Eann Sinclair, CNSRP Programme Manager said “The partners in CNSRP are puzzled and disappointed by the statements made by GMB. The Thurso & Wick Trades Council represents all of the trades unions at work in the north, and is kept fully involved in the work of the Partnership.
We believe that real progress has been made over the past six years: key highlights since 2008 include £20M invested in phase 1 of Scrabster Harbour; £16m invested in the Engineering Technology & Energy Centre (ETEC) and Centre for Energy & the Environment (CfEE); the £2.3m Make The Right Connections skills transition project.
A key underlying point is that since 2008 businesses in the area have committed to creating/ retaining over 700 full-time equivalent jobs.
The CNSRP partners continue to focus on priority projects including Wick and Scrabster harbour developments, and continue to pursue inward investment opportunities.