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One Card Library PassThumbnail for article : One Card Library Pass
Pilot gives access to more than 120 libraries - and 1.6 million books.   A pilot for a single card that can be used in any library has been launched in the north east.  
Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its ServiceThumbnail for article : Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its Service
Recycling Books and DVD's is to be one way local libraries can raise funds for new items.   If you would like to help and get a bargain at the same time then head to Thurso library on the day of the sale..  
Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So FarThumbnail for article : Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So Far
To date, the Inverness Campus project has attracted over £100m of investment, and independent research has shown that it already has potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years.   www.uhi.ac.uk.  
Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers OnlineThumbnail for article : Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers Online
Library Press Display.   Browse and read hundreds of full content premium newspapers and magazines for FREE.  
Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conferenceThumbnail for article : Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conference
Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting.  The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.  
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Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills Harbour
GILLS BAY/PENTLAND FIRTH'S INNER SOUND VISIT BY DELEGATES TO TOP-LEVEL INNOVATION CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THURSO'S ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS.   A top team of Scottish-based scientists, engineers and academics sailed out to the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound from Gills Bay on a fact-finding mission to see at first hand the fast-flowing waters above the seabed site of the UK's first planned 'marine electricity' power-station.  
The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian BrydenThumbnail for article : The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian Bryden
Anyone with an interest in marine energy might wish to take look in on this lecture being held at ERI, Thurso.   With marine energy being touted often as one of the means that Caithness will gain some new employment and contracts as Dounreay runs down this lecture may give some serious insights into what the fact are.  
Innovative Sensors For Marine Energy Developers
Currents, waves and water quality in the Pentland Firth.   Weigh Inn Hotel, Thurso KW14 7UG 2-3 June 2014 The Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands – with the support of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems – invites you to a workshop is to identify opportunities within the renewable energy sector that require sensor technology solutions.  
ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey ProjectThumbnail for article : ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey Project
New project aims to find marine energy hot spots A project to find the best new places to install marine energy devices in Europe was launched in Thurso today.   Led by scientists at North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute, TURNKEY (transforming underutilised renewable natural resource into key energy yields) will bring together representatives from five European countries and use cutting edge technology to assess the locations with the best marine energy potential.  
Scientific spotlight shines on Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Scientific spotlight shines on Flow Country
Scientists from across the UK will converge in Caithness this week to discuss the latest findings in peatland research.  Organised by North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), the ‘Research in the Flow Country’ conference has attracted over sixty attendees.  
Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI ConferenceThumbnail for article : Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI Conference
Scientists from Thursos Environmental Research Institute are reaching out to the art community in Caithness.  Artists and designers of all disciplines are being given the opportunity to display their work and interact with the scientific community at a forthcoming conference in Thurso dedicated to research in the Flow Country.  
erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, ThursoThumbnail for article : erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, Thurso
Since opening in 2000, the ERI has become a dynamic research organisation with a young, highlymotivated team, and the ethos of multi- and inter-disciplinarity is securely embedded.  Today, the ERI has become a focus for promoting excellence in research in the region, largely due to the ability of its investigators to work with stakeholder, commercial, academic and educational organisations alike.  
Interested in a Career in Renewable Energy? Thumbnail for article : Interested in a Career in Renewable Energy?
What can ERI do for you? Our courses allow you to study for a postgraduate certificate, a diploma, an MSc or take individual modules for Continuing Professional Development and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.   The ERI invites you to a buffet and drinks evening.  
The Challenges Facing Britain's Libraries
In recent weeks a corner of north-west London has become an unlikely battleground, with scenes that could eventually play out across the country.   Brent Council's decision to close six of its 12 libraries has been met with a staunch protest movement and on-going legal challenges, but following an approval from high court judges the council looks to be finally getting its way.  
PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At WickThumbnail for article : PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At Wick
As reported in July this year, The North Highland College (NHC) and The Wick Society formed a partnership to digitise the Johnson Collection, owned by the Wick Society.   The Johnson collection is an invaluable historical photographic archive in excess of 50,000 glass-plate negatives taken by successive generations of the Johnson family between 1863 and 1976 capturing the social and industrial history of Caithness, in particular the impact of the herring fishing industry.  
Highland Independent Museums Meet National StandardsThumbnail for article : Highland Independent Museums Meet National Standards
Months of hard work have paid off for seven Highland independent museums.  Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Timespan (Helmsdale), Groam House Museum (Rosemarkie), Ullapool Museum, Grantown Museum, Gairloch Heritage Museum and the Museum of the Isles on Skye have all achieved museum accreditation, meeting the set of national standards for UK museums.  
APPROVALS LIST - HIE CAITHNESS AND SUTHERLAND - November 2007
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.  Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
The Innovation Roadshow - Support For New Products & Processes
Venue: Environmental Research Institute - Thurso Date: Tuesday 30th May 2006 Time: 17.00 to 18.40 with buffet to follow Businesses and people with new ideas are warmly invited to a free event being run by UHI HI Links and Fusion in conjunction with the Scottish Executive and Highland and Islands Enterprise.   There are a wide range of schemes in place to support both SMEs and large companies in developing new products and processes.