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25/5/2019
Growth In The Non-british Population In Scotland Ends
Scotland's population growth has slowed and net migration decreased over the past two years, according to population estimates from the National Records of Scotland.   Statistics published today show the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland remaining stable, ending the period of growth following the EU expansion.  
25/5/2019
Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 May 2019
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 24th) sold 123 store cattle, 5 adult head of breeding cattle, 12 OTM cattle and 746 sheep.   Bullocks (61) averaged 215.6p and sold to 295.8p per kilo for a pair of 240kg Charolais crosses from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £980 gross a 520kg Limousin cross from Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge.  
25/5/2019
Rise In European Visitors
The number of European visitors to Scotland increased by 19% in 2018, according to official statistics released today.   Overall there was a 10% increase in visits from overseas tourists and a 1.2% increase in domestic (Great Britain) overnight visits to Scotland.  
23/5/2019
Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere OnlineThumbnail for article : Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere Online
If you want to learn the Ukulele but can't find a teacher then you can now get lessons online from Pentland Music in Thurso via your computer.   If you live locally its easy enough perhaps to go in for a lesson but if you live way out in the countryside or in another place far away you may want to take advantage of the live online lessons on offer.  
New Funeral cost guidance published
Recommendations to make clear cost information available.   New guidance to make it easier to plan the cost of funerals, burials and cremations has been published.  
Business Opportunities In Canada - Two Weeks To Go!Thumbnail for article : Business Opportunities In Canada - Two Weeks To Go!
Join us in Inverness next month for a free seminar about doing business in Canada.   Inverness - Thursday, 6 June Sign up today and hear from experts as they share information, insights and expertise to help you maximise the opportunities in Canada.  
23/5/2019
Late May Bank Holiday: 153,000 Breakdowns Expected Over The WeekendThumbnail for article : Late May Bank Holiday: 153,000 Breakdowns Expected Over The Weekend
Over 153,000 breakdowns expected to occur on UK roads this weekend as drivers head off for the bank holiday weekend.   Green Flag is predicting 21 breakdowns every minute between Friday and Tuesday.  
22/5/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd 22 May 2019 - sold the complete dispersal of the pedigree Shorthorn herd from Smallburn Farm
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold the complete dispersal of the pedigree Shorthorn herd from Smallburn Farm comprising of 21 adult head of breeding cattle.   Lot 1 - Shawhill Fancy sired by Alvie Blue Eyedboy she has a heifer calf at foot and is back in calf to Meonside Javelin she sold for 4,000gns to Messrs S.  
22/5/2019
Water scarcity - Council supporting users of private water supplies
The Highland Council's Environmental Health Team is advising users of private water supplies to take preventative steps to preserve their drinking water.  Following a mild Winter and Spring, there is increasing pressures on water supplies.  
22/5/2019
Still time to comment on the Highland Council Common Good Asset List
The public consultation on the proposed contents of the Highland Council Common Good Asset Register is due to close on Wednesday 5 June 2019.  There is still time to consider the lists published on the Council's website and to make comments.  
22/5/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Pedigree and Luing Sale 22 May 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 91 pedigree and commercial Luing cattle at their eleventh annual spring breeding sale sponsored by W & A Geddes and Harbro Ltd.   Pedigree bulling heifers (47) averaged £2,084.36 and sold to 2,750gns (£2,887.50), twice for 25 month old heifers from Mr G.  
22/5/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Special Sale 22 May 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 329 adult head of breeding cattle at their special sale.   Commercial bulling heifers (84) sold to £1,520 gross for a pair of Limousin crosses from Coldhome Farm, Fortrose.  
21/5/2019
Thousands Of New Homes Supported By Building Scotland FundThumbnail for article : Thousands Of New Homes Supported By Building Scotland Fund
Almost £70 million has been invested in housing projects through the Building Scotland Fund (BSF) since its launch last year.  This money has supported the development of 5,500 new homes and around 600 full time jobs The BSF, which is a precursor to the Scottish National Investment Bank, provides loans to support the delivery of homes both for sale and for rent.  
21/5/2019
Impact on PSA posts significantly reduced to under 12 across Highland
There will be minimal impact on PSA posts due to extensive work done to protect staff through the holding back over 50 vacant posts and identifying other opportunities within the council.   We have committed to avoiding compulsory redundancies.  
21/5/2019
Decrease in gender employment gap over last decade
The gender employment gap, which measures the difference between the employment rates for men and women, has decreased from 10.5 percentage points in 2008 to 7.6 percentage points in 2018.   Scotland's Chief Statistician today published statistics on Regional Employment Patterns in Scotland from the Annual Population Survey (APS).  
New life sciences building opens on Inverness CampusThumbnail for article : New life sciences building opens on Inverness Campus
A new £4.5m life sciences building was officially opened at Inverness Campus by the Deputy First Minister Mr John Swinney, on Monday 20 May 2019.   Called ‘Solasta House', it offers flexible space for new and expanding technology and life sciences companies and is already home to eight companies and could be 75 percent full by the summer.  
20/5/2019
Another Caithness Wind Farm Up And Running - Community Benefit Very soonThumbnail for article : Another Caithness Wind Farm Up And Running - Community Benefit Very soon
Electricity flowing from Bad á Cheò Wind Farm powers up to 22,000 homes per year.   · All 13 turbines now exporting electricity · £133,250 annual community fund administrator announced.  
20/5/2019
X to mark the vote in Thursday's Euro ElectionsThumbnail for article : X to mark the vote in Thursday's Euro Elections
On Thursday (23 May 2019) polling stations across the Highlands will be open from 7am to 10pm for people to cast their vote in the European Elections.   Already more than 16,551 people have returned postal votes.  
20/5/2019
Free forum event for Highland landlords
The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, are inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding common repairs and building maintenance in flats and how to deal with any problems that may arise.   Under One Roof Scotland www.underoneroof.scot is an impartial online information site for flat owners and their advisers.  
20/5/2019
Economic benefits of £745m Aberdeen by-pass highlighted
Around 50% of traffic has shifted from Aberdeen city onto the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route since it fully opened in February - easing congestion and improving air quality in the north east.   Initial monitoring by Transport Scotland also found key journey times have been reduced by half, even during rush hour, through the 36-mile AWPR route between Stonehaven and south of Ellon.