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Survey Reveals That Employers In Scotland Don't Care About STRESS
A staggering 54 per cent of employees in Scotland believe that their employer doesn't care how stressed they are at work, according to the results of a new independent survey commissioned by healthcare provider HealthSure.   Unsurprisingly, work-related stress continues to increase and remains one of the biggest issues facing employers in the modern working environment.  
Poland to Inverness Air Service Survey Results
The conclusions of a survey on the potential demand for a new air service between Inverness and Poland were published on Thursday 4th October 2007.  Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) recently invited people to complete an online survey to find out how many people would be likely to use such a service.  
Particles Could Be Cleaned Up Earlier Than Expected
The clean-up operation for radioactive particles offshore could be substantially complete within seven years while onshore monitoring with removal of detected particles would continue for a longer period if UKAEA's recommended way forward is accepted.   Following a review of all the information gained from public consultation, studies, test & trials, independent expert reports, improvements in the monitoring technologies and the knowledge gained by offshore mapping surveys, it is believed that an environmentally and publicly acceptable clean up could be achieved within this timescale.  
The Prince of Wales has raised over half a million pounds for British farmers directly affected by the latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease.   Leading supermarkets such as ASDA, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have made substantial contributions, as have the Co-operative, Musgrave, Booths, Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes and the national food service distributor 3663.  
Scotland Meets It's Landfill Target
Waste has been a hot topic in the media recently.  With television shows, news reports and events all highlighting the issue of the need to reduce the waste we produce and it seems the message is getting through.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale Dates Starting 4th October
DINGWALL AUCTION MART Thursday 4th October at 11.00 a.m.  - annual show and sale of 1000 store cattle including AA section (includes 300 from Caithness) Friday 5th October at 10.00 a.m.  
Dounreay Apprentices Receive Their CertificatesThumbnail for article : Dounreay Apprentices Receive Their Certificates
This year's Dounreay Apprentices Indenture ceremony took place on 21 September in the Pentland Hotel.   Ten apprentices, from UKAEA and Johnson Controls, received their certificates from John Thurso MP, the guest speaker.  
Dounreay Apprentices WinnersThumbnail for article : Dounreay Apprentices Winners
This year's Dounreay Apprentices Indenture ceremony took place on 21 September in the Pentland Hotel.   Ten apprentices, from UKAEA and Johnson Controls, received their certificates from John Thurso MP, the guest speaker.  
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 September 2007
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (24th September 2007) sold 3,208 sheep of all classes including 70 breeding rams.   Lambs (2,786) averaged 21.67 to a top of 37 gross for Texel crosses from No.  
Wick, Pulteneytown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme
The first grant assisted project under the 1.5 M Historic Scotland award to The Highland Council for work within the Pulteneytown Outstanding Conservation Area, in Wick has recently been completed.   Timber sash and case windows and a six panel timber door have been re-introduced into a listed building at 15 Argyle Square and already the owners have been applauded by members of the public for the enhancement this has made to this historic square.  
National Skills Academy for Nuclear Approved by Government
An employer-led proposal has won government approval from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for the creation of a National Skills Academy for Nuclear.   The announcement made by the Skills Minister David Lammy, 24th September 2007, follows the evaluation of a detailed business plan which was submitted to the DIUS in May 2007.  
North Highland Products Scoops Excellence AwardThumbnail for article : North Highland Products Scoops Excellence Award
North Highland Products, the fastest growing food and drink Company in Scotland, scooped the prestigious Excellence Award at this year's Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, held in Inverness on Friday.   Commenting on the Award, viewed by the industry as public recognition of the company's achievements, Danny Miller, Chairman, said, "It is indeed an honour to be selected, particularly as we have been chosen by the judges from all the entries, in all categories." "It is a fantastic achievement for a company that has been operating for just two years, in which time we have succeeded in returning profits to our producers and our partners in the supply chain," he added.  
Photography Workshop Aimed At Improving Portraits
Local award winning professional photographer John Baikie will be running a workshop aimed at improving the standard of portrait photography by amateurs.   The photography workshop will be held on Saturday 13th October and will feature on photographing people.  
Buy A Fantastic Caithness & Sutherland Calendar For 2008 Before They all GoThumbnail for article : Buy A Fantastic Caithness & Sutherland Calendar For 2008 Before They all Go
Martina Cross 2008 Caithness & Sutherland Calendar is the best yet.   Martina Cross had a sell out of her 2007 Caithness & Sutherland Calendar so if you want one for yourself or as a present get your order in soon.  
Management from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine have spent this week at Dounreay learning how Britain is decommissioning its fast reactor programme.   The primary interest of the delegation has been to share and compare the experience of Chernobyl in managing the change from reactor operations to decommissioning.  
Dounreay Bulletin - Issue 11
REACTOR CLEAN-UP TEAM REACH SAFETY MILESTONE Safety and environmental performance is a way of life for staff and contractors working at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR).  They have clocked up a thousand days without a lost time accident - a commendable achievement given the enormous range of decommissioning work undertaken at the plant and the mix of companies involved.  
Energy Minister Launches Career Transition Plan For Dounreay WorkforceThumbnail for article : Energy Minister Launches Career Transition Plan For Dounreay Workforce
Shutting down and cleaning up the fast reactor experiment at Dounreay forms a large part of the economy in the north Highlands.  It is worth an estimated 80 million a year to Caithness and north Sutherland and accounts for one in every five jobs locally.  
Dounreay still crucial to Caithness and Sutherland economy
A third of all employment in the Caithness region remains dependent on the decommissioning activities at Dounreay Nuclear Plant, according to new research.   That is one of the findings of Dr Holger Bergmann, who gave a keynote presentation at the 'Caithness - Beyond Dounreay' conference in Thurso on Friday 14th September 2007.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 13 September 2007 Sold 3,335 Lambs
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 3,335 lambs at their specially licenced sale of animals lairaged on site before restrictions were imposed.   Store lambs (2,509) averaged 26.17 and sold to 39.80 for Texel crosses from No.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd 12 September 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 189 store cattle.   Bullocks (89) averaged 118.5p per kg and sold to 135p for 307kg Limousins from Garthbeg Farms, Gorthleck, and 640 gross for a 515kg Limousin from Dalchork, Lairg.