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21/5/2015
Thurso Home Style ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Thurso Home Style Exhibition
William Wilson Thurso Branch are holding a Home Style Exhibition at the Weigh Inn Hotel Thurso on Thursday the 21st May 2015.   The free to enter all day event, which runs from 0930 to 1930, will feature some of the UK's leading home construction manufacturers including: Ideal Standard, Roman, Aqualisa, Ariston Boilers, Worcester Bosch, Danfoss, Roca, Heritage and Kohler.  
27/4/2015
New Apprentice Opportunities with Highland CouncilThumbnail for article : New Apprentice Opportunities with Highland Council
The Highland Council is pleased to announce the recruitment of six new building maintenance apprenticeship positions in four different areas of Highland.   The apprenticeships available will be based in Dornoch, Alness, Inverness and Fort William and will cover painting, plumbing and joinery.  
27/4/2015
e' Shed Venue HireThumbnail for article : e' Shed Venue Hire
If you need a hall with facilities then check out 'e shed..  
27/4/2015
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 25 April 2015 - Portree
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 25th) sold 56 store cattle, 2 breeding cattle, 4 OTM cattle and 31 sheep.  Bullocks (26) averaged 231.2p and sold to 293.8p per kg for 160kg Limousin crosses from 5 Eyre, Snizort, and £1,150 gross for a 550kg Limousin cross from 2 Eynort, Carbost.  
24/4/2015
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 27th April 2015 - Lochmaddy
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 24th) sold 87 store cattle, 1 adult head breeding cattle and 79 store sheep.  Bullocks (43) averaged 220.0p and sold to 261.8p per kg for a 275kg Limousin cross from 21 Grenitote, Sollas, and £1080 gross for a 525kg Charolais cross from Glebe, Tigharry.  
23/4/2015
Venture North Byte 2015 - One Day Conference - digital communication and social media marketingThumbnail for article : Venture North Byte 2015 - One Day Conference - digital communication and social media marketing
Scotland's Year of Food and Drink sets the context for one-day conference on blogs and social media marketing at Thurso's Pentland Hotel.   Final preparations are set for ‘the venture north byte 2015: food, photography, and the blogosphere,' a one-day conference on how to use digital communication and social media marketing at the Pentland Hotel in Thurso on Sunday, 26 April.  
23/4/2015
Public finance plans of Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP leave much unansweredThumbnail for article : Public finance plans of Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP leave much unanswered
With the deficit in 2014-15 still at 5% of national income all these parties have pledged to reduce it over the coming parliament.  New research, published today by the IFS and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, analyses the public finance implications of these political parties' election manifesto commitments, and sets out the size and composition of the future fiscal tightening that each appears to be planning.  
23/4/2015
uSwitch Launches Energy Market's Cheapest Tariff in Over Four YearsThumbnail for article : uSwitch Launches Energy Market's Cheapest Tariff in Over Four Years
The new tariff - won by E.ON through a collective switch initiative - is the cheapest since November 2010[1] and is available until 27th May 2015 Priced at just £876 per year based on average dual fuel consumption, the plan is a staggering one third or £419 less than the average energy bill – and is £23 lower than the market's current cheapest tariff[2] Households on big six standard variable plans could collectively save in the region of £4.5 billion by switching to the new deal[3] The deal is exclusive to uSwitch account holders with prices fixed for 12 months, and is available to dual fuel and electricity only customers who pay by monthly Direct Debit.   Early exit fees of £30 per fuel apply.  
23/4/2015
Motorists advised of traffic restrictions for Etape Loch Ness
The Highland Council and partners are advising motorists of temporary road closures and speed restrictions which will be in place this weekend 25 - 26 April during the Etape Loch Ness cycling event.   The restrictions and prohibitions which are being put in place are for participants safety and to allow the Etape to take place on public roads.  
23/4/2015
Credit Card Transfers Are Fee Free With TSBThumbnail for article : Credit Card Transfers Are Fee Free With TSB
TSB has launched an exclusive credit card offer for people who have a TSB bank account.  Helping people make more of their money, the bank is refunding the 1% balance transfer fee for customers taking out a new Platinum Purchase Credit Card.  
