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11/6/2021
Final Proposal For Councillor And Ward Numbers For Highland Council Area Submitted To Scottish Ministers
Boundaries Scotland (external link) has submitted its final proposal for Councillor numbers and wards in the Highland Council Area to Scottish Ministers.   The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 required the Commission to review six councils containing inhabited islands - Argyll and Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan an Iar.  
10/6/2021
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 9 June 2021
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (June, 9th) sold 170 store cattle and 112 adult head of breeding cattle and 137 OTM cattle.   Bullocks (77) averaged 248.9p and sold to 300.0p per kg for a 215kg Simmental cross from Proncy Farm, Dornoch and £1,150 gross for a pair of 527kg Beef Shorthorn crosses from Todholes, Thurso.  
10/6/2021
Remobilising NHS Dentists
£5 million to help meet safety standards and see more patients.   Additional funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
10/6/2021
The Internet Consumes Extraordinary Amounts Of Energy. Here's How We Can Make It More SustainableThumbnail for article : The Internet Consumes Extraordinary Amounts Of Energy. Here's How We Can Make It More Sustainable
Around 4.6 billion people use the internet every day.  In fact, 350,000 tweets have been sent in the past minute.  
10/6/2021
Coronavirus COVID-19: daily data for Scotland - 10 June 2021
735 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   28,379 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 2.8% of these were positive.  
10/6/2021
Get Into Summer - Supporting Children And Young People's WellbeingThumbnail for article : Get Into Summer - Supporting Children And Young People's Wellbeing
Children and young people most impacted by Covid will be supported by £20 million to create opportunities to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.   Councils will receive £15 million and up to £5 million has been allocated to a coalition of 18 national partners to further strengthen and build on existing summer provision in addition to what is usually on offer.  
10/6/2021
Carbon Offsets Offer A Fantasy Of Capitalism Without Crises
Loganair one of Scotland airlines has joined the fantasy world of Carbon Offsets with target in 2040 to be neutral on carbon.   Fares will be increased £1 to achieve this fantasy.  
9/6/2021
Rapid Test Kits Rolled Out To Pharmacies
Expansion has vital role to play in tackling pandemic.   Community pharmacies across Scotland are extending access to rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits for people without COVID-19 symptoms.  
9/6/2021
Coronavirus Covid-19: Daily Data For Scotland - 9 June 2021
1,011 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   36,227 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 3.0% of these were positive.  
9/6/2021
Accelerating Green Growth
Initiative to unlock £200m of low carbon investment launched.   A new investment programme to help deliver Scotland's just transition to a net-zero emissions economy has been launched.  
9/6/2021
Mapping Scotland's Crops - Technology to predict crop types
Crops in every field farmed in Scotland have been recorded by satellite imagery to create a new interactive map to helping to breakdown agricultural land use.   The Scottish Crop Map uses data from 2019 to predict the crop types using radar images from the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Satellite Programme and to recognise the crops growing in nearly 400,000 fields in Scotland.  
8/6/2021
Dingwall & Highland Marts -Sale Sheep All Classes - 8 June 2021
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (June, 8th) sold 471 sheep of all classes.   Hoggs (85) sold to £128 gross for a pair of Cheviots from Ose Farm, Struan.  
8/6/2021
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 8 June 2021
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (June, 8th) sold 14 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (3) averaged 234.3p (-0.8p) and sold to 237.0p per kg and £1,521.00 gross.  
8/6/2021
Strengthening Links With Europe
Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to a new £3 million scheme aimed at repairing research links with the EU following the damaging impact of Brexit.   Hundreds of European research and innovation projects are expected to benefit from the Scottish Government's Saltire Research Awards.  
8/6/2021
Additional financial support now available as part of the Taxi Driver and Operator Grant Scheme
Taxi and Private Hire Drivers and Taxi Operators are set to benefit from a new grant scheme, following an announcement from Scottish Government.   If you are a licensed taxi or private hire driver who previously received support through the Taxi Driver and Private Hire Vehicle Driver Support Fund, and hold a current Driver Licence, you are eligible for an additional payment of £1,500.  
8/6/2021
Coronavirus COVID-19: daily data for Scotland - 8 June 2021
695 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   14,873 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 5.0% of these were positive.  
7/6/2021
Bitcoin: China's crackdown isn’t enough - only a global effort can stop crypto’s monstrous energy demand
Huge concrete data centres, permanently plugged into power plants and telephone exchanges, maintain much of online life.  But the infrastructure behind internet-based cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum is more like a rusty travelling circus.  
7/6/2021
Coronavirus Covid-19: Daily Data For Scotland - 7 June 2021
641 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   16,192 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 4.2% of these were positive.  
7/6/2021
Jobs Market Enters New Phase As Firms Go On Hiring Spree But UK Still Has 4.2 Million Covid Employment Gap To Fill
The second highest monthly increase in payrolled employment on record, coupled with vacancies returning close to pre-crisis levels, show that the labour market is entering a new phase as it reopens and recovers - but a return to its pre-pandemic health is still a long way off, the Resolution Foundation said today in response to the latest ONS labour market statistics.   The reopening of parts of the economy drove a big fall in furloughed workers, while strong growth in other sectors drove a 97,000 increase in payrolled employment in April - the second highest on record.  
Volunteers Supporting Vaccination Roll-outThumbnail for article : Volunteers Supporting Vaccination Roll-out
Thousands of hours contributed to national programme.   Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has thanked volunteers who have now contributed more than 25,000 hours to help deliver the national vaccination programme.