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23/11/2021
Driving Psychological Therapies Improvement
An additional £4 million will be invested to help reduce waiting times for adult psychological therapies (PT).   The funding will allow Boards to recruit additional mental health professionals enabling more adults requiring PT to be seen.  
23/11/2021
Negative Test Becomes Part Of Certification Scheme - No Extension To Covid Passport Schem
Expanded testing needed to keep cases down.   People attending venues covered by Scotland's COVID certification scheme are to be given the option of providing a recent negative lateral flow test for the virus, as an alternative to proof of vaccination.  
23/11/2021
Is Your Satnav Fit For Purpose? - bridge strike incidents alarmingly highThumbnail for article : Is Your Satnav Fit For Purpose? - bridge strike incidents alarmingly high
The number of bridge strike incidents in the UK remains alarmingly high.  Some advice for drivers and operators to help lower this number.  
23/11/2021
Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 23 November 2021Thumbnail for article : Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 23 November 2021
2,527 new cases of COVID-19 reported 23,306 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 11.6% of these were positive.   17 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive.  
23/11/2021
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 23 November 2021
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 23rd) sold 26 prime cattle at its Christmas Show & Sale sponsored by Highland Tractors and judged by F Hutcheson Esq, Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall.   Prime bullocks (4) averaged 262.3p (N/C) and sold to 336.2p per kg and £2,000.39 gross.  
22/11/2021
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Calls For Applicants For Its Phd Bursaries
The NDA is looking for research proposals related to nuclear decommissioning for its 2022 PhD Bursary Call.   The £750,000 of sponsorship is part of ongoing R&D support to develop the technical skills needed for decommissioning in the future.  
22/11/2021
Empty Homes Officer In Post In Highland
The Highland Council is working in partnership with the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership to proactively bring privately-owned empty homes across the Highlands back into use.   With funding support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, the Council has been able to employ a full-time Empty Homes Officer for a two-year period.  
22/11/2021
PM To Announce Electric Vehicle Revolution
Hundreds of thousands of extra charge points in the pipeline with new laws to supercharge the electric vehicle revolution.   World-leading regulations for new homes and buildings in England announced as Government charges forward with electric vehicle revolution.  
22/11/2021
Child Disability Payment Opens For Applications
Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide Child Disability Payment opens for new applications across the country from today.   For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.  
22/11/2021
Contractor To Start On Upgrade Works At Uig Harbour
RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd are starting works at Uig Harbour this week where the ferry terminal will be upgraded with new infrastructure.   This forms a key part of the Skye Triangle upgrade where The Highland Council have been working closely with Transport Scotland, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), CalMac Ferries Ltd and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to deliver the Uig works with the ongoing upgrade works at Tarbert and Lochmaddy.  
The Young Company Capital Investment Grant Scheme
As part of our continued response to supporting economic recovery following the pandemic, this fund aims to stimulate an increase in regional employment for individuals aiming to move into self-employment whilst helping to support growth and resilience in young companies.   The scheme can provide grant funding of up to 50% of eligible costs for capital equipment for start-up or young companies/social enterprises (less than five years old).  
22/11/2021
Glasgow To Be Home To First-of-a-kind Hydrogen Storage Project
A trailblazing hydrogen storage project near Glasgow has been backed by nearly £10 million in UK Government funding.   UK government awards £9.4 million for first-of-a-kind new hydrogen project at the UK's largest onshore windfarm near Glasgow Project will look to produce hydrogen for storing energy and providing zero-carbon fuel as the country shifts to a clean energy future Follows the landmark COP26 climate change summit held in Glasgow earlier this month A trailblazing hydrogen storage project near Glasgow has today been backed by nearly £10 million in UK government funding - helping create high-skilled jobs and drive progress towards decarbonising the UK transport sector.  
22/11/2021
Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 22 November 2021
2,481* new cases of COVID-19 reported.   23,083* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 11.4% of these were positive.  
22/11/2021
Energy Storage Systems To Support EV Drivers Rapidly Charging On England's MotorwaysThumbnail for article : Energy Storage Systems To Support EV Drivers Rapidly Charging On England's Motorways
The challenge of finding somewhere to rapidly charge electric vehicles on a long journey could become a thing of the past thanks to a multi-million-pound investment from National Highways.   The government-owned organisation plans to invest in Energy Storage Systems - essentially giant battery packs - for service stations where the grid supply is not enough for rapid charging infrastructure.  
22/11/2021
Understanding The Impact Of Job ScamsThumbnail for article : Understanding The Impact Of Job Scams
In the final phase of our job scams campaign, DBS has been working with JobsAware and Cifas to understand the impact of scams, and how to avoid being scammed.   As part of our latest job scams campaign, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has been working with JobsAware and Cifas, to understand the impact of scams, and how information collected as part of a scam, is then used by scammers.  
22/11/2021
Photography partner for Spirit:Journeys content announcedThumbnail for article : Photography partner for Spirit:Journeys content announced
On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week announced Airborne Lens as the successful partner for the photography input to Spirit:Journeys, part of the Spirit of the Highlands project.   Spirit:Journeys will be delivered in partnership with VisitScotland and aims to deliver benefits for local communities, helping to unlock economic potential and improve visitor experiences across the region by engaging people with the our rich natural and cultural heritage.  
22/11/2021
Another Energy Company Bites The Dust - Energy Firm Bulb Set To Go Into Administration
Bulb Energy, which has 1.7 million customers, has announced that the firm will be put into administration.   It is the largest UK energy company to face difficulties following a sharp rise in wholesale gas prices this year.  
22/11/2021
Winter of Discontent Approaching As Glasgow Council Workers Vote for Strikes
GMB says overwhelming support for new Glasgow strikes reflection of workers' anger.   Thousands of Glasgow City Council workers will be balloted for a new wave of industrial actions after overwhelmingly supporting strikes against low pay and pay discrimination.  
21/11/2021
Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 21 November 2021
2,677 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   29,268 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 9.7% of these were positive.  
20/11/2021
Council And Walking Charity Take Highland Estate To Court Over Access RightsThumbnail for article : Council And Walking Charity Take Highland Estate To Court Over Access Rights
This article can be found on the Ferret web site.   A walking charity and Highland Council are taking a wealthy landowner to court in a legal case to stop the closure of a "historic and important path" that locals say has existed for generations.