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Watch out for fake job offers online
As part of Scam Awareness Month, Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau and Highland Council Trading Standards want to alert young job seekers about the potential pitfalls when applying for jobs or signing up to recruitment agencies online.   Glenys Brown, Trading Standards Officer, based in Inverness explains, "Unfortunately, nationally, there has been a sharp rise in the number of online job hunting scams and the age group most likely to be targeted with fake job offers are young adults aged between 18 to 24 years".  
21/7/2017
Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life CardThumbnail for article : Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life Card
The new community facility at Wick High still has great offer on the High Life Card.   Usually £20 per month but for this offer pay £200 and get a whole 12 months of access.  
20/7/2017
Your Views Wanted On Draft Local Housing StrategyThumbnail for article : Your Views Wanted On Draft Local Housing Strategy
The Highland Council is looking for your views on our draft Local Housing Strategy.   The strategy sets out our aims for housing over the next 5 years and what we will do to.  
20/7/2017
Council confirms Corran Ferry is back up and runningThumbnail for article : Council confirms Corran Ferry is back up and running
Council confirms Corran Ferry is back up and running.   The Highland Council is pleased to report that at 12.30pm today (Thursday 20 July 2017) the Corran Ferry fully resumed its foot passenger and car service.  
19/7/2017
Cladding And School Buildings
Building standards systems and regulations for high rise domestic properties in Scotland means that the specific type of ACM, which was used on Grenfell Tower, should not be used in their cladding systems.   However, ACM is a description of a category of products and in some controlled circumstances specified by our building regulations, ACM can be used as part of the cladding systems of other buildings.  
19/7/2017
Support For Whistleblowers In NHS
Staff in Scotland's health service will continue to benefit from external support should they have any concerns about patient safety or malpractice.   From 1 August 2017, the NHS Scotland Confidential Alert Line will be expanded to become the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHS Scotland (AALS).  
18/7/2017
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 18 July 2017
INGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 18th) sold 31 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (13) averaged 237.4p (-1.1p) and sold to 250.0p per kg and £1,506.70 gross.  
18/7/2017
What Exactly Is Scottish Enterprise Spending So Much Money On?
Former BBC Scotland business editor turned documentary producer Maurice Smith explores why Scotland's coverage of industry and economics is below par.   THE chief executive of Scottish Enterprise stands down from her role this summer, with the usual fine words of ministerial gratitude and precious little explanation for the move.  
17/7/2017
Tractor And Quad Theft Falls As Police Scotland Partnership With NFU Mutual Boosts Rural SecurityThumbnail for article : Tractor And Quad Theft Falls As Police Scotland Partnership With NFU Mutual Boosts Rural Security
• SPARC initiative has been running across Scotland for two years.   • Tractor theft costs have fallen 30% since partnership launch in June 2015.  
14/7/2017
More Centralisation As Council Leader Calls For Transparency On HMRC Move To Edinburgh
Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson is calling for transparency on the UK Government's announcement this week that Council Leader calls for transparency on HMRC move to Edinburgh Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson is calling for transparency on the UK Government's announcement this week that 2,900 HMRC civil servants will be relocated to a new hub in Edinburgh city centre by 2020.   Councillor Davidson said: "I am very concerned that Inverness is cited in news coverage of the UK Government's intention to move HMRC staff in regional offices to Edinburgh.  
13/7/2017
Hospitality North Highlands - Norseman Hotel, WickThumbnail for article : Hospitality North Highlands - Norseman Hotel, Wick
Hesr from the staff at the Norseman hotel about working in the hospitality industr..  
13/7/2017
Hospitality North Highlands - Pentland Hotel, ThursoThumbnail for article : Hospitality North Highlands - Pentland Hotel, Thurso
Hear what people in the Pentland hotel, Thurso think about working in the hospitality industry.  
13/7/2017
Highland Council Step Challenge WinnersThumbnail for article : Highland Council Step Challenge Winners
Teams from The Highland Council have been walking back to happiness and feeling the benefits of more active lifestyles following completion of the summer Step Count Challenge, run by Paths for All.  The 8 week challenge, which attracted 968 teams of 5 from across Scotland started in May and finished on 25 June 2017.  
13/7/2017
Hospitality North Highlands - Mackays Hotel, WickThumbnail for article : Hospitality North Highlands - Mackays Hotel, Wick
Hear why the staff at Mackays hotel work in the hospitality industry..  
13/7/2017
Free City Centre Wifi Is A Big Hit For Inverness And The Highland CouncilThumbnail for article : Free City Centre Wifi Is A Big Hit For Inverness And The Highland Council
Inverness, the largest city in the Scottish Highlands, has seen over 17,000 people access its free city centre WiFi in just 6 months following a collaboration between The Highland Council, Purple and Rapier Systems.   The Highland Council sought a WiFi solution that would allow them to identify who visits the city and gain a way of effectively communicating with people.  
13/7/2017
Hospitality North Highlands - Thinking About A Career in Hospitality?Thumbnail for article : Hospitality North Highlands - Thinking About A Career in Hospitality?
Hospitality North Highlands is a new initiative set up in partnership with Recruit North Highlands to encourage young, enthusiastic and passionate individuals to consider pursuing a career in the hospitality sector.  Hospitality North Highlands is working alongside businesses within the North Highland region to offer traineeships/apprenticeships/SVQ's for young individuals looking to pursue a career hospitality.  
Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500Thumbnail for article : Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500
The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustainability.   Experiences of the initiative should also be shared with groups around the country looking to develop similar projects.  
Fast Reactors The Caithness Dimension - Film Made In 1994Thumbnail for article : Fast Reactors The Caithness Dimension - Film Made In 1994
This film, produced by AEA Technology in 1994, looks back on the history of the fast reactor development programme at Dounreay..  
10/7/2017
Don't let Scammers identify you through your mobile number warn Highland Trading Standards
Trading Standards officers at The Highland Council have discovered a new scam threat to local consumers.   A local man was cheated out of a substantial sum by a conman posing as a reputable property landlord who used the man's mobile number to find out personal information from his Facebook account.  
A Year Of Hazard Reduction: Making Progress At Dounreay - New Film and BrochureThumbnail for article : A Year Of Hazard Reduction: Making Progress At Dounreay - New Film and Brochure
Progress across Dounreay's decommissioning programme is being showcased in a new film and brochure highlighting the team's successes during 2016-17.   Some of the highest hazards that remained in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate, including liquid metal coolant from the Dounreay Fast Reactor, were reduced and destroyed during the year bringing to a successful conclusion projects that spanned many years.