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Highland Library Operator Welcomes ReportsThumbnail for article : Highland Library Operator Welcomes Reports
High Life Highland, the Charity responsible for the operation of libraries across Highland has welcomed two new reports on the role of libraries in communities during lockdown and what it will look like after the pandemic.   Chairman of High Life Highland's Charity Board, Ian Ross said, "We have been aware of a report written by the Carnegie Trust about libraries since the document was released to the public.  
14/8/2020
High Life Highland Is Bouncing BackThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Is Bouncing Back
In a report being presented to The Highland Council's Recovery Board on 24th August, Steve Walsh, High Life Highland's Chief Executive, has outlined the charity's road to financial recovery thanks to its bounceback campaign.   Mr Walsh explained, "It now seems like an over-used phrase, but when the pandemic hit in March it was clear that High Life Highland, along with every other organisation was facing unprecedented challenges.  
Thurso Library kicks off Caithness bounceback campaignThumbnail for article : Thurso Library kicks off Caithness bounceback campaign
High Life Highland are taking the first steps in their Caithness bounceback campaign next week with the introduction of a collect and return service at Thurso Library.  From Wednesday 22nd July Thurso library customers will be able to access items by requesting them in advance and booking a timeslot for collection.  
Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming PoolsThumbnail for article : Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming Pools
HIGH LIFE HIGHLAND FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES.   High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government's advice to minimise social contact.  
Archives Accreditation Award: Nucleus - The Nuclear And Caithness ArchiveThumbnail for article : Archives Accreditation Award: Nucleus - The Nuclear And Caithness Archive
We are delighted to announce that the latest Scottish service to be awarded Accredited Archive Status is Nucleus - the Nuclear and Caithness Archive.  Encompassing the national archive of the UK civil nuclear industry, Nucleus is also home to the historical archive for the county of Caithness.  
Nucleus Archive Facility Scoops UK's Richest Architecture Prize At V&A Dundee Award CeremonyThumbnail for article : Nucleus Archive Facility Scoops UK's Richest Architecture Prize At V&A Dundee Award Ceremony
Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick by Reiach & Hall Architects wins the 2018 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018.   Twelve projects were shortlisted for the coveted 2018 Doolan Prize, all worthy winners of RIAS Awards for 2018 (presented in June 2018).  
Top Accolade For Nuclear Record-keepingThumbnail for article : Top Accolade For Nuclear Record-keeping
The meticulous approach to managing historical records at the Nucleus archive has secured the highest accolade from the government's records regulator.   ‘Place of Deposit' (PoD) status was granted by The National Archives at Kew (TNA) and National Records of Scotland in December 2017, on schedule, after a comprehensive assessment of all operational aspects at the £20 million facility near Wick.  
One Card Library PassThumbnail for article : One Card Library Pass
Pilot gives access to more than 120 libraries - and 1.6 million books.   A pilot for a single card that can be used in any library has been launched in the north east.  
Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its ServiceThumbnail for article : Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its Service
Recycling Books and DVD's is to be one way local libraries can raise funds for new items.   If you would like to help and get a bargain at the same time then head to Thurso library on the day of the sale..  
Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So FarThumbnail for article : Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So Far
To date, the Inverness Campus project has attracted over £100m of investment, and independent research has shown that it already has potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years.   www.uhi.ac.uk.  
Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers OnlineThumbnail for article : Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers Online
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Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conferenceThumbnail for article : Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conference
Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting.  The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.  
6/6/2014
Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills Harbour
GILLS BAY/PENTLAND FIRTH'S INNER SOUND VISIT BY DELEGATES TO TOP-LEVEL INNOVATION CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THURSO'S ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS.   A top team of Scottish-based scientists, engineers and academics sailed out to the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound from Gills Bay on a fact-finding mission to see at first hand the fast-flowing waters above the seabed site of the UK's first planned 'marine electricity' power-station.  
The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian BrydenThumbnail for article : The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian Bryden
Anyone with an interest in marine energy might wish to take look in on this lecture being held at ERI, Thurso.   With marine energy being touted often as one of the means that Caithness will gain some new employment and contracts as Dounreay runs down this lecture may give some serious insights into what the fact are.  
Innovative Sensors For Marine Energy Developers
Currents, waves and water quality in the Pentland Firth.   Weigh Inn Hotel, Thurso KW14 7UG 2-3 June 2014 The Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands – with the support of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems – invites you to a workshop is to identify opportunities within the renewable energy sector that require sensor technology solutions.  
ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey ProjectThumbnail for article : ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey Project
New project aims to find marine energy hot spots A project to find the best new places to install marine energy devices in Europe was launched in Thurso today.   Led by scientists at North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute, TURNKEY (transforming underutilised renewable natural resource into key energy yields) will bring together representatives from five European countries and use cutting edge technology to assess the locations with the best marine energy potential.  
Scientific spotlight shines on Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Scientific spotlight shines on Flow Country
Scientists from across the UK will converge in Caithness this week to discuss the latest findings in peatland research.  Organised by North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), the ‘Research in the Flow Country’ conference has attracted over sixty attendees.  
Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI ConferenceThumbnail for article : Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI Conference
Scientists from Thursos Environmental Research Institute are reaching out to the art community in Caithness.  Artists and designers of all disciplines are being given the opportunity to display their work and interact with the scientific community at a forthcoming conference in Thurso dedicated to research in the Flow Country.  
erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, ThursoThumbnail for article : erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, Thurso
Since opening in 2000, the ERI has become a dynamic research organisation with a young, highlymotivated team, and the ethos of multi- and inter-disciplinarity is securely embedded.  Today, the ERI has become a focus for promoting excellence in research in the region, largely due to the ability of its investigators to work with stakeholder, commercial, academic and educational organisations alike.