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14/5/2020
Event Information: Crisis Communications Recovery Webinar - 14 May
Department for International Trade.   Lasts 45 minutes.  
14/5/2020
The UK economy: Insights from the Bank of England's Citizens’ Panels
A report from the chairs of the Bank of England's regional citizens' panels, which were held across the UK from late 2018 to early 2020.  The report covers the main themes raised by panel members and reflections from the Bank of England's Governors.  
13/5/2020
Jacobs Selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd to Study Radioactivity in Graphite Nuclear Reactor CoresThumbnail for article : Jacobs Selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd to Study Radioactivity in Graphite Nuclear Reactor Cores
Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM), a subsidiary of the U.K.  Government's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, to study the release of radioactivity from irradiated graphite sampled from reactor cores at the U.K.'s nuclear power stations.  
Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands EnterpriseThumbnail for article : Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Mr Dodds joined the board of HIE in 2014 and became Deputy Chair in 2018.  He has also chaired the development agency's risk and assurance committee for the past four years and represented HIE on the board of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  
13/5/2020
Why a lack of management in banking makes another financial crisis 'almost inevitable'
Alumni Lecture 2020: Absent Management in Banking; How Banks Fail And Cause Financial Crisis.   Wednesday 06 May 2020 6:30pm Hosted by the Department of Economic History.  
13/5/2020
Emerging From The Great Lockdown In Asia And EuropeThumbnail for article : Emerging From The Great Lockdown In Asia And Europe
By Changyong Rhee and Poul M.  Thomsen Several countries in Asia and Europe, where the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have peaked, are gradually reopening their economies.  
13/5/2020
The UK Government SAGE Group - Who Are They And What Do They Advise on Covid
For the group members see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-sage-coronavirus-covid-19-response-membership/list-of-participants-of-sage-and-related-sub-groups To see the role etc and published papers go to - https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-sage-coronavirus-covid-19-response.  
13/5/2020
Highland Council Promotes Free Online Information Sessions For EU Citizens - First Today In Polish
The Highland Council is encouraging EU citizens and their families to take up the opportunity to join in a series of free on-line information sessions, organised by the Citizens' Rights Project, which works with EU citizens across Scotland.  The sessions will particularly focus on EU Settlement Scheme Applications.  
13/5/2020
Office For National Statistics In Scotland Week 19 - 4th May to 10th May
Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland Week 19 (4 May to 10 May 2020).   Deaths involving COVID-19  As at 10 May, there have been a total of 3,213 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.  
Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery NEW WEEKLY PODCAST STARTS FRIDAY 15 MAYThumbnail for article : Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery  NEW WEEKLY PODCAST STARTS FRIDAY 15 MAY
The Tune into Tourism team recognise that the last few months will undoubtedly have been the most difficult experienced to date as a tourism business owner.   We are concerned not only for the welfare of each and every business, but also their owners and operators.  
13/5/2020
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 13 May 2020
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 13th) sold 683 store cattle.   Bullocks (336) averaged 219.9p and sold to 273.1p per kg for a pair of 216kg Limousin crosses from 1 Obbe Road, Leverburgh and £1,185 gross for a 595kg Simmental cross from Kincraig Farm, Invergordon.  
Dounreay Accommodation Units Support Coronavirus ResponseThumbnail for article : Dounreay Accommodation Units Support Coronavirus Response
Around 80 portable accommodation units deemed surplus to requirements are being removed from the site and transported to England to be used as isolation cubicles in the prison service.   Known as Bunkabins, the demountable cabins have been located at the site for the last five years.  
12/5/2020
Coronavirus (covid-19): New Transport Guidance For Passengers And Operators
From: Department for Transport and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP.   Announcing new safer travel guidance for members of the public and safer transport guidance for operators.  
12/5/2020
Extra support for charities - can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme
Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The extension of the scheme is expected to result in an additional £31 million being made available to more than 3,000 small properties occupied by charities - including day centres, workshops and halls.  
12/5/2020
Funding To Support Armed Forces Charities Doing Vital Work During Pandemic
Defence Minister Johnny Mercer announces extra funding to support frontline armed forces charities across the UK.   £6-million for those supporting the defence community affected by the coronavirus elderly veterans, those struggling with mental and physical health, and service children among organisations eligible for funding can apply from Tuesday 12 May.  
12/5/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities
This alert provides information and advice for charities about coronavirus (COVID-19) related fraud and cybercrime.   Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to carry out fraud and cybercrime.  
12/5/2020
£50 Million For Social Care
Funding to help with additional Covid-19 costs.   An initial £50 million to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed.  
12/5/2020
Unique Support For Health And Social Care
New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families.   Organisations from across Scotland have worked together to create a new platform to help health and social care workers and carers look after their physical and mental health.  
12/5/2020
Extra Support For Charities
Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The extension of the scheme is expected to result in an additional £31 million being made available to more than 3,000 small properties occupied by charities - including day centres, workshops and halls.  
12/5/2020
Raising the baa on sheep health and nutritionThumbnail for article : Raising the baa on sheep health and nutrition
A European sheep network is calling on farmers and others in the industry to share their challenges and needs in a bid to improve flock health, nutrition and management practices.   EuroSheep, which has partners in eight countries including Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), has created a survey to collect the common nutrition and health challenges faced by sheep farmers and producers.