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4/4/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 4 April 2019Thumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 4 April 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (April, 4th) sold 5,674 sheep of all classes including the annual spring sale of ewe lambs.   Ewe lambs (3,266) averaged £73.26 (+ £3.44 on the year) and sold to £138 gross for a pen of Cheviots from Suisgill Estate, Helmsdale.  
4/4/2019
HMRC Employers Bulletin - The EU Exit edition
The EU Exit edition of the Employer Bulletin has important information on a range of issues that you need to be aware of should the UK leave the EU without a deal.   If you have employees that work in the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, there are actions you need to take around social security contributions.  
4/4/2019
Council welcomes Inverness - Heathrow same-day-flights service
Highland Council Leaders have welcomed the introduction of a new Inverness - London Heathrow service this week by British Airways which will allow people to travel between the two cities and return the same day.   Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson welcomes the new flight schedule that will see a 30 per cent increase in capacity on the route and bring the number of flights up to three return services on Saturdays and Sundays, with a double daily service Monday to Friday.  
4/4/2019
Birmingham Storms Ahead as the UK's Heart of Small BusinessThumbnail for article : Birmingham Storms Ahead as the UK's  Heart of Small Business
Small Business Index 2019 reveals the best European cities for enterprise.   Valencia, Spain, ranks first as the small business capital of Europe, with an abundance of cafes, bars, and restaurants Birmingham, England, ranks top for the UK, outperforming London due to its availability of rent and retail space at a more reasonable price Glasgow, Scotland, ranks second for the UK, tailing behind Birmingham due to its low density of small businesses per capita Berlin, Germany, April 04th 2019 - Mobile payments platform SumUp have released the Small Business Index 2019 to uncover the status quo of small businesses across Europe.  
3/4/2019
Free Insulation For Certain People - Worth Checking?Thumbnail for article : Free Insulation For Certain People - Worth Checking?
Insulation Kings are working in Thurso and surrounding areas , we offer Free Room In Roof insulation to Home owners who are off mains gas, have a room in roof (slopes coombes in upstairs room ) , fixed staircase leading to it then they will qualify.   This work will save up to 25% on annual energy bills & add value to property! All work is regulated and company is fully insured.  
Businesses To Benefit From Extended Contract PortalThumbnail for article : Businesses To Benefit From Extended Contract Portal
An extended online portal that helps small to medium enterprises in the Highlands and Islands find new business opportunities from large contracts, will be launched on Thursday (4 April 2019).   The Open4Business (O4B) portal was originally set up in 2012 by SSE to link supply chain firms with large SSE construction projects.  
3/4/2019
Helcat Monthly Training - April/MayThumbnail for article : Helcat Monthly Training - April/May
We have a range of high-standard rooms which are well-equipped, available to hire on a daily/long-term basis for delivering training, hosting meetings to book your corporate events in etc.   Does your plant training card require renewing, or to be updated from Trained to Competent Operator status?.  
3/4/2019
New Social Enterprises Set To FlourishThumbnail for article : New Social Enterprises Set To Flourish
Seven social entrepreneurs from across the country have been announced as the latest participants in LaunchMe, the social enterprise accelerator.   Innovative social enterprises across Scotland have gained a funding boost.  
3/4/2019
Roadshow To Grow Level Of Specialist Employee Ownership Advice Available To Businesses In ScotlandThumbnail for article : Roadshow To Grow Level Of Specialist Employee Ownership Advice Available To Businesses In Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland, The Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) and Co-operative Development Scotland are joining forces to promote employee ownership amongst Scotland's professional advisers.   The partners are coming together to host a unique series of events on employee ownership for members of the legal, accounting and banking professions.  
3/4/2019
Scotland's Prison Population Drops By Four Per CentThumbnail for article : Scotland's Prison Population Drops By Four Per Cent
The Scottish prison population fell by 4.1 per cent between 2016 and 2018 while the overall imprisonment rate in Europe fell by nearly seven per cent, new figures reveal.   The Council of Europe's Annual Penal Statistics for 2018 (SPACE), published yesterday, reveals that a downwards trend in European prisoner figures which began in 2012 has continued.  
3/4/2019
Lochaber High School leads the way in Highland for digital learning and teachingThumbnail for article : Lochaber High School leads the way in Highland for digital learning and teaching
Lochaber High School in Fort William has become the first secondary school in Highland and the twelfth school in Scotland to receive a ‘Digital Schools Award'.  The school joins a group of innovative secondary schools nationwide to receive the prestigious award recognised by Education Scotland.  
3/4/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 April 2019Thumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 April 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 3rd) sold 692 store cattle, 2 adult head of breeding cattle and 46 OTM cattle.   Bullocks (383) averaged 227.8p and sold to 292.9p per kg for a 280kg British Blue cross from Shewglie, Glenurquhart and £1,270 gross for a pair of 637kg Simmental crosses from Greenvale, Dunnet.  
2/4/2019
Highland Council supports national anti-littering campaignThumbnail for article : Highland Council supports national anti-littering campaign
The Highland Council is supporting the 2019 Keep Scotland Beautiful Clean Up campaign and is encouraging as many communities, businesses, schools and individuals as possible to get involved in a local community clean up.   £53 million of public money is spent addressing litter and flytipping in Scotland each year.  
2/4/2019
Loans Sale To Return £4.9 Billion To UK TaxpayersThumbnail for article : Loans Sale To Return £4.9 Billion To UK Taxpayers
The Chancellor has announced a £4.9 billion sale of loans acquired by the taxpayer during the financial crisis.   A £4.9 billion sale of loans acquired by the taxpayer during the financial crisis has been announced by the Chancellor today (Tuesday 2 April 2019).  
2/4/2019
Fighting The Throwaway CultureThumbnail for article : Fighting The Throwaway Culture
Deposit Return Scheme progressing.   Industry expertise and advice on the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland is to be sought.  
2/4/2019
Brexit Uncertainty Continues As Supply Chain Worries
Brexit is no Y2K because we STILL don't know what we're facing, say supply chain leaders.   An eleventh-hour debate for leading supply chain professionals reveals continued uncertainty is more damaging for business than a no-deal Brexit.  
2/4/2019
SPAA comments on confirmation of strike action at Glasgow Airport
Staff at Glasgow Airport have announced a 24-hour strike on 16 April.   Unite members at the airport were balloted on strike action in a row over pay and pensions and 95% voted for industrial action.  
2/4/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 2 April 2019Thumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 2 April 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 2nd) sold 12 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (1) averaged 218.0p (+6.0p) and sold to 218.0p per kg and £1,329.80 gross.  
2/4/2019
Over 50,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme on opening weekend
Over 50,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme were received on the opening weekend of the scheme going live, the Home Office has today confirmed.   The EU Settlement Scheme was launched on Saturday 30 March following both private and public testing of the application process which began in August 2018.  
Towheads/Large Structures Travelling Through WickThumbnail for article : Towheads/Large Structures Travelling Through Wick
Subsea 7 will be moving three towheads for the Equinor Snorre Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site in the next 2-3 days.  It is planned that the towheads will travel along the route through town as in the photograph.