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23/6/2017
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's Latest Grant AwardsThumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's Latest Grant Awards
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.  
7/10/2016
Two Wick Businesses Pick Up Awards
WINNERS OF HIGHLAND BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 ANNOUNCED.   Pultneytown Peoples Project and Mackays Hotel.  
2/6/2016
Choice Based Lettings extended throughout Caithness
Anyone who wants to rent a council or housing association house in Thurso now has greater choice.  This is because homes are now being allocated through ‘Choice Based Lettings'.  
5/5/2016
Reaching customers overseas - Caithness event
Local business support organisations in Caithness are coming together on Thursday 12th May 2016 in Thurso to host an event as part of an ongoing initiative to help local businesses find out about, and harness, the support available to do business overseas.   Entitled ‘Reaching Customers Overseas', the event will take place at Caithness Horizons between 1-4pm.  
Caithness - Start Your Own Business - Workshops
Workshops sponsored by businessgateway.   Book your spot early.  
13/2/2016
Business Support and Mentoring ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Business Support and Mentoring Programme
Through a project jointly funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), Caithness Chamber of Commerce is offering business support and mentoring aimed at aspiring businesses in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   If you are considering setting up your own business (either full time or part time), then the Chamber is able to offer guidance and support in areas such as:· · Business planning and writing business plans · Employment responsibilities · Establishing and registering a business · Intellectual property / trademarks · Market research · Marketing and sales This project is open to those looking to start up as a new business or those who have started a business which is less than 6 months old.  
10/8/2015
Employability Fund Programme - Work Placement SchemeThumbnail for article : Employability Fund Programme - Work Placement Scheme
Pulteneytown People's Project is contracted to deliver The Employability Fund Programme for Skills Development Scotland (SDS).  The purpose of the programme is to prepare people for employment or further training opportunities in their chosen work interest area, by supporting them to improve their knowledge and basic skills required for their chosen sector.  The programme focuses on work-based knowledge, skills and experience to be gained both within our training centre and on work placements, with any relevant training needs being addressed as per each participant’s individual training plan.  
Property for Over 50s to rent in WickThumbnail for article : Property for Over 50s to rent in Wick
Caberfeidh Court.   Caberfeidh Court is situated in a quiet residential area in Wellington Avenue in Wick and is available for people aged 50 or over.  
26/6/2015
SOLUTION TO BERRIEDALE PROBLEMS A TOP PRIORITY, SAYS CHAMBERThumbnail for article : SOLUTION TO BERRIEDALE PROBLEMS A TOP PRIORITY, SAYS CHAMBER
Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Caithness Transport Forum have long been concerned about the economic impact of the Berriedale Braes on the region and are now calling on the Scottish Government to commit to funding a solution this year.  "For too long, the Scottish Government has ignored the impact the Berriedale Braes has on those living and working in the North of Scotland and Orkney Isles," said Chamber chief executive Trudy Morris, who also chairs the Transport Forum.  
15/6/2015
Entries Being Accepted For George Bruce Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Award 2015
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the George Bruce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015.   Now in its sixth year, the award aims to highlight a young, local businessperson who has displayed the necessary drive and determination to make their business a success.  
First Class Flats At Affordable Rents In WickThumbnail for article : First Class Flats At Affordable Rents In Wick
AN excellent range of one-bedroom and studio flats with affordable rents are available now at Caberfeidh Court in Wick.  Cairn Housing Association has 36 high quality properties that are available exclusively to people over 50 years of age.  
New Abbey Group Subsidiary Buys Forss Business & Technology ParkThumbnail for article : New Abbey Group Subsidiary Buys Forss Business & Technology Park
Abbey Group Cambridgeshire Limited, a leading renewables, property management and logistics group has bought Forss Business and Technology Park in Caithness through its new Scottish subsidiary Abbey Ecosse Ltd.  to increase its land holding in Forss, complement its other investments in Scotland and to spearhead the focus on renewable energy development.  
2/3/2015
Choice Based Lettings CaithnessThumbnail for article : Choice Based Lettings Caithness
Massive implications for people looking for Housing in Caithness.   The way in which housing is allocated in Caithness has changed.  
First class flats at a price you can affordThumbnail for article : First class flats at a price you can afford
AN excellent range of one-bedroom and studio flats with affordable rents are available now at Caberfeidh Court in Wick.   Cairn Housing Association has 36 high quality properties that are available exclusively to people over 50 years of age.  
3/10/2014
Caithness and North Sutherland Fund Grant Awards 2014 - R3Thumbnail for article : Caithness and North Sutherland Fund Grant Awards 2014 - R3
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has awarded over £65K at its latest grant assessment round.  The funding has been granted to five community/voluntary groups towards projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.  
One Bedroom & Studio Apartments Ready Now At Cairn HousingThumbnail for article : One Bedroom & Studio Apartments Ready Now At Cairn Housing
Are you looking to downsize? Are you looking for somewhere with affordable fuel bills? Would you like the option of having the company of others? If you answered yes to any of the above, Cairn Housing Association can help by offering you an excellent range of one-bedroom and studio apartments in Wick that are available to move into right now.   Caberfeidh Court is situated in a quiet residential area in Wellington Avenue and offers quality accommodation exclusively to people over the age of 50.  
1/7/2014
CNSF Receives NDA Next Instalment Of £300KThumbnail for article : CNSF Receives NDA Next Instalment Of £300K
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund (CNSF), a grant body funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), received its second instalment of £300k at a recent stakeholder event held in the new low level waste repository vault at the Dounreay site.   This funding is the latest instalment of the NDA's £4M community benefit package being provided via DSRL.  
Cairn Housing Association, Wick Has Homes To Rent For Over 50's Right NowThumbnail for article : Cairn Housing Association, Wick Has Homes To Rent For Over 50's Right Now
Cairn operates nationwide, across the whole of Scotland.   They have properties in the Borders in the south, and as far north as Thurso and Wick.  
16/10/2013
Caithness Chamber Call for Businesses To Get In Touch Re Broadband Rollout
Caithness Chamber of Commerce has been set into action following announcments about the rollout of rual braodband as Caithness will not see any benefit for some time yet.   The chamber has contacted their meber businesses but would be interested to hear from any Caithness business that thinks slow broadband is affecting their business.  
13/10/2013
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund Latest Grant Awards!Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund Latest Grant Awards!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently held its 3rd grant assessment round for 2013 awarding over 109K to ten community and voluntary groups for projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   The grant body which is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority currently assesses applications quarterly and the closing date for the next assessment round is the 1st of November 2013.