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Science Fair Connecting Students To A Future In NuclearThumbnail for article : Science Fair Connecting Students To A Future In Nuclear
Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) hosted an event for young people to promote and showcase career opportunities in the nuclear industry.   Around 150 students attended the first ever Nuclear Connection Science Fair in Oxford, hosted by NWS and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) on 10 November 2023.  
NDA Launches Search For Next Generation Of Nuclear PioneersThumbnail for article : NDA Launches Search For Next Generation Of Nuclear Pioneers
The nuclear industry is growing, as is the NDA's mission, creating a wealth of exciting opportunities with the number of graduate opportunities available in the NDA group doubling this year to more than 120.   Roles are available in dozens of different professional disciplines, right across the UK, to help safely and sustainably decommission the nation's oldest nuclear sites and support specialist nuclear waste and transport businesses.  
Inverness Church Set To Be Transformed Into A Gaelic Language And Cultural Centre - Eaglais ann an Inbhir Nis ri a cruth-atharrachadh mar ionad cànain is cultair don Ghàidhlig Thumbnail for article : Inverness Church Set To Be Transformed Into A Gaelic Language And Cultural Centre - Eaglais ann an Inbhir Nis ri a cruth-atharrachadh mar ionad cànain is cultair don Ghàidhlig
HIE awarded Cultarlann Inbhir Nis £176,800 towards the cost of purchasing the Academy Street building.  The charity has reached an agreement in principle with the Church of Scotland to buy it.  
10/11/2023
‘Siuthad! Tachartas Dhreuchdan Gàidhlig A' Tilleadh Gu Eden Court - ‘siuthad!' (go On!) Gaelic Careers Event Returns To Eden CourThumbnail for article : ‘Siuthad! Tachartas Dhreuchdan Gàidhlig A' Tilleadh Gu Eden Court - ‘siuthad!' (go On!) Gaelic Careers Event Returns To Eden Cour
Thàinig luchd-labhairt òg na Gàidhlig bho àrd-sgoiltean air feadh sgìre Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd còmhla ri Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba (SDS) agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd air Diardaoin 9 Samhain san Eden Court ann an Inbhir Nis, airson a' chiad Siuthad! aghaidh ri aghaidh bho 2019.  Tha an tachartas eagraichte le Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd agus SDS le maoineachadh a' tighinn bho Iomairt na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean (HIE) agus Bòrd na Gàidhlig.  
Island Brewery Set To Expand And Create JobsThumbnail for article : Island Brewery Set To Expand And Create Jobs
A £280,000 project is under way on the west coast island of Islay to upgrade the island's only brewery.   Islay Ales Co Ltd has secured up to £54,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) towards the project, which will create the equivalent of 2.5 full time jobs and help retain an existing post.  
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Mission Progress Report 2023Thumbnail for article : The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Mission Progress Report 2023
This report shows the progress being made against the NDA mission to decommission the UK's earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost effectively.   The NDA Mission Progress Report (MPR) demonstrates the progress being made across the NDA group since 2005, and how much work there is left to do over the next 120-plus years.  
New Fellowship Launched To Support Small North Highlands Farms And Make Local Food More Widely AvailableThumbnail for article : New Fellowship Launched To Support Small North Highlands Farms And Make Local Food More Widely Available
A new Fellowship has been launched, providing funding for research into supporting the viability and sustainability of crofts and small farms in the North Highlands.   The project seeks to investigate the potential of small to medium sized regenerative farmers to work at a scale that would allow them to supply to local hotels and restaurants, local shops and supermarkets.  
Major Nuclear Company Rebrands As Nuclear Restoration ServicesThumbnail for article : Major Nuclear Company Rebrands As Nuclear Restoration Services
Magnox Ltd has changed its brand and from 31st October 2023 will be known as Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS).   Chief Executive Officer, Rob Fletcher said: "This is more than a change of sign - it is a demonstration of the organisation we want to be - delivery focused, transformative, innovative and growing." A world leader in its field, NRS is responsible for safely decommissioning the first generation nuclear and research sites across the UK and restoring the sites for all our futures.  
Dounreay LINC category 1 and 2 suppliers
An updated list of suppliers to Dounreay was published on 30 October 2023.   LINC with Dounreay Category 1 suppliers as of 21 March 2023.  
Radioactive Particles In The Environment Around Dounreay Continue To Be Found
New particle finds on 29 September 2023 and 16 October 2023.   Updated number of Sandside finds.  
Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting OpportunitiesThumbnail for article : Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting Opportunities
Dounreay's newly skilled workers were encouraged to make the most of opportunities and challenges as another year's apprentices completed the training programme.   Twelve apprentices received their certificates from Operations Director Mick Moore at this year's awards ceremony.  
Thousands Of New Training Places Created As Part Of £650 Million Fusion PackageThumbnail for article : Thousands Of New Training Places Created As Part Of £650 Million Fusion Package
Measures announced by Nuclear Minister Andrew Bowie at IAEA Fusion Energy Conference.   Plans to transform UK fusion include training for over 2,000 people, a new fuel cycle testing facility and dedicated funding to support fusion companies.  
A Mace-led Team Has Been Selected By The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) To Support With Clean-up Activities At 17 Sites Across The UK
International construction and consultancy firm, Mace, along with AtkinsRealis, Gleeds and i3Works, will deliver a range of project & programme management and project controls services as part of a four-year framework with the NDA - the non-departmental public body working on behalf of government to clean-up the UK's earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost effectively.   A Mace, AtkinsRealis and Gleeds alliance has been working collaboratively with the NDA for the past two years via a framework, and i3Works has now joined the team for this latest edition to add even more capability and capacity.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Launches 2024 Phd Bursary CallThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Launches 2024 Phd Bursary Call
The NDA is looking for research proposals related to nuclear decommissioning for its 2024 PhD Bursary Call.   The NDA has launched its 2024 PhD bursary scheme as part of its commitment to developing talent within the nuclear sector and supporting the pioneers of the future.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report 22-23Thumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report 22-23
Recently published the annual report of the National Decommissioning Authority (NDA) 2022-23.   For Caithness perhaps the most interest will be where Dounreay is mentioned.  
New Training Hub Set To Revolutionise Nuclear Skills DevelopmentThumbnail for article : New Training Hub Set To Revolutionise Nuclear Skills Development
A state-of-the-art skills centre for the UK nuclear industry has been officially opened at Sellafield.   The Glove Box Training Facility upskills operators in one of nuclear's most important disciplines.  
Global Appeal Of Highlands And Islands ContinuesThumbnail for article : Global Appeal Of Highlands And Islands Continues
The current financial year is shaping up to be a good one for inward investment to the Highlands and Islands.   Vicky Grant is HIE's head of international trade and investment.  
25/9/2023
Caithness Groups Get Lottery Awards
A number of groups in Caithness were on a long list of Scottish awards from the lottery.   Caithness KLICS (SCIO) Medium Grants Scotland: Improving Lives £76,763 Highland The group will use the funding to offer a range of activities for young carers, including weekly group sessions and after school sessions to reduce stress and provide respite bringing some normality into their lives.  
Unlocking Growth - SME Debt Finance RoadshowThumbnail for article : Unlocking Growth - SME Debt Finance Roadshow
At a time when the debt market is transforming, the British Business Bank is bringing a debt finance roadshow to the Highlands and Moray.   In partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Highland Council, the roadshow is a hands-on event tailored for SMEs looking to secure debt financing.  
26 Businesses To Fast Track With Pathfinder ProgrammeThumbnail for article : 26 Businesses To Fast Track With Pathfinder Programme
Twenty six entrepreneurs from the Highland and Islands have started the final edition of a four month programme aimed at putting them on the fast track to success.   Pathfinder Accelerator is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).