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Highland Council Supporting Challenge Poverty Week 7 - 13 October 2019
The Highland Council is supporting this year's Challenge Poverty Week, which runs from 7-13 October 2019.   The Scotland-wide campaign led by the Poverty Alliance is designed to raise awareness that poverty exists in Scotland and restricts people's ability to take part in society.  
Climate WeekThumbnail for article : Climate Week
Our climate is facing an emergency.  The truth is, we can't go on like this.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 7 October 2019
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 7th) sold 2,887 store sheep of all classes.   Lambs (1,280) sold to £64 gross for Crosses from 15 Glenconon, Uig.  
NHS Scotland And Integration Authorities Consolidated Financial Reporting: 2019-2020
Reporting information on the financial performance of NHS Boards and Integration Authorities for 2019 to 2020.   Published: 27 Sep 2019NHS Scotland and Integration Authorities consolidated financial reporting: 2019-2020 NHS Boards The reports within related downloads summarise the monthly financial position for NHS Scotland for the reporting year 2019-2020.  
What's Happening To The Scottish Block Grant In 2020/21?Thumbnail for article : What's Happening To The Scottish Block Grant In 2020/21?
Fraser of Allender 2 October 2019.   Last month's UK Spending Round announced increases in UK Government resource spending of 4.1% in real terms next year.  
The Fiscal Framework Outturn Report 2019
Yesterday afternoon the Scottish Government published its annual Fiscal Framework Outturn Report .   It reports outturn tax and social security spend data for 2018/19 (2017/18 for income tax) and discusses the budget implications.  
CA)P Loans Underway
Loans providing financial support to farmers in advance of Brexit will arrive in bank accounts from 4 October.   Under the National Basic Payment Support Scheme, more than 13,450 eligible farmers will receive up to 95% of their Basic Payment Scheme 2019 payments - an increase of 5% on previous years - totalling £327.17 million.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 October 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 3rd) sold 3,630 breeding and store sheep.   Breeding ewes (2,924) averaged £63.90 (£53.83 last year) and sold to £128 for a pair of Cheviots from Ose Farm, Struan.  
Blasting At Berriedale Braes - Change Of DateThumbnail for article : Blasting At Berriedale Braes - Change Of Date
Blast Notification: (CHANGE OF DATE) 8th and 15th October 2019 RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd has been progressing the construction of the road alignment works on the A9 at Berriedale Braes on behalf of Transport Scotland.   Further to the previous notice, our recent blast on the 24th September was more successful than anticipated.  
Be aware! Council Tax scammers still targeting Highland
The Highland Council has once again been alerted to a Council Tax scam whereby scammers are cold calling and claiming that the resident is due a council tax refund or can have their Council Tax band reassessed upon payment of £150.   Council Tax bands are determined by the Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer who is independent from the Highland Council.  
£465k Digital And Innovation Support Programme Announced
Businesses in the Highlands and Islands looking to develop their use of digital technology and innovation are set to benefit from a new £465,000 support programme.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) announced the investment on Monday 30 September 2019 at a digital collaboration event to launch the refreshed #hellodigital facility in An Lochran, Inverness.  
Council leader welcomes funding for coastal communities across Highland
The Highland Council has welcomed the announcement that it is to receive nearly £1.3m from the Scottish Crown Estate out of a total of £7.5m which was the net revenue from the marine assets in the 0-12 nautical mile zone for the year 2017-2018.  Following the recent devolution of the management of the Crown Estate, this is the first year under these new arrangements which will enable coastal local authorities to fund coastal community benefit across the region.  
Roads and Infirmary Bridge closed for Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running
Motorists are being advised that in the interests of public safety during the Loch Ness Marathon, River Ness 10k Race and River Ness 5k Fun Run charity events taking place this Sunday 6th October 2019, various roads temporary closures and restrictions will be in place.   The Infirmary Bridge in Inverness will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists on Sunday 6th October from 09:00 to 17:00.  
Hi-scot Credit Union Taking Part In Worldwide CelebrationsThumbnail for article : Hi-scot Credit Union Taking Part In Worldwide Celebrations
In October HI-Scot, the credit union for the Highlands and Islands, will take part in a worldwide celebration of credit unions.   Thursday 17th October is International Credit Union Day 2019, a day which highlights the history and achievements of the movement, as well as raising the profile of the work of credit unions in local communities, reflected in this year's theme: 'Local Service, Global Reach.' "HI-Scot has been working across the Highlands and Islands for thirteen years and, in 2019, we have over three thousand members," said HI-Scot General Manager, David Mackay, "In that time we have approved over four thousand loans.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 1st October 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 1st) sold 20 prime cattle.   Prime heifers (20) averaged 191.7p (-12.4p) and sold to 200.0p per kg twice and £1,313.50 gross.  
Could you help shape the future of Wick High Street?Thumbnail for article : Could you help shape the future of Wick High Street?
Wickers are being given the chance to help transform their High Street into a more vibrant, accessible and a welcoming place for everyone to spend time in, as part of the Town Centre Regeneration.   The Wick Street Design project is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.  
EU delegation visit Highland social enterprises
Fourteen delegates from organisations across Europe that are tackling socio-economic challenges will visit the Highlands this week.   The visit is part of the next project meeting of the Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs (SuNSE) and will take place during 1-3 October in Inverness and Sutherland.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 30 September 2019
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 30th) sold 2,654 store sheep of all classes.   Lambs (1,591) sold to £69 per head for a pair of Texel crosses from 5 Peninerine, Lochboisdale.  
Swinson urges Highland schoolgirls to take part in national competition
First competition of its kind in Scotland, open to all 16-18-year-old girls in the Highlands.   Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson addressed hundreds of schoolgirls at competition launch .  
Businesses Invited To Apply For £30 Million Low Carbon Fund
A £30 million fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is open for applications.  The Scottish Low Carbon Heat Funding initiative is making the money available to businesses and organisations for innovative solutions to heat buildings.