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13/12/2019
Jamie Stone Retains Seat 2019 Election in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency - UK Parliamentary general election results Jamie Hume STONE - Scottish Liberal Democrats has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency at the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019.   The election count was held overnight at Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane, Inverness.  
13/12/2019
Ross, Skye And Lochaber Constituency - 2019 UK Parliamentary General Election Result
Ian BLACKFORD - Scottish National Party (SNP) has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency at the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019.   The election count was held overnight at Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane, Inverness.  
13/12/2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency - UK Parliamentary general election result
Drew HENDRY - Scottish National Party (SNP) has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency at the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019.   The election count was held overnight at Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane, Inverness.  
12/12/2019
Energy Minister Marks Completion Of Caithness-Moray Transmission LinkThumbnail for article : Energy Minister Marks Completion Of Caithness-Moray Transmission Link
The Scottish Government's Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, marked the official completion of SSEN Transmission’s flagship Caithness-Moray HVDC link with a visit to Blackhillock substation in Moray.   The £1bn transmission link, delivered on time and within regulatory allowances, has unlocked the vast renewables potential of the north of Scotland.  
12/12/2019
Community ownership is increasing across Scotland
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the Community Ownership in Scotland 2018 publication.  The publication presents the number of assets in community ownership, the number of community groups that own assets and the total area of assets in community ownership.  
11/12/2019
John OGroat Journal Now Part Of A New Company After Brief Administration
Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers is under new ownership after briefly going into administration.   Administrators were called in by Scottish Provincial Press (SPP) on Tuesday morning.  
11/12/2019
November Retails Sales 4.0 percent down
British Retail Consortium DISTORTION SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF BLACK FRIDAY.   Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, BRC: "Once the figures are adjusted to take account of the timing of Black Friday, growth appears stronger in November than in previous months.  
11/12/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 11 December 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December 11th) sold 177 store cattle, 11 adult head of breeding cattle 24 OTM cattle.   Bullocks (98) averaged 200.8p and sold to 265.1p per kilo for a pair of 215kg Limousin crosses from 14 Linicro, Portree and £1,130 gross for a 590kg Limousin cross from Towerhill, Thurso.  
10/12/2019
Private Rented Properties In Scotland Will Need To Meet Higher Standards of Insulation
Private rented sector properties in Scotland will need to achieve increased minimum standards.   EPC of E at change of tenancy from 1 April 2020.  
10/12/2019
Scottish Government should enforce the Scottish Living Wage in charity care sector, says UNISON
UNISON is calling on the Scottish government to step in to enforce payment of the Scottish Living Wage to all staff working for Richmond Fellowship Scotland - one of the largest providers of social care services across Scotland.   UNISON has successfully campaigned to get the Scottish Living Wage (SLW) paid to all adult social care workers across Scotland.  
10/12/2019
Primary Teacher Numbers Rise In Scotland
Primary school teacher numbers are at their highest level since 1980 and total teacher numbers have risen by 288, new statistics have shown.   The overall number of teachers rose to 52,247, an increase of 1,530 since 2015 and the highest level since 2009.  
10/12/2019
Heavy Rain Causes Landslips - Kylerhea, Isle of Skye and Raasay
Two roads are closed on Isle of Skye and Raasay due to landslips.   The C1239 Lusa - Kylerhea Road is closed at around 3.7km from the Invergarry - Uig trunk road (A87) due to a landslip from the hill above which has covered the road with mud for around 100 - 120m.  
10/12/2019
Achievement Of Curriculum For Excellence (cfe) Levels
Scotland's Chief Statistician has today published statistics on school pupils' achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels in reading, writing, listening & talking and numeracy.  The statistics, based on teacher judgement, report on the percentage of school pupils in Primary 1 (P1), Primary 4 (P4), Primary 7 (P7) and Secondary 3 (S3) who have achieved the expected CfE level relevant to their stage.  
10/12/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 10 December 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 10th) sold 15 prime cattle.   Prime heifers (15) averaged 197.5p (+5.2p) and sold to 207.0p per kg and £1,289.25 gross.  
10/12/2019
Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey 2019
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published statistics on Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey 2019.   The Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) 2019 is a large-scale telephone survey of 2,652 employers in Scotland.  
10/12/2019
Unison Is Balloting Staff Across Enable Scotland On The Latest Pay Offer
The new pay offer is for £9.10 per hour - an increase of 10 pence per hour - from the 1st January 2020 and only to be paid to personal assistants, with no proposal of a pay increase to the rest of the hard working Enable Scotland staff.   The new rate of £9.10 will also not be paid for sleepovers, this work remains at the SLW of £9 per hour.  
9/12/2019
An increase in foster carer payments is agreed by Highland council
Members have approved a proposal to substantially increase the payment to foster carers at the meeting of Highland Council today, Monday 9 December 2019.   The new payment proposal recognises the valuable role of foster carers in providing a home and care for the most vulnerable children within their Highland community.  
9/12/2019
Councillors agree further work following survey backing introduction of tourist levy
Highland councillors today approved the findings of a public consultation supporting the introduction of a Highland Transient Visitor Levy and committed to further work to develop an optimal scheme for Highland.   The results of more than 6600 responses gathered through online and face-to-face surveys, alongside a pre-consultation with the tourism industry and written submissions received from representatives from the tourism industry and local communities were considered by Members.  
9/12/2019
Your Vote Counts
Voters in the three Highland constituencies for the UK Parliamentary general election of: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Ross, Skye and Lochaber; and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey are being reminded by Returning Officer Donna Manson that their vote matters.   On Thursday 12 December voting begins with all Highland polling stations opening their doors at 7am and remaining open for voters until 10pm.  
9/12/2019
Equally safe at work
Highland council members today (9 December 2019) wholeheartedly gave their support to a report to Council on tackling gender-based violence.   Highland Council has been working closely with trade union colleagues and Close the Gap to create a zero-tolerance culture towards gender-based violence.