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The Apprentice Store Becomes the first IT Provider in Scotland to be Platinum Accredited by Investors in Young People (IIYP)

Inverness-based IT services provider and social enterprise, The Apprentice Store, has become the first IT provider in Scotland to achieve platinum accreditation by Investors in Young People (IIYP) and only the sixth organisation in Scotland to achieve this recognition. A plaque to commemorate this achievement was presented by Fergus Ewing, MSP for Inverness and Nairn, …

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Meeting Inspirational People and Visiting Exiting Places

There’s nothing more motivational than meeting people and visiting places, writes Stuart Black, Chief Executive of HIE This year’s Highland Business Dinner was an ideal opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved under the most challenging of circumstances. It was a reminder of everything that is great about living, working, studying and investing in …

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Triple Gold Success For Cù Bòcan Single Malt At The Largest Spirits Competition In The World  

The entire Cù Bòcan Single Malt range has taken home Gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Cù Bòcan Signature and Cù Bòcan Creation #3 were both awarded DOUBLE GOLD, and Cù Bòcan Creation #4 was awarded GOLD. Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is the oldest competition in North America. A total of …

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Cromarty Firth and Highlands will play a Major role in Delivering UK’s new Energy Security Strategy

The Cromarty Firth and Highlands are ready to play a key role in delivering the UK’s new Energy Security Strategy, the consortium bidding to win Green Freeport Status for the area has said. Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF) welcomed the strategy, aimed at boosting the country’s energy independence and tackling rising prices, which was announced this …

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Port’s New Pilot Vessel put Through its Paces in Heavy Seas

Specialist boat builders have captured dramatic video and images of the Port of Cromarty Firth’s (PoCF) latest pilot vessel undergoing a rigorous final trial in heavy seas. They show the Balblair conducting pre-delivery trials in huge seas off the coast of Ireland, where the bespoke boat was built by Safehaven Marine. The Interceptor 48 class vessel is …

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Highland Legal Firm Announces Promotion for Home Grown Solicitors

Macleod & MacCallum are delighted to announce the appointment of Tomas Simpson and Aidan Grant as Associates from 1st April, 2022.  Tomas and Aidan joined the Firm in 2016 and were enrolled as qualified Solicitors in 2018 after completing a 2 year traineeship.  The promotions to Associates are a well-deserved recognition of their contribution to …

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Taste On The Menu For Muckle Media                

Muckle Media, the creative communications agency, has acquired Taste Communications Scotland in a six-figure deal. Taste Communications was formed 10 years ago and fast established itself as Scotland’s first specialist food and drink agency. Its growing reputation has resulted in long term relationships with top luxury brands including Gleneagles, Fairmont St Andrews, Prestonfield and The …

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Partners Victoria Leslie and Gary Webster

Scottish Law Firm Announces Senior Promotions in Inverness

Ledingham Chalmers announced last week that Inverness-based partner Victoria Leslie has joined its board. And, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to its commercial client base, senior associate Andrew Stott is promoted to partner, also effective from 1 April, 2022. Mrs Leslie, a University of Strathclyde graduate, is now a full equity partner. She heads up the …

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Fresh Look for UHI Signals Shift to Where Learning Means More

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) partnership has revealed a new visual identity this week to strengthen engagement with communities and market its offerings more effectively through a connected and recognisable brand family. As well as new approaches to photography and design, the change features a new logo across campuses, based on the …

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Mabbett Bolsters Ecology & Planning Offering with Nevis Environmental Asset Acquisition

Glasgow-headquartered Mabbett & Associates Ltd (Mabbett) has taken another step in their strategic growth journey with the acquisition of the assets of Nevis Environmental Ltd (Nevis Environmental).   The acquisition of the independent ecology, environmental management, and planning services consultancy – which has offices in Inverness and Carlisle – will bolster Mabbett’s technical team (including enhancing …

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