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Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week commencing 9th July 2018.   Energy & Business Services: * Yet another milestone was achieved for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project this week, as the final turbine foundation (number 86 of 86) was installed by contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting.  
Beatirce Offshore Lays Final Turbine FoundationThumbnail for article : Beatirce Offshore Lays Final Turbine Foundation
Yet another milestone was achieved for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project this week, as the final turbine foundation (number 86 of 86) was installed by contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting.  Travellers on the A9 and A99 on the east coast of Caithness will this week have seen the huge SHL vessel "Oleg Strashnov" working out in the BOWL development area..  
Highlands and Islands MSP visits Westminster to talk about fire sprinklers
A Highlands and Islands MSP is in Westminster today (Wednesday July 11) to talk to members of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group to suggest ways the campaign for sprinklers can be progressed in England.   David Stewart will outline his experience of introducing a Member's Bill in the Scottish Parliament, leading a campaign for greater fire safety measures in Scottish social housing.  
Wood Wins Dounreay Nuclear Design And Engineering ContractThumbnail for article : Wood Wins Dounreay Nuclear Design And Engineering Contract
Wood has won a framework contract to provide design and engineering services to the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland, UK.   Effective immediately, it will run for up to four years, including two potential one-year extensions and has an estimated value of $3-4m to Wood.  
Scotland's Household Numbers RisingThumbnail for article : Scotland's Household Numbers Rising
Scotland's household numbers projected to increase by almost a third of a million over 25 years.   Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households in Scotland is projected to continue to increase, rising by 317,000 between 2016 and 2041.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 10 July 2018
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 10th) sold 36 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (2) averaged 206.2p (N/C) and sold to 224.0p per kg and £1,400.00 gross.  
Beatrice Team Readying To Install First Wind TurbinesThumbnail for article : Beatrice Team Readying To Install First Wind Turbines
Wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca arrived at Nigg Energy Park on 28 June, according to the vessel's AIS data, as the Beatrice wind turbine installation team is set to start erecting the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the project site in the Moray Firth near Caithness off the Scottish coast.   The project’s marine coordination team has issued a Notice to Mariners, saying that the wind turbine installation and commissioning works will commence offshore during July 2018, with finalisation of the installation in spring 2019.  
Heavy Lift Vessel 'industrial Dart' In Pantland Firth TodayThumbnail for article : Heavy Lift Vessel 'industrial Dart' In Pantland Firth Today
The massive heavy lift vessel Industrial Dart transited the P.  Firth W to E today pm 10.07.18 en route from Trinidad to the UK Cont.  
Advice on private water suppliesThumbnail for article : Advice on private water supplies
Highland Council is issuing a reminder to owners of private water supplies and landlords of tenants on private water supplies that it is their responsibility to arrange for the provision of water to their properties.   As a result of the prolonged recent dry weather Highland Council's, Environmental Health Team is receiving a few calls from individuals on private water supplies that are drying up.  
Caithness: Medical practices successfully attract high-calibre clinicians
NHS Highland has successfully recruited six clinicians - three GPs, two advanced nurse practitioners and a ‘first contact' physiotherapy practitioner - to full and part-time posts in Caithness in the past two months.   Dr David Carson and Dr Mike Ruse are to join recent recruit, advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) Colin Armer, at the Riverbank Medical Practice in Thurso.  
Council Workers Step Up Pay CampaignThumbnail for article : Council Workers Step Up Pay Campaign
‘Wish you were ...  paying us properly'.  
Northern Isles pupils call for passengers' attention
Northern Isles school pupils are calling for passengers' attention with the introduction of refreshed safety briefing announcements on board NorthLink Ferries passenger vessels.   As part of the Scottish Government's Year of Young People 2018, the lifeline ferry service chose four students from Anderson High School in Lerwick for the announcement on MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey and a further four pupils from Stromness Primary School in Orkney for the MV Hamnavoe recording.  
Head Teacher appointments in the Highlands
The Highland Council is pleased to announce the recent appointment of 5 Head and 10 Acting Head Teachers across the region's schools.   All the new teachers will be in their posts by the new term in August 2018.  
Highland Licensing Board consults on new liquor licensing policy statement
The Highland Licensing Board has begun consultation on its next Statement of Licensing Policy for the period November 2018 to November 2023.   The aim of the Policy Statement is to promote consistency in decision-making on all types of liquor licence applications and to give applicants advance notice of the Board's likely approach to determining licence applications.  
Regional Policy Paper Launched
The Highlands & Islands European Partnership (HIEP) has launched a position paper on Regional Policy.   After exiting the EU, UK regions will no longer be able to access EU structural funds.  
Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury'sThumbnail for article : Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury's
Dunnet Bay Distillers, the UK's most northerly mainland distillery, has secured its first nationwide supermarket listing, with its acclaimed Rock Rose Gin launching into 135 Sainsbury's stores this July.   The launch is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the craft distillery, which has significantly expanded to keep up with growing demand.  
Bridge Street, Inverness site purchase completed by Highland CouncilThumbnail for article : Bridge Street, Inverness site purchase completed by Highland Council
The purchase of a significant site on the southern side of Inverness' Bridge Street was completed on Thursday 28 June 2018, it is confirmed by The Highland Council.  As announced at the start of June by Cllr Margaret Davidson, Leader of The Highland Council, and Mr Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, the purchase will support the development of Inverness Castle and the regeneration of the surrounding area of the city centre.  
Japanese Multinational Signs Scottish DealThumbnail for article : Japanese Multinational Signs Scottish Deal
A major Japanese industrial corporation has signed an agreement that will see the world's first test of an autonomous underwater vehicle, undertaken in Scotland.   Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd (KHI) will carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection.  
Success for Highland Council at national awardsThumbnail for article : Success for Highland Council at national awards
The Highland Council has been awarded two commendations and a first place at the 2018 Scottish Regional Energy Efficiency Awards (external link) for the Highland Home Energy Efficiency Programme.  These awards recognise the efforts made to eliminate fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of homes in the UK.  
NorthLink Ferries backs young people's journey to the future
In support of the Year of Young People 2018, and in partnership with Caber Coffee's Ethyco range, NorthLink Ferries is looking for two outstanding young people to apply for a travel bursary.   The bursary is intended to be used towards the cost of attending a significant cultural or leadership event.