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HIGHNET NAMED AS APPROVED GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER FOR GIGABIT SCHEME

16/11/2017

HIGHNET NAMED AS APPROVED UK GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER FOR GIGABIT SCHEME Telecoms service company HighNet has been confirmed as the only Scottish-based, UK Government-approved supplier for a scheme to help businesses install gigabit broadband. HighNet is one of 17 companies so far confirmed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to be part of […]

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WHISKY, HISTORY AND MYSTERY ALL WINNERS AT TOURISM AWARDS

07/11/2017

WHISKY, HISTORY AND MYSTERY ALL WINNERS AT TOURISM AWARDS One of Scotland’s most historic battlefields has fought off opposition to pick up two major tourism honours at an annual awards ceremony. The double success was celebrated by Culloden Battlefield, near Inverness, at the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), which enjoyed another record-breaking year. Winners […]

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MORE SUCCESS FOR AWARD-WINNING HEBCELT FESTIVAL 

MORE SUCCESS FOR AWARD-WINNING HEBCELT FESTIVAL The internationally-acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival is centre stage again after picking up its third award in three weeks. The Stornoway-based event was named Best Cultural Event or Festival in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), a title it also won in 2014. HITA recognised the economic, cultural and […]

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ELECTRICAL FIRM TARGETS SURGE IN GROWTH 

06/10/2017

ELECTRICAL FIRM TARGETS SURGE IN GROWTH  An ambitious, award-winning electrical firm is marking five years in business by planning a major expansion of its Scottish operations. NES (North Electrical Services) Ltd, which is based in Inverness and Elgin, has already more than quadrupled its permanent workforce to 60 since setting up in 2012. It is […]

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HIGHLAND GOLF EVENT LEAVES ECONOMIC AND CHARITY LEGACY

HIGHLAND GOLF EVENT LEAVES ECONOMIC AND CHARITY LEGACY A prestigious golf tournament has provided a late season economic boost to the Highland economy and to two major charities. The annual Highland Golf Links 54-hole Pro-Am sponsored by Blue Group was held this week at three of Scotland’s finest links courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, […]

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FINALISTS READY TO DO BATTLE FOR TOURISM AWARDS 

FINALISTS READY TO DO BATTLE FOR TOURISM AWARDS More than 50 tourism businesses have taken a step nearer being crowned the best in the Highlands and Islands after being named as finalists in the industry’s annual ‘Oscars’ today (29 Sept). Competition to win a coveted Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) trophy has reached an […]

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RECORD ENTRIES MEAN ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR AWARDS JUDGES

15/08/2017

RECORD ENTRIES MEAN ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR AWARDS JUDGES Freda Newton, chair of Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards judging panel Another record-breaking year; another record-breaking challenge for the judges. The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards just keep getting bigger. This year we’ve received 232 nominations and entries – up 14 per cent on last year’s previous […]

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TOURISM AWARDS CELEBRATE RECORD ENTRIES HAT-TRICK

16/07/2017

TOURISM AWARDS CELEBRATE RECORD ENTRIES HAT-TRICK The biggest ever battle to find the best tourism businesses in the Highlands and Islands has started, with the number vying for honours reaching an unprecedented level. For the third year in succession, the competition has scaled new heights with entries and nominations surpassing previous record-breaking levels. A total […]

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WOMEN GOLFERS KEEN TO TEE UP AT CASTLE STUART

14/07/2017

WOMEN GOLFERS KEEN TO TEE UP AT CASTLE STUART Castle Stuart Golf Links is flagging up a rapid response to its forthcoming Highland Ladies Open, with just a few places left in the field. The call for entries was only made on 6 June and already the capacity of 20 teams has almost been reached, […]

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VIDEO REVOLUTION LEADS TO MERGER AND GROWTH

VIDEO REVOLUTION LEADS TO MERGER AND GROWTH Two leading communication agencies are set to merge and create the next generation of news and PR services. System2, experts in PR, corporate intelligence, social media and communication strategies, will now also provide and use video as one of its services following the merger with strategic partner DP […]