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Weekly Update, week ending 4th October

30th Oct, 2019

Space Hub Sutherland – Pre-planning Consultation Events   The plans to launch small satellites into orbit from Sutherland are reaching an exciting phase. Highlands and Islands Enterprise is getting ready to put a planning application to the Highland Council at the end of this year. A series of open consultative events have been planned to […]

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Weekly Update, week ending 6th Sept 2019

06th Sep, 2019

Tourism Sector Highland Council launches Visitor Levy ConsultationThe Highlands welcome approximately four million overnight visitors a year, and another two million day-visitors, including from cruise ships.  The Council’s rationale for considering a Visitor Levy is that visitors should help contribute to the maintenance and development of the free public services and infrastructure they use. In […]

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Weekly Update, week ending 2nd Aug 2019

02nd Aug, 2019

Space Sector Lease option agreed for Space Hub Sutherland The owners of land earmarked for the Space Hub Sutherland development on the Moine Peninsula have agreed a lease option with developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Representatives of Melness Crofters Estate (MCE) and HIE signed the agreement on Wednesday 31 July. It secures the option […]

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Weekly Update, week ending 5th July 2019

08th Jul, 2019

8th May 2019 Skills Development, You’ll have seen from previous blogs that the Newton Room is now operational in Thurso. Details of the facility can be found at: – In support of this and other initiatives the Science Skills Academy will be hiring a team of five STEM Engagement Officers, in locations across the […]

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HIE Area Manager update, 20th & 27th May

31st May, 2019

Energy & Business Services: The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project this week reached an output capacity of 587.9MW (its installed capacity is 588MW), which is the highest output from any renewable source in Scotland. And as the construction phase of the Beatrice Offshore project comes to an end it is good to see that offshore piling […]

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Weekly update, 13th May 2019

17th May, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: The team continued with a programme of drop-in events this week around the area. The team ran drop-in events at the Village Hall in Skerray and the Kinlochbervie Hotel. For details on the project and the programme of events see Energy & Business Services: As previously highlighted, a meeting was held in […]

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Weekly update, 13th May

10th May, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: The team continues with a programme of drop-in events on the ground around the area. In addition to a weekly presence at the Kyle Centre in Tongue, next week the team will be at the Village Hall in Skerray on Tuesday 14th May (from 3.30pm until 8pm) and the Kinlochbervie Hotel on Wednesday […]

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Weekly update, 29th April

05th May, 2019

Energy & Business Services: As we see positive progress with the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm development, and the development of both Moray East and West projects, a new initiative to support supply chain companies to learn more about opportunities will be held in Thurso on 13th May. The DeepWind Offshore Supply Chain Cluster is one of […]

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Weekly update, 8th-22nd April

26th Apr, 2019

Energy & Business Services: It was good to see the announcement this week by Dounreay that its Decommissioning Services Framework had gone live. The overall value of the framework could be up to £400M, and could last from 4-7 years. Six contracts have been awarded, bringing together a total of 28 companies. All companies bidding […]

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Weekly update, 1st April

05th Apr, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: Ivan McKee MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment & Innovation visited the north this week, and I was delighted to be invited to take part with HIE colleagues in a meeting with the Minister in Tongue. Representatives of Melness Crofters Estate, Lockheed Martin, Orbex Space met the Minster to talk about the […]

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