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6/2/2019
Highland Council winter road condition report for Wednesday 6 February 2019
Maps of the Council's gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting The information provided is a summary of reports from operational staff and is intended to give a general indication of typical conditions in each area at a point in time.  It is not intended to imply that any individual route is entirely snow and ice free and drivers must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling.  
5/2/2019
Rising Council Tax will be another squeeze on low-income Scots
The Scottish budget presented by Derek Mackay MSP the Scottish Government finance minister will give councils the chance to raise council tax by up to 4.79%.   This is slightly higher than the 3% allowed last year after several years of council tax freeze.  
5/2/2019
The Rise of Green Technology in ConstructionThumbnail for article : The Rise of Green Technology in Construction
Ujjwal Goel, Managing Director of Teraciel Engineering and Contracting (TEC) tells us about green building technology.   Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction.  
5/2/2019
BT Group contributes £1.2bn to Scottish economy
BT Group is responsible for generating £1 in every £110 produced in the Scottish economy, according to an independent report published today.   ‘The Economic Impact of BT Group plc in the UK' report, by Hatch Regeneris, shows that the communications company generated an £1.2bn contribution - expressed as "Gross Value Added" (GVA)* - to the Scottish economy during the 2017/18 financial year.  
Dunnet Bay Distillers Launch ‘Old Tom'Thumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillers Launch ‘Old Tom'
Uniquely Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Gin.   This Month, Scotland's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay, is announcing the launch of a new gin, set to become a permanent part of its portfolio.  
5/2/2019
Free forum event for Highland landlords
The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, are inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding common repairs and building maintenance and how to deal with any problems that may arise.   Under One Roof Scotland (www.underoneroof.scot) is an impartial online information site for flat owners and their advisers.  
5/2/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 5 February 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 5th) sold 16 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (6) averaged 207.7p (-0.4p) and sold to 210.0p per kg twice and £1,339.80 gross.  
5/2/2019
Augmented Reality App HighlandAR Legends Launched To Chinese Tourist Market At Chinese New Year
Happy New Year to Chinese visitors to the Highlands! The HighlandAR app of an augmented reality trail, marking local legends in Inverness, has been translated into Mandarin Chinese.   The app, which brings local legends to life through a series of plaques installed at various locations across Inverness, was launched in the autumn of 2018.  
4/2/2019
Highland Council winter road condition report for Monday, 04 February 2019
Maps of the Council's gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting The information provided is a summary of reports from operational staff and is intended to give a general indication of typical conditions in each area at a point in time.  It is not intended to imply that any individual route is entirely snow and ice free and drivers must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling.  
4/2/2019
Update On Fishing For Sea Bass In 2019
Revised rules relating to fishing for sea bass came in from midnight 31 January 2019.   Following the publication of the 2019 Total Allowable Catch Regulation in the official journal of the European Union, the revised rules relating to fishing for sea bass now apply.  
4/2/2019
Treasury Backs British Brewers With Duty Freeze
The Chancellor announces that alcohol duties are frozen for another year.   from 1st February 2019, taxes on beer, cider and spirits are frozen for another year, keeping costs down for industry and consumers alike.  
4/2/2019
Bionic Arm Start Up Secures £4.6 Million To Go Global
More children and young people set to benefit from 3D printed ‘hero' arm, which has received support through Innovate UK's SBRI programme.   Bristol-based Open Bionics will take its bespoke 3D-printed prosthetic arms to even more children and young people, after attracting £4.6 million from investors.  
4/2/2019
Support From HMRC For Employers
If you're an employer who provides expenses and benefits to your staff, we have live webinars and online support specifically for you.   You can ask questions during the webinars using the on-screen text box.  
4/2/2019
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics: 2017-18
The statistics report Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland : 2017-18 has been published today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.  This includes information on criminal justice social work services and social work orders, as well as characteristics of the people involved.  
4/2/2019
Low Pay Commission Publishes Research On The Effects Of The Minimum Wage On Employment And Automation
Every year the Low Pay Commission commissions research projects to help evaluate the effects of the minimum wage rates we have recommended.  Published on 1st February 2019 are two final reports and two interim reports.  
4/2/2019
Public Sector Finances: December 2018Thumbnail for article : Public Sector Finances: December 2018
Office For Budget Responsibility Report.   Deficit continues to fall significantly in 2018-19.  
4/2/2019
Over 93% Of Taxpayers File Tax Returns By The Deadline
A total of 93.68% of Self Assessment tax returns - a new record – were completed by yesterday's midnight deadline, HMRC has revealed.   More than 11.5 million taxpayers were required to file their 2017/18 tax returns by 11.59pm on 31 January.  
3/2/2019
Improvements To Animal Welfare
Proposals to increase sentencing for animal cruelty.   The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to strengthen enforcement powers for animal welfare offences.  
3/2/2019
Committee gives go-ahead for future Timber Transport funding opportunities
Members of The Highland Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee have agreed that up to £0.5m go towards the 2019/20 round of Timber Transport schemes that will bring future benefits to communities and rural roads in Highlands.   The money will come from the Council's road structural (capital) fund and be used as match funding for the Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF) operated by Forestry Commission Scotland.  
3/2/2019
Caithness Land Management PlanThumbnail for article : Caithness Land Management Plan
Forest Enterprise Scotland will be revising the Land Management Plan (LMP) for the National Forest Estate across Caithness during 2019 and we'd like to know what you think about your local public forests and woodlands.   The new plan will detail our harvesting plans and habitat management for the next ten years in detail and describe a broad strategy for management over the next twenty five years.