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Scientific spotlight shines on Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Scientific spotlight shines on Flow Country
Scientists from across the UK will converge in Caithness this week to discuss the latest findings in peatland research.  Organised by North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), the ‘Research in the Flow Country’ conference has attracted over sixty attendees.  
Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI ConferenceThumbnail for article : Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI Conference
Scientists from Thursos Environmental Research Institute are reaching out to the art community in Caithness.  Artists and designers of all disciplines are being given the opportunity to display their work and interact with the scientific community at a forthcoming conference in Thurso dedicated to research in the Flow Country.  
erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, ThursoThumbnail for article : erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, Thurso
Since opening in 2000, the ERI has become a dynamic research organisation with a young, highlymotivated team, and the ethos of multi- and inter-disciplinarity is securely embedded.  Today, the ERI has become a focus for promoting excellence in research in the region, largely due to the ability of its investigators to work with stakeholder, commercial, academic and educational organisations alike.  
Interested in a Career in Renewable Energy? Thumbnail for article : Interested in a Career in Renewable Energy?
What can ERI do for you? Our courses allow you to study for a postgraduate certificate, a diploma, an MSc or take individual modules for Continuing Professional Development and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.   The ERI invites you to a buffet and drinks evening.  
The Challenges Facing Britain's Libraries
In recent weeks a corner of north-west London has become an unlikely battleground, with scenes that could eventually play out across the country.   Brent Council's decision to close six of its 12 libraries has been met with a staunch protest movement and on-going legal challenges, but following an approval from high court judges the council looks to be finally getting its way.  
PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At WickThumbnail for article : PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At Wick
As reported in July this year, The North Highland College (NHC) and The Wick Society formed a partnership to digitise the Johnson Collection, owned by the Wick Society.   The Johnson collection is an invaluable historical photographic archive in excess of 50,000 glass-plate negatives taken by successive generations of the Johnson family between 1863 and 1976 capturing the social and industrial history of Caithness, in particular the impact of the herring fishing industry.  
Highland Independent Museums Meet National StandardsThumbnail for article : Highland Independent Museums Meet National Standards
Months of hard work have paid off for seven Highland independent museums.  Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Timespan (Helmsdale), Groam House Museum (Rosemarkie), Ullapool Museum, Grantown Museum, Gairloch Heritage Museum and the Museum of the Isles on Skye have all achieved museum accreditation, meeting the set of national standards for UK museums.  
The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month.  Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments.  
The Innovation Roadshow - Support For New Products & Processes
Venue: Environmental Research Institute - Thurso Date: Tuesday 30th May 2006 Time: 17.00 to 18.40 with buffet to follow Businesses and people with new ideas are warmly invited to a free event being run by UHI HI Links and Fusion in conjunction with the Scottish Executive and Highland and Islands Enterprise.   There are a wide range of schemes in place to support both SMEs and large companies in developing new products and processes.