North business leaders yesterday outlined their top priorities for air services across the Highlands and Islands over the next 30 years after meeting with top UK government officials.
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In the final part of the P&J’s series on the “space race”, Calum Ross finds out if more than one spaceport can be cleared for take-off.
Top officials have discussed moving the proposed site of the UK’s first spaceport, it can be revealed.
Space wars have erupted in the Highlands amid explosive claims that the region’s development body has been “working against” rocket-launching projects on the islands.
Rocket launches from Sutherland could require safety measures to reduce risks to workers on North Sea oil and gas platforms - and residents of the Faroe Islands.
A study has revealed Scots aged 55 and above are three times more likely to work flexibly than their younger colleagues - with older workers across the Highlands and Islands leading the charge.
A massive project for a marina and facilities at Stornoway Harbour received a £3.5million funding boost from enterprise chiefs yesterday.
Beleaguered bosses at Cairngorm Mountain are currently dealing with additional problems relating to the centre's waste water management plant.
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 Cairngorm funicular railway is to remain closed for the remainder of the winter season.
Building with Lego blocks will be used to help explain the complexities of dealing with blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies at an event for businesses in the Highlands today.
The collapse of the operators of crisis-hit Cairngorm ski centre has strengthened calls for the resort to be placed into community ownership – and possibly within two years.
Enterprise chiefs are confident Cairngorm resort will remain open despite the operators being plunged into administration – after “cashflow problems” following the closure of the railway funicular.
A probe into the safety of the Cairngorm funicular railway faces further delays into the winter season.
Plans for £1million snow-making machines at crisis-hit CairnGorm have been lodged in a bid to boost the ski resort’s fortunes after the shock funicular closure.
Residents on the Fair Isle are celebrating today as a renewable energy system goes live, giving them a 24-hour power supply for the first time in the island’s history.
Dozens of catering staff at CairnGorm Mountain have been told there is no work for them whilst the funicular railway is out of action, leaving many with the possibility of facing a winter season without wages.
The Cairngorm funicular railway will be closed for at least a month - just to let engineers work out how long it will take to fix, it has emerged.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) chairman, Lorne Crerar, has hailed “good progress” by the development agency in the 12 months following a Scottish Government climb down on plans to axe its board.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has awarded a contract that will see the design and construction of a new public transport bridge linking the Inverness Campus with the city’s retail and business Park.
Highland Council has announced a public consultation on a “masterplan” to develop Fort William and the surrounding area over the next generation.
Plans to create a "British Cape Canaveral" in the north Highlands could support 400 jobs and help "reverse" population decline in fragile communities.
The Highlands is to have the first spaceport in the UK - sparking a jobs boom potentially worth £3.8 billion to the economy.
Businesses in the north are being urged to invest in a future in the Western Isles as part of a drive to regenerate the economy of Lochboisdale.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking to employ an experienced consultant to oversee the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Museum.
A new whisky visitor experience has been launched in Aviemore by Speyside Distillery following a six-figure investment.
A Highlands and Islands-wide programme of skills workshops for entrepreneurs and social enterprises is being launched this month.
A multimedia production company based on a croft in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides is planning to expand after moving into new premises.
North development chiefs have warned of the “critical” need to ensure a new scheme is “seamlessly” created to replace billions of pounds in EU investment after Brexit.
Businesses across the north will have access to a 24-hour “innovation helpline” this Friday, as part of a campaign being launched by development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
An Orkney councillor and the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been appointed to a controversial new board that will oversee several agencies.
A controversial new board that will oversee Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and other agencies will meet for the first time next month.