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PORT AUTHORITY STEERING A NEW FUTURE COURSE

12/01/2018

PORT AUTHORITY STEERING A NEW FUTURE COURSE Stornoway Port Authority is preparing to move into a new era as it seeks to progress a series of major developments in line with its 20-year Masterplan. The Authority has set out ambitious proposals, including the creation of a deep-water port which will bring major economic benefits to […]

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ROYAL DORNOCH’S GREEN CREDENTIALS EARNS IT GEO AWARD

ROYAL DORNOCH’S GREEN CREDENTIALS EARNS IT GEO AWARD An internationally-renowned golf course’s commitment to its community and natural environment has earned it a coveted global sustainability accolade. Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been awarded the GEO Certified® ecolabel, an international symbol of ‘great golf environments’. This recognises clubs that have met high standards for performance […]

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DON’T BECOME VICTIMS OF PHONE HACKERS

21/12/2017

Phone fraud is a serious and growing problem in the UK and can lead to companies suffering severe financial losses and also disruptions to service. The issue is costing businesses £953 million annually – making it bigger than credit card fraud. Dial-through – or voicemail – fraud can cost companies upwards of £1,000 per day […]

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DEACON BLUE TO HEADLINE HEBCELT AS PART OF ANNIVERSARY TOUR

08/12/2017

DEACON BLUE TO HEADLINE HEBCELT AS PART OF ANNIVERSARY TOUR One of Scotland’s most successful and enduring bands, Deacon Blue, will headline the multi-award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival next year as part of a tour to mark their 30-year career. The band, known for a string of best-selling songs including ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Dignity’, ‘Wages Day’ […]

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DECOMMISSIONING FUND MAKES AWARD TO STORNOWAY PORT AUTHORITY 

29/11/2017

DECOMMISSIONING FUND MAKES AWARD TO STORNOWAY PORT AUTHORITY Stornoway Port Authority has been chosen as one of the first recipients for a funding award from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund. The SPA has received a grant offer of up to £73,000 to support feasibility studies it is undertaking at Arnish. The award is one […]

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MINISTER FOR DIGITAL VISITS FIRST CUSTOMER UK-WIDE FOR GIGABIT BROADBAND PILOT FUND

28/11/2017

MINISTER FOR DIGITAL VISITS FIRST CUSTOMER UK-WIDE FOR GIGABIT BROADBAND PILOT FUND A £2m trial designed to accelerate the rate at which Full Fibre networks are available across the UK has already attracted its first customer, who was visited by Matt Hancock MP Minister for Digital. Telecoms provider HighNet is one of 17 companies so […]

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COUL LINKS GOLF WELCOMES SNH RESPONSE

COUL LINKS GOLF WELCOMES SNH RESPONSE Developers behind the proposed Coul Links major golf course proposal have welcomed the response from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to their planning application, and now believe there is a strong platform for taking forward a multi-million pound investment in East Sutherland that will generate numerous jobs. SNH, the national […]

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Tests will start this week to help pave the way for the creation of a deep-water port at Stornoway, which will bring major economic benefits to the town

23/11/2017

TESTING THE WATER FOR STORNOWAY DEEP WATER PORT Tests will start this week to help pave the way for the creation of a deep-water port at Stornoway, which will bring major economic benefits to the town. The test holes in the seabed will determine the depth of rock and the soft material above it, providing […]

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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 […]