Climate emergency headlines and programmes such as the BBC's War on Plastic are driving consumers to take action against single-use plastic. In Scotland alone, around 224,000 tonnes of plastic waste is collected from Scottish households each year - and if not recycled correctly, can end up in landfill.
Latest recruitment figures show that 89% of all medical training posts in Scotland are currently filled - the highest level for five years at this stage in recruitment. Foundation training places – for the two years post-medical school – are currently 99% full.
From Subsea7 - Please be advised that we are about to commence the launch of a pipeline bundle into Sinclair's Bay. This operation will take between 24 - 36 hours and will require Subsea 7 to open the Wester Bridge to allow towheads to pass under and out to sea.
Highland Council's Environmental Health team has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Loch Eishort. Eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.
Police Scotland has asked for an independent review into the death of a man whose body was recovered from Wick Harbour more than 20 years ago. Senior representatives of Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service met with the family of Kevin Mcleod earlier today to inform them that, following consultation with the Lord Advocate, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone has requested Merseyside Police carry out a detailed review of the case under the direction of the Crown.
People with lived experience to have their say. Volunteers are being asked to shape Scotland's new, fairer social security system.
The authors of far-reaching 2018 report on potential investment priorities at Cairngorm Mountain have reviewed and updated their findings. US-based consultants SE Group were commissioned last year by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), owner of Cairngorm estate.
Trade and Investment Minister to visit China. Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee will visit China this week to promote the growing economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and the world's second largest economy.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 2nd) sold 13 prime cattle. Prime Bullocks (4) averaged 206.4p (-0.8p) and sold to 210.0p per kg and £1,194.80 gross.
Prime stakes: This year's Amazon Prime Day(s) will be a $6.7bn bonanza to lure in new members, forecasts e-commerce expert Amazon's business model relies on attracting new members, and it will offer over 1 million deals on Prime Day this year to reel them in, says e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero. But can its marketplace traders afford to join in? Amazon’s Prime Day will set new records this year, says the e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero.
Residents of Britain's most remote inhabited island have stepped up efforts to move towards a cleaner energy system. The people of Foula off Shetland have signed up to the Clean Energy Transition Pledge, which commits them to producing a decarbonisation plan over the next 12 months.
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has slammed the ‘SNP-Tory' stitch up of the Planning Bill, warning that it has become a missed opportunity to deliver transformative change. The SNP and Scottish Conservatives joined forces to block Labour's plans to secure the power for a community right of appeal as well as remove key changes made by MSPs at an earlier stage.
Wellbeing and resilience programme extended to emergency services. Front line emergency workers will get access to tailored mental health resources, following the extension of a wellbeing programme.
DM Hall boosts its focus on the North with appointment of Caithness-based residential surveyor Lesley Coghill. DM Hall, one of Scotland's leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, has boosted its expertise in the country's most northerly mainland region with the appointment of a highly experienced Thurso-based professional who will share her residential property expertise with clients in Caithness, north Sutherland and the island of Orkney.
A Which Report. You're more likely to fall victim to fraud than to any other crime in the UK.
Move shows UK is a ‘sitting duck' in future U S trade negotiations, says union. GMB Scotland reports Scotch whisky is among the products targeted by the US for a new tariffs provides a troubling look future trade negotiations.
Company is first Scottish transport operator to introduce pioneering support service. Serco NorthLink Ferries has partnered with one of Scotland's digital start-ups to improve journeys for customers who require additional support.
Highland and Islands Trading Standards warn householders to ‘be on guard' and reject cold calling ‘home energy’ traders on the doorstep. Local Authority Trading Standards Services across the North of Scotland are warning unsuspecting householders to be on their guard if they are approached by individuals wishing to install home energy products.
Funding for food and activities during the summer break. More children and young people will benefit from a nutritious meal and a place to play this summer holiday.
Three new non-executive members have been appointed by the Cabinet Secretary to the NHS Highland Board. Alexander Anderson, Jean Boardman and Philip MacRae have each been appointed for four years by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Jeane Freeman.