Seven mile central belt motorway work ahead of schedule. Keith Brown announced today a phased opening of the new M8 starting on Sunday 23 April 2017 - five days ahead of schedule.
Action plan to boost Scotland's burgeoning social enterprise sector. A scheme to encourage the launch of new companies that benefit and involve communities has seen annual funding double to £1 million for each of the next three years.
The Highland Council advises that Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) bills for 2017/18 are now being issued. NDR is also known as Business Rates.
New figures show Scotland's unemployment levels fell by 15,000 over the most recent quarter to 123,000, with the rate down 0.5 percentage points to 4.5%. The Labour Market Statistics for December to February 2017, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Scotland’s unemployment rate is now below the UK’s which stands at 4.7%.
Companies throughout the Scottish Highlands are invited to learn from Scotland's leading green business champions at a series of special events to celebrate today's (Wednesday 12th April) launch 2017 VIBES Awards. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the awards and will also see the unveiling of a new name, VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards.
Today Bill Fernie received a call from someone with an Asian accent saying he was from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and began to ask questions about his personal details and bank information etc. Bill said," He asked if I was still receiving unwanted calls and that he could stop them.
Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours loacated at Wick harbour have started their new season. Seacoast offers a range of short and longer tours of the Caithness coast opens up a special way to see the cliffs that cannot be seen from most places.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 11th) sold 12 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (one) averaged 213.0p (+1.0p) and sold to 213.0p per kg and £1,256.70 gross.
Having been born and brought up in the county, I am well aware of the issues and concerns facing Caithness. I've been involved in various community organisations, local forums and representative groups in the past and am also a former member and treasurer of Wick Community Council.
"I'm standing to be your local councillor because I feel strongly about the community I have lived in all of my life. I couldn't sit by while local people and the communities we live in are being ignored and while key services are being cut or downgraded.
Voters are reminded of the deadlines for both registering to vote and applying to vote by post in the forthcoming Highland Council elections on Thursday 4 May. Registration: To be able to vote in the elections, voters must be 16 years or over on 4 May 2017 and must be registered to vote.
I was born and educated in Thurso, and worked locally in the nuclear industry for sixteen years prior to working for Transocean Ltd for 14 years in the oil industry, and I currently hold the position of Constituency Manager for Dr Paul Monaghan, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. I am standing for election because the people of Thurso and North West Caithness clearly feel that they are being forgotten by the Highland Council and let down by the incumbent councillors.
I am an experienced Community Councillor voluntarily serving on numerous committees and groups in the area. I have achieved local benefits for the community, groups and schools in Wick and Thrumster for many years.
Catherine Patterson Independent Candidate - Wick & East Caithness. Caithness deserves a strong voice to raise concerns and stand up for the area in a positive way.
The elections for the 74 seats on The Highland Council, being held on Thursday 4 May, will involve 165 candidates contesting all of the 21 multi-member wards. Caithness will now only have two wards instead of three.
I have been in Caithness since 25 years when we moved for my mother's job teaching modern languages in primary schools. Unfortunately, I have been without paid employment for some time but have devoted time to community groups and helping the disadvantaged in the county.
My name is Struan Mackie and I am the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Thurso and Northwest ward in this May's Local Government elections. I work as a business consultant for one of the ‘big four' accountancy firms in the UK and work across the country to support business.
I have decided to seek re - election in Thurso and North West Caithness as an Independent candidate as I feel that I do not want to be shackled by the dictate of a political party. Local communities need their voices heard and as an Independent I can do this.
Centralisation in Caithness is damaging for us and our futures. Examples include the illogical new Ward boundaries, loss of emergency control rooms, planning decisions overturned in Edinburgh and the desperate situation with our hospitals/ambulances.
"I have lived in Caithness for over 13 years and work at Dounreay. For most of my working life I have been a Trade Union member and activist.