Creating opportunities for Young People

Wendy Maltman, Creative Director at the Malting House Design Studio in Dundee, has long been passionate about creating opportunities for young people, and in particular, female design students. This summer, she has put her...

Dynamic learning for a diverse workforce

Whilst many employers place an emphasis on experience when looking for candidates to fill roles in their organisation, there are tangible benefits to employing young people. Younger workers can be fast learners, highly motivated,...

From Lochaber to the world…

At a recent Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Charlotte Wright, CEO of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, highlighted ‘internationalisation’ as one of their key priorities for growing the economy of the Highlands. It’s all...

Employability and Young People

Young people in our communities are four times more likely to be unemployed than older people. Many young people are struggling with the transition between education and employment, lack of adequate skills/work-readiness, poorly written...

Inverness Chamber Chief Executive Calls for Closer Ties Between Parliament and Business

The Scottish Parliament has been urged to work more closely with the business community to help address issues where the country needs to improve. The Parliament turns 20 next year and the advice to the...

New City Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland

The City of Edinburgh and its’ surrounding local authorities were boosted by news recently of the signing of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, which will see major new investment into...

North Highlands shoots for the moon with satellite base

The North Highland economy is set for a major boost following the announcement of a £17.3m funding package to create the UK’s first spaceport. The project, to be based at Melness in Sutherland, is...

Successful summer for Europe Direct North Highlands & Islands

Over the summer months, the EDIC team have been promoting the service to the counties of Caithness, Sutherland, Orkney and Shetland by visiting the regional agricultural shows which are always a popular event in...

DYW Glasgow shows there’s #NoWrongPath

For many young people, their academic performance at school can be seen as career-defining. Exam results day thus carries a stress and emotional strain that can weigh heavily on the minds of young people,...

Celebrating Europe Day – introducing young people to food, culture and history

Europe Direct Information Centre North Highlands & Islands (EDIC), which is hosted by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, has been helping local primary schools to celebrate Europe Day in partnership with North Highland College UHI...