New publican toasts success of crowdfunding

16th August 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

A mixologist may try to shake up some more investment to expand his company after successfully generating £20,000 through crowdfunding. Simon Collier will now kit out MRC’s Newmarket Bar in Thurso, using the money raised with help from the Caithness community. He offered 12% equity in MRC Bartending through the…

Pop up shop fully booked out in run-up to Christmas

9th August 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

High streets throughout the Highlands could be save by a pop up revolution with entrepreneurs leasing out shops on a short-term basis. The Thurso Pop Up Shop, the first of its kind in the Highlands, has reported its premises are fully booked 10 weeks in the run-up to Christmas Eve.…