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Commitment to Real Deal Market Scheme stops sale of counterfeit clothing at Black Isle Show.Thumbnail for article : Commitment to Real Deal Market Scheme stops sale of counterfeit clothing at Black Isle Show.
Thanks to a complaint from one of the trade stalls at the recent Black Isle Show and the quick response from the Black Isle Farmers Society, Highland Council Trading Standards were able to seize just over 100 counterfeit hoodies, polo shirts and t-shirts from a stall at the show.   Enforcement Officers from Trading Standards acted on the complaint and found the trader selling many different fake items using popular brands such as Fortnite, Armani, Adidas, Nike, Superdry, Polo and Boss.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 13 August 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August, 13th) sold 12 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (3) averaged 188.1p (-11.2p) and sold to 195.0p per kg and £1,269.60 gross.  
National Award for local Trading Standards InvestigatorThumbnail for article : National Award for local Trading Standards Investigator
An officer in the Highland Council's Trading Standards team has won a UK award for her work on anti-counterfeiting and protecting consumers.   Lynn Foster was presented with the Dave Hankinson Memorial Award for Individual Excellence by Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).  
Brexit Schmexit - Do We Really Care Any More? - Employment Up Wages Up
There can be little doubt almost everyone is bored witless by Brexit and it will affect many things.   For now a stream of great stats keep coming out form the Office for National Statistics on jobs and wages.  
Rock works start in September at the Stromeferry BypassThumbnail for article : Rock works start in September at the Stromeferry Bypass
The Highland Council has appointed Geo-Rope Ltd to carry out rock scaling and netting works at the A890 Stromeferry Bypass.   Road closures and traffic management will be in place from the 9th of September to the 3rd of November.  
Deadline Midnight Tuesday 13th August For Mixed Age Pensioners
CHARITY FLOODED WITH CALLS AS PENSIONER COUPLES BEAT "TOY BOY TAX" DEADLINE.   Age Scotland's Helpline has been inundated with hundreds of calls as older people put in last-minute benefit claims before a change in the rules next week.  
Council makes appeal for information on effects of climate change
The Highland Council, in partnership with Adaptation Scotland, have launched a survey asking local communities and businesses to share their experiences about how they have been affected by severe weather and climate change over the past few years.   While the impacts of climate change and extreme weather are already being felt across the Highlands, from damage to infrastructure, to disruption of vital services and a shift in growing seasons, more information is needed about how local communities and businesses are being affected.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 9 August 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August, 9th) sold 8,082 store lambs.   Beltex (1,098) averaged £58.22 and sold to £77 gross from Lower Geanies, Fearn.  
Highland pupils achieve excellent resultsThumbnail for article : Highland pupils achieve excellent results
Highland S4 pupils have recorded excellent levels of National 5 awards with 45% pupils in S5 achieving 5 National 5s - an increase of 6% since 2015 and an increase of 2.5 % compared to last year.   There has also been a significant increase (8%) in the number of passes in Higher English - 94% passed this year compared to 86% last year.  
Help For Contractors Registering Highland Council's For Trade Services Framework Agreement
Don't Lose Out On Potential Contracts In Coming Months.   Help for contractors in Caithness and Sutherland with registration on the Public Contracts Scotland portal and their completion of the Highland Council's Trade Services Framework Agreement.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 6 August 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August, 6th) sold 17 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (3) averaged 199.3p (+2.6p) and sold to 200.0p per kg and £1,340.00 gross.  
£3m For Scrabster Harbour ProjectThumbnail for article : £3m For Scrabster Harbour Project
The second phase in a major upgrade of Scrabster Harbour in Caithness has secured up to £3m investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   The funding will enable the redevelopment of the existing St.  
Scottish economy faces 'slow growth' with or without Brexit
Many opinions are around regarding the prospects of a No Deal Brexit.   Here is one By Douglas Fraser, Business and economy editor, Scotland at the BBC.  
Improving NHS Workplace Culture
First meeting of advisory group following John Sturrock QC's report.   Measures to promote positive behaviour and workforce practices that align with NHS values have been discussed at the first meeting of a new advisory body.  
HIE Sells Centre For Health Science In InvernessThumbnail for article : HIE Sells Centre For Health Science In Inverness
Highlands and Islands Enterprise has sold the to the University of the Highlands and Islands in a deal worth £9.83m.   Funded by a loan from Scottish Funding Council, the sale will consolidate and help further develop the university's School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences.  
Lease option agreed for Space Hub Sutherland
The owners of land earmarked for the Space Hub Sutherland development on the Moine Peninsula have agreed a lease option with developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   Representatives of Melness Crofters Estate (MCE) and HIE signed the agreement yesterday (Wednesday 31 July).  
Bank Rate maintained at 0.75%
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation target, and in a way that helps to sustain growth and employment.  At its meeting ending on 31 July 2019, the MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.75%.  
100 More Jobs For New Social Security Service
Social Security Scotland announces first major recruitment drive in Glasgow.   Social Security Scotland is to create 100 jobs at its Glasgow base as it undertakes its first major round of recruitment in the city.  
European Funding For Low Carbon And Active Travel
Third round of funding is now open for applications.   A third round for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open and available for applications.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 30 July 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 30th) sold 16 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (2) averaged 196.7p (-7.2p) and sold to 203.0p per kg and £1,107.80 gross.