The AGM of North Highland Products in the Park Hotel Thurso was the occasion for the presentation of a bottle of Mey Selections Barrogill whisky to local farmer Arnott Coghill, who is based at Skinnet, Halkirk, in Caithness. North Highland Products offered a bottle of whisky as an incentive to farmers who completed a stock availability questionnaire.
BBC Newsround presenter Laura Jones visits Inverness next month (June) to host the final of the Big Green Challenge where four schools will battle it out before a panel of top judges. The Big Green Challenge, sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is the first debate of its kind to tackle head-on one of Scotland's most pressing issues - renewable energy.
Plans to transfer public ownership of Cairngorm Estate from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to Forestry Commission Scotland have been put on hold for the time being. The 1,418 hectare estate includes one of Scotland's best known mountain plateaus and provides a spectacular setting for the Cairngorm funicular railway.
Interested in Working with producers for their Gates Open Days? HILFN will be recruiting several people on a short term contract to work with the farmers and growers who are taking part in the Gates Open events. This will involve planning for the day with them and being present on open days to offer assistance and promote the work of HILFN.
Thurso glassblower Ian Pearson is looking back to move forward. He has been invited to speak at the European Glassblowers Symposium to be held in Veldhoven, Netherlands in June.
MEY SELECTIONS RAISES ALMOST A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS IN PREMIUMS FOR BEEF AND LAMB £4.6m turnover in first full trading year 25 May 2007: North Highland Products - the operating company for the Mey Selections brand - has reported a turnover of £4.6m in its first full year of operation, with around £240,000 raised in premiums over the Scottish average price in 2006. "In our first full year we have achieved a significant rise in turnover," said Danny Miller, chairman, at the company's Annual General Meeting, held last night at the Park Hotel, Thurso.
SPHERE'S POLAR CRANE READY TO DECOMMISSION REACTOR Holding centre stage within the historic Dounreay sphere is the unique Goliath crane, one of the first polar cranes in the world. Installed fifty years ago in the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR), the original crane was in need of renovation in order to bring it up to the modern standards required to decommission and dismantle the reactor and ancillary plant inside the dome.
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Fishermen Get To See New Creels With Plastic Parts At Trade Show In Glasgow A revolution in the traditional creel used for hundreds of years by fishermen is underway and being led by a local firm Caithness Creels working closely with a plastics firm - Stornoway Plastics on the Isle of Lewis. Fishermen and others in the industry got a chance to see the new creels and parts for themselves at a trade exhibition n Glasgow today Caithness Creels has been working in collaboration with Stornoway Plastics to come up with a new way of manufacturing creels that will have much longer life.
Distance learning specialist, Train 4 Trade Skills Ltd, is tackling the severe shortage of qualified plumbers in the UK by offering a revolutionary new way to train for recognised plumbing qualifications. For the first time they are offering new plumbing courses that fit around existing work and home commitments and teach plumbing skills using a revolutionary, 3D virtual reality `house', accessible via CD on home PCs, to supplement practical and theoretical coursework.
11th June - Taster Week starts: Not sure what course is for you? Come along to our "TASTER WEEK" Experience College life Find out about student support During the week you will sample the following range of courses:- Art & Drama—Business/IT— Care Construction—Engineering—Hair & Beauty Hospitality—Land Based Studies Tasters are good fun and interesting—so relax, enjoy and find out as much as you can about the College and the courses available. Helping you decide which course is right for you.
Ignite is the UK's first formal woodfuel training course and has been running successfully across the UK since January 2004. Ignite is a winner of the 2006 National Training Awards and is accredited by Lantra Awards.
The increasing strength of the Highlands and Islands renewable energy sector will be on show in Aberdeen this week when 22 businesses from the region exhibit at All Energy - the UK's largest energy conference and exhibition - on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May. The extensive renewable energy resources, the breadth of expertise and the infrastructure the region has to offer will be demonstrated by the companies on show, from Vestas Celtic in Argyll to the PURE Energy Centre in Shetland.
A unique opportunity to visit a cutting edge research institute is offered to those who are interested in learning about how digital media technologies will be transforming our lives in the future. Distance Lab, located in the Enterprise Park at Forres, is opening its doors on Saturday 2 June for the first time since it was launched at the start of the year.
Highlands and Islands food and drink producers have attributed £9.2 million of new sales to events and exhibitions organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), through its UK Market Development programme. A recent evaluation of the programme commissioned by HIE has demonstrated that bringing together food and drink producers and buyers is an effective way for speciality companies in the Highlands and Islands to do business.
Big-hearted local businesses in the Highlands, who are approached to help fund the production of health-related leaflets and booklets for primary schools, are being urged to sponsor only material that has the endorsement of The Highland Council and NHS Highland. The advice from the agencies follows concerns from some head teachers that leaflets, sponsored by local companies and sent to schools by commercial entities, have contained materials that are outdated, misleading, inaccurate and inappropriate for the target age group.
As the 2007 Noise Action Week roars into action today (21 May 2007) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) advises Scottish businesses how to avoid noise nuisance through NetRegs. Sound affects us all and industry noise can represent a statutory nuisance.
Do you have a project you'd like to complete, but no time or resource to undertake it? Each year over 1000 Shell Step students take on these challenges, for small and medium-sized companies throughout the UK, and achieve outstanding results. Shell Step places second and penultimate year undergraduates, from all academic disciplines, with businesses to deliver real working projects.
Holding centre stage within the historic Dounreay sphere is the unique Goliath crane, one of the first polar cranes in the world. Installed fifty years ago in the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR), the original crane was in need of renovation in order to bring it up to the modern standards required to decommission and dismantle the reactor and ancillary plant inside the dome.
BCS targets SME sector with new category in IT Industry Awards 18 May 2007: BCS is looking for examples of IT excellence from the 4.3 million businesses that make up the SME sector. The organisation has introduced a new category specifically for small to medium enterprises in the BCS IT Industry Awards 2007.