The Highland Council and its local partners have been successful in securing grant funding under the Scottish Government's Strategic Timber Transport Scheme for repair works to be carried out along the U1992 Evanton to Swordale road.
More than £2.5 billion of new private sector investment in the UK’s vital green energy sector is at stake as ministers choose the locations for two Scottish Green Freeports this summer, according to Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF), the consortium bidding to win the status for the S
Plans for the Coire Glas hydro pumped storage scheme have taken a significant step forward with the receipt of tenders for the project’s main construction works. Six shortlisted tenderers from around the world are taking part in the Invitation To Tender (ITT) process to conduct the civil engin
The traditional 'topping out' ceremony has taken place at The Cairn Distillery at Grantown-on-Spey. Hugh MacKay, 1st year apprentice from AB Masonry, and Mhairi Winters, distillery manager, did the honours of placing a bottle of whisky in a cavity in the stonework.
The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused an appeal by a whisky distillery against a judge’s decision not to grant interdict in a trade mark infringement case brought against another company proposing to develop a retail site in a village near the distillery. Tomatin Distillery Compa
NatureScot is in advanced discussions with a potential new owner for Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum, a property the nature agency has owned since 1957. Subject to requisite approvals being obtained, the Castle would be placed into a charitable trust, the aims of which are to conserve the building
Sustainable biomass supplier and timber products specialist GMG Energy has made a strategic purchase of a substantial swathe of forest in the far north-east of Scotland to protect future supply and increase its resilience to market shocks. The company, which originated on a farm in the Strath of Hal
The Hydro Ness, a hydroelectric generator on the banks of the River Ness, is now fully operational. Hydro Ness is a 92kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric scheme and interactive visitor experience which will generate over 500,000 kWh of renewable energy each year.
An 18th century steadings building in the Outer Hebrides is set to be transformed into a distillery, community hub and visitor centre. The ambitious project is being led by owners of North Uist Distillery, which acquired Nunton Steadings in Benbecula in 2020.
The new Broadford Hospital on Skye has been officially opened by the cabinet secretary for health and social care, Humza Yousaf. It is one of two new community hospitals delivered by hub North Scotland on behalf of NHS Highland in a £40 million project. The other hospital, the Badenoch and Str
A £4.3 million project to significantly improve the inner harbour at Ullapool in Wester Ross has secured an investment of up to £1.086m from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Set to benefit visiting leisure craft, local businesses, fishing boat operators and the cruise ship sector,