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SNP MSP Gail Ross to join Dounreay team after Scottish election

SNP MSP Gail Ross to join Dounreay team after Scottish election

SNP MSP Gail Ross to join Dounreay team after Scottish election

11 March 2021

North MSP Gail Ross has announced she is to take up a new role at Dounreay after the election.


'Excellent progress' on Caithness HVDC Switching Station site at Noss

'Excellent progress' on Caithness HVDC Switching Station site at Noss

'Excellent progress' on Caithness HVDC Switching Station site at Noss

07 March 2021

PICTURES: Energy firm SSEN Transmission says "excellent progress" is being made on its massive construction site near Noss Head.


Plans for high-water protection gate after renewable energy award for Wick Harbour Authority

Plans for high-water protection gate after renewable energy award for Wick Harbour Authority

Plans for high-water protection gate after renewable energy award for Wick Harbour Authority

26 February 2021

Plans have been revealed for a major upgrade at Wick harbour which will strengthen its role as an energy port.


HIE area manager points to 'significant opportunities' in offshore wind

HIE area manager points to 'significant opportunities' in offshore wind

HIE area manager points to 'significant opportunities' in offshore wind

19 February 2021

Offshore wind will offer "significant opportunities" for the local economy over the next decade, according to Eann Sinclair of HIE.


WATCH: Tidal power pioneered in Pentland Firth is installed in Japanese waters

WATCH: Tidal power pioneered in Pentland Firth is installed in Japanese waters

WATCH: Tidal power pioneered in Pentland Firth is installed in Japanese waters

19 February 2021

THE company behind the MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth has achieved "a huge milestone" after installing a turbine in Japan.


Wind farm developments off north coast 'can be biggest investment in Caithness since Dounreay'

Wind farm developments off north coast 'can be biggest investment in Caithness since Dounreay'

Wind farm developments off north coast 'can be biggest investment in Caithness since Dounreay'

17 February 2021

A councillor says wind farm developments off the north coast could generate the biggest investment in the county since the coming of atomic power.


Highlands and Islands politicians say Arnish yard should be 'cut free'

Highlands and Islands politicians say Arnish yard should be 'cut free'

Highlands and Islands politicians say Arnish yard should be 'cut free'

17 January 2021

North MSPs Rhoda Grant and Donald Cameron have secured a meeting with the administrators of BiFab to discuss future options for the Arnish yard.


MeyGen company appoints new chief executive

MeyGen company appoints new chief executive

MeyGen company appoints new chief executive

14 January 2021

The company behind the MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth has a new boss.


Poll results 'don't reflect strength of feeling'

Poll results 'don't reflect strength of feeling'

Poll results 'don't reflect strength of feeling'

09 January 2021

A far north anti-wind farm campaigner is disappointed in a poll that showed only a slender majority in favour of halting further developments.


Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

08 January 2021

Scottish Government ministers are ignoring local views when it comes to determining applications for wind farms in the far north, it has been claimed.


1.4 million new trees to be planted as new woodland creation plan approved

1.4 million new trees to be planted as new woodland creation plan approved

1.4 million new trees to be planted as new woodland creation plan approved

27 December 2020

A Highland farmer is to grow the largest woodland to be approved by Scottish Forestry this century.


POLL: Should new wind farm developments in Caithness and Sutherland be stopped?

POLL: Should new wind farm developments in Caithness and Sutherland be stopped?

POLL: Should new wind farm developments in Caithness and Sutherland be stopped?

26 December 2020

With tens of millions of pounds having been paid to energy firms to switch off turbines, we ask if you want a stop to new wind farms in the far north


MeyGen tidal energy equipment to be installed in Japan

MeyGen tidal energy equipment to be installed in Japan

MeyGen tidal energy equipment to be installed in Japan

26 December 2020

Tidal energy equipment, based on the MeyGen model in Caithness, is due to be installed at a site in Japan next month.


Halsary milestone as first electricity is exported from new wind farm

Halsary milestone as first electricity is exported from new wind farm

Halsary milestone as first electricity is exported from new wind farm

23 December 2020

Electricity has been exported to the national grid for the first time from the new wind farm at Halsary, south of Spittal.


Energy company carries out environmental improvements at Wick riverside

Energy company carries out environmental improvements at Wick riverside

Energy company carries out environmental improvements at Wick riverside

01 December 2020

PICTURES: A renewable energy company has completed a £38,000 programme of environmental improvements at Wick's riverside area.


MeyGen project operators scoop virtual Scottish Green Energy Award

MeyGen project operators scoop virtual Scottish Green Energy Award

MeyGen project operators scoop virtual Scottish Green Energy Award

29 November 2020

Work on the expansion of the MeyGen tidal project helped SIMEC Atlantis Energy secure the national Champion of Renewables Award.


Dounreay joins Game Changers programme during cleanup

Dounreay joins Game Changers programme during cleanup

Dounreay joins Game Changers programme during cleanup

28 November 2020

Dounreay has joined the Game Changers programme as it looks for innovative ways to decommission the hazards on the site.


New generation of MeyGen turbines on way

New generation of MeyGen turbines on way

New generation of MeyGen turbines on way

27 November 2020

THE company behind the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth is set to start manufacturing a new-style turbine.


Far north has potential and skills for more wind power

Far north has potential and skills for more wind power

Far north has potential and skills for more wind power

26 November 2020

The far north is primed to benefit from a huge expansion in offshore wind power, according to Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone.


Work to start on Noss Head switching station

Work to start on Noss Head switching station

Work to start on Noss Head switching station

23 November 2020

A major development tied in with renewable energy is about to get underway at Noss Head which will put Caithness at the 'forefront of HVDC technology'


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