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7/3/2006
Americano Night, Friday 10th MarchThumbnail for article : Americano Night, Friday 10th March
Following the success of their last themed evening, the Pentland Hotel are having a "Burger Night" at the "Princes Street Diner".  With a selection of homemade American-style burgers, appetisers and desserts on offer.  
6/3/2006
New Wick Harbour Authority Launches Revamped Web Site And Newsletter
Wick Harbour Authority is the new body that controls Wick Harbour.   The former Wick Harbour Trust was consigned to history last July and more modern set up came into being with a board of directors rather than trustees.  
Highland And Islands Enterprise Network Organisational Review
The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) network is embarking on a programme of organisational change aimed at improving its service to customers and enhancing the agency's efficiency and effectiveness.   The changes have been expected since HIE launched its new strategy for the area, A Smart, Successful Highlands and Islands, in June last year.  
CASE Approvals - January 2006
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
Retail Counter Strategies
Retailers in Caithness and Sutherland are once again set to benefit from an innovative training programme aimed at helping them to make the most of their businesses and consider future development plans.   Following on from the success of the pilot, Strategic Thinking for Retail Businesses, programme course tutor Iain Fraser will deliver the comprehensive eight-day programme, divided into four two-day sessions, which covers everything from marketing to systems, personnel to stock control, market know-how to beating the competition.  
Careers Convention At Assembly Rooms, WickThumbnail for article : Careers Convention At Assembly Rooms, Wick
People living in Caithness are being offered expert advice and information on taking the next step in their careers.   The Caithness Careers Convention will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2006 in The Assembly Rooms Wick and will offer people of all age's comprehensive information on careers, employment, training and education.  
New Brand For Highlands And Islands Renewable Energy SectorThumbnail for article : New Brand For Highlands And Islands Renewable Energy Sector
A new brand to represent the renewable energy sector of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland was launched on Tuesday 21st Feb 2006 at an event organised by theHighland Renewable Energy Group (HiREG) in Inverness.   The HI-energy brand identity has been designed for all those involved with the renewable energy sector to use in order to raise and reinforce awareness of the region and its aspiration to be a leading centre of excellence.  
S I D Building Services Delivering Roofing And Cladding SolutionsThumbnail for article : S I D Building Services Delivering Roofing And Cladding Solutions
S I D Building Services have established themselves as a building firm able to deliver a range of building work.   Two of their services in particular are gaining more attention due to the severe weather experienced in the Highlands.  
CASE Approvals - December 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
28/1/2006
Enterprising Couple Rearing Buffalo In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Enterprising Couple Rearing Buffalo In Caithness
Rebecca Winkle and Graham Maharg run a croft at Scarfskerry and have pooled their talents to operate a range of small enterprises under the name Lotions And Potions Beneath that title lies a varied list of small enterprises including animals most of which are often to be found in and around small farms and increasingly crofts in the Highlands.   One animal, the buffalo is very unusual for Caithness and raised a few eyebrows but contrary to expectations is doing very well.  
Good News As Caithness Firm Gets Contract At Dounreay
A 2.5 million contract has been awarded to M M Miller (Wick) Ltd to construct the containment building needed to safely remove the last of the radioactive breeder elements from the Dounreay Fast Reactor.   The contract has been let by ALSTEC Ltd on behalf of an alliance of companies working with UKAEA on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to remove the breeder from the sphere.  
CASE Approvals List - August 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
CASE Approvals List - July 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
CASE Approvals List - June 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
CASE Approvals List - May 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
HIE Network Announces Results For 2004 - 05
The economy of the Highlands and Islands is continuing to improve, with unemployment showing a steady downward trend while population levels are rising.   That was the message today (Thursday 26 May) from William Roe, chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.  
Norfrost in Administration
NOTE: This statement from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise has been issued following KPMG's announcement that Caithness white goods manufacturer Norfrost has gone into administration.   A copy of the KPMG release follows, for reference.  
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17/5/2005
Natural Produce Set To Clean Up On-Line
Busy bees can now get on with the housework, safe in the knowledge they can do so in an environmentally-friendly manner, thanks to the products of a new Caithness business.   Kristin Douglas has set up Wax Nostalgic Ltd, based at her home in Halkirk, through which she will produce a range of handmade, environmentally-friendly, products for use around the home, available from her website at http://www.waxnostalgic.co.uk The range will include furniture polish, leather and wood care products, antibacterial and antifungal and general cleaning sprays, all made with a very high content of natural materials such as bees wax, organic and non-organic essential oils, pure vegetable oils and resins.  
CASE Approvals List - April 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
CASE Approvals List - March 2005
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.   Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.