University awarded £986,000 grant to expand peatland research

9th March 2020

A scientist from the University of the Highlands and Islands has been awarded £986,000 to undertake a major new research programme into the peatlands of northern Scotland. Dr Roxane Andersen from the Environmental Research Institute at North Highland College UHI will use the funding to explore how climate change could affect blanket bogs and to […]

Find out more

Scottish Chambers Network Update – Coronavirus

6th March 2020

As media coverage of the coronavirus increases, Scottish Chambers of Commerce felt it appropriate to share information on the issue. The first positive case of coronavirus in Scotland was confirmed on 2 March 2020 and the UK Government chaired a meeting of the government emergency COBR committee on the coronavirus outbreak to finalise a plan […]

Find out more

College And JGC Engineering Support Apprenticeship Opportunities In Caithness 5th March 2020

5th March 2020

          Aspiring engineers in the north highlands will benefit from a new apprenticeship pathway developed by North Highland College UHI and JGC Engineering. The new pathway has been created to promote the value of employer engagement and the benefit of the skills, learning and experience gained at college. The pathway will […]

Find out more

SpaceHub Sutherland – planning application – open until 12 March 2020

3rd March 2020

Planning applications for SpaceHub Sutherland are currently open for comment until 12 March 2020 and if any businesses are interested in commenting they can do so by clicking here. SpaceHub Sutherland is a priority project in the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership (CNSRP) programme and, as a partner in CNSRP, the Chamber is supportive […]

Find out more

Caithness projects benefit from a share of £10,000 funding pot

2nd March 2020

The Highland Council’s Your Cash Your Caithness funding event was held in Thurso on Saturday to give Caithness residents the deciding vote on what community initiatives should receive a share of the cash pot. A total of 25 local organisations battled it out for a share of the cash, with 11 good causes gaining financial […]

Find out more

Welcoming new members to the Chamber group!

28th February 2020

It’s been another busy month for us and we’re thrilled to have welcomed another two businesses to enjoy the benefits of being in our Chamber network. The Ulbster Arms Hotel is situated in Halkirk, on the banks of the river Thurso. It boasts comfortable rooms and lodges and they’re currently refurbishing the dining room ahead […]

Find out more

Caithness Chamber to deliver single-use pilot projects in 2020

21st February 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be working with Zero Waste Scotland to deliver three pilot projects in Caithness throughout 2020. The Chamber, working in partnership with Thurso Community Development Trust, joins more than a dozen other organisations throughout Scotland in delivering these pilots as part of the “Ditching Disposables” project and will be […]

Find out more

Caithness’ Biggest and Best Jobs, careers and training event

20th February 2020

Hundreds of people turned out in Wick to get an insight into training opportunities and potential careers. The eighth annual Caithness Jobs and How to Get Them event was held in the town’s high school with nearly 40 businesses and organisations participating. Over 330 members of the public came along to hear about the wide […]

Find out more

Chamber Comment – Caithness Courier 19/02/2020 Climate Change & Sustainability

19th February 2020

With all the tumultuous political happenings in 2019, it has been easy to lose sight of the long-term issues facing businesses in the North Highlands and throughout Scotland. With the first stage of the Brexit process now complete, and the focus moving to our future relationship with the EU, we hope that 2020 will bring […]

Find out more

Norscot launch newly designed Timber Frame Kit Home and Windows & Doors and websites

18th February 2020

Norscot are very excited to announce the launch of their newly designed Timber Frame Kit Home and Windows & Doors and websites! After many months of hard work and dedication, Norscot are delighted to officially announce the launch of their new websites. The aim while designing the sites was to make the new websites faster, […]

Find out more