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The fuel element storage block has now been demolished. This steel tank was 4.7m high and 2.8m in diameter, surrounded by an iron-shot concrete cylinder, and was capped off by a thick steel top plate.
An Outer Hebrides salmon producer, which is undergoing a refit project at a facility it recently purchased has secured £72,685 investment from HIE. Salar Smokehouse Ltd currently produces a range of smoked salmon products from a site at Loch Carnan, South Uist.
HIE has published the findings of its My Life in the Highlands and Islands survey, carried out by IPSOS at the start of the year. More than 5,300 people over the age of 16 living in 4,442 households across the region responded to the study.
Dounreay's waste team is carrying out the first in a series of campaigns to seal the waste into place in the low level waste vaults. As part of the waste disposal process, the spaces between the containers in the low level waste vault are being filled with grout.
A feasibility study is getting under way to explore the potential to use natural heat, miles below the Earth's surface, as a renewable energy source at Cairngorm Mountain. HIE and resort operator Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Ltd have commissioned independent engineering consultants Arup to lead the study.
Five museums across the region will be selected to share their collections, which can range from 100 to 1,000 objects with audiences across the world. XpoNorth Digital has partnered with Smartify, the world's most downloaded museum app with more than 3 million history and art loving users.
A survey carried out in June and July this year (2022), indicated that most businesses in the Highlands and Islands were operating at either the same or above their pre-pandemic levels. However, it also showed a significant decline in exporting activity and in the level of confidence in Scotland's economic outlook.
Locating a green freeport in the Highlands and Islands is likely to have greater impact for Scotland and the UK than any other location. This is according to HIE's chief executive.
Young business leaders in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to apply to a year-long programme aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. IMPACT30 is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and delivered by business skills training consultancy, Skillfluence.
Three representatives from the Highlands and Islands will be attending the Social Enterprise World Forum in Australia this week to promote the region's social economy and attract inward investment. Scottish Government has sponsored a small delegation to attend the event, which takes place in Brisbane on 27-29 September.
HIE and Orkney Islands Council have approved a funding package totalling £2.8m towards the second phase of development at Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). The announcement was made on Friday 23 September 2022 as part of the official opening of the first phase of ORIC, carried out by Fred Olsen.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors. The unique strategic partnership, supporting research with a potential value of up to £900,000, will see the NDA work with researchers from the University of Aberdeen in areas of mutual interest to both the nuclear and oil and gas sectors.
Investments during the year supported businesses and social enterprises to create 1,327 full time equivalent jobs across the region and retain a further 160. Of the total jobs supported, 138 were in fragile areas and 82 were green jobs.
Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and delivered mostly online, the programme will provide fast-track training and mentoring for entrepreneurs looking to build a company or launch a new product. This is the eleventh group to start on the four-month programme since it began in 2018. A launch day was held on Thursday 1 September at An Lòchran, Inverness Campus for all businesses taking part.
Macduff Shipyard Limited (MSL) is to double the berthing capacity of its facility in Buckie. This will enable the company to take on more building, maintenance and repair work for various industry sectors and vessels.
Highland and Islands Enterprise offer a wide range of advice and support for businesses in the current financial climate. REDUCING THE COST OF RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS Rising costs of doing business are having a significant impact on businesses, communities and social enterprises across Scotland.
A new support service for Highland based food and drink companies will be launched at a series of events next week in Fort William, Inverness and Dornoch. Attendees will be able to share their business challenges and asked for their views on the detail and content of the service.
The Isle of Skye Candle Company has acquired the Aros Centre in Portree, which has served the local community for more than 20 years. The company is refurbishing the centre to create a bespoke manufacturing facility with visitor centre.
A healthy, wealthy and inclusive society starts with a happy employee, writes Rachel Hunter, HIE's director of service delivery There's no doubt that people do a better job when they're happy in their work. They're more committed, more productive, and more innovative.
Dounreay 2022 A Colour Brochure about Dounreay including the history has been published. It has lots of pictures and is an easy read.