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9/4/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Special Show & Sale - 9 April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 9th) sold 257 store cattle in a special show and sale.  Bullocks (114) averaged 145.8p and sold to 206.2p per kg and 1000 gross.  
9/4/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 9th April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 9th) sold 31 OTM cattle.  Cows (23) averaged 111.7p and sold to 123.8p per kg for a 755kg Limousin from Kinnahaird Farm, Contin and 1,060 gross for a 885kg Limousin cross from 103 Carnan, Lochboisdale.  
9/4/2008
Boost To Social Fabric and Competitiveness
Projects across the Highlands and Islands designed to increase economic competitiveness are to benefit from 15.4 million pounds of European funding, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today.   The funding will be distributed amongst 45 projects through the 2007-13 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF).  
9/4/2008
Go Ahead For Gordonbush Wind Farm
Ministers have approved the Gordonbush wind farm, near Brora in Sutherland, which will be capable of powering 37,000 homes.   The 87.5 Megawatt, 35 turbine wind farm will be subject to conditions to minimise any potential disturbance to local wildlife and to safeguard local interests.  
Mey Selections Presents Royal Tweed To Duke and Duchess Of Rothesay
The Mey Selections brand has now been enhanced by a special range of tweeds designed and manufactured by world leading textiles and cashmere producers, Johnstons of Elgin, and developed in conjunction with HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.   Mey Selections Castle of Mey Estate Tweed was launched at the new Johnstons 1.5million Heritage Centre yesterday where it was received by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay during their visit where they viewed the weaving of the tweed in one of the only traditional mills left in the country.  
7/4/2008
Open Evening at Drummuie, Golspie
There will be another chance for members of the public to look around The Highland Council's new flagship office complex in East Sutherland at Drummuie, Golspie, from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday 10 April.   This evening follows on from the open afternoon on Wednesday 2 April which had to be cut short due to a problem with the lift.  
7/4/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 8th April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 8th) sold 81 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (50) averaged 153.7p (-3.2p) and sold to 172p per kg and 1,106.85 gross.  
6/4/2008
Cash Boost Ceiling Raised For Local Tourism Groups
Funding for local tourism projects in the Highlands has received a welcome boost from The Highland Council.   The Council has revealed that it contributed over 84,000 to community tourism projects around the Highlands during 2007/08 and that it intends raising the upper limit on individual grants available in the new financial year.  
6/4/2008
Astronaut Visit To DounreayThumbnail for article : Astronaut Visit To Dounreay
Dounreay folk were given an unique opportunity to hear former NASA space shuttle pilot Duane Carey when he came to the site recently to give a talk on his career and experiences in the space shuttle programme.   Duane was in Caithness for the second year in a row, giving public and school talks as part of the Caithness International Science Festival.  
5/4/2008
Blackstairs Highlandwear Kilt Shop Goes From Strength To StrengthThumbnail for article : Blackstairs Highlandwear Kilt Shop Goes From Strength To Strength
Operating from the famous and recently restored Blackstairs in Wick, Caithness, Scotland.  Blackstairs Highland Wear kilt shop is building a fine reputation for providing a friendly professional service in both Highland dress and conventional occasion wear for men.  
Murdo's Mission For The Tourist IndustryThumbnail for article : Murdo's Mission For The Tourist Industry
He's white, fluffy, goes by the name of Murdo and is on a mission to help businesses in the Highlands and Islands capture a bigger share of the lucrative tourist market.   And while he may be small, this West Highland terrier has taken on the big task as a new canine web-based resource for the region's booming hospitality and tourism sector.  
4/4/2008
HSE urges Scottish businesses to "get their house in order"
Now that spring has sprung and the clocks have changed and thoughts turn to carrying out a thorough spring clean, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses in Scotland to get their house in order and tidy up to help reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.   Slips trips and falls in the workplace cost Scottish society more than 72,800,000 in 2005/06, and 30 per cent of reported workplace injuries are slips, trips and falls .  
3/4/2008
444,000 Overhaul For Caithness Water Mains
Further water supply improvements are in the pipeline for two Caithness communities.   Achow near Lybster and Milton on the outskirts of Wick are about to benefit from a 444,000 investment in new water mains.  
3/4/2008
Tick Prevention Week
7-13th April 2008 Tick Prevention Week aims to raise awareness regarding the dangers of tick bites, and how to reduce the chance of infection.   The campaign week is held in early spring, when the weather gets warmer, people spend more time outdoors, and ticks become more active.  
3/4/2008
Business Rates Cut Will Aid Economic Growth
The Small Business Bonus Scheme will save Scottish businesses up to 165 million a year, John Swinney said today.   The reduction and removal of business rates for 150,000 small businesses in Scotland came into force on April 1st.  
3/4/2008
SQA launches new qualification to boost food and drink industry
Efforts to revolutionise skills training in Scotland's 7.6 billion food and drink processing industry have received a further boost with the launch of a new suite of national qualifications.   The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Scotland's national body for qualifications other than degrees, has officially adopted a new framework for Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Food Manufacture, devised by Improve, the food and drink sector skills council.  
2/4/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 2 April - 29 OTM cattle
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 2nd) sold 29 OTM cattle.  Beef cows (16) averaged 104.8p and sold to 115.6p per kg and 815 gross for a 705kg Shorthorn cross from Easter Sheep Park, Balblair.  
2/4/2008
Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - 2 April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd, (April 2nd) sold 904 store cattle at their show and sale.  Bullocks (560) averaged 150.1p (+12.3p on the year) per kg and sold to 207.2p and 945 gross.  
1/4/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 1st April 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 1st) sold 72 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (51) averaged 156.9p (+6.2p) and sold to 169p per kg and 1,147.60 gross.  
UKAEA Today Evolved Into Dounreay Site Restoration LtdThumbnail for article : UKAEA Today Evolved Into Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd
UKAEA Dounreay today evolved into a site licence company, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.   The site is also changing how it communicates with the media, public and other stakeholders.