23/4/2015
Record Numbers of UK Car Buyers Go Ultra-Low on EmissionsThumbnail for article : Record Numbers of UK Car Buyers Go Ultra-Low on Emissions
* Registrations of ultra-low emission passenger cars reach all-time high.   * Ultra-low emission registrations up 386% on first quarter of 2014.  
23/4/2015
Property Monitor - The Rise Of The Pensioner LandlordThumbnail for article : Property Monitor - The Rise Of The Pensioner Landlord
Imminent pension rule changes in April are expected to affect the rental property landscape, to be compounded further next year by the Chancellor's recent Budget announcement that from 2016 up to 5m people who have purchased an annuity will be able to access their pension in cash.  The impact on the property investor market - at both the amateur and professional levels - is as yet unknown, but market speculation is rife and all eyes will be on it in the coming months.  
23/4/2015
MoneySuperMarket Comments on the Payments Council's Current Account Switching Figures
Commenting on the Payments Council's current account switching figures published today, Kevin Mountford, head of banking at MoneySuperMarket said: "The latest current account switching figures demonstrate that the service is working, with a seven per cent year-on-year increase and over 1.1 million switches in the time period.   As well as the enticing switching incentives we've seen in recent months, current accounts now offer competitive interest rates of up to 5.00 per cent, many of which beat those of savings accounts.  
23/4/2015
Personal insolvencies at ten year low
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.   The number of personal insolvencies in Scotland is now at its lowest level in ten years.  
23/4/2015
Metro Bank Celebrates 500,000 Customer AccountsThumbnail for article : Metro Bank Celebrates 500,000 Customer Accounts
- Over 500,000 customer accounts opened; year on year growth of 56%.   - Deposits increase to £3,375 million; year on year growth of 109%.  
23/4/2015
Dingwall & Highland Marts- Sale 23rd April 2015 - Sheep
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (April, 23rd) sold 383 sheep of all classes.  Lambs (185) sold to £77 gross for Crosses from Shewglie, Glenurquhart.  
22/4/2015
Candidate John Erskine and Councillor Roger Saxon Tackle Tesco On Thurso Mart SiteThumbnail for article : Candidate John Erskine and Councillor Roger Saxon Tackle Tesco On Thurso Mart Site
Scottish Labour's candidate for the General Election John Erskine and Scottish Labour Councillor for Thurso Roger Saxon has written to Tesco calling for a public update on the sale of the Mart Site in Thurso.   In their letter to Tesco, Mr Erskine and Councillor Saxon call for Tesco to be more transparent about what is going on with the site.  
22/4/2015
North MSP highlights the issue of dangerous or derelict buildings once moreThumbnail for article : North MSP highlights the issue of dangerous or derelict buildings once more
Highlands and Islands (including Moray) (Labour) MSP, David Stewart, introduced a Member's Bill, ‘Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill’, which became law last year and gives Local Authorities extra powers to re-coup their costs when dealing with defective and dangerous buildings.   The Bill reintroduces charging orders which will enable Local Authorities to recover their costs in a more efficient and cost effective manner.  
22/4/2015
Labour Candidate John Erskine Says Labour Will Tackle PovertyThumbnail for article : Labour Candidate John Erskine Says Labour Will Tackle Poverty
"Food bank figures show that Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Scotland and the whole UK, needs change" - Erskine Shocking new figures on food bank usage unveiled by the Trussell Trust shows that Scotland, and the whole UK, needs the change that will come with a UK Labour Government.   The Trussell Trust has estimated that in the last financial year 6,067 people, including 1,627 children, were forced to rely on Highland food banks.  
22/4/2015
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sales 22 April 2015 - Bulls and Breeding Cattle
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 22nd) sold 25 pedigree bulls at their annual show and sale sponsored by Messrs Mackenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose, Aardvark Contracting Limited, Fortrose & Bank of Scotland.  The judge, Mr Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Orkney, awarded the Champion to Brims Invincible, a 27 month old Limousin by Tehix, from Messrs W.