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Weekly update, 5th February

09th Feb, 2018

Energy & business services: Staff from AGM Batteries were represented at a business breakfast event this week (see communications below), and it is great to see their recent success recognised in today’s John o’ Groat Journal. The company, which is based on Thurso’s Business Park, has been awarded a £1.48 million grant through the UK […]

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Weekly update, 3rd October

08th Oct, 2016

Energy & Business Services: • Further contract awards for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project this week, again associated with the construction phase of the project. and the planning application submitted to Highland Council by BOWL is also available to view on the Council’s website at • Good to see that the […]

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Weekly update, 11th January 2016

22nd Jan, 2016

Energy & Business Services: Dounreay Trì Limited is proposing to demonstrate a floating offshore wind farm approximately 6 km NW of Dounreay. The proposal consists of two turbines, located on a single semi-submersible floating platform, with an installed capacity of between 8 to 16 megawatts (MW). It is proposed that a single export cable will […]

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Weekly update, 12th October

16th Oct, 2015

Energy & Business Services: This week has seen preparations taking place for the visit later this month of a potential inward investor to the area. A series of relevant visits have been arranged to highlight the business infrastructure in the area, and to promote existing business capabilities. We have also been finalising the latest draft […]

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Weekly update, 20th July

24th Jul, 2015

Energy & Business Services The Ministry of Defence’s Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) at Vulcan saw its test reactor shut down for the last time this week, marking the first time in around 60 years that there has not been an operational reactor in Caithness. The facility beside the Dounreay site is operated for the […]

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Weekly update, 23rd February 2015

27th Feb, 2015

Energy & Business Services Energy & Utility Skills and Scottish & Southern Energy have this week been advertising an exciting Employability Programme, based in part from North Highland College UHI in Thurso. The programme is aimed at people for whom finding work in the energy sector without previous experience is proving to be a barrier. […]

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Weekly update, 5th January 2015

09th Jan, 2015

Tourism, Food & Drink: This month marks the start of Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink. Local companies had a year of encouraging activities in 2014, with products from businesses such as Reid’s of Caithness, Caithness Biscuits, Annie’s Bakery, JPL Shellfish, Scrabster Seafoods, Caithness Chocolate, Berry Good, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Pulteney Distillery and Wolfburn Distillery […]

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Weekly update, 2nd June

06th Jun, 2014

Tourism, Food & Drink: Further success for the area’s food & drink sector is evident in this week’s news that JPL Shellfish is to expand its premises at Scrabster to meet increasing international demand for its products. As previously highlighted, the company has been winning business in European export markets, but more recently has seen […]

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Weekly update, 31st March

04th Apr, 2014

Energy & Business Services: SSE’s transmission business is consulting on the next phase of plans to enhance the electricity transmission grid in the north. The company this week held two days of public consultation in Thurso and Mey on plans to construct a new substation at Phillips Mains near Mey, which will connect to a […]

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