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UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

26 February 2024

Tom David, 31, a first year HNC Engineering Systems student studying at UHI North, West and Hebrides Thurso campus will receive a bursary worth £5000.


£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

24 February 2024

£24.5 million of public sector support has been announced to secure Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries’ investment in a cable factory.


Former Thurso woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

Former Thurso woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

Former Thurso woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

24 February 2024

Lorraine Christie wanted to provide opportunities for new and upcoming artists to have a space to perform, so she created LWC Events Ltd.


Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

24 February 2024

Business Focus by David Richardson


Chamber chief says connectivity is key to economic growth

Chamber chief says connectivity is key to economic growth

Chamber chief says connectivity is key to economic growth

21 February 2024

Trudy Morris emphasised that connectivity is a major factor in achieving economic growth as she expressed relief and delight at the PSO announcement.


NFU Scotland seeks sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture

NFU Scotland seeks sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture

NFU Scotland seeks sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture

18 February 2024

NFU Scotland has set out strategic policy priorities and key asks.


Apprenticeships to be explored in series of online sessions

Apprenticeships to be explored in series of online sessions

Apprenticeships to be explored in series of online sessions

17 February 2024

Employer and skills organisations have joined together to help deliver free events to help local businesses find out about apprenticeships.


New date for AgriScot 2024 agricultural business event

New date for AgriScot 2024 agricultural business event

New date for AgriScot 2024 agricultural business event

17 February 2024

Leading agricultural business event AgriScot is being brought forward by one week this year.


Crofting Federation urges Scottish Government to distribute future funding fairly

Crofting Federation urges Scottish Government to distribute future funding fairly

Crofting Federation urges Scottish Government to distribute future funding fairly

17 February 2024

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) says it is "unclear" how future splits of the country's agricultural budget will impact crofters.


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


Highland Heroes 2024: Last chance to vote for your Heroes!

Highland Heroes 2024: Last chance to vote for your Heroes!

Highland Heroes 2024: Last chance to vote for your Heroes!

16 February 2024

Don’t miss your final chance to vote for your Highland Heroes 2024 ‒ voting closes on Sunday, February 18!


Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

15 February 2024

A study is underway to find out what demand there is for commercial property and land in the Highlands and Islands.


Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

14 February 2024

Highland Council has responded to worries that not enough housing is planned to meet future demand in the region.


WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

14 February 2024

A Midlands-based company is helping reduce fuel costs for tenants and boost sustainability by doubling the size of Wick's district heating system.


Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

13 February 2024

Plans have been put forward to Highland Council for a pet crematorium facility to be sited near Wick.


Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

13 February 2024

Highland business leaders want councillors to ‘seize the opportunity’ of the Cromarty and Inverness Green Freeport to boost 'critical' infrastructure.


Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

12 February 2024

The developer of a proposed five-turbine wind farm close to Thurso claims the scheme will improve biodiversity by improving habitats in the area.


Crofter numbers in Scotland hit five-year high

Crofter numbers in Scotland hit five-year high

Crofter numbers in Scotland hit five-year high

11 February 2024

New figures from the Crofting Commission show a big increase in new entrants to crofting – with over 500 joining the sector in the year to March 2023.


Exam success for Wick woman who is now a fully qualified mortgage advisor

Exam success for Wick woman who is now a fully qualified mortgage advisor

Exam success for Wick woman who is now a fully qualified mortgage advisor

11 February 2024

Phil Anderson Financial Service announced that Louise Cormack has successfully passed her final exam and is now a fully qualified mortgage adviser.


Bank of Scotland not persuaded by Highland MSP to reverse mobile service closure

Bank of Scotland not persuaded by Highland MSP to reverse mobile service closure

Bank of Scotland not persuaded by Highland MSP to reverse mobile service closure

11 February 2024

Labour MSP Rhoda Grant led a debate in Holyrood about the Bank of Scotland's decision to withdraw mobile branch services across the country.


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