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Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

12 April 2024

Unions at Dounreay “remain open to negotiating with management” over an improved pay deal but are preparing for a strike if no new offer is made.


‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

12 April 2024

Dounreay has had to bring in pest controllers to deal with an "unprecedented infestation of rats," according to a safety rep at the site.


Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

11 April 2024

Nessie hunters are about to embark on their latest search of Loch Ness - and have urged Nasa and other scientists to lend their expertise.


Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

11 April 2024

Giving business leaders peace of mind is at the heart of a Highland IT firms’ mission.


Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

09 April 2024

Workers from all three unions at Dounreay are set to go on strike after members at the site voted for industrial action over an ongoing pay dispute.


New £209 million Highland prison moves a step closer as construction contract signed

New £209 million Highland prison moves a step closer as construction contract signed

New £209 million Highland prison moves a step closer as construction contract signed

09 April 2024

The building of a new £209 million Highland prison that will increase custody capacity and attract significant investment has moved a step closer.


ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

09 April 2024

A spate of cancellations due to lack of crew during the Easter break is ‘a blow to Highland businesses’ at the start of the tourist season.


Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

08 April 2024

The Highlands are set become the focus of international attention from the renewable energy industry as the region’s freeport reached a milestone.


High demand for well finished hoggs at Quoybrae

High demand for well finished hoggs at Quoybrae

High demand for well finished hoggs at Quoybrae

08 April 2024

Quoybrae, Aberdeen and Northern Marts on Monday, April 8, sold 942 prime, store and feeding sheep.


Far north businesses invited to Inverness bootcamp to boost companies

Far north businesses invited to Inverness bootcamp to boost companies

Far north businesses invited to Inverness bootcamp to boost companies

08 April 2024

A bootcamp later this month promises “a morning of inspirational thoughts, support and networking designed to help businesses flourish and grow.”


Highland Council announces extra funding for business digital support grants following last year’s success of scheme

Highland Council announces extra funding for business digital support grants following last year’s success of scheme

Highland Council announces extra funding for business digital support grants following last year’s success of scheme

07 April 2024

Highland Council has announced further funding to help north companies access its successful digital support scheme.


Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes landmark 750th rig visit

Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes landmark 750th rig visit

Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes landmark 750th rig visit

05 April 2024

The Port of Cromarty Firth has reached a new milestone with the 750th oil rig to visit its deep, sheltered waters.


Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

05 April 2024

The 460 union members employed by Nuclear Restoration Services Limited based at Dounreay power station have backed strike action in a pay dispute.


Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

01 April 2024

Applications have opened for the fourth year of the Marine Fund Scotland.


Helmsdale businesswoman to celebrate 15th anniversary of gift shop with fizz and cake tomorrow

Helmsdale businesswoman to celebrate 15th anniversary of gift shop with fizz and cake tomorrow

Helmsdale businesswoman to celebrate 15th anniversary of gift shop with fizz and cake tomorrow

29 March 2024

Kellly Mackay of Gifted Helmsdale has issued an open invitation to everyone to join her in marking the milestone.


Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

28 March 2024

Further details about the actions farmers and crofters will have to take to receive agricultural support payments from 2025 have been unveiled.


Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

27 March 2024

A Highland business has secured a four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with the local authority.


Air fare price rise for Wick-Aberdeen PSO route from next month

Air fare price rise for Wick-Aberdeen PSO route from next month

Air fare price rise for Wick-Aberdeen PSO route from next month

27 March 2024

The price of an air fare between Wick and Aberdeen is to rise from next month due to "prevailing economic conditions."


DAVID RICHARDSON: Sutherland young entrepreneur shows talent needed to boost business in the Highlands

DAVID RICHARDSON: Sutherland young entrepreneur shows talent needed to boost business in the Highlands

DAVID RICHARDSON: Sutherland young entrepreneur shows talent needed to boost business in the Highlands

24 March 2024

Business Focus by David Richardson


BUSINESS INSIGHT: Golf drives regional prosperity for Highlands

BUSINESS INSIGHT: Golf drives regional prosperity for Highlands

BUSINESS INSIGHT: Golf drives regional prosperity for Highlands

23 March 2024

Region's golf is up there with the best in the world, says our columnist.


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