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Police officers gain licences to drive unmarked trucks for motorway patrolThumbnail for article : Police officers gain licences to drive unmarked trucks for motorway patrol
Eight police officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) have achieved their HGV Class 2 Cat C driving licences in order to drive an unmarked truck.   The officers were trained by the Ryder Truck Driving Academy to operate the CPMG's HGV ‘supercab', which helps identify drivers that are breaking the law.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 18th February 2019 SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team held two more information events this week - in both the Melness Community Centre and the Pentland Hotel, Thurso.   I attended the Thurso event, which saw a steady stream of interested visitors (around 100 in total) asking questions about the background to the project and on the progress it is making.  
Latest Updates on Radioactive Particles On Beaches From DounreayThumbnail for article : Latest Updates on Radioactive Particles On Beaches From Dounreay
The latest updates on radioactive particles released from Dounreay on beaches have been published.   The latest find dates were - Dounreay Foreshore 11 January 2019 Sanside Beach 11 February 2019 Murkle Beach 26 November 2016 Nuclear fuel was reprocessed at Dounreay for almost 40 years.  
22/2/2019
Brexit Drop-in Sessions - To Find Out About Your Citizen StatusThumbnail for article : Brexit Drop-in Sessions - To Find Out About Your Citizen Status
Questions about Brexit? Citizens' rights and settled status? Drop in and talk to the Europe Direct Information Centre team who will be available to answer your questions and offer guidance on where to find reliable, up to date information.   Sessions in Thurso and Wick..  
22/2/2019
Brexit Business BreakfastThumbnail for article : Brexit Business Breakfast
The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands, hosted by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a business breakfast on 1 March 2019 at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso to update you on the latest around Brexit and what it means for businesses in the North Highlands.   As part of our Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) contract, the Caithness Chamber will be hosting a business breakfast on 1 March 2019 at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso to update you on the latest around Brexit and what it means for businesses in the North Highlands.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week commencing 11 February 2019.   SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team are holding more events this week - in both the Melness Community Centre (Tuesday 19th February, 15.30-20.00) and the Pentland Hotel, Thurso (Wednesday 20th February, 15.30-20.00).  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weekly update from CNSRP - week commencing 4th February 2019.   SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team were in the Kyle Community Centre in Tongue for the first of a planned weekly presence in the area on Wednesdays between 1000 to 1300 hrs to allow people to meet with the project team.  
Nuclear Employees WiN Big At National Diversity ConferenceThumbnail for article : Nuclear Employees WiN Big At National Diversity Conference
Employees from across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group were honoured at a national awards ceremony for their work in addressing gender imbalance and diversity in the nuclear industry.   Phil Craig, former Managing Director of Dounreay, scooped the coveted ‘Ally of the Year' title at the Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK conference yesterday, for being a leading male advocate of gender balance and diversity.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commening 27 January 2019 SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team were in Melness yesterday (Thursday 31 January 2019), continuing its series of engagement events with the local community.  The drop-in event was in Melness Village Hall and had the additional benefit of personnel from Lockheed Martin being present to help answer questions on the project.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 21 January 2019 SpaceHub Sutherland: The team working on this exciting project have now created a web presence at www.spacehubsutherland.com which will be a central resource for information about the project as it progresses.  And the team will be on the ground in Melness next week, continuing the series of engagement events with the local community.  
Scrabster Harbour Prepares For Further Major DevelopmentsThumbnail for article : Scrabster Harbour Prepares For Further Major Developments
Scrabster harbour has set out a tendering process for major new works at the harbour.   The procurement notice sets out what is required from tendering companies for the multi-million pound contract.  
NDA Draft Business Plan 2019 - 2022 - A Chance To Make CommentsThumbnail for article : NDA Draft Business Plan 2019 - 2022 - A Chance To Make Comments
Introduction to the Consultation How to respond In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organisation or public body.  In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.  
Man arrested in connection with "bogus workman" offences
Police in Lochaber can confirm that a 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with alleged consumer protection offences in Fort William.   It follows an investigation by Police Scotland and Highland Council Trading Standards, after a report was received this week of "bogus workmen" in Fort William and alleged fraudulent activity relating to charges for work carried out on a house in the town.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Energy & Business Services: It was good to meet this week with a large company seeking to grow its presence in Caithness, and good to be able to provide some productive links with initiatives that HIE is already supporting and which might help further attract its interest.  We are fortunate in having a number of opportunities in the north in the engineering/ energy sectors and I'm particularly keen to help where there are clear opportunities to use innovation as a means of bringing more international trade opportunities to the area.  
Procurement At Dounreay Information About How To Work With Dounreay As A Supplier.Thumbnail for article : Procurement At Dounreay Information About How To Work With Dounreay As A Supplier.
Information on working with Dounreay and the supply chain was recently updated and is updated now on a monthly basis.   If your company is interested in working with Dounreay then check the details at - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/dounreay/about/procurement.  
Dounreay To Hold Emergency Exercise On 17 January 2019Thumbnail for article : Dounreay To Hold Emergency Exercise On 17 January 2019
An emergency exercise will take place at Dounreay on the morning of Thursday 17 January.  The site alert will be sounded to initiate the exercise.  
Bliadhna mhath ùr!/ Happy New Year! - Eann Sinclair CNSRP Reviews 2018Thumbnail for article : Bliadhna mhath ùr!/ Happy New Year!  - Eann Sinclair CNSRP Reviews 2018
My weekly CNSRP updates are intended to be short and informative, and the same applies to this quick review of 2018 as it relates to the work of CNSRP! Our focus this year has remained on those key opportunities we feel will bring us maximum economic and socio-economic returns.  And, amidst wider economic uncertainties, we continue to see good progress.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan ConsultationThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan Consultation
In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organization or public body.  In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 10th & 17th December 2018.   UKVL Sutherland: The UKVL team was in Tongue last week to hold another drop-in session to update local residents on progress with the project.  
Scotland's Oldest Nuclear Reactor At Dounreay To Go As Demolition Contract AwardedThumbnail for article : Scotland's Oldest Nuclear Reactor At Dounreay To Go As Demolition Contract Awarded
The decommissioning of Dounreay's oldest nuclear reactor has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound contract.   Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) was the first operational nuclear reactor in Scotland and achieved criticality in 1958.