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GMR Henderson To Join Thomas Telford RenovationThumbnail for article : GMR Henderson To Join Thomas Telford Renovation
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) has begun renovating its new home in Wick with the help of a neighbour.   Two buildings in Lower Pulteneytown are being redeveloped into the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for the £2.6bn Beatrice offshore wind farm project.  
17/3/2017
Gills Harbour AGM - Tuesday 21st March 2017Thumbnail for article : Gills Harbour AGM - Tuesday 21st March 2017
Notice of Annual General Meeting: On Tuesday 21.03.2017 @ 19.30.   Gills Harbour Ltd: A Community- owned trading Company limited by guarantee.  
17/3/2017
Persistent Poverty In Scotland 2010-2015
New experimental statistics have been published today showing the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2015.   We know that spending brief periods with a low income can be less damaging than living in poverty over a number of years.  
Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership Update
Week Commencing 13th March 2017 Energy & business services: Delighted to see this week's news that Caithness firm GMR Henderson has been awarded work on the construction programme for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project's Operations & Maintenance base in Wick.  The company, whose base is only about 100 metres away from the O&M site on the Wick harbourfront, will support the initial demolition and preparatory works.  
17/3/2017
Tourism And NatureThumbnail for article : Tourism And Nature
A short video highlighting the importance of the natural environment for Scotland's tourism sector..  
17/3/2017
Food & Drink( & Nature)Thumbnail for article : Food & Drink( & Nature)
A short film showing how food and drink producers in Scotland value our environment..  
17/3/2017
Mixed Results In Latest Farm Census
The results of the December Agricultural Survey show that while winter cereal plantings saw an increase, silage production last year was down.  In the livestock sector, there were rises in sheep, pigs and poultry, but cattle numbers fell to their lowest since the 1950s.  
17/3/2017
Public Sector Employment In Scotland - Statistics For 4th Quarter 2016Thumbnail for article : Public Sector Employment In Scotland - Statistics For 4th Quarter 2016
The statistics in this release are based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  This is a snapshot of employment as at December 2016.  
17/3/2017
Action On Climate Change - PeatlandsThumbnail for article : Action On Climate Change - Peatlands
Protecting peatlands.   An £8 million investment will restore peatlands and help reduce carbon emissions, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has revealed as she opened the funding for applications today.  
17/3/2017
Scotland's Special Themed Years UnveiledThumbnail for article : Scotland's Special Themed Years Unveiled
Tourism programme extended until 2022.   The Themed Years' tourism programme will continue beyond 2018, it was confirmed today.  
17/3/2017
Snh Sheep Worrying Alister OrrThumbnail for article : Snh Sheep Worrying Alister Orr
Alister Orr a farmer from Ayrshire giving his personal experience of sheep worrying on his farm..  
John O'Groats - Shape The Future - You Can HelpThumbnail for article : John O'Groats - Shape The Future - You Can Help
A drop in event.   Seaview Hotel, John O'Groats.  
15/3/2017
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale14 March 2017
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (March, 14th) sold 9 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (3) averaged 210.0p and sold to 212.0p per kg and £1,274.90 gross.  
14/3/2017
£1m Boost For Aquaculture Supply Chain Innovation
A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead.  Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).  
13/3/2017
Highland Council 2017 Election CalledThumbnail for article : Highland Council 2017 Election Called
The 2017 Highland Council election has been officially called today (Monday 13 March) with the Returning Officer seeking nominations from candidates wishing to stand in the local government elections which take place on Thursday 4 May.   A total of 74 Councillors will be appointed to represent the Council in 21 electoral wards, each with three or four elected members.  
13/3/2017
There Is Little Direct Monitoring Of Home Care Services By Councils, Says Unison Report
Direct contract monitoring of service users is very limited and very few visits are made to check service users are receiving contracted levels of care, according to a report published today (Monday) by UNISON Scotland at a Community Sector Conference in Glasgow.   UNISON are calling for monitoring arrangements to be adequately staffed and include site visits to service users.  
11/3/2017
HIE Report Highlights Extent Of Occupational Segregation In The Region
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is encouraging employers across the region to promote the benefits of a gender balance workforce.   The move follows the publication this week of a report entitled ‘Occupational Segregation in the Highlands and Islands' commissioned by the agency.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership Update
Week Commencing 6 March 2017 Energy & business services: Atlantis Resources Ltd has this week announced that Phase 1A of the MeyGen project has been awarded full accreditation by Ofgem.  Phase 1A is now an accredited 6MW tidal stream generating station and will receive 5 ROCS/MWh.  
11/3/2017
Tourism WebinarsThumbnail for article : Tourism Webinars
If you are in the tourism business then you may want to look in on the webinars currently being offered by HIE..  
10/3/2017
Wipro staff to be based in city centre officeThumbnail for article : Wipro staff to be based in city centre office
Wipro has opened a new delivery centre in Inverness as part of our growth plan and service delivery for the Highland Council.   40 to 50 staff will be based at Moray House in the city centre.