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12/6/2022
GILLS HARBOUR Ltd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
GILLS HARBOUR Ltd - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at JOHN O'GROATS VILLAGE HALL, MONDAY JUNE 13th @ 7.30 PM.   GILLS HARBOUR IS THE ONLY OFFICIALLY-RECOGNISED 'ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA' IN NE CAITHNESS.  
26/2/2022
Scheduled Flights Are To Restart Between Wick John O' Groats Airport And AberdeenThumbnail for article : Scheduled Flights Are To Restart Between Wick John O' Groats Airport And Aberdeen
The Highland Council and Transport Scotland, who have been working with local stakeholders to reinstate flights from Wick John O'Groats Airport, are delighted to announce that Eastern Airways have been awarded a contract to provide a year-round service to Aberdeen.   The service, which will operate under a Public Service Obligation (PSO), will provide a direct connection to the airport hub at Aberdeen for 3 years.  
No Replacement Vessel To Cover Scrabster Route During Hamnavoe RefitThumbnail for article : No Replacement Vessel To Cover Scrabster Route During Hamnavoe Refit
The lifeline ferry service between Stromness and Scrabster will cease operation completely for a fortnight this winter, NorthLink Ferries has confirmed.   The route is to be shutdown from January 31 until February 13 while mv Hamnavoe goes into dry dock for maintenance.  
Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish FleetThumbnail for article : Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish Fleet
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has again written to the Transport Minister Graeme Dey demanding Scottish Government address the urgent issues facing Scotland's Ferry Fleet.   Following CalMac's announcement that it had been forced to amend timetables as the MV Hebrides was from the rotation for urgent repairs, it became clear that some communities were facing loss of their ferry service for days.  
Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish FleetThumbnail for article : Ferry Problems Getting Worse In The Scottish Fleet
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has again written to the Transport Minister Graeme Dey demanding Scottish Government address the urgent issues facing Scotland's Ferry Fleet.   Following CalMac's announcement that it had been forced to amend timetables as the MV Hebrides was from the rotation for urgent repairs, it became clear that some communities were facing loss of their ferry service for days.  
Serco NorthLink Ferries reveals passenger numbers for first two months of 2021Thumbnail for article : Serco NorthLink Ferries reveals passenger numbers for first two months of 2021
Serco NorthLink Ferries recorded more than 8,000 journeys during the start of 2021 as it continues to support essential travel.   The service remains aligned to the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework, with NorthLink Ferries providing key worker, essential islander and freight connectivity between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland.  
22/3/2021
Latest Boats At Gills Harbour For Work At MeygenThumbnail for article : Latest Boats At Gills Harbour For Work At Meygen
£10 million 'Isle of Jura' temporarily based at Gills Harbour in Far North of Scotland for her crew's debut tasks in the tidal-stream electricity field at the MeyGen sub-sea site, one mile off the little Caithness's port entrance channel.   One of the UK's most modern marine renewables service vessels made her debut calls at community-owned Gills Harbour, near John O'Groats, over the 2021 Spring Equinoctial weekend.  
MSP, Rhoda Grant has slammed Michael Matheson MSP's performance in defence of HIAL's Air Traffic CentralisationThumbnail for article : MSP, Rhoda Grant has slammed Michael Matheson MSP's performance in defence of HIAL's Air Traffic Centralisation
The centralisation of air traffic services in the Highlands was the fore again yesterday at the petitions committee of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 24th February 2021.   The importance of the issue for outlying areas in terms of connectivity and employment were highlighted.  
23/2/2021
Busy Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Busy Gills Harbour
Its been a busy few days at local community-owned Gills Harbour .....  sometimes in suberb sunny weather as here ...  
Serco NorthLink Ferries provides update on latest travel figuresThumbnail for article : Serco NorthLink Ferries provides update on latest travel figures
Serco NorthLink Ferries is continuing to maintain vital transport links over the autumn and winter period - following the opening of its 2021 booking system at the start of October.   The service remains aligned to the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework, and while passenger and car volumes are down significantly year-on-year they have shown further signs of strengthening over the last few months.