‘Ridiculous’ that companies refused Dingwall Business Park the green light due to delays in flood dyke upgrades

Businessman and former ward councilor Alister Mackinnon at the business park site with current councilor Angela MacLean. The county town of ROSS-SHIRE could lose millions of pounds of foreign investment potential if a ‘ridiculous’ standoff at its business park is not quickly resolved. It was the sober warning from a former Highland Council budget chief … Read more

Could Hurst Isle Of Wight be crowned as the UK’s favorite local business?

Isle of Wight company Hurst is in the running for a national accolade. The home, DIY and garden retailer is celebrating after being nominated in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s favorite local business. The company, which has bases across the island in Newport, Cowes, Freshwater, Ryde, Shanklin and Ventnor, has been praised for … Read more

Inverness entrepreneur who aimed to improve city life announces he is stepping down

Stewart Nicol has announced he is stepping down as chief executive of the Inverness Chamber of Commerce. One of the Highlands’ most respected business leaders is to retire next year. Stewart Nicol, chief executive of the Inverness Chamber of Commerce, announced he would step down from the post he had held for nearly 15 years … Read more

South African cheetahs, awaiting transfer to India, in loss of form: experts

Cochin: Twelve cheetahs that have been quarantined in South Africa for more than four months awaiting relocation to India under the Cheetah project may be losing their fitness due to the period of inactivity prolonged, according to wildlife experts. The cause of the prolonged quarantine is the delay in the formal signing of a Memorandum … Read more

Puldagon Restaurant Receives Major Commercial Award and Goes Better

A Caithness restaurant is on a roll after being awarded Startup of the Year by the Caithness Chamber of Commerce and has big plans for the future. Greg Hooker, owner of Puldagon Farm Shop and Restaurant, has had family ties to the area for generations and his great-grandfather was a friend of Lord Horne of … Read more

Thainstone Business Park welcomes its first tenant

A business in Inverurie is set to create five new jobs after becoming the first tenant to move into the area’s newest business park. Inverurie Paint and Body Repair Center has become the first tenant to occupy new premises at Thainstone Business Park, a move which represents a significant milestone for the development of the … Read more

Person behind the company: Keith McCaffery, Cafferys

Person behind Keith McCaffery’s business, Cafferys, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness. Photo: Callum Mackay. QHow would you describe your business? A Cafferys is an independent boutique specializing in high-end menswear and this year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. Our designer brands include Hugo Boss, Armani, Belstaff, Paul & Shark, Norse Projects, Fred Perry, Barbour and … Read more

Minister for Sport, Physical Activity and Women’s Health Maree Todd visits Ullapool Primary School to see Active Play in action

Maree Todd, Minister for Sport, Physical Activity and Women’s Health, visits Ullapool Primary School to see Active Play in action. A program to improve the health and well-being of children through inclusive outdoor play is expanding to three communities in the Highlands. With investment from the Scottish Government’s Active Scotland division and support from Inspiring … Read more

Glasgow-based nightclub and events company win lease for Glenmore campsite

The Glenmore campsite on the shores of Loch Morlich will be run by Twinflower from the start of next month. Day-to-day management of Strath’s most popular campsite has been outsourced to a Glasgow-based nightclub and event management company. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has announced that Twinflower will take over the management of Glenmore Campsite … Read more