ALMOST 700 jobs could be created in Caithness and north Sutherland over the next three years, according to a new report by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The report on sustainability explains that the Dounreay Socio Economic Alliance works alongside Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership to support the creation of sustainable alternative employment in the wake of the decommissioning of the Dounreay site. It states: “Prioritising options in relation to job creation, the Alliance has identified the opportunities for up to 670 new jobs, over a three-year period, in industries as diverse as offshore wind and tidal, business services and smaller lifestyle entrepreneurial opportunities.” However, no further details are provided. The report says that the NDA has pledged £5 million towards a project to upgrade Scrabster Harbour -improving its capacity to receive cruise ships and vessels working in the offshore oil and gas industry.
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