Fishing chiefs are urging Shetland Islands Council to recognise the importance of the Sullom Voe harbour area to inshore fishermen as the local authority responds to a significant fall in tanker activities.
Almost 60 trainee engineers are being recruited by Openreach in the north and north-east in a major drive to improve fibre broadband connections.The jobs are part of a UK-wide initiative, announced today, which will see the company take on more than 3,000 apprentices across the country.
Highlands and islands entrepreneurs are being offered an opportunity to learn how they can gain a competitive edge over their competitors at a masterclass with a leading expert in Inverness next month.
The head of GFG Alliance, which owns Fort William smelter, has said completion of its acquisition of Europe’s largest aluminium plant, in France, will enable the company to “expand powerfully in key industries such as the automotive sector.”
Hospitality group Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has said one of its key Highland operations has seen a “sharp upturn” in corporate bookings following a significant investment in its meetings and conference facilities.
Continued investment is needed to boost the number of young people and families choosing to live and work in the Highlands and Islands, the head of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in the area has said.
The post-Brexit future of thousands of people from the EU working in Scotland will be the focus of a meeting between north business leaders and the Scottish Government’s Europe Minister Ben Macpherson next week.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is investigating allegations of cronyism after a whistleblower claimed the lender appointed a man to a top role on the basis that he is the friend of a senior staff member.
A student who launched a social enterprise offering theatre classes for primary school children in Shetland has taken the top award at this year’s University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Business Competition.