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26/1/2008
Lamborghini and Scotland announce record figuresThumbnail for article : Lamborghini and Scotland announce record figures
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has announced record sales figures for 2007, building and selling 2,406 cars worldwide: a 15% increase over the 2,087 cars delivered in 2006.  A particularly strong sales increase of nearly 40% was recorded in Great Britain, with deliveries of 211 vehicles.  
26/1/2008
Survey shows businesses heated up by cold calls
Small businesses say cold calls are time-wasting and infuriating….and it's mobile phone companies who top their 'most unwanted' list Telesales cold callers beware - they top the list of annoying phone callers to small businesses, according to a new survey of businesses in Scotland and the rest of Britain.  Three our of four businesses in Scotland who took part in the survey said they are pestered by cold calls.  
23/1/2008
ASDA Get Thumbs Down For Pennyland Farm Site In Thurso
The Highland Council has this week received a note of the Scottish Ministers' decisions on two significant planning applications for retail outlets in Thurso.   One was an application by Miller Developments for planning permission for a proposed foodstore at the Auction Mart Site, Ormlie Road, Thurso, which had been called in by Ministers following an appeal against non-determination (deemed refusal) of the application.  
23/1/2008
Dingwall & highland Marts Ltd., (23rd January 2008)
DINGWALL, Dingwall & highland Marts Ltd., (23rd January 2008) sold 496 store cattle and nine breeding cattle.   Bullocks (308) averaged 135.7p (+4.1) and sold to 168.2p per kg for a pen of eight 318kg Charolais crosses from Torgormack, Kirkhill, and £755 for a pen of 571kg Charolais crosses from Hilton Farm, Tain.  
23/1/2008
First ScotRail 'January Sale' - Travel anywhere in Scotland for £15 return If aged 55 or over
First ScotRail has launched a January sale for those aged 55 or over.   Its fantastic 'Club 55' ticket offer - travel anywhere in Scotland for just £15 return - went live on 21st January and runs all the way to 31st March 2008.  
23/1/2008
Licensed Premises To Pay Much More for Licences
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill today gave evidence to Holyrood's Justice Committee on proposed reforms to the licensing system.   The fee regulations put forward by Mr MacAskill, under the new Licensing Act, set limits that allow licensing boards to fully recover their costs - whilst also preventing them from making a profit.  
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.  
APPROVALS LIST - HIE CAITHNESS AND SUTHERLAND - December 2007
The approvals list for HIE Caithness and Sutherland is in two sections.  The first details assistance given to businesses, community groups and other public sector authorities to deliver specific projects.  
22/1/2008
TRAINERS TEST NEW TECHNO FEEDBACK
In an age where technology makes virtually anything downloadable, a group of business trainers in the Highlands and Islands have become some of the first in the UK who are using it to chalk up some powerful results in customer satisfaction.   The group uses a hand held device - known as Knowat - to gather real time feedback for 100k Welcomes, a national training initiative designed to equip Scotland's tourist industry to compete in the lucrative worldwide market by offering first-class customer service.  
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20/1/2008
FREE Independent Energy Advice Available In Caithness - Get It NowThumbnail for article : FREE Independent Energy Advice Available In Caithness - Get It Now
If you are concerned about the rising energy prices, you may be interested in contacting the Caithness Energy Advice Team.   The Energy Advice Team's aim is to help people keep warm and pay less for their energy.  
20/1/2008
Caithness Petroleum & Scottish Water Calling Local Contractors
Are you a local contractor in the north of Scotland? The North Scotland Industries Group is pleased to invite you to an important event featuring presentations from 2 companies with major and forthcoming business interests in the North of Scotland, and who are keen to meet with local contractors / service providers.   NSIG Business Event Pentland Hotel, Thurso Tuesday 5th February - 12.00/14.30 Presentations from Caithness Petroleum and Scottish Water (This event is open to members and non-members) Agenda (times approximate) 12.00 / 12.15 - Arrive - coffee / tea 12.15 / 12.20 - Introduction - Ian Couper, Chief Executive NSIG 12.20 / 12.45 - Presentation from Sheila Campbell-Lloyd, Scottish Water 12.45 / 12.55 - Q&A Session - Scottish Water 12.55 / 13.05 - Short Break 13.05 / 13.30 - Presentation from Peter O'Sullivan - Chief Operating Officer, Caithness Petroleum 13.30 / 13.40 - Q&A Session - Caithness Petroleum 13.40 / 13.45 - Closing remarks - Ian Couper 13.45 / 14.30 - Buffet lunch and networking Attendance - £20 members, £30 non-members To book your place, please contact NSIG before close on 1st February with name(s) of person who will attend.  
19/1/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale of Store Sheep and Cast Rams 16 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (16th January 2008) sold 4,951 store sheep including the annual sale of 668 cast rams.   Lambs (2,734) averaged £32.32 and sold to £57 gross for Beltex cross ewe lambs from Whitebog, Fortrose.  
16/1/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 15 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 15th ) sold 76 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (49) averaged 132.9p (-4.1p) and sold to 143p per kg and £957 gross.  
15/1/2008
Highland Council Gives Approval For ASDA At Slackbuie, Inverness
Members of The Highland Council's Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Planning Applications and Review Committee today (15th January 2008) were minded to grant outline planning application by Elphinstone Land Ltd / ASDA Stores for the development of a superstore, petrol filling station, 5 small retail units and associated works on land at Slackbuie Farm, Inverness.   The Area Planning & Building Standards Manager, David Polson, is to report back to the next meeting of the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Planning Applications and Review Committee with a package of conditions and the terms of developer contributions by legal agreement.  
Dounreay Buletin - Issue 17Thumbnail for article : Dounreay Buletin - Issue 17
NDA BOSS SEES FUEL PLANT BEING FLATTENED Outgoing NDA chief engineer and nuclear safety director Laurence Williams was at Dounreay to see the shell of the old fuel fabrication plant being razed to the ground.  The plant, code-named D1202, was the first of the "atomic factories" built at Dounreay in the 1950s to become operational.  
Rocketing fuel Prices - How to Reduce Fuel Consumption
There is a lot a motorist can do to reduce fuel consumption and save money.  There are quite a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps that can be taken to add miles to every gallon and save money.  
7/1/2008
Highland Lights rounding off a year of highlights!
Highland Lights ~ Solais na Gaidhealtachd, the climax to Highland 2007 in Inverness on Saturday 12 January 2008, promises to be a great night out for all the family.   Wrap up warm and take part in this fantastic extravaganza of music, fire and fireworks planned by Inverness to mark the close of Highland 2007, Scotland's year of Highland culture on An t-Seann Bliadhn' Ùr - The Old New Year.  
Festive fly-tipping is unacceptable
Over the holiday season many Scots will have a bit of a clear out, especially those who have grabbed a bargain in the sales.  This inevitably means households have a number of bulky items and bags of rubbish to get rid of.  
28/12/2007
TOP TIPS FOR MOVING IN THE NEW YEAR
Plan ahead to help avoid a nightmare move Making life changes such as moving to a bigger dream home or downsizing for a better quality of life are popular New Year resolutions.  However, many are put off in carrying out a move as it is one of life's most stressful events.  
From toilets to teeth, SEPA gets asked the oddest things
As you might imagine, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) gets a lot of queries every year.  They arrive in their thousands by email, web, and phone.