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26/9/2019
Innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment PotentialThumbnail for article : Innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment Potential
· Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund created to benefit local residents.   · £133,250 fund per annum now open for applications from residents and community groups.  
26/9/2019
Scotland least comfortable with driverless cars - IMechE survey
Only 19% of Scots are comfortable with the idea of travelling in a driverless car.   70% of people in Scotland feel uncomfortable about autonomous vehicles.  
26/9/2019
Value Of Scottish Sea Fishing Increases
2018 landings amongst highest on record.   The value of fish landed by Scottish vessels in 2018 increased by 1% to £574 million, despite a 4% drop in the total tonnage of fish landed.  
25/9/2019
New body to protect animals
The Chair of Scotland's first ever independent Animal Welfare Commission has been confirmed.   Announced as part of the Programme for Government, the Commission will focus on protecting wild and companion animals while also providing scientific and ethical advice to government.  
25/9/2019
Investment In Space Technology
A £14.7 million investment in a Glasgow-based satellite company will help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland's space sector.   On a visit to Spire Global, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the company has received one of the largest funding packages ever provided by Scottish Enterprise.  
25/9/2019
Emergency Support Fund
Financial help for families of children transferred for hospital treatment.   Families of children who have been referred to Aberdeen or Edinburgh because their treatment isn't currently available at the oncology department at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow are to receive financial support.  
25/9/2019
Supply of new housing increases
Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has welcomed a 15% increase in Scotland's supply of new housing but has warned that a ‘no deal’ Brexit could have a damaging effect on future growth.   More than 22,000 homes have become available in the past year - nearly 3,000 more homes than the previous year.  
25/9/2019
UEFA European Championship Bill
Bill proposes to criminalise ticket touting for matches.   Ticket touts at Euro 2020 matches could be fined up to £5,000 under new legislation being considered by the Scottish Parliament.  
25/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 25 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 25th) sold 730 store cattle at their annual show and sale of Aberdeen Angus, native and continental store cattle sponsored by Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants, Inverness & Shearwell.   The judge, Mr F.  
24/9/2019
This Recycle Week, let's come together to recycle as much as we can in Highland!
The Highland Council is taking the opportunity during Recycle Week 2019 to encourage Highland households and businesses to do their bit and remember to recycle as much as they can.   Recycle Week (23- 29 September 2019) is the annual awareness week coordinated by Zero Waste Scotland, aiming to get everyone recycling more by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting easy ways to do more.  
24/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 24th) sold 40 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (10) averaged 194.4 (-2.3p) and sold to 222.0p per kg and £1,309.80 gross.  
23/9/2019
Universal Postal Union Might Collapse By Tomorrow
The UPU crisis is Trump's own Brexit moment, warns ParcelHero.   With a showdown planned for tomorrow, President Trump’s push to unilaterally quit the Universal Postal Union could lead to the collapse of a vital 145-year-old international organisation, fears ParcelHero.  
23/9/2019
Thomas Cook Finally Collapsed in the early hours today
With all flights cancelled the Civil Aviation Authority has established a 24-hour helpline 0300 303 2800 from the UK and Ireland and +44 1753 330 330 from overseas.   Talks to rescue the Thomas Cook travel empire finally collapsed early this morning as the were unable to support the £1.25 of debt.  
23/9/2019
Dingwall And Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 23September 2019
PORTREE, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 23rd) sold 1,379 weaned calves and store cattle at their annual district ballot show and sale.   The judge MR J.  
22/9/2019
Dingwall And Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 21 September 2019
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 21st) sold 542 weaned calves and store cattle, 19 OTM cattle and 13 adult head of breeding cattle.   Bullocks (318) averaged 220.3p (-29.5p on the year) and sold to 285.7p per kg for a pen of 245kg Charolais crosses from Ardtornish Farms, Morven, and £915 gross for a 515kg Limousin cross from Fersit, Roy Bridge.  
Serco Awarded £450m Contract For Northern Isles Ferry ServicesThumbnail for article : Serco Awarded £450m Contract For Northern Isles Ferry Services
Serco, the international service company, has been selected as preferred bidder to continue managing and operating the lifeline Northern Isles Ferry Services for passengers and freight between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, providing essential access and supplies for the islanders.   The outcome of the tender was announced by the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands to The Scottish Parliament this morning.  
20/9/2019
Scottish Government Scraps Named Person Scheme For Children
The Scottish Government has finally bowed to the mounting pressure against the bill that introduced the named person schem for children Information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed.   The proposed new law on information sharing on named persons will not proceed.  
Community Projects Benefit Over £80k In CNS Fund Latest Funding
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £80k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest funding includes improvements to youth activities, community and recreational facilities as well as progressing an ambitious project to establish a major visitor attraction in Caithness.  
19/9/2019
Shining Examples Of Safety And Wellbeing In The Nuclear Industry Have Been Honoured At A Top Awards CeremonyThumbnail for article : Shining Examples Of Safety And Wellbeing In The Nuclear Industry Have Been Honoured At A Top Awards Ceremony
The first Safety and Wellbeing Awards, held by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), recognised the exceptional work being done across the group.   Eleven winners picked up awards in front of around 250 people at the ceremony, held in Manchester.  
19/9/2019
New Jobs Benefit To Launch Next Spring
Cash boost for unemployed young people.   A new benefit to support young people starting a new job after a period of unemployment will be introduced next Spring.