The proportion of NHS buildings classified as being in good condition has improved from 58% in 2014 to 70% in 2016. The annual State of NHS Scotland Assets and Facilities report, published today, also found that satisfaction with the hospital environment has risen since 2011 and now stands at 92%.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
• SPARC initiative has been running across Scotland for two years. • Tractor theft costs have fallen 30% since partnership launch in June 2015.
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.
Hesr from the staff at the Norseman hotel about working in the hospitality industr..
Hear what people in the Pentland hotel, Thurso think about working in the hospitality industry.
Hear why the staff at Mackays hotel work in the hospitality industry..
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.
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.
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.
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.
This film, produced by AEA Technology in 1994, looks back on the history of the fast reactor development programme at Dounreay..
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.