear from […]

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