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Weekly update, 20th February 2017

24th Feb, 2017

Energy & business services: • At a meeting of the north Planning Applications Committee of Highland Council this week Councillors agreed to offer no objection to the application by Dounreay Tri Ltd to construct a floating offshore wind project at a site of the north coast of Caithness. The paper considered by Councillors is available […]

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Weekly update, 29th February

05th Mar, 2016

Energy & Business Services: The Scottish Government’s recently-announced Transition Training Fund was established to help address the current labour market issues caused by the decline in the price of oil, and its knock-on effects on the economy. The Fund is to be managed by CNSRP partner Skills Development Scotland, and it’s been useful to talk […]

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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, 2nd November

06th Nov, 2015

Energy & Business Services: HIE’s Michael Koetsier and June Love hosted a successful visit from a potential inward investor last week, as progress continues to be made on opportunities related to the energy sector in the north. Tourism, Food & Drink Good to see coverage in today’s press of the new business venture being established […]

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Weekly update, 26th October

30th Oct, 2015

Tourism, Food & Drink Tomorrow (Saturday 31st) sees the official launch at John O’ Groats of public art works commissioned by CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Fund. The works, entitled “nomadic boulders” will be officially launched at an event at the site on Saturday at 5pm. The […]

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Weekly update, 5th October

09th Oct, 2015

Tourism, Food & Drink The latest element of the drive to regenerate John O’Groats took a step forward this week with the installation of public art works commissioned by CNSRP partner HIE and supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Fund. The works, entitled “nomadic boulders” will be officially launched at an event at the site on […]

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Weekly update, 10th August

14th Aug, 2015

Tourism, Food & Drink There has been further excellent media coverage this week of the North Coast 500 route following triple cycling world record holder Mark Beaumont’s amazing non-stop circumnavigation of the route. We watched him flash past us in Thurso on Tuesday morning on his way to completing the journey in 38 hours! As […]

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Weekly update, 3rd November

12th Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: SSE has this week agreed to sell part of its stake in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd development to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). SSE will now own 50% of BOWL, with CIP owning 25% and Repsol continuing to own the remaining 25%. This is good news for the BOWL development, as […]

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Weekly update, 6th October

10th Oct, 2014

Energy & Business services: Following last week’s successful oil & gas event in Aberdeen, HIE’s local business attraction programme continued this week with meetings in London with potential target businesses. Work continues to finalise attendees for the visit by oil & gas companies to Caithness later this month. As reported last week “the Caithness solution” […]

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Weekly update, 22nd September

26th Sep, 2014

Energy & Business services: Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) has announced the installation of a met mast at its large offshore wind site in the Moray Firth, marking another step in its project to develop the site which lies around 22km off the Caithness coast. As previously reported here, MORL has signed a Memorandum of […]

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