John O’Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064

11th April 2019

A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O’Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund. Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, […]

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New Deputy Chief Executive Announced for Scottish Chambers of Commerce

11th April 2019

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. Charandeep will take on the newly created role with immediate effect. Continuing to work closely with Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director […]

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Thurso Community Development Trust secure Climate Challenge Funding

5th April 2019

Thurso Community Development Trust (TCDT) have secured a share of funding made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). TCDT has been awarded a CCF grant totalling £122,568 for the Thurso Grows project which will allow the project to run until March 2021. The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and […]

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£50m Wick harbour development could create 700 jobs

5th April 2019

A £50 million development at Wick harbour could create around 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. That would enable the harbour to attract larger vessels […]

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NDA delivers £5 million boost to Scrabster harbour

5th April 2019

The money will help the port develop the St Ola pier, increasing its capacity to accommodate larger boats, attract offshore oil and gas vessels and take additional cruise ships. The improvement work – expected to cost £17 million – is likely to generate up to 50 new jobs, increase traffic and bring extra visitors, providing […]

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Spaceport ‘fantastic boost’ for far north

5th April 2019

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. June Love, of Space Hub Sutherland, also suggested the project could benefit the tourism industry when she gave an […]

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First Newton Room in the UK is officially opened

25th March 2019

The first Norwegian style learning centre in the UK will be officially opened in Thurso today (Monday March 25). Newton Rooms are designed to inspire more young people to become interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and encourage them to study these subjects in school and beyond. The centre at North Highland College […]

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Arch Henderson Celebrates 100 Years in Business

6th March 2019

Archibald Henderson started his engineering career in 1895, aged 17, working for David Cunningham who was an Engineer for Dundee Harbour Trust. During his training he worked on many marine projects around the Dundee area gaining hands-on experience of civil engineering. As a fully qualified engineer, he left Dundee Harbour Trust to go and work […]

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Europe Direct Information Centre hosts successful Brexit Business Breakfast

1st March 2019

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands, hosted by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, held a well-attended business breakfast at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso on Friday 1 March to give businesses across the region the latest information on what they should be doing to prepare for Brexit. Featuring speakers from the […]

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Executive Magazine – February 2019

24th February 2019

Get all the latest news from the Chamber and our members in the February 2019 edition of our newsletter in Executive Magazine! Click the image below to open the newsletter in an online PDF viewer.

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