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KP Technology Ltd wins Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2008Thumbnail for article : KP Technology Ltd wins Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2008
KP Technology Ltd, a high-tech company, located in Wick in the far north of Scotland, has been awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation for research, design and manufacture of specialist Scientific Equipment called Kelvin; Probes.  The Queens Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for businesses and other organisations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.  
No Way Out for untaxed vehicles pledge Northern Constabulary
You might think the problem of untaxed vehicles is a minor one and that car tax evaders are just trying to 'get one over' on the Government.  The truth is, as well as costing taxpayers an estimated 79 million per year, the blight of untaxed vehicles is also linked to the more significant issues of crime and road safety.  
Taxi Fare Review
The public is to be asked for its views on proposals by The Highland Council to revise the scale of maximum taxi fares in the Highlands.  The recommended increases will be advertised widely in the Highlands and the public will have a month in which to respond.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sales 9th & 10th April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (10th April) sold 1593 store sheep of all classes.   Lambs (1003) to 60 for Cheviots & Cross lambs from Simpsons Croft, Kildary & for Texel crosses from Tulloch Muir, Invergordon.  
Council Director Issues Statement on Social Work Services
The Highland Council's Director of Social Work has issued a statement clarifying proposed changes to Social Work services following a letter issued to the media by Peter Peacock MSP.   Director of Social Work, Harriet Dempster said: "The Council is seeking to avoid compulsory redundancies.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sheep Sale - 10 April 2008
ALL CLASSES LAMBS, EWES & RAMS - SALE SUMMARY DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (10th April) sold 1553 store sheep of all classes.  Lambs (1003) to 60.  
Furniture Projects Help Low Income Families Furnish Homes
Study Reveals Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits Scottish furniture reuse projects helped more than 105,000 people - more than half from low income families - furnish their homes last year, according to a major new study from Scotland's national community recycling body.   The study, carried out annually by The Community Recycling Network for Scotland (CRNS), revealed that as well helping people to move out of poverty, furniture reuse projects have a host of additional benefits.  
New Policy for Bulky Uplift Service
In a move to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill sites, The Highland Council has altered its free Bulky Uplift policy so that from the beginning of July 2008 black bag waste will be removed from the list of approved items for these pre-arranged collections.   Currently the free uplifting service can be booked to remove any article of household waste which cannot fit into a normal domestic bin, any item which weighs over 25kg and up to 10 black bags.  
Council Gets Top Marks for Customer CareThumbnail for article : Council Gets Top Marks for Customer Care
The Highland Council has been awarded the Charter Mark Standard for excellence in customer service delivery for its network of 37 Service Points and its Service Centre at Alness.   After first achieving Charter Mark status in 1999, this is the fifth time that the Cabinet Office has presented the Council with this UK Government award which recognises top quality service delivery.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 9th April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 9th) sold 31 OTM cattle.  Cows (23) averaged 111.7p and sold to 123.8p per kg for a 755kg Limousin from Kinnahaird Farm, Contin and 1,060 gross for a 885kg Limousin cross from 103 Carnan, Lochboisdale.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Aberdeen Angus Sale - 9 April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 9th) sold 558 Aberdeen Angus store cattle in a special show and sale.  Bullocks (304) averaged 140.3p and sold to 151.7p per kg and 835 gross.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Special Show & Sale - 9 April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 9th) sold 257 store cattle in a special show and sale.  Bullocks (114) averaged 145.8p and sold to 206.2p per kg and 1000 gross.  
Go Ahead For Gordonbush Wind Farm
Ministers have approved the Gordonbush wind farm, near Brora in Sutherland, which will be capable of powering 37,000 homes.   The 87.5 Megawatt, 35 turbine wind farm will be subject to conditions to minimise any potential disturbance to local wildlife and to safeguard local interests.  
Boost To Social Fabric and Competitiveness
Projects across the Highlands and Islands designed to increase economic competitiveness are to benefit from 15.4 million pounds of European funding, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today.   The funding will be distributed amongst 45 projects through the 2007-13 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF).  
Mey Selections Presents Royal Tweed To Duke and Duchess Of Rothesay
The Mey Selections brand has now been enhanced by a special range of tweeds designed and manufactured by world leading textiles and cashmere producers, Johnstons of Elgin, and developed in conjunction with HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.   Mey Selections Castle of Mey Estate Tweed was launched at the new Johnstons 1.5million Heritage Centre yesterday where it was received by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay during their visit where they viewed the weaving of the tweed in one of the only traditional mills left in the country.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 8th April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 8th) sold 81 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (50) averaged 153.7p (-3.2p) and sold to 172p per kg and 1,106.85 gross.  
Open Evening at Drummuie, Golspie
There will be another chance for members of the public to look around The Highland Council's new flagship office complex in East Sutherland at Drummuie, Golspie, from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday 10 April.   This evening follows on from the open afternoon on Wednesday 2 April which had to be cut short due to a problem with the lift.  
Cash Boost Ceiling Raised For Local Tourism Groups
Funding for local tourism projects in the Highlands has received a welcome boost from The Highland Council.   The Council has revealed that it contributed over 84,000 to community tourism projects around the Highlands during 2007/08 and that it intends raising the upper limit on individual grants available in the new financial year.  
Astronaut Visit To DounreayThumbnail for article : Astronaut Visit To Dounreay
Dounreay folk were given an unique opportunity to hear former NASA space shuttle pilot Duane Carey when he came to the site recently to give a talk on his career and experiences in the space shuttle programme.   Duane was in Caithness for the second year in a row, giving public and school talks as part of the Caithness International Science Festival.  
Blackstairs Highlandwear Kilt Shop Goes From Strength To StrengthThumbnail for article : Blackstairs Highlandwear Kilt Shop Goes From Strength To Strength
Operating from the famous and recently restored Blackstairs in Wick, Caithness, Scotland.  Blackstairs Highland Wear kilt shop is building a fine reputation for providing a friendly professional service in both Highland dress and conventional occasion wear for men.