Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  


News Archive

Caithness Petroleum & Scottish Water Calling Local Contractors
Are you a local contractor in the north of Scotland? The North Scotland Industries Group is pleased to invite you to an important event featuring presentations from 2 companies with major and forthcoming business interests in the North of Scotland, and who are keen to meet with local contractors / service providers.   NSIG Business Event Pentland Hotel, Thurso Tuesday 5th February - 12.00/14.30 Presentations from Caithness Petroleum and Scottish Water (This event is open to members and non-members) Agenda (times approximate) 12.00 / 12.15 - Arrive - coffee / tea 12.15 / 12.20 - Introduction - Ian Couper, Chief Executive NSIG 12.20 / 12.45 - Presentation from Sheila Campbell-Lloyd, Scottish Water 12.45 / 12.55 - Q&A Session - Scottish Water 12.55 / 13.05 - Short Break 13.05 / 13.30 - Presentation from Peter O'Sullivan - Chief Operating Officer, Caithness Petroleum 13.30 / 13.40 - Q&A Session - Caithness Petroleum 13.40 / 13.45 - Closing remarks - Ian Couper 13.45 / 14.30 - Buffet lunch and networking Attendance - 20 members, 30 non-members To book your place, please contact NSIG before close on 1st February with name(s) of person who will attend.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale of Store Sheep and Cast Rams 16 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (16th January 2008) sold 4,951 store sheep including the annual sale of 668 cast rams.   Lambs (2,734) averaged 32.32 and sold to 57 gross for Beltex cross ewe lambs from Whitebog, Fortrose.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 15 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 15th ) sold 76 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (49) averaged 132.9p (-4.1p) and sold to 143p per kg and 957 gross.  
Highland Council Gives Approval For ASDA At Slackbuie, Inverness
Members of The Highland Council's Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Planning Applications and Review Committee today (15th January 2008) were minded to grant outline planning application by Elphinstone Land Ltd / ASDA Stores for the development of a superstore, petrol filling station, 5 small retail units and associated works on land at Slackbuie Farm, Inverness.   The Area Planning & Building Standards Manager, David Polson, is to report back to the next meeting of the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Planning Applications and Review Committee with a package of conditions and the terms of developer contributions by legal agreement.  
Dounreay Buletin - Issue 17Thumbnail for article : Dounreay Buletin - Issue 17
NDA BOSS SEES FUEL PLANT BEING FLATTENED Outgoing NDA chief engineer and nuclear safety director Laurence Williams was at Dounreay to see the shell of the old fuel fabrication plant being razed to the ground.  The plant, code-named D1202, was the first of the "atomic factories" built at Dounreay in the 1950s to become operational.  
Rocketing fuel Prices - How to Reduce Fuel Consumption
There is a lot a motorist can do to reduce fuel consumption and save money.  There are quite a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps that can be taken to add miles to every gallon and save money.  
Highland Lights rounding off a year of highlights!
Highland Lights ~ Solais na Gaidhealtachd, the climax to Highland 2007 in Inverness on Saturday 12 January 2008, promises to be a great night out for all the family.   Wrap up warm and take part in this fantastic extravaganza of music, fire and fireworks planned by Inverness to mark the close of Highland 2007, Scotland's year of Highland culture on An t-Seann Bliadhn' r - The Old New Year.  
Festive fly-tipping is unacceptable
Over the holiday season many Scots will have a bit of a clear out, especially those who have grabbed a bargain in the sales.  This inevitably means households have a number of bulky items and bags of rubbish to get rid of.  
Plan ahead to help avoid a nightmare move Making life changes such as moving to a bigger dream home or downsizing for a better quality of life are popular New Year resolutions.  However, many are put off in carrying out a move as it is one of life's most stressful events.  
From toilets to teeth, SEPA gets asked the oddest things
As you might imagine, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) gets a lot of queries every year.  They arrive in their thousands by email, web, and phone.  
During his last visit to site Laurence Williams, Health & Safety Director, NDA presented certificates to the latest candidates who have completed their SVQ Level 2 in Nuclear Technology Decommissioning following 9 months of extensive training and assessment verification in D1204.   The candidates are required to demonstrate their competence by completing a series of core units which are independently and nationally verified to maintain the required standard.  
Caithness Video Firm voted Outstanding Wedding VideographerThumbnail for article : Caithness Video Firm voted Outstanding Wedding Videographer
When a local video production company announced that they were nominated for a major Scottish Wedding Industry award last month little did they know that they would actually be walking away with the pretigious "Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier (VOWS) award.   Video Viewpoint proprietor, Colin Sinclair, along with his wife Susan attended the glitzy award ceremony recently in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange along with other top industry professionals and nominees.  
Councils Warns Employees To Beware Of Bogus Phone Calls After Bank Details
The Highland Council has issued a message to its staff advising them not to give out personal Bank details over the phone.   This warning has arisen due to the Council's Finance Service being alerted by employees who said that they had been contacted by telephone from individuals claiming to be from the Council's Payroll and Pensions office asking for personal Bank details to enable outstanding payments to be made.  
Could Bog Myrtle Be A New Cash Crop In The North?Thumbnail for article : Could Bog Myrtle Be A New Cash Crop In The North?
Plans for one of the UK's biggest cosmetic makers to turn bog myrtle into an income-earning crop have moved a step closer with approved funding of 201,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   Boots Company PLC has developed products using the essential oil extracted from bog myrtle, a native plant of the Highlands and Islands.  
Businesses across the Highlands and Islands are full of praise for a series of e-tourism workshops that reveal the secrets of how to run a successful online marketing campaign.   Organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in partnership with the Scottish Tourism Forum and VisitScotland, the workshops show tourism businesses how to use e-marketing and e-commerce to compete more effectively in a busy marketplace.  
A96 Corridor Framework Launch
A planning blueprint, which sets out a 30-40-year development plan within the A 96 Corridor between Inverness and Nairn from 2011, has been by The Highland Council.   Covering all of the land eastwards from Inverness to the border with Moray and south to the B9006, the A96 Corridor has been identified in both the Highland Structure Plan and Inverness Local Plan as the preferred location for long-term development.  
Working Group Drives Forward Climate Change Agenda
The Highland Council has established a cross-party working group to spearhead the Council~s commitment to tackling climate change.   At its first meeting, the group agreed its remit in overseeing the production and implementation of a climate change strategy for the Highlands and elected as its chairman Councillor Drew Hendry, (SNP), Chairman of the Planning Environment and Development Committee.  
Outgoing Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Chief Engineer and Nuclear Safety Director Laurence Williams was at Dounreay recently in time to see the shell of the old fuel fabrication plant come crashing down.   The plant, code-named D1202, was the first of the "atomic factories" built at Dounreay in the 1950s to become operational.  
Somerfield raises a Macmillion for Cancer Services
Macmillan Cancer Support would like to thank the people of Scotland for helping raise 1million for people affected by cancer.   The "Macmillion" was raised by the dedicated staff and customers of Somerfield stores across the UK ? with a fantastic 117,161 raised in Scotland.  
Shopworkers To Report Employers
Scottish Shopworkers urged to report retailers if they're forced to work on New Year's Day Usdaw, the retail union, is urging Scottish shopworkers not to suffer in silence if they are forced to work on New Year's Day.   "This is one of the most important days in the Scottish calendar and I repeat my call to Scottish retailers to respect it," said Usdaw General Secretary, John Hannett.