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Weekly Update, 13th & 20th December 2010

23rd Dec, 2010

The Partnership’s Executive Board met last week, and discussed the draft 2011-2014 Caithness & North Sutherland Action Plan. I will be making revisions to the Plan based on our discussions, and circulating a revised version aimed at honing down even further our priority activities. The NDA’s Jon Phillips also updated the Board on the National […]

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Weekly Update, 6th December 2010

13th Dec, 2010

Working this week with colleagues from DSRL to align the DSRL Socio-Economic Plan for 2011/12 with the wider priorities of the Caithness & North Sutherland Action Plan 2011-2014. The DSRL Plan includes priorities for the Dounreay site’s Socio-economic budget which, although funded through the NDA, is separate from the UK-wide NDA Socio-economic Fund. Alignment of […]

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Weekly Update, 29th November 2010

03rd Dec, 2010

The adverse weather conditions have disrupted activities this week. The CNSRP Executive Board was due to meet for its quarterly meeting today, but travel chaos further south has forced its postponement. I have now arranged an alternative date before Christmas. Also this week a meeting with North Highland College (retail skills initiative), a Tourism Workshop […]

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Weekly Update, 22nd November 2010

29th Nov, 2010

This week’s main focus has been finalising a draft of the delivery programme that describes how the partners will achieve the aims set out in our 2011-2014 Action Plan. In developing this draft programme I have been working with collegues from HIE in particular. The Action Plan will be submitted to the CNSRP Executive Board […]

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Weekly Update, 15th November 2010

22nd Nov, 2010

The Partnership’s Advisory Board met this week at T3UK. There were two update presentations on key current activities. The first was from Sandy Mackie of Scrabster Harbour Trust on progress with the Trust’s redevelopment plans for Scrabster harbour. This was welcomed by everyone, and there was real hope that the funding package would be finalised […]

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Weekly Update 8th November 2010

11th Nov, 2010

I was involved in both of the two Wave and Tidal Developer Days held in Thurso this week. Over 400 people came to the Pentland Hotel during Tuesday and Wednesday to meet the Pentland Firth Round 1 companies, as well as staff from Crown Estate, Marine Scotland, SNH, National Grid and Scottish & Southern Energy. […]

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Weekly Update, 1st November 2010

05th Nov, 2010

This week’s main focus has been finalising a draft of the Caithness & North Sutherland Action Plan 2011-2014 so that it can go forward to the Partnership’s Advisory Board at its November meeting. The Action Plan has been focused down considerably, and revolves around the creation of sustainable employment opportunities through support from CNSRP partner […]

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Weekly Update, 25th October 2010

01st Nov, 2010

The Partnership’s Delivery Group met this week to review current activities associated with the regeneration programme of work. The announcement of HIE’s successful bid to the UK Government for a superfast broadband pilot was welcomed, and the small CNSRP Connectivity group will continue to work with HIE staff as the pilot proposals are developed further. […]

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Weekly Update, 4th October 2010

15th Oct, 2010

Visiting the county this week were the Chairman, Chief Executive, Regional Director and several Board Members of Highlands & Islands Enterprise. I attended a breakfast meeting held jointly by HIE and Caithness Chamber of Commerce at which HIE Chairman Willy Roe reiterated the organisation’s ambitions for the area over the next few years. The well-attended […]

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Scrabster Port revamp gets a £2 million boost

07th Oct, 2010

Tanker pier plan seen as key part of far north's bid to fin energy-related work

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