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Weekly update, 23rd August

23rd Aug, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: Members of the Partnership met this week with representatives of Global Energy Group and the Nigg Skills Academy as we continue to develop proposals to ensure that our area workforce is prepared to take advantage of future employment opportunities. Whilst the Caithness Chamber of Commerce-led “Make The Right Connections” programme has been […]

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Weekly update, 29th April 2013

03rd May, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: As we continue to see positive interest in Caithness from the energy sector, I met this week with representatives from Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd, HIE and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd to discuss feedback from recent contact and to agree the key messages we will continue to take to companies in the […]

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Weekly update, 18th March

24th Mar, 2013

Energy: Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee this week agreed to raise no objections to the application to Marine Scotland from Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) to develop offshore wind in the Moray Firth. The news attracted a range of press comment, both locally and nationally, and CNSRP Chairman Sir Anthony Cleaver’s comment can be […]

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Weekly Update, 4th March 2013

09th Mar, 2013

Energy: Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) is currently consulting on the planning application to build new overhead lines from Dounreay to Spittal; from Spittal to Mybster; and for a new substation 3.5km south of Thurso. Information on the proposals can be found at and the full Environmental Statement is also available to view at […]

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Weekly update, 28th January 2013

03rd Feb, 2013

Energy: A number of representatives from the area have been in Aberdeen this week at the Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition. The offshore wind sector has particular interest for the north, with the two major Moray Firth sites located off the Caithness/ east Sutherland coastline, and east coast facilities such as Wick […]

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Weekly update, 21st January 2013

25th Jan, 2013

Tourism, Food & Drink: Images of the Caithness area now feature in two separate Visit Scotland films promoting Scotland to prospective visitors. The “Surprise Yourself” promotional campaign is focused on the Natural Retreats development at John O’Groats, and also promotes the journey to get to the area. The second is a Visit Scotland film […]

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Weekly update, 17th December

21st Dec, 2012

Energy: Last week a number of local people were able to view a demonstration of a system designed by Nuvia and tested at T3UK near Thurso. The remote handling equipment, for spent fuel at a power station being decommissioned in Lithuania, is the product of two years of joint work between Nuvia and JGC Engineering […]

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Weekly update, 10th December

14th Dec, 2012

Energy: As the first tranche of engineering students to enroll at the Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC) in Thurso reach the end of the first session on the North Highland College apprenticeship programme, an excellent film has been produced that highlights both the students and the state-of-the-art facilities they are able to use, as […]

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Weekly update, 19th November

25th Nov, 2012

Energy: A reminder that next Wednesday (28th November) there will be an opportunity for members of the public to catch up with current activities in the wave and tidal sector when the Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters Information Day is held in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso. The event will be open from 2pm until 8pm, […]

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Weekly update, 12th November 2012

16th Nov, 2012

Enabling activities: Partners developing a one day event aimed at highlighting current and future job opportunities met this week to agree a revised timetable of work, leading to the staging of an event in February next year. The day will involve businesses, Caithness Chamber of Commerce, agencies such as Job Centre Plus, Skills Development Scotland, […]

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