GMG Energy backs first ever online Meet the Lambs Session in North of Scotland

21st June 2024

GMG Energy, the rapidly expanding Highland timber products specialist which contributes significantly to the circular economy in the Highlands and the Northern Isles, has lent its support to the Royal Highland Educational Trust’s (RHET) first online Meet the Lambs initiative aimed primarily at early years schoolchildren throughout the Highlands and Islands. The RHET “Year of […]

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Scottish EDGE Competition 2024

19th June 2024

Scottish EDGE is a large competitive fund to support home-grown entrepreneurial talent comprising a Dragon’s Den style pitching competition for ambitious entrepreneurs who wish to grow their business. Round 24 will launch on 14 August and close on 11 September 2024. The competition is open to limited companies, social enterprises and charities in Scotland who […]

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OPEN FOR ENTRIES: Young Entrepreneur & Young Business Awards 2024

13th June 2024

Celebrating the North Highlands’ Entrepreneurial Spirit We are thrilled to announce that the prestigious Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Business of the Year Awards are now open for entries! These awards are a remarkable opportunity to celebrate and honor the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the North Highlands forward. Whether you’re a rising young […]

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Norscot Joinery Ltd Announces Year-Long Charity Partnership with cancer charity Maggie’s

10th June 2024

Norscot Joinery Ltd, a leading provider of high-quality timber frame kits, windows, and doors in the Highlands, is proud to announce a new charity partnership with Maggie’s, a renowned organisation dedicated to providing free cancer support and information to people living with cancer. This partnership signifies a commitment by Norscot to give back to the […]

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Training towards a bright future with Culture & Business Scotland

30th May 2024

With the need for culture organisations to diversify and expand their skills more acute than ever, Culture & Business Scotland have unveiled a series of training opportunities and events designed to help the nation’s creative professionals equip themselves with new knowledge. The charity, which works to facilitate mutually beneficial connections between the culture and business […]

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FutureSkills: £50,000 investment boost to north Highland apprenticeship scheme by the West of Orkney Windfarm.

27th May 2024

Businesses and apprentices in the north Highlands can look forward to developing new skills for a greener future, thanks to additional support from the West of Orkney Windfarm. The windfarm developer – which is planning a major offshore windfarm 25km off the Sutherland coast – has donated £50,000 to support a new apprenticeship programme. The […]

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Apprenticeships: A Cost Effective way for Businesses to Expand and Upskill

14th May 2024

Farr North Community Development Trust and Caithness Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to reach out to businesses in the northern Highlands to raise awareness of opportunities for receiving support when hiring apprentices. The Farr North Apprenticeship Scheme is managed by the Trust and is supported by a grant of around £100,000 from the SSE […]

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New DASA competition – Delivering Operational Advantage

7th May 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Themed Competition called Delivering Operational Advantage via Improved Self-Sufficiency and Operational Energy Innovation. This competition is funded by the UK Ministry of Defence Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA). We are seeking proposals for novel technologies that will enable defence to achieve greater self-sufficiency and […]

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DASA: Protecting Physical Assets from UAS Attack

2nd May 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Themed Competition called Protecting Physical Assets from UAS Attack. This competition is jointly funded by the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), the UK Home Office and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). We are seeking proposals that can provide a defensive solution […]

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DASA: Unlocking the true potential of Test and Evaluation

30th April 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new IFA called Unlocking the True Potential of Test and Evaluation for Defence, run on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). DASA is seeking innovations for priority T&E issues for which no solution is currently known across the domain. We would like to […]

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