A new Orkney whisky venture has revealed construction plans for an £800,000 distillery, the first to open on the Orkney mainland in 138 years.
Architects have been appointed to design the second phase of Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). A contract has also been awarded to building contractors to carry out external works to the campus, which comprises window upgrades and stonework repairs.
The developer of the West of Orkney Windfarm has completed its 2022 offshore surveys for the project area, located around 25km north of the Sutherland coast. The 2 GW project is a joint venture comprising Corio Generation, TotalEnergies and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) and is sc
The CITB has awarded a total of £1.3 million to two projects that will directly help address the construction industry’s skills gap and increase employment retention across the Highlands and Islands. Providing vital support to new starters at the beginning of their construction care
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) have approved a funding package totalling £2.8 million towards the second phase of development at Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). The announcement was made this morning as part of the official opening of the
Funding has been made available to help ensure a resilient supply of renewable hydrogen from Orkney to the mainland. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded £454,000 to secure two hydrogen tube trailers that will contribute to improved hydrogen supply in Orkney and impro
A fatal accident inquiry into the death of an Orkney Islands Council worker has now found the incident was avoidable.
The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the West of Orkney Windfarm to kick-start a major research and innovation (R&I) programme – tasked with increasing the competitiveness of the windfarm and enhancing R&I capacity in the nor
Maeshowe, one of Orkney’s most renowned, prehistoric sites has reopened to the public.
Construction works have commenced on the installation of a new section of Rising Foul Sewer Main between Pickaquoy Road and Ayre Road in Kirkwall, including crossing a section of the Peedie Sea. Orkney Builders (Contractors) Limited have begun the installation of a new section of sewer rising main,&
Work has started on Papdale East Playpark following approval by Orkney Islands Council of a design by HarrisonStevens Landscape Architects for the rejuvenation of the three-hectare green space in Kirkwall. (from left) Back row: James Wylie (OIC executive director of education, leisure and lifelong l
Councillors have given their approval to a plan that could deliver more than 350 properties built in Orkney over the next five years.
Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL), the consortium formed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, TotalEnergies and Scottish developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG), is studying the use of offshore wind to power the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale on
A deep-water quay is to be developed in Scapa Flow to serve the offshore wind sector thanks to a new agreement between Orkney Islands Council and Crown Estate Scotland.
Orkney Housing Association has taken further steps to build strongly out of the COVID pandemic, support the local construction industry and deliver a significant number of highly energy efficient new affordable houses in Orkney. Latest contract awards worth over £5 million to Orkney Builders (