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Is Cyber Security Part Of Your Business Plan?Thumbnail for article : Is Cyber Security Part Of Your Business Plan?
The increasing use of digital services in a connected world brings an increasing threat of cyberattack.  The Internet that connects systems doesn't discriminate between the type of traffic it allows on the network, it is our responsibility to manage this when we connect to and use the Internet by recognising and reducing the risk as appropriate.  
Highlands And Islands Datafest18
A special week long programme is being held in the Highlands and Islands de-mystifying the ways data can be used to change lives, deliver better services and grow business.   Share Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is co-ordinating a local Fringe programme as part of the Scottish DataFest18 festival, organised by The Data Lab.  
9/1/2018
Highland Residents To Benefit From Pioneering Fithomes Thanks To £3m City-region Deal WindfallThumbnail for article : Highland Residents To Benefit From Pioneering Fithomes Thanks To £3m City-region Deal Windfall
Around £3 million of funding has been agreed for a ground-breaking Highland project that could transform the lives of people with complex health needs as part of the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal.   The business case for the ‘FitHome' assisted living project was approved in November last year with £3m funding from the Scottish Government.  
9/1/2018
Highland Businesses Urged To Be On Scam Alert
Highland Council Trading Standards team has recently seen an increase in scams targeting Highland businesses.   The most common scams reported by businesses relate to marketing and publishing but other frauds such as those involving demands for payment for unsolicited goods sent to businesses (such as ink cartridges which were never ordered) are also on the rise.  
9/1/2018
The staggering true scale of council job cutsThumbnail for article : The staggering true scale of council job cuts
An article in the Press and Journal today 9th January 2018 highlights the cuts in staffing levels across Scottish councils with Highland being one of the highest.   In 2009 Highland had 9953 Full-time Equivalent Staff and in 2017 it had dropped by 21% to 7838.  
Wick, Whisky And The Herring BoomThumbnail for article : Wick, Whisky And The Herring Boom
A well rounded article about Wick and Whisky has appeared on the Scotch Whisky blog on www.scotchwhisky.com The article is a short history of the connections between whisky, fishing and the town with some period photos.   See it in full at https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/around-the-world/whisky-travel/17411/wick-whisky-and-the-herring-boom/.  
6/1/2018
Atlantis Sells Canadian Stake To Concentrate On UK, Europe And Asia
Atlantis, a global leader in the tidal power sector, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to sell its stake in its Canadian joint venture to its partner DP Energy, a leading renewable energy developer, at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.   Atlantis and DP Energy have entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the sale of Atlantis' 50% interest in Atlantis Operations (Canada) Limited ("AOCL") which will be renamed after the sale is completed.  
5/1/2018
Jobs Coming To Wick - Video Shows What To ExpectThumbnail for article : Jobs Coming To Wick - Video Shows What To Expect
The Moray Firth is in large part going to be serviced from Wick in Caithness.   Milestones are being reached every month.  
5/1/2018
Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd,Thumbnail for article : Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd,
In case you missed it here is a little film of what has been happening to July 2017..  
5/1/2018
Stanislav Udin and Oleg Strashnov - Work off the Caithness CoastThumbnail for article : Stanislav Udin and Oleg Strashnov - Work off the Caithness Coast
2 Massive crane ships leave the Cromarty Firth to work on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.Scotland.   The work may be out of sight but it will have huge impact on the Caithness and the Scottish economy..  
5/1/2018
Full story of Hywind Scotland - world's first floating wind farmThumbnail for article : Full story of Hywind Scotland - world's first floating wind farm
The story of a floating wind farm off Scotland..  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 1st January 2018.   Energy & business services: 2018 promises to be another year of exciting change in the energy sector, and to highlight how things have progressed in the north the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm team have produced a short booklet outlining the significant milestones that have been achieved during 2017 - you can access the booklet at https://www.beatricewind.com/single-post/2017/12/22/lookingbackat2017 .  
4/1/2018
Fraud Man Hunted By Police - Known To Visit HalkirkThumbnail for article : Fraud Man Hunted By Police - Known To Visit Halkirk
Police have renewed their appeal for help in their nationwide hunt for former Immingham man Andrew Peasley.   Peasley, also known as Andrew Wall, 48 is wanted on suspicion of numerous substantial fraud offences against his family and friends over a number of years.  
4/1/2018
Orkney Ferries Officers Vote for Industrial Action
Members from the maritime professionals' union Nautilus International have voted by a massive majority in favour of taking industrial action in the latest stage of a long-running pay dispute with Orkney Ferries.   A ballot of members serving with the company showed 21 voting for taking industrial action short of a strike, with just one member against.  
2/1/2018
Approaching Storm Eleanor To Cause Chaos For Drivers, Who Will Still Hit The Roads In The WindThumbnail for article : Approaching Storm Eleanor To Cause Chaos For Drivers, Who Will Still Hit The Roads In The Wind
Caithness and Sutherland may miss the worst of Storm Eleanor but further south be careful.   · 65 per cent of Brits feel incoming Storm Eleanor sounds like a 'low - moderate' storm, despite being predicted to widespread damage, with winds up to 80mph.  
2/1/2018
Week Ahead - A Stormy Start To The Week But A Big Change LaterThumbnail for article : Week Ahead - A Stormy Start To The Week But A Big Change Later
Storm Eleanor blows us into the new year with some disruptive winds expected in the UK.  Big changes are then expected later this week, Met Office Meteorologist Aidan McGivern has all the details..  
2/1/2018
Easier Than Ever To Join Hi-Scot Credit Union
You can now join Hi-Scot Credit Union on the web site.   Hi-Scot have added a number of new features to their web site recently including joining.  
27/12/2017
Permanent Extension To Blue Badge Scheme CriteriaThumbnail for article : Permanent Extension To Blue Badge Scheme Criteria
Cognitive improvements to be included in Blue Badge scheme The disabled person's parking badge pilot, which was launched in April 2016, has been made permanent by the Scottish Government.   The eligibility criteria were revised and extended under a pilot to allow carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to apply for a disabled person's parking badge, provided they meet the criteria.  
27/12/2017
Stay safe with New Year sales advice from Trading Standards
People looking to pick up a New Year bargain in the sales on the internet, by mail order or on the high street are being encouraged by The Highland Council's Trading Standards team to be aware of their consumer rights and to stay safe online from scams and fake websites that try to dupe inexperienced online shoppers trying to buy a bargain.   Consumers have extra protection when they shop online.  
27/12/2017
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 27 December 2017
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 27th) sold 27 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (2) averaged 209.0p sold to 210.0p (-24.0p) and £1312.50 gross.