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1/5/2018
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 1 May 2018
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 1st) sold 3 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (1) averaged 230.0p (N/C) and sold to 230.0p per kg and £1,403.00 gross.  
30/4/2018
The Rise And Rise Of Women's Employment In The UkThumbnail for article : The Rise And Rise Of Women's Employment In The Uk
Decline of the traditional single-earner couple driven most by mothers of young children and partners of high-earning men.   More than three quarters of women aged 25-54 in the UK are in paid work, reaching a record high of 78% in 2017.  
30/4/2018
Brexit - Our Commitment to the Highland Council Workforce
The Leader Councillor Margaret Davidson and Chief Executive, Steve Barron of The Highland Council have written to employees with a reassurance of commitment to EU national members of the workforce.   Chief Executive Steve Barron said: "In the context of ongoing Brexit negotiations between the UK Government and the EU, we recognise that this could be an uncertain and unsettling time for many staff who could be affected by the outcome.  
30/4/2018
The economic impact of changes in alcohol consumption in the UKThumbnail for article : The economic impact of changes in alcohol consumption in the UK
The Fraser of Allender Institute has produce a report looking at the possible economic impact of changes in alcohol consumption.   The alcohol industry (both manufacturing and sales) is important to the UK Economy as it supports thousands of jobs (IAS, 2017a; Oxford Economics, 2016).  
30/4/2018
What Do You Know About Economic Impact Assessments?Thumbnail for article : What Do You Know About Economic Impact Assessments?
Find out more from the SPICe blog, written by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament.   The blog article can be seen HERE.  
27/4/2018
Almost A Billion Pounds To Fully Fund Childcare
Funding package agreed in partnership with COSLA.   Almost a billion pounds will be invested annually to fund the huge expansion of early learning and childcare, transforming the life chances of children in Scotland.  
26/4/2018
Final Vote On Social Security (scotland) Bill
A Bill allowing the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year has been passed by Parliament.   A unanimous vote means MSPs have passed the Social Security (Scotland) Bill establishing Scotland's first social security system.  
25/4/2018
Scottish Insolvency Statistics: January To March 2018 (2017-18 Quarter 4)Thumbnail for article : Scottish Insolvency Statistics: January To March 2018 (2017-18 Quarter 4)
Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today released official statistics reporting personal and company insolvencies in Scotland for the fourth quarter (January to March 2018) of 2017-18 and provisional estimates for the 2017-18 financial year.   Scottish insolvency statistics in 2017-18 Provisional estimates show that in 2017-18 personal insolvencies in Scotland increased by 4.7% to 10,503 from 10,032 in 2016-17.  
25/4/2018
Social Security Scotland Local Services - New Jobs
The first of at least 400 jobs, created to deliver devolved social security support within local communities across Scotland, are now open for applications.   The new Social Security Scotland service will have a presence in every local authority area, with staff co-located in existing public and third sector services - all of which will make it easily accessible to local communities and anyone looking for information and support.  
25/4/2018
Salmon And Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2017 Season
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2017 season.   Salmon Total reported rod catch (retained and released) for 2017 is 49,444.  
25/4/2018
Treas Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ann An Glaschu - Third Glasgow Gaelic School
Leas Phrìomh Mhinistear air £1.9 millean de mhaoineachadh ainmeachadh dhan phròiseact.   Thèid sgoil Ghàidhlig ùr, an treas ann an Glaschu, a dh'fhosgladh, am measg iarrtas airson àitichean a tha a' sìor fhàs.  
24/4/2018
Farm payments underway
Payments worth more than £300 million to farmers and crofters have begun, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.   In the coming months, eligible farmers and crofters will receive the final balance of their Common Agricultural Policy Pillar 1 entitlement for the 2017 scheme year, having already received up to 90% through the government's loan scheme in early November.  
24/4/2018
The Power Of Public Procurement With Food For LifeThumbnail for article : The Power Of Public Procurement With Food For Life
More pupils in Scotland will be enjoying high quality school dinners thanks to our Food for Life programme receiving £1.2million from Scottish Government.   This is huge, fantastic news and means we can get more children eating fresh, local produce - helping them stay healthy while supporting local producers..  
24/4/2018
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24th April 2018
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 24th) sold 5 prime cattle.   Prime heifers (5) averaged 225.2p (+2.5p) and sold to 230.0p per kg and £1,413.60 gross.  
24/4/2018
Planning Application Decision Times Published
Statistics on quarterly planning performance in Scotland have been released today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.  These detail the number of planning applications decided across Scotland and average decision times for most types of application including housing and business and industry.  
23/4/2018
£95m Mill Expansion Unveiled By First Minister
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord's Inverness plant on 23 April, following a £95m investment.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) also awarded Norbord a £12m development grant, on top of Norbord's investment, to help fund the expansion.  
Xponorth Unveils New National And International Speakers
Scotland's leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth, has unveiled the next wave of speakers for the one-of-a-kind event this summer in Inverness.   Taking place 27-28 of June 2018, XpoNorth 2018 will see a range of leading voices from across the national and international creative industries gather in the Highland capital to deliver one of the most exciting, inspiring, informative and unique events of its kind.  
23/4/2018
MSP And Road Safety Campaigner Tells Drivers To Rein In Speed When Passing Horses
Highlands & Islands MSP and road safety campaigner, David Stewart has asked drivers in the rural areas of the Highlands &Islands to rein in their speed and give plenty of room to horses and their riders when passing them.   David said " This is an issue that a lot of motorists forget about.  
23/4/2018
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 23 April 2018
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 23rd) sold 68 store cattle and 14 OTM cattle.   Bullocks (30) averaged 222.5p and sold to 262.7p per kg for a 335kg Limousin cross from 4 Tigharry, Lochmaddy and £1,200 gross twice for 735kg and 740kg Charolais crosses from 50 Balgarva, Eochar.  
23/4/2018
Impact Of Brexit On UK Small And Medium-sized Enterprises Examined
Brexit creeps ever closer.   For businesses of all sizes there may be many consequences